New England Explorer Cruise

This roundtrip cruise from Boston, MA will have you hopping along the harbors up and down the coastline that include destinations like Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, Bar Harbor, Provincetown, and more. You will have the freedom to explore these summer paradises on your own, or you may choose to participate in shore excursions led by expert guides who share with you their passion for local history. And while easing through the Cape Cod Canal and the islets that hug the Maine coast, keep your eyes peeled for the chance to see seals, puffins, and even whales in the northern New England waters. From the delightful towns full of markets and small shops, to the naturally breathtaking national parks, this cruise is the ultimate journey in allowing you to discover America’s birthplace, and the memories of this corner of America will be resonating in your mind for years to come.


Ports of call: Boston | Provincetown | Newport | Martha’s Vineyard | Gloucester | Bucksport | Camden | Bar Harbor | Rockland | Boothbay Harbor | Bath | Portland, Maine 


Cruise Details

Clock11 Days & 10 Nights

Double Occupancy from $7,350 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $9,885 pp

CalendarJune 17, 2024 | June 27, 2024 | July 7, 2024 | July 17, 2024 | July 27, 2024 | August 6, 2024
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August 16, 2024 | August 26, 2024 | September 5, 2024 | September 15, 2024

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1 Boston, MA
    Welcome aboard the American Constitution!

    2Portland, ME
    Maine's most historic seaport overlooks beautiful Casco Bay. Spend your visit exploring its gallant 360-year history or check out its amazing cultural scene. Big-city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm here as fishing vessels bustle in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

    3Rockland, ME
    Full of classic schooners, this charming village is considered the "Tall Ship Capital of Maine." Enjoy the summer sun and refreshing sea breezes as you watch beautiful ships sail into the harbor or browse the quaint shops and art galleries.

    4Bar Harbor/Busksport, ME
    The natural beauty that surrounds Bar Harbor is accented with ocean cliffs, glacier‐formed lakes and valleys, stunning mountain vistas, and pine forest. This beauty has been captured in the works of Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and many other great artists. Lobstering is a centuries‐old industry that continues to thrive in Bar Harbor as well as boat building, another traditional business that is an important part of the economy. Though Bar Harbor region is best known for its outdoor activities, it is also home to small museums, cultural attractions, and historically significant landmarks.

    5Boothbay Harbor, ME
    This lovely, historic town is lined with shops, boutiques, and picture-perfect harbors dotted with lobster boats, pleasure crafts, and windjammers. Boothbay is the largest boating harbor north of Boston, earning the moniker of "Boating Capital of New England."

    6Bath, ME
    Long known as the "City of Ships," Bath finds its identity in shipbuilding. From its architecture and cultural offerings to its urban downtown, Bath's shipbuilding roots define its character. Walk Bath's streets and admire the seaport's tree-lined avenues, graced with classic examples of American architecture. Or explore the nationally acclaimed Maine Maritime Museum, which offers a variety of exhibits about Maine's nautical history.

    7Gloucester, MA
    Located a few miles from Boston, Gloucester is the home to America's original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. The town’s picturesque waterfront has drawn fishermen, artists, and visitors for over four hundred years. With over 60 miles of coastline, there is a wealth of stunning views to enjoy and plenty of fresh seafood to savor.

    8Day of Cruising
    As you cruise from Gloucester to Newport, indulge yourself in the awe-inspiring New England landscapes that stretch out before you. Treat yourself to a day of pure relaxation on your private balcony or on the sun deck. Or, enjoy an engaging presentation by our onboard expert.

    9Newport, RI
    Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighborhoods, bustling wharves, and scenic waterfront, you will find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."

    10Martha's Vineyard, MA
    During the 18th and 19th centuries, Martha's Vineyard was a hub for merchant ships carrying exotic cargo from the far corners of the world. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns. Historic Edgartown is the most genteel town on the island, featuring freshly painted white clapboard colonial homes and manicured gardens.

    11Provincetown, MA
    Originally settled as an artists colony, Provincetown is now one of the most popular summer destinations on Cape Cod. Known for its quaint shops, colorful architecture, and relaxing beaches, Provincetown offers guests a great opportunity to explore historic Cape Cod culture.

    12Boston, MA
    Welcome back to the historic city of Boston, best known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and the bar from the '80s sitcom Cheers. Let us help you to plan your journey home, or stay to explore this vibrant city further.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$12,595 pp
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)$11,170 pp
AAM (Private Balcony)$9,525 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$8,955 pp
AAL (Private Balcony)$8,630 pp
AA$7,350 pp
Single (Private Balcony)$9,885

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*Prices may vary due to seasonality

Onboard Experience

The American Cruise Line fleet of ships are the newest and most environmentally friendly small ships in the US. The cruise line prides itself on their hospitable staff, and that you’ll be graciously received no matter which ship you cruise on. The large staterooms with interior entrances ensure you have a relaxed, private area to watch the river from, or visit any of the many onboard lounges. Daily entertainment will be brought onboard, including musicians, historians and naturalists.

Regionally-Inspired Menus

American Cruise Lines uses fresh, local ingredients to show off the culinary glory of the region you’re cruising in. On the Mississippi River, that could mean Andouille Gumbo, a po’boy with red beans and rice, and bourbon pecan pie. In New England, you could find Littleneck clam ceviche on the menu followed by a spiced apple pudding with maple whipped cream. In the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find fresh fish on the menu, including shrimp bisque or Dungeness Crab cake, and a marionberry cheesecake that’ll make your mouth water! Your ship will provide you with a list of all the locally-sourced ingredients when you unpack.

Eagle Society

Once you’ve cruised aboard any American Cruise Line ship, you are an Eagle Society member. It’s free to be a member, but your loyalty to American Cruise Lines is greatly rewarded. You’ll receive Eagle Society luggage tags, and member-only gifts when you board each cruise. After 3 cruises, you’ll receive complimentary premium shore excursions. After 10 cruises, you’ll get a complimentary 11th cruise. There are special Eagle Society cruise dates every year. Plus all Eagle Society member benefits can be used when booking with USA River Cruises, plus you’ll still be eligible for our loyal customer benefits as well.

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New England Explorer Cruise

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