Fall Foliage East Coast & Canada Cruise Memories

September 23 – 30, 2023

Elite Cruises Cheers Boston

We kicked off this dementia-friendly cruise in Boston where we couldn’t resist visiting a place where everybody knows your name…Cheers! The historic Bull & Finch Pub which provided the exterior for the TV show Cheers was just as fun as we imaged it would be and was the best way to start our adventures together.

Elite Cruises Schooner Trip

In Bar Harbor, Maine we spent a day on a magnificent schooner where we took a tour of the stunning coastline. Fall really is the prettiest time of the year here and we got some amazing views on this boat trip.

Elite Cruises Ancestry Search in Halifax

Pier 21 in Halifax, Canada was the Ellis Island of Eastern Canada. We had some travelers stop by here to do some family research and we were thrilled to help them make the dream of finding their ancestry come true!

Elite Cruises Lobster Feast

In Sydney we got to experience a traditional lobster boil and it ended up being one of the highlights of the trip because we ate so well! No pictures were actually taken of food because we were too busy enjoying our dinner so you’ll just have to take our word for it on how delicious everything was.

Elite Cruises Canada

Montmorency Falls made the perfect day trip. Getting up close to the waterfall was stunning and we had such a beautiful day to explore the natural wonders of Canada.

Elite Cruises Quebec Chateau

Our journey ended in Quebec City where we took a ride on the funicular up to the old town to visit the historic Chateau Frontenac. It was the perfect end to the perfect trip!

East Coast & Canada
September 23 – 30, 2023
Boston, MA to Quebec City, Canada

East Coast & Canada Map 2023 East Coast Lighthouse

Join us on a caregiver retreat as we set sail on the M.S. Zuiderdam and explore the East Coast in all its autumnal beauty! Depart from historic Boston, watch for whales in Bar Harbor, Maine, enjoy the charming architecture of Prince Edward Island, and explore Nova Scotia before the final stop in Quebec City, all while capturing photos of fall foliage like you’ve never seen! Get lost in the history and beauty of the East Coast on this caregiver respite, Elite-supported cruise!

Where we’re taking you:

Boston Halifax Quebec

Day 1: Elite staff will escort you from the pre-cruise hotel or the airport to the harbor where we’ll wave goodbye to Boston and head north along the coast.

Day 2: Spend the day in the quintessential New England town: Bar Harbor, Maine. Explore the charming town, visit the lighthouse, take a trip to Acadia National Park, and don’t forget to try a lobster roll!

Day 3: Arrive in historic Halifax, Nova Scotia and head out for a day of fun! Visit nautical museums, explore the waterfront, or head to the picture perfect Peggy’s Cove fishing village for photos of the town and lighthouse.

Day 4: Today takes you to the largest city on Cape Breton Island: Sydney. Immerse yourself in history with a tour of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, take a scenic boat ride on Bras d’Or Lake, or get up close to all the fall foliage at the Cape Breton National Park.

Day 5: Get back to nature on Prince Edward Island where you’ll arrive in charming Charlottetown and spend a stunning day outside where you are never far from gorgeous water views, dramatic cliffs, and of course, lighthouses.

Day 6: This day is spent cruising through the Gulf of St. Lawrence so we’ll have caregiver workshops and circles with our guest speakers as well as plenty of caregiver break time. Take advantage of the ship’s amenities and treat yourself to a dip in the hydrotherapy pool at the spa or enjoy a wine tasting!

Day 7: Quebec City is your final stop and we’ve saved the best for last! Take a tour of this gorgeous historic city, spend the day on the water taking in the views or watching for whales, or venture outside the city for a visit to the dramatic Montmorency waterfalls. After spending a full day here you’ll spend one final night onboard before departing in the morning for your post-cruise hotel or your flight home.


We offer the following on every Elite Cruise so you can bring your loved ones and enjoy life to the fullest:

  • Group accompanied by medical professionals, including RN support 24/7, as well as trained support staff. Staff to client ratio is 1:4.
  • Meet and greet at airport
  • Accompanied excursions
  • Group dinner seating
  • Exclusive group events such as music therapy, interactive educational and support seminars for caregivers, and Memory Café sessions that ensure all caregivers have time to themselves each day.

Clients with neurological diagnoses, post CVA, slow walkers, diabetes, heart disease, and families that feel more comfortable with RN clinical support are appropriate to travel with us.

Wheelchair accessible and mobility accessible staterooms are available on a first come first serve basis. All cabins on the ship can be retrofitted to be accessible with elevated toilet seats, shower chairs, and detachable shower heads at no additional cost. Arrangements can be made to rent assistive devices such as scooters, power wheelchairs, etc.


Elite Cruises Caregiver Support

Caregiver Conferences & Support

Connect with other caregivers on our cruises and find the support you need with caregiver circles and educational seminars on caregiving managing, self care, diagnosis/prognosis, and neuroplasticity concepts and activities. These sessions are exclusively for our group and feature new guest speakers on each voyage as well as our team of professionals including Kathy, a geriatric neurology nurse with adaptive technology certification. Additionally get the time to regroup, relax, and recharge with daily two hour respite sessions where our team will take over your caregiving duties and you have the break you deserve.

Travel Group

M.S. Zuiderdam offers vacation experiences for all ages!

Create lifelong memories with all generations of your family on this Vista-class vessel. Younger family members will enjoy dedicated activities and entertainment at Club HAL while adults unwind at Greenhouse Spa or keep things lively at B.B. King’s Blues Club. All generations can come together for some fun at the spacious Sea View Pool or at one of the many music venues on board.