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 $7,180 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $8,945 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

    1Embark in Boston, MA
    Welcome aboard the American Constitution!

    2Provincetown, MA
    Provincetown is one of the most popular sites on Cape Cod because of its colorful buildings, shopping and beaches. Definitely head up to Race Point Lighthouse and visit the shops along Commerce Street. The Provincetown Library has the sailing ship, the Rose Dorothea.

    3Newport, RI
    Newport has much to offer, including just the lovely sights. From the dock you’ll be able to see why Newport is the yachting capital of the world. You can also head to the Avenue of Mansions, showing off the 19th century vacation homes of so many famous Americans. Or choose to head out on a guided tour of Fort Adams with a knowledgeable park ranger who will explain and answer questions about the naval history of the fort.

    4Martha's Vineyard, MA
    Martha’s Vineyard made a name for itself in the 18th and 19th century as a shipping hub for exotic cargo. Today, it epitomizes the classic New England summer vacation destination. There are 6 towns on the island. We’ll dock in Vineyard Haven, where a local guide will take you through Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury. Plus you’ll have free time to explore the villages on your own, especially shopping in Edgartown. We’ll also visit the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs, including enjoying lemonade and cookies in one of the homes. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a sea chantey sing-a-long with Mark Alan Lovewell.

    5Gloucester, MA
    Gloucester has been a functioning seaport for over 400 years, and is also home to America’s oldest working art colony. You can take a 2-hour cruise aboard the 65-foot Schooner Lannon – just relax and watch the coastline, or help to raise the sails! A local guide can take you on a narrated sightseeing tour of Gloucester, Rocky Neck and Rockport, including a stop for pictures at the famous ‘Man at the Wheel’ statue. Or visit the Maritime Heritage Center for a guided tour, including a visit to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Sea Pocket Lab, Burnham Brothers Marine Railway, and a reproduction of one of the Boston Tea Party ships!

    6Camden, ME
    Camden is the ‘tall ship capital of Maine’ – and you can tell by all the classic schooners at this village harbor! You’ll never let go of your camera as you walk through town, along the coast, and atop Mount Battie.

    7Bar Harbor, ME
    Surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor has the most amazing views and wildlife, making it a popular visitor stop. You’ll get great views from the ship as we cruise past the coast. Our onboard naturalist will narrate your views, pointing out the harbor seals or eagles. The bus tour of Acadia National Park is always popular, because it's just so beautiful! One of the stops will be the summit of Cadillac Mountain – the first piece of land in the US that is touched by the sun every morning.

    8Rockland, ME
    Our ship will pass by Merchants Row, a beautiful 6-mile passage of evergreens, before landing in Rockland. There’s lots to do in Rockland, but perhaps our most important event is today’s Lobster Bake Luncheon. We’ll pitch a tent on the shore and get some local musical entertainment – the perfect Maine experience!

    9Boothbay Harbor, ME
    Boothbay is the ‘Boating Capital of New England’, but it’s also home to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

    10Portland, ME
    Portland may be a big city, but its full of small-town charm! There’s plenty to do in Portland, so make sure to do some research for your departure. You could visit the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the oldest standing structure on the Portland peninsula and childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Or choose from Portland’s many museums, like the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, Portland Harbor Museum, or the Portland Museum of Art. Head up to the Portland Observatory, or Victoria Mansion, or still so many options…

    11Disembark in Boston, MA
    Disembark after breakfast,


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$12,190 pp
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)$10,805 pp
AAM (Private Balcony)$9,545 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$8,970 pp
AAL (Private Balcony)$8,465 pp
AA$7,180 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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