A BLACK HISTORY CRUISE TO EASTERN CANADA
6 Days and 5 nights to St John, Halifax and fun days at sea
Remembering Black Loyalist and the Black Communities of Nova Scotia, Canada and to experience an in depth journey into Nova Scotia’s African American/Canadian culture and history!
Between 1783 and 1785, more than 3,000 African Americans came to Nova Scotia as a direct result of the American Revolution. They came from slavery and war to take control of their lives, making choices within the limits they faced. More than two centuries later, descendents of the Black Loyalist are calling to the spirits of their ancestors and discovering the stories of their struggles and triumphs. Let AAJ take you to meet some of the most courageous men and women who founded two Nova Scotian Black Loyalist communities, Birchtown and Tracadie in the late 1700 and early 1800.
And what a way to combine a historical journey with the fun of cruising. Most travelers agree that cruising is the easiest, most relaxing way to take a vacation. Once you’re aboard, your holiday is taken care of. Accommodations, meals, entertainment, sports and more. The perfect vacation to “get away from it all”. As soon as you step on the deck of your cruise ship you will be overwhelmed by the dazzling lights, size and grandeur of your cruise liner. Your port destination? Two distinctly different Canadian maritime cities. Halifax, Nova Scotia, with its varied historic sights, charming parks, boutiques and African America history, and St. John, New Brunswick, with its museums, galleries and impressive Victorian homes.
- 6 day/5 night Cruise
- Departure from New York City
- Choice of staterooms and prices
- “Welcome Aboard” Party
- Different Las Vegas style shows every night
- 8 Great meals a day
- Dozen of activities
- Duty Free shopping on board
- First Run Movies
- Gala Captain’s Dinner
- Full Gambling Casino
- Complimentary 24-hour stateroom service
- Great Entertainment
- Gala Midnight buffet
- Travel with like-minded travelers
- Visit to the Virtual Museum of Canada and the unique of Black African American and Canadian exhibits
Day Port Arrive Depart
Saturday New York City 5:00pm
Sunday “Fun Day” at Sea
Monday St. John 8:00am 4:00pm
Tuesday Halifax, Nova Scotia 9:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday “Fun Day” at Sea
Thursday New York City 8:00am
Day 1, Monday – Depart New York City
Depart this afternoon from New York City
Day 2, Tuesday – “Fun Day at Sea”
It a “Fun Day at Sea” as you cruise the waters along the New England coast to Canada and relax or partake of all the onboard activities suitable for all ages. Many ships feature thrilling waterslides, sky-high rock climbing walls, outdoor sports courts, buzzing arcades, interactive game shows and much, much more. Even the smaller vessels are not without their activities. Participate in enriching seminars, culinary workshops, lawn games, aerobic classes and spa therapies – all minutes from the plush accommodations of your personal stateroom.
Day 3, Wednesday –St John, New Brunswick
Nestled between nature parks and the powerful currents of the Bay of Fundy, Saint John is the province of New Brunswick’s largest city and its most important port. There will be a multitude of optional sightseeing tours from spending time downtown with its Victorian-era architecture and bustling central market, to tours of the Bay of Fundy, where you’ll spot seals and shorebirds from the trail, your kayak, or from an observation tower. To whale watching cruises
Day 4, Thursday –Halifax, Nova Scotia
After breakfast we depart our cruise ship to enjoy local historic highlights as we become aware of the events and places that formed the basis of today’s Nova Scotia Black Society and learn about some of Nova Scotia’s most influential African Canadian people and communities. We’ll see Tour Dartmouth and the Black Cultural Center: a museum, library and resource center which is the only one of its kind in the world. Explore many fascinating pages of the Province’s black history from the times of slavery and the Black Loyalist communities of Birchtown and Tracadie to present day heroes and talents. View the exhibits displayed to preserve black culture and history in Nova Scotia and marvel at artifacts dating back to 1606 with the arrival of the first black person in Nova Scotia. While at the Black Cultural Center we will enjoy a light lunch featuring traditional African Canadian Cuisine and be entertained by a unique local artist! Following our visit to the Black Cultural Center, we journey to Sea View Memorial Park, a community settled as “Africville” and relocated in the 1960’s. Learn about the struggles and triumphs of “Africadian” citizens who migrated to this area so many years ago. Return to our cruise ship for a late afternoon departure
Day 5, Friday – “Fun Day at Sea”
Another “Fun Day at Sea” as you relax and enjoy the entire day’s experience which is designed to please, in order that no need go unmet. Thirsty? Your drink is already coming. Sleeping in? Room service is complimentary. Sore after an active day? Be rejuvenated in the spa.
Day 6, Saturday – Depart New York City
Arrive in New York early in the morning and have the full day ahead of you after disembarkation.
This is a sample itinerary we could use to help plan a tour for your group.
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