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  • Tue 2 Sept 2025 - Thu 2 Oct 2025
  • 30 Nights
  • From £2,999 pp
  • Aboard Aurora - Adults only ship

Price correct at time of publication 21.05.24

About Aurora: Exclusively for adults

Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing the joys of classic cruise travel to all. 

  • 1,874 Guests
  • 76,152 Tonnage
  • 850 Crew

Ports of Call: Southampton, UK – St. John's NF, Canada – Iles de la Madeleine, Canada – Halifax, Canada – Portland ME, USA  – Boston, United States – New York, USA – New Port, United States – Rockland, USA – St John NB, Canada – Sydney (Nova Scotia), Canada – Southampton, UK 


Day 1


The city centre is a charming mix of old city walls and a large modern shopping centre. With multiple restaurants, museums, cinemas and theatres there is plenty to be explored. Time spent at embarkation and disembarkation ports may be limited which may restrict availability of shore excursions.

Days 2 - 6

At Sea

Day 7

St John's NF

En route from New England to Canada, this charming and historic port, St John's is the capital of Newfoundland and the oldest city in Canada. Dating back to the 16th century, its long heritage is reflected in some well-preserved historic buildings. As it is right by the easternmost point (Cape Spear) of North America, it has always been a busy port with many ships and travellers passing through. There is a real pioneer spirit about the place. In the winter, temperatures can fall to 40F below - hard to believe as you bask in the warmth of the summer or autumn sun. The surrounding country is exceptionally scenic and you can enjoy some spectacular walks, particularly around Cape Spear and nearby Petty Harbour.

Discover the beauty of the Copenhagen cruises while visiting the delightful Tivoli Gardens, where you can soar above the city in a hot air balloon suspended from a Ferris Wheel. Since it opened in 1843, the park has served as inspiration for the likes of Hans Christian Andersen and Walt Disney, and has been a haven for locals and visitors alike who flock to it for a magical escape. It’s captivating around the clock, but perhaps never more so than at night, when twinkling lights add to the charm. Stroll down leafy byways as dusk falls and hundreds of lights twinkle through the trees or in the shops and cafés of Stroget, Europe's longest pedestrianised shopping street.

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen was the adopted home of Hans Christian Andersen - commemorated in the waterfront sculpture of his Little Mermaid. And, true to the spirit of its most famous resident, Copenhagen embodies a Nordic fairytale magic all of its own.

With a variety of destinations to explore, cruises to Copenhagen have plenty to offer. Enjoy another stroll along the Nyhavn Canal, browsing the market stalls and looking at the fine old sailing ships moored near its banks. You will find more history at the magnificent Christiansborg Palace, the National Museum - home to fascinating Viking relics - and at Kronberg Castle - the former Elsinore of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

Day 8

At Sea

Day 9

Iles de la Madeleine, Canada

Although the Iles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Island) archipelago is floating in the middle of the massive Gulf of St Lawrence, it belongs to the province of Quebec. It offers an intoxicating mix of rich, island culture and vast natural spaces. This green archipelago has beautiful marine landscapes and an incredible coastline. It's filled with red cliffs, coastal lagoons and miles of windswept beaches. And it's home to hundreds of bird species. The Îles de la Madeleine offer a fascinating blend of Acadian, French and English cultures, formed in isolation over two centuries. The pace of life is slower and flows along. But the traditions are strong and apparent in the art galleries, museums and historic churches. Brightly painted commercial fishing boats lining the docks are testament to their typical regional cuisine, which features the flavours of the sea. You won't find any fresher snow crab, lobster, northern shrimp or shellfish anywhere.

Day 10

At Sea

Day 11

Halifax, Canada

Halifax is the principal city of Nova Scotia and one of the most dramatically indented coastlines in the world. It is also one of the closest Canadian ports to Europe, hence its early prominence in transatlantic trade (Samuel Cunard was born here). For lovers of maritime history, a call at the cruise port Halifax will be one of the most memorable of a cruise around the USA's Eastern Seaboard and the Canadian Maritimes. When the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in April 1912, the rescue and recovery operation was co-ordinated from Halifax, which became the last resting place for many of its victims. The city's fascinating Maritime Museum - set right on its waterfront - holds remnants of the ship, including a steamer chair. Equally interesting are the two- to three-hour 'Historic Halifax Downtown Walks', which leave from the International Visitor Centre on Sackville Street and show visitors the city's highlights, including the 19th century mansion of George Wright, one of the 33 millionaires who joined Titanic's maiden voyage.

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

Portland ME, USA

History, superb scenery and designer label bargain-packed factory outlet shopping - Portland in Maine has all the ingredients for the perfect New England cruise call. Just north of Boston and nestling on a peninsula in the delightful Casco Bay, Portland is the ideal place just to go wandering. From the restored waterfronts eclectic mix of pubs, restaurants, galleries and arty-crafty boutiques to the fascinating Victorian architecture of the town centre, it is as relaxing as it is entertaining. Just along the rugged coast at Cape Elizabeth is the worlds oldest permanently-operating lighthouse - the 18th century Portland Headlight. As you might expect, the views are just spectacular.

