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Azamara Will Return to Cruising New England and Canada in 2025

Azamara Will Return to Cruising New England and Canada in 2025

After nearly a decade, premium-plus cruise line Azamara will make its return to sailing New England and Canada itineraries in the autumn of 2025.

Small-ship cruise line Azamara has announced its return to sailing in New England after a nearly ten-year hiatus from the region. The cruise line, known for its Destination Immersion program and Extended Destination Days, will sail six unique voyages in 2025, visiting new and unique ports across Canada, New England, Iceland, and Greenland.

Azamara’s return to New England will coincide with the region’s vibrant fall foliage season. The cruise line is also making a comeback to Canada, inviting cruisers to explore the picturesque villages of Prince Edward Island, the lush landscapes along the St. Lawrence River, and the outdoor activities in Nova Scotia.

The new 2025 fall itineraries on the 710-passenger Azamara Quest will also explore new destinations for the brand across Canada, Iceland, and Greenland.

The 710-guest Azamara Quest will sail six unique New England and Canada cruises in fall 2025 (image courtesy of Azamara)

“We are thrilled to be bringing our guests back to New England and Canada in 2025 with an exciting lineup of new ports and enchanting destinations,” said Michael Pawlus, Azamara’s Head of Itinerary Planning.

“There’s so much charm and history to uncover throughout the region, and we’ve carefully curated these itineraries to give travelers plenty of time to explore everything from quaint coastal cities to major metropolises such as Montréal and New York,” Pawlus continued in a press release.

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Azamara has 6 unique New England and Canada itineraries for 2025

The six New England and Canada itineraries for 2025 aboard Azamara Quest include a variety of 10- to 14-night cruises. Here’s what you can choose from:

  • 10-Night Iceland Intensive Voyage (sails August 20, 2025): This round-trip sailing from Reykjavik circles Iceland, allowing guests to discover glaciers and striking scenery. The voyage will offer Extended Destination Days in Husavik, Akureyri, and Siglufjordur (a maiden port for the ship) and will also offer cruisers a unique opportunity to visit Thorshavn in the Faroe Islands.
  • 14-Night Iceland, Greenland, & Eastern Canada Voyage (sails August 30, 2025): Setting sail from Reykjavik, guests can view mountain peaks and hidden waterfalls in Grundarfjordur. Cruisers will then visit Qaqortoq and Nanortalik, Greenland before continuing across the Atlantic to St. John’s, Newfoundland, known for its colorful row houses and walking trails. Guests will also enjoy Extended Destination Days in Saguenay and Québec City, Québec.
  • 10-Night Québec Intensive Voyage (sails September 13, 2025): Cruisers can take a deep dive into the local Canadian culture through this country-intensive journey, visiting Gaspé, Québec; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Sydney, Nova Scotia; the French islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon; the Magdalene Islands, Québec City and Trois Rivières, Québec.
  • 12-Night Canada / New England Intensive Voyage (sails September 23, 2025): Visiting 12 destinations across Canada and New England, cruisers will experience colorful fall foliage and picturesque ports on this voyage. Embarking from Montréal, Azamara Quest will sail Québec’s scenic Saguenay Fjord, offering a chance to glimpse whales. Continuing east, the ship will stop in Halifax and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, before sailing south to Portland and Boston before concluding in New York.
Cruisers on several of Azamara’s New England and Canada voyages will have the opportunity to explore Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
  • 12-Night Canada / New England Intensive Voyage (sails October 5, 2025): After embarking in New York, guests will sail up the Atlantic coast to explore iconic New England destinations. The ship will visit Newport, RI and cruise the Cape Cod Canal before stopping in Boston and Bar Harbor. Heading north to Canada, Azamara Quest will visit Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Cap-aux-Meules, Magdalene Islands, Québec; Charlottetown or Summerside, PEI; Saguenay, Québec City, and Montréal, Québec.
  • 14-Night Canada / Colonial America Intensive Voyage (sails October 17, 2025): Embarking from Montréal, guests will set sail to visit Québec City, Sydney, and Halifax before cruising down the American East Coast to uncover the rich history of Boston, Newport, New York, Norfolk, and Charleston before concluding in Miami.

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Carrie Ann Karstunen