We were on this same cruise last Sept except we left from NYC. It was a great cruise. We loved Newport, R.I. You can get a map and explore on your own if you like a lot of walking. It's a very cute town. Bar Harbor is great! We did the lighthouse tour by boat which I would not recommend. The neatest thing we did was an excursion from Halifax to Peggy's Cove. It's a beautiful spot!