Charming New England | 8-Day Cruise
All aboard for day one of your New England islands cruise adventure in Providence, RI, a city that has been beautifully preserved, while remaining current in the 21st century. Make your way up to New Bedford, MA which houses a waterfront where much of the downtown area is a Historic National Park. This stop is also home to the world’s largest maritime and whaling museum, as well as Seaman’s Bethel chapel, which may sound familiar from the first few chapters of Moby Dick.
Next up is Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard which inhabits lovely flower-strewn meadows, white sand beaches, and trails forged by generations of American Indians. Get lost in the beauty of superbly kept country gardens and gingerbread cottages at Martha’s Vineyard, or day dream over the view of the Atlantic Ocean from the elevation of Gay Head Cliffs.
Explore Nantucket’s many shops, buildings, and galleries: everything from Quaker brick mansions to traditional clapboard houses. Venture to what’s been named by The Nature Conservancy as one of the ‘Last Great Places on Earth’ in the charming Block Island, which is 10 square miles of bliss. Celebrate the yachts that have commanded the world’s most exclusive sporting event for years at the renowned America’s Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, RI. In Newport, RI, one of the prettiest ports in New England, take in even more boating history, tour the summer cottages of the Vanderbilt’s and Astor’s who ushered in the Gilded Age. Explore the nation’s oldest synagogue, first church steeple, tavern or library – all found in this whimsical City by the Sea.
There is much to do during this week long itinerary, and your vacation will only be enhanced by your on board experience. Feasting on local seafood (including lobster), conversing with guest speakers, and taking in this exceptional opportunity to spend 8-Days aboard a beautiful small ship, you surely won’t forget this exploration of America’s maritime background.
2017 Specialty Departures
5-night Cruise: May 8. Fares start at $2990 pp/do ($3585 single).
6-night Cruise: June 4. Fares start at $3545 pp/do ($4760 single).
Lobsterbake Cruises: June 4, 24; July 8, 22; August 12.
4th of July Cruise: July 1.