Days 14 & 15

Boston, United States

Historic Boston is a key cruise port for 'fall foliage' trips around New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces but anytime is a good time to enjoy this friendly, walkable city - dubbed 'The Cradle of Liberty' for its part in the American War of Independence. Learn its fascinating history by following the Freedom Trail or take a subway ride beneath the Charles River to Cambridge, home of the 400-year-old Harvard University. On the other hand, you could simply settle for some world class shopping and lunch with a view of street entertainers at one of the pavement restaurants in the leafy lanes which surround pretty Quincy Market. Or spend your day exploring the city's neighbourhoods; Back Bay - filled with elegant boulevards and imposing brownstone mansions - is the trendiest district while North End displays Boston's colonial charm at its best.

Day 16

At Sea

Days 17-19

New York, USA

A New York cruise holiday puts you right in the heart of the Big Apple; Manhattan. From the trees and lakes of Central Park down to New York’s now tallest 104-floor One World Trade Center building, it’s a very walkable island, about half the size of London. However you want to explore, we’ll help you tick off your bucket list highlights here on an incredible stay in what is without doubt one of the world’s most memorable cities.

Browse the boutiques and restaurant-lined streets of sophisticated SoHo and the TriBeCa district. Enjoy the laid-back bohemian Greenwich Village vibe. Admire masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. Shop on Millionaire’s Row, Fifth Avenue, or find a bargain at Century 21, the world's largest discount warehouse.

Whatever you choose to do on your New York cruise holiday, you’re bound to be dreaming about the city that doesn’t sleep for years to come.

Day 20

Newport, United States

Fabulous mansions, fantastic scenery and the world famous ten mile Ocean Drive make Newport, Rhode Island a must see city. From the splendour of its palatial 'summer cottages' to its quaint colonial streets, inviting vineyards and numerous marinas. For a glimpse into gilded age living, visit Breakers - the most opulent and elegant mansion renowned for its intricate art and craftsmanship, or marvel at Marble Cottage - a social and architectural landmark and the first of Newport's grand residences. Both are laced with endless carpets of green lawn and beautifully manicured gardens. Miles of scenic coastline give it a rugged beauty ideal for sailing, riding and rejuvenating walks. For true nature lovers Newport's sanctuaries display a wide variety of bird life and for those who want to simply relax lagoon-like Gooseberry beach is the perfect location. Other famous landmarks include Trinity Church, Redwood Library and the Gothic Church of St. Mary's - where Jacqui and JFK were married.

Day 21

At Sea

Day 22

Rockland, USA

Rockland is a laid-back call in mid-coast Maine with much to see and do at your leisure. Expect to eat local, delicious seafood and fresh lobster, the catch of every day thanks to the thriving fishing industry here (just one of Rockland’s claims to fame). Take your pick of pubs, try an oyster bar or lobster shack and you’ll even find award-winning restaurants, all within walking distance. The Breakwater Lighthouse and boardwalk around the working waterfront make for a lovely stroll. On a peaceful harbour trail you can see Red Maples, Norway spruce and Maine’s largest native North American Ohio Buckeye. In historic downtown where the trams once whizzed, a rich history is revealed. Learn of the lime quarries, once the lifeblood of Rockland, so named back in 1850 when early settlers built homes and shops along the shore. Here they farmed, fished and turned lumber from the forests into ships. Why not try some souvenir shopping on Main Street and the bespoke jewellery boutiques or go bargain hunting in the antique shops? Art galleries in Rockland include the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Farnsworth Art Museum, which houses American art by local and global names such as Andrew Wyeth. Enjoy your day in this location acknowledged as ‘one of the best small towns in the country’.

Day 23

St John NB, Canada

Located on the Bay of Fundy, Saint John has a vibrant arts centre, quality dining and shopping, pristine parks and history lined streets. One of the city's biggest attractions is the reversing falls of the Saint John river whereby the Bay of Fundy causes the river flow to reverse. The city is also home to Martello Tower, a harbour fortification built during the war of 1812 and Fort Howe with its excellent views over the port.

Day 24

At Sea

Day 25

Sydney (Nova Scotia), Canada

Located on Cape Breton Island's east coast, stunning scenery abounds and tours are readily available to soak up the very best of Mother Nature's masterpieces. The city was founded by the British Crown in 1785 and you can still find several buildings and landmarks dating back to this time. The Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science offers an insight into the history of Sydney; from its early settlement, through the booming steel heydays to today, where the city attracts countless visitors to its breathtakingly scenic shoreline. The Cossit House and Jost House museums are also an excellent window on a world gone by. Faithfully restored and featuring knowledgeable guides in period costumes, you step back in time when you step through the front door. The success of Sydney is celebrated along the Oceanfront Esplanade with numerous statues and plaques, and for souvenirs, head to the vibrant Sydney River shopping district.

Days 26-30

At Sea

Day 31

Southampton, UK

  • Cruise Only
  • Exclusively for adults

  • Full-board dining from 3 venues

  • Water, fresh pressed coffee & tea

  • 3 swimming pools, including 1 with retractable roof

  • Cinema

  • Card room

  • On-board entertainment including shows, live music, comedy and more

  • Sports court

  • Gym & range of fitness classes

  • Tips included

  • Flights

£2,999 per person

Price accurate as of time of publication 21.05.2024