Living in New England, it’s easy to take the fall foliage season for granted. We just expect September and October to be absolutely breathtaking months, with cool clear nights, bright sunny days, and gorgeous displays of red, orange and yellow leaves — and we certainly don’t appreciate it enough!
The cruise lines do, though. They take full advantage of the brief “fall foliage” season to run an assortment of New England/Canada sailings from New York and Boston. These sailing are very popular with folks from other parts of the country, but I think they are an overlooked gem for those of us on the east coast!
Think about it…. you drive to Boston or New York, park your car for a week or ten days, and sail off to Newport, Portland, Bar Harbor, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and more. All at the very best time of year in the Northeast, when the shore towns are uncrowded but the water is still warm, and the kids have all gone back to school.
Best of all, there are some great deals to be found right now! Royal Caribbean is offering 5-, 7- and 9-night sailings for rates starting at just $569 per person. If you’re interested in a Fall Foliage getaway, give me a call!