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Now is the time to think about Canadian/New England cruise options

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Cruising really is a way of life. Cruising, in the last decade, has gained tremendous popularity. Back in 1980 only 1.4 million people cruised. Fast forward to 2014 and the numbers have grown to over 6 million cruise passengers each year.

While most cruisers continue to book their cruises to the most popular of destinations, the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Mediterranean, many are now starting to discover the Canadian/New England cruises. Canada/New England is packed with natural beauty, culture and their fair amount of history.

In 2014, you'll find many cruise lines visiting the Canadian/New England area. Holland American and Carnival will offer cruises departing from Quebec City and Boston. Holland's Veedam is offering a 7 night Quebec City to Boston itinerary. Holland's Maasdem will department from Boston and end its 7 night cruise in Montreal, Canada. The Carnival Splendor will travel from New York City round trip and visit Saint John and Halifx. It will also have itineraries leaving from New York City round trip; making stops in Maine and Boston.

The Norwegian Gem and Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas will depart from New York City and Boston, respectfully, offering wonderful stops along the way as well.

The Canadian/New England season begins in May, 2014 and runs through late September.

Regardless which ship and port you decide on, you'll find an extensive amount of history and culture. Many of the stops feature museums, art galleries and other historical sites. You can whale watch, enjoy a Boston scavenger hunt, visit the Saint John Jewish Museum, canoe down the Saint John River, take a tour of the Freedom trail. You can make your way to Bar Harbor's Acadia National Park, Quebec City's Palace Royale or Montomerency Falls which is higher than Niagara Falls and far less crowded.

Planning your Canadian/New England cruise in advance will secure you a great cabin location and a great rate.

The Caribbean is a great destination for many, but if you're looking for a change of pace and scenery, you might want to consider sitting back and enjoying a glass of wine while watching the leaves change along the North East coastline.

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