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American Waterways and Canada in the Fall

 26th September 2023 | 34 Nights | SouthamptonBalmoralL2323

from: £5229pp

BMB Host and Team
All of our Bridge Cruises have a Bernard Magee Bridge host and a team of helpers.
Daily Bridge
There is a daily session of bridge available as well as seminars on days at sea. All the bridge sessions are optional.
Partners & Parties
We have many single players on board and guarantee everybody a partner. We also have drinks parties to help players meet and mingle and create a nice atmosphere on board.
About this Cruise

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.

Your Host
  • Hosts Robin and Hilary Levett
  • Host Lesley Lewis
  • Host Elaine Duff
Long Cruise - Several Hosts

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 Lewis

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 Duff

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.

What's Included

What's included?

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Chargeable extras
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.

About Your Ship
Carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

American Waterways and Canada in the Fall

 26th September 2023 | 34 Nights | SouthamptonBalmoralL2323
Cabin Prices
Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy
Interior Cabin
160 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge


Ocean View Cabin
165 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge


Superior Ocean View
165 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge


Balcony Room
180 square feet
Smart TV & Fridge


Superior Balcony
190 square feet
Smart TV & Fridge


Balcony Suite
Up to 430 square feet
Smart TV & Fridge


Single Interior
160 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge


Single Ocean View
165 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge


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