Join Wendy & Chris on this special sailing of the Norwegian Dawn as it sails Canada and New England waterways.
Not only will you enjoy a wonderful cruise to exciting destinations, but you’ll get all you’ve come to expect from Sew We Go:
- Personalized excursions in each port, chosen with quilters/fiber artists in mind!
- Optional projects designed and taught by Wendy and Chris before and during the cruise!
- An extra day in Quebec and Boston to make sure you don’t miss anything in these two beautiful cities!
- We’re even working on the possibility of meeting with other quilters along the way, as we’ve done on past trips!
- And, as always, non-quilting traveling companions are welcome. There will be plenty of variety to keep everyone happy!
The cruise itself is chock full of fascinating stops and beautiful vistas. Here are the details:
The Norwegian Dawn features 14 decks with 15 dining options, 12 bars and lounges, the fitness center and spa, casino, and pools. This is a smaller ship with a capacity of 2340 passengers. Temperatures should be perfect for touring with highs around 60°. We have added an extra night on each end so you can travel without the worry of time constraints. Of course, you may choose to add additional nights to make this trip truly your own.
And the Itinerary:
Thursday, September 28 – Fly to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (pronounced keh-bek) Hotel overnight.
Friday, September 29 – Enjoy the morning at leisure in Quebec City. Mid-day transfer to ship.
Saturday, September 30 – Quebec City, Quebec (That’s right, an excursion, we don’t sail til 6pm tonight!) Quebec City lies on the Saint Lawrence River and is divided by steep bluffs into Upper Town – which includes the old quarter – and Lower Town. Perched atop Cap-Diamant, the old quarter is the only walled city in North America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As for food, you could splurge on afternoon tea at the Chateau Frontenac, or do as the locals do and snack on poutine—French fries with gravy and cheese curds!
Sunday, October 1 at sea
Monday, October 2 – Sydney, Nova Scotia – In port from 8 am-5 pm.
The coal industry brought immigration from many parts of the world, giving Sydney a multicultural mix of over 50 ethnic backgrounds and a global flavor to its history. Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is also an ideal jumping-off point for scenic adventures.
Tuesday, October 3 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – In port from 8 am-5 pm
Admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax, the world’s second-largest natural harbor. This beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital and was founded in 1749. Take steps through history and climb to The Citadel to witness the Old Town Clock.
Wednesday, October 4 – Saint John, New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy – In port from 10 am-7 pm
Saint John’s history is evident in its weather-worn look, passing the tests of salt air, sea winds and a devastating fire that have all contributed to making Saint John the greatest little city in the east. Be sure to look for your ship in port against the beauty of the Bay of Fundy from Fort Howe lookout
Thursday, October 5 – Bar Harbor, Maine – In port from 8 am-5 pm
This coastal attraction has retained much of its charm since its glory days of the 1900s, when America’s elite vacationed here in opulent summer cottages. Surrounding the rock-bound harbor is the world-famous Acadia National Park where the treasures of nature are on display.
Friday, October 6 – Boston, Massachusetts – Return to port 8 am – Hotel overnight
Welcome to an American city where history truly does come to life. So much to see – Bunker Hill Monument, Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church, Quincy Market, the mansions of Beacon Hill, and Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S.
Saturday, October 7 – Return flights or extensions on own
Specific shore excursion details will be available in spring 2017. We are planning private shore excursions, classes, group meals, and informal gatherings for your enjoyment. We encourage you to explore each destination to the fullest and take in all the activities onboard the ship, whether with the group or on your own.
What’s Included? Cruise fare, port fees, government taxes, ship gratuities, group gatherings, shore excursions in five ports (Quebec, Sydney, Halifax, Saint John, Bar Harbor), one night Quebec City hotel, group transfers, classes, mealsA, beverage packageB, and one night Boston hotel with pricing based on shared double occupancy. Each cabin will also have $100 credit to spend as you like and a bottle of wine.
Air Transportation: Flights will be available beginning in mid-November. Depending on your origination airport, it may be best to book two one way tickets. Airports: YQB (Quebec City) and BOS (Boston)
Dining: NCL has a reputation for re-imagining the whole concept of cruising by creating Freestyle Dining. There are numerous dining options available to please your palate. Your choices include six complimentary restaurants, seven specialty options, as well as room service and a bake shop.
Cabins: You’ll have three cabin options to choose from.
To read all of the details, including pricing, payment options, and the form to reserve your spot, click on the button below. This will open a pdf that can be printed:
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Pictures From Our Last Adventure:
Here are just a few pictures from our wonderful time in the Pacific Northwest!