New England Islands

All aboard for an exploration of the beautiful New England islands. Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard both inhabit lovely flower-strewn meadows, white sand beaches, and trails forged by generations of American Indians. 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.

Cruise Details

Clock7 Days & 6 Nights

Double Occupancy from $3,495 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $4,495 pp

CalendarMay 13, 2018 | May 19, 2018 | May 25, 2018 | May 19, 2019 | May 25, 2019 | May 31, 2019

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

Your Itinerary

    1Embark in Providence, RI
    ‘Renaissance City’ has many fine attractions if you have the time, including theater, fine art and their Philharmonic. Ask our agents about coming in a day ahead and booking a 1-night pre-cruise hotel in Providence.

    2New Bedford, MA
    New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world and inspiration behind Melville’s Moby Dick. Today, the ‘Whaling City’ is an authentic seaport village, home to the Whaling Museum. If you’d like a more intimate view of the harbor, take a harbor cruise with a local captain who’ll share insights into the local fishing industry, especially scallops.

    3Nantucket Island, MA
    From small farming community to a major player in the whaling industry to popular resort, Nantucket’s history is visible and alive. Tour the island with a local guide, sharing stories of the history, showing off the rose-covered cottage style popular on the island, local lighthouses, and cranberry bogs. After some free time in town, the onboard guest lecturer will lead a walking tour to Brant Point Lighthouse.

    4Martha's Vineyard, MA
    One of the most popular vacation spots in all of New England, Martha’s Vineyard is divided into 6 towns: Tisbury, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah. Martha’s Vineyard is known as a summer colony, only accessible by boat and air. The ship will be docked in Vineyard Haven, part of Tisbury. On the Island Tour, you’ll have free time to explore and shop in Edgartown, see the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs, and the island’s agricultural center, West Tisbury. This evening, Mark Alan Lovewell will join us onboard to teach us sea chantey sing-a-long songs.

    5Block Island, RI
    The Mohegan Bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean, stretching across 3 miles of the shore. The island has fantastic nature trails with stunning views, if you’d like to stretch your legs today. Or take the island tour with local legend, ‘Howie’. Howie will show you around like a local, taking you to the best nooks and views. In Old Harbor, visit the Southeast Lighthouse and try local summer treat, Del’s Lemonade. Back onboard, we’ll enjoy a seafood-inspired feast for dinner!

    6Newport, RI
    Newport is a natural harbor, which made it a natural placement to put Fort Adams. Our ship will dock right at Fort Adams, giving you easy access for a guided tour with a park ranger about the fort’s history and military significance. In the 19th century, Newport became an epicenter of opulence. A guided tour of the Avenue of the Mansions will take you along Ocean View Drive and Bellevue Avenue, concluding your tour with a visit to the Breakers Mansion – a 70-room palazzo built as a summer cottage by the Vanderbilt family.

    7Bristol, RI
    Bristol is home to Battleship Cove, a floating museum with the world’s largest collection of 20th century US naval fighting ships. To view intricate model ships and other nautical memorabilia, continue on to Fall River’s Marine Museum. Battleship Cove is also home to the oldest functioning carousel in America, fully restored. Yes, it might be silly, but it also will be fantastic! Take a ride!

    8Disembark in Providence, RI
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport or extend your stay with a hotel package.

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Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$6,215 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$4,805 pp
AAL (Private Balcony)$4,585 pp
A $3,730 pp
Single (Private Balcony)$5,290
Single$4,790

Ship Read more about the Independence

*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 Islands

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