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Greenland and Eastern Canada Cruise

on the Caribbean Princess
In a region of crystal clear skies and the world’s     cleanest air, Greenland is known for its magnificent  vistas of mountains and valleys, stunning icebergs, wildlife on land and in the water, and colourful houses perched on its rocky slopes.
Here on the world’s largest island you will find volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, green mountains with beautiful wildflowers, breathtaking fjords and photogenic villages of colourfully painted wooden cottages. Icebergs and glaciers are probably the most famous features of the island - colossal fantastic shapes of blue and white that float on a sea of deep azure. As for wildlife, Greenland is flush with seals, whales, polar bears and reindeer, to name but a few. The people who live here are a unique blend of Inuit and Danish blood, which has resulted in a Greenlandic society rich in culture. 

This cruise, which begins and ends in New York, sails first to Nova Scotia, then to spectacular Greenland, and returns via St. John’s Newfoundland, so we will also get to experience the beauty, historic areas and the hospitality of the Atlantic provinces. 

Our ship for this cruise program is the Caribbean Princess, which features all the amenities of a 5-Star resort hotel. Award winning shore excursions and fascinating onboard programs will bring everything to life, and talented chefs will take you on a mouth-watering culinary journey featuring local fare. 

Take in some of the finest cruise ship entertainment as the theatre lights up the top deck with feature films, lavish Broadway productions and international performers in the state-of-the art Princess theatres! 

* All shore excursions are optional and may be purchased in advance on Princess Cruises’ website or on board the ship.

* Shore excursions at Greenland ports may be limited. Most of the ports there are easy for walking and exploring. 

Itinerary / Excursions

We depart for New York, and upon arrival we transfer to our ship. This evening we enjoy our first delicious dinner onboard.
A day to relax or enjoy the world of exciting activities on board our ship, from cooking demonstrations to dance contests and wine tasting.
The capital of Nova Scotia is a charming mix of old and new. You may wish to visit the Citadel - a fortress guarding the city and harbour. Or perhaps an excursion to Peggy’s Cove, home to the most photographed lighthouse in the world.
Known for its beauty and unique Celtic music and culture, Sydney is the gateway to many attractions. Enjoy a spectacular drive along part of the Cabot Trail - considered one of Canada’s most scenic destinations. You may want to tour the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, with 3 exhibit halls containing the largest collection of Bell's inventions including replicas of the first telephone. Or, visit the Fortress of Louisburg - the largest reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town in North America and a National Historic Site of Canada.
Nuuk is the island's capital and largest city, with about 16,000 people. Visit the Greenland National Musuem, featuring kayaks, dog sleds and other treasures of Inuit and Viking culture, as well as preserved Inuit mummies more than 500 years old. You may also see the Katuaq Cultural Center - an iconic architectural structure with its golden screens of wood inspired by the Northern Lights. The center features musical concerts, film presentations, theatrical performances and rotating art installations featuring the works of artists from around the world.
Qaqortoq means "White Palace" in Greenlandic. See the amazing Stone and Man Art Collection throughout the town - 40 intricately engraved figures of whales, faces and other traditional designs carved into granite. Visit Vor Frelser Kirkethe. Built in 1832, it is the official cathedral of Greenland.
Known as the “place of bears” in Greenlandic, visitors to this extraordinary isolated port may spot polar bears on the ice flows offshore. The waters also teem with seals and Minke, humpback and fin whales. Visit the Nanortalik Open Air Museum, where you may wander through original colonial buildings and see items from the Inuit culture, Norse ruins and local artifacts.
 This city is one of the oldest in North America. Visit Signal Hill - a Canadian National Historic Site where the first trans-Atlantic wireless transmission was received in 1901. You may also visit Cape Spear Lighthouse - built in 1836 it is the oldest lighthouse in Newfoundland and also the most easterly point in North America.
We disembark the ship in New York and transfer to the airport for our flight home.
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