Rare and remote northern ports await you on this once-in-a-lifetime, 11-night transatlantic crossing aboard the Six-Star, All-Suite Silver Shadow. Cruise across the northern Atlantic Ocean to Dublin, Ireland, featuring port calls at Bar Harbor, Maine; Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada; and the picturesque island of Newfoundland, accessible only by small ship. Arrive in County Cork, Ireland, at the port village of Ringaskiddy, continuing up to Dublin. Optional excursions allow you to explore at your own pace. Complement your voyage with the New York Pre-Program and/or Dublin Post-Program Options.
Day 1 Depart Home City/New York, New York/Embark the ship
Day 2 New York, New York —Begin your journey in New York City as you immerse yourself in the best the city has to offer. Enjoy such included excursions as a tour of the
West Village or a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.
Day 3 Boston, Massachusetts—Enjoy a day in the historic city of Boston, where you can opt for such excursions as walking the Freedom Trail, tours of historic Boston and
Cambridge or a panoramic Boston and Harbour Cruise. Finish the day with the Captain’s Welcome Reception on board the ship this evening.
Day 4 Bar Harbor, Maine—One of the first spots in the United States to see the first slivers of honey-colored light each morning, Bar Harbor was the escape of choice for 19th-century elite who flocked here to indulge in cool, salty sea breezes and sweeping coastal scenery. Discover this elegant seashore town with a wander along Shore Path, taking the looping stroll out along the bay to spot the Porcupine Islands.
Day 5 Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada—At the heart of the southwest coast of Nova Scotia lies the pretty little town of Shelburne. Founded in 1873 by Loyalists fleeing the American Civil War, it was briefly one of the largest locales in North America, bigger even than Halifax or Montreal. The story of Black Loyalists, who had been promised their freedom in return for aiding the British cause is told in the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, which can you opt to visit on this stop. Looking away from the town at the picturesque bay, the Sandy Point Lighthouse has been standing guard since it was built in 1873 and is accessible on foot at low tide.
Day 6 Cruise the Atlantic Ocean—Enjoy a day at leisure aboard the ship, where you may enjoy six-star amenities.
Day 7 St. John’s, Newfoundland—Colorful, white-trimmed buildings splash a haze of beauty across the spectacular Newfoundland coastline of St. John’s. The province’s capital, St. John’s, is one of North America’s oldest and most historically engaging places. It also boasts an incredible history as the launch point for grand, transatlantic voyages of the past.
Day 8-11 Cruise the Atlantic Ocean—Enjoy a day at leisure aboard the ship, as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime, six-star cruise across the North Atlantic Ocean to Europe.
Day 12 Cork (Ringaskiddy), Ireland—The colorful, quirky Rebel City of Cork, Ireland, is a bright and breezy blend of easily-walkable charm and trademark stunning Irish scenery. The second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, Cork is the ultimate starting point for exploring some of Ireland’s most dramatic western scenery. Venture down to postcard-perfect Cobh or head just west to Blarney Castle & Gardens to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Glorious coastal vistas of emerald-green fields await along Ireland’s scenic, windswept coast.
Day 12 Dublin/Disembark ship/Return to home city