Islands of New England

Take a voyage among some of America’s most historic and charming islands on this remarkable New England small ship cruise. From craggy bluffs to sandy dune beaches, the natural beauty featured on this cruise is truly remarkable. Each day you’ll visit a different island, from the former whaling grounds of Nantucket to the picturesque vistas of Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll experience some of the most idyllic natural settings in America with this cruise of New England’s summer holiday retreats.

Cruise Details

Clock7 Days & 6 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,059 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $3,809 pp

CalendarJune 5, 2019 | June 13, 2019 | July 21, 2019

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.

Your Itinerary

    1Embark in Warren, RI
    Welcome to your adventure through the whaling and maritime history of classic New England. Admire Rhode Island’s rugged coastline as you cruise from Warren, RI, through Narragansett Bay, recently named one of National Geographic’s Best Adventure Destinations. Sail the Sakonnet River en route to Cuttyhunk, MA, the last in the remote chain of Elizabeth Islands off Cape Cod. With less than 100 year-round residents, tranquil Cuttyhunk offers an experience of days gone by. Enjoy the rare opportunity to be completely unplugged, as this serene atmosphere envelops you.

    2Nantucket Island
    Posh and picturesque Nantucket Island, an exclusive summer retreat, welcomes you. This morning learn the island’s history on an optional guided tour. After lunch, an optional Historic Homes walking tour introduces three examples of classic Nantucket architecture, including Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, and a creatively-renovated former barn from the island’s period as a thriving art colony. Later, you may wish to take a trip through maritime history at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, visit the boutiques along Main Street, or stroll through town to admire historic clapboard homes complete with widow’s walks.

    3Martha's Vineyard
    Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket’s laidback cousin, welcomes you with her charming gingerbread architecture and miles of pristine beaches. You can browse the shops and galleries in Vineyard Haven or bike ride to scenic Oak Bluffs. A local expert educates and entertains on an optional tour of the island, complete with a visit to the dramatic, rust-colored cliffs of Gay Head. Tonight, the sounds and stories of the sea come alive during your onboard entertainment.

    4New Bedford, MA
    Visit the seaside city of New Bedford, MA, once one of the world’s premier whaling ports. Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick, worked here as a whaler in the 19th century. Take an optional excursion to learn about the rich history at the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park and Whaling museum. This evening, an onboard entertainer introduces you to “A Fisherman’s Life.”

    5Newport, RI
    This morning, take in the view of Newport! What’s Newport known for? Mansions and sailing – both of which are available for you to experience. Today you’ll have the option of touring Ocean Drive, home of amazing mansions of America’s wealthiest. Another optional tour would take you out on the water for a 2-hour sail aboard a classic 68′ 12 Meter yacht!

    6Block Island
    Block Island, a quaint island retreat, is as gorgeous as it is unpretentious. Spend the day exploring its magnificent beaches, historic lighthouses, and charming small shops. A lifetime resident and local expert entertains and educates on an optional tour of the island. Visit breathtaking Mohegan Bluffs, where green hills plunge dramatically to the unspoiled Atlantic beaches below, and behold the landmark Block Island Southeast Lighthouse.

    7Disembark in Warren, RI
    Today before disembarking in Warren, pass idyllic Prudence Island, home to a thriving oyster regeneration project created by Luther H. Blount, which is still funded by his foundation.

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Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Category I$2,059 pp
Category II$2,879 pp
Category III$3,809$2,989 pp
Category IV$3,189 pp

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*Prices may vary due to seasonality

Go Where the Big Ships Cannot

Blount carries on the tradition of ship builder and company founder, Luther Blount, who made it his mission to build boats that could take vacationers to the same destinations he wanted to go to. One of his biggest achievements was the creation of the retractable pilot house. Mr. Blount created it specifically for ships to cruise the Erie Canal. He also created the patented bow ramp that makes it possible for passengers to walk from the ship directly to shore.

BYOB

Blount ships have a Bring Your Own Bottle policy. The ship provides the mixers and the bartender; you bring your favorite alcohol, and you can enjoy the cocktails of your choice without overpriced bar tabs.

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Islands of New England

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