Offering a rare chance to revel in the seasonal splendour of scenic waterways and gorgeous coastlines in the US and Canada on board Balmoral, and explore remarkable cities too, this exhilarating North American adventure makes for an unmissable ocean cruise experience.
Many unforgettable sights will punctuate the exploration of North America’s incredible East Coast. Heading to New York, sail the Cape Cod Canal, passing through autumn-coloured woodland and under impressive bridges, before waking to the sight of the iconic Statue of Liberty. Two days in the ‘Big Apple’ affords ample time to see the skyscrapers, shop at world-renowned stores, visit Broadway, Times Square, Central Park and more, before Balmoral takes you beyond New York and along the Hudson River Show less– only accessible to smaller ships – for views of riverbanks resplendent with brown and red fall foliage. Beautiful autumnal scenes will be revealed as glide along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal to Baltimore, gateway to Washington DC. Once ashore, tour from Baltimore to the US capital and you can take your pick of must-visit sites, such as the White House and Lincoln Memorial.
Elsewhere in the US, perhaps discover the quaint cobbled streets, shops and microbreweries of the Old Port in Portland; and admire the appealing fusion of hi-tech towers and classic Georgian architecture in Boston, home of the famous Freedom Trail. North of the US border, enjoy a taste of Canada’s beautiful Eastern Seaboard, which comes to life in the fall. Visit St John’s, surrounded by stunning Newfoundland countryside and home to the historic Signal Hill; Sydney, perfectly placed for explorations of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands, the Bras d’Or Lakes and Fortress Louisbourg National Park; and the culture-rich cities of Halifax and Saint John. At each Canadian call, be fully immersed in the natural beauty, fresh air and welcoming atmosphere of this remarkable country. Finally, for contrasting experiences to those enjoyed in North America, Balmoral will take you to the sun-splashed Atlantic Ocean islands of Bermuda and São Miguel, for soothing warmth, inviting crystal-clear waters and glorious beaches.
Robin & Hilary Levett
Hilary and Robin Levett live near the coast in St Leonards-On-Sea close to their daughter and granddaughters. Hilary learnt to play bridge when she was 20. Robin, like many people, took it up when he retired. They have enjoyed working on Mr Bridge holidays for the last nine years and are very excited to be continuing with BMB. Their aim is to host casual, relaxed and friendly bridge holidays.
Lesley learnt to play bridge in the sixth form of school and it has been her main hobby ever since. She now plays regularly at clubs and in County and National competitions. Lesley joined the Mr Bridge team in 2011 and has been involved in weekend breaks, New Year celebrations at Denham Grove and many cruises and trips abroad. She has taught beginners’ bridge on the longer cruises and also hosted, delivering seminars. She has described these times as some of the most enjoyable and rewarding of her life.
Elaine was born in Yorkshire and although she has spent over forty five years in the south, she still sees herself as a Yorkshire lass. She is a proud grandmother of a boy, 13, and two girls, 11 and 5. She delights in being with them and finds that entertaining them is one of life’s pleasures. As yet, she hasn’t been able to interest them enough to learn to play bridge. Any spare time is taken up with visiting the gym, reading fiction, mainly mysteries, and attending some of the many courses available for retirees.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included. Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.
Great value offers
Great value offers on selected fares and cabin grades available on this cruise. Please contact our Reservations team for further details.
Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.
*Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted view.
*Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.