North America Canada Cruise

The Canadian Maritimes & Newfoundland

Embark on the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer and sail into Eastern Canada’s breathtaking natural beauty. This trip begins and ends in St. John’s, Canada. Explore Newfoundland’s little known yet astonishing Viking past. Your journey of pure discovery ventures to the legendary islands of Cape Breton, Saint Pierre and the Isles de la Madeleine.

Immerse yourself in the region’s extraordinary history while venturing into the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only widely accepted site of trans-Atlantic Viking establishment and very early Norse exploration. See WWII harbor defenses and visit the only North American island that remains under French control, an outpost of its era as a colonial superpower.

Cruise in Canada’s eastern waters for sweeping dunes, wind- and wave-carved cliffs and sandstone hills that cover the wild land. Keep an eye out for moose and seabirds—including charming puffins—while relying on National Geographic eagle-eyed naturalists to keep an eye on the horizon for whales. Explore the geology of intriguing red cliffs, mars-like landscape and strange tabletop formations at Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The unparalleled Canada travel guides on this trip offer an engaging, in-depth experience, and the generous ratio of 1 staff member to 10 guests means more choice in activities. This highly specialized group includes an expedition leader, eight naturalists/historians, a National Geographic photographer plus a certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, a wellness specialist and a video chronicler.

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