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Historic Massachusetts Sampler

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Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $3,199 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,299 pp

2018 Dates: June 22; July 1.

Ships: Grande Mariner

Notes: Fares do not include port charges.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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8 Days | Boston, Roundtrip

Islands of New England

Massachusetts history is America’s history. From one of America’s first settlements in Plymouth, to the 17th century witch trials in Salem, to the Boston Tea Party and the Freedom Trail in Boston!


Holiday Cruise: Independence Day

July 1, 2018 Departure aboard the Grande Mariner

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Historic Massachusetts Sampler 2018 MapDay 1: Embark in Boston, MA

Day 2: Salem, MA

Infamous for the witch trials of the 17th century, Salem has kept many of the historic sites open to the public to remember its place in history. Visit the Salem Witch Museum, with exhibits including the original trial documents. Salem was also the setting for Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”

Day 3: Newburyport, MA

We’ll dock in Newburyport this morning, giving you the day to explore the historic homes and local shops. Newburyport is the birthplace of the US Coast Guard, and has a long maritime history as a boating community.

Day 4: Provincetown, MA

We’ll spend this morning cruising to the north of Cape Cod, arriving in Provincetown around noon. This is where the Mayflower first stopped in November 11, 1620, before settling in Plymouth 5 weeks later. The city has a 252-foot monument recognizing the Pilgrim landing and signing of the Mayflower Compact.

Day 5: Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Martha’s Vineyard is only accessible by boat or plane. How fortunate we happen to be traveling by boat! Walk along the rows of charming gingerbread cottages and the spectacular views of the harbor while shopping in the boutique shops or getting a bite of something local in a restaurant. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a spin on the Flying Horses carousel.

Day 6: Plymouth, MA

The English settlers, known as Pilgrims, arrived here in 1620 aboard the Mayflower. The town is now known as ‘America’s Hometown,’ being one of the first settlements in the country. Pilgrim Hall Museum is the oldest continuously operating museum in the US – be sure to visit!

Day 7: Boston, MA

Boston has too much history to only see the airport in Embarkation and Disembarkation Days! Explore the Freedom Trail, leading to the historically significant sites around downtown. Visit the museums, meetinghouses or burial grounds to learn more about Boston’s role in the American Revolution.

Day 8: Disembark in Boston, MA

Photo Credit: Blount Small Ship Adventures