2 September 2014

Cruise News: Blount's Autumn Leaves

Autumn scenery in rural New England, USA.
Photo: State of Vermont
Wedged between New York City and the Canadian border, the USA’s New England region (which comprises six states) has one of the planet’s best autumn seasons. Red barns, white church steeples and verdant mountains feature in this region of contrasts and diverse sightseeing. The scenery of its lighthouse-studded coastline is especially beautiful, but landlocked Vermont’s trump card is the rolling Green Mountains, featuring scenic byways where white houses and church steeples peek out from valleys of spectacular autumnal trees.

This autumn, travellers can set sail with Blount Small Ship Adventures through the American northeast and experience spectacular autumn foliage during the height of what the American’s amusingly call the leaf-peeping season. The cruise ‘Hudson, Erie Canal, and St. Lawrence Seaway: New York to Montreal’ offers guests a chance to see some of the northeast’s most picturesque and historical river towns draped in autumn’s technicolour landscape.
Autumn leaves along a street in Manchester, vermont, USA.
Photo: State of Vermont
The 14-day cruise has departures on both the Grande Caribe and Grande Mariner ships. This cruise navigates an intriguing array of waterways, including the New York Harbour, the Hudson River and the famed Erie Canal, something no other overnight cruise line does. Captain Rivers reckons the brilliant colours of autumn will look magnificent reflecting on these waterways.
Other highlights will be journeying through the famed Thousand Islands, seeing unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty and cruising the Saguenay River, noted as one of the world’s best spots for whale watching. Yes, who thought you could whale watch on a river cruise?

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