Islands of New England 2020-2021 (Boston to New York City)
7 days with Blount Small Ship Adventures Rating:
Day 1 Boston, MA
Your voyage begins in beautiful Boston, one of the country's most historic cities. Relax and unpack as you take in the gorgeous view of the city's skyline, where towering skyscrapers mingle with colonial steeples.
Day 2 Plymouth, MA
In 1620, English settlers, known as Pilgrims, boarded their ship, Mayflower, from Plymouth England and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of religious freedom. As one the country’s first settlements, Plymouth is also known as “America’s Hometown”. Be sure to stop by the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operating museum in the US.
Day 3 Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Island, MA welcomes you this morning with its iconic Cape Cod charm. Begin with an optional tour of Nantucket’s pristine beaches, fishing ports, old-style lighthouses, and bright cranberry bogs. Later, enjoy time to explore the Nantucket Whaling Museum, or stroll through the brick-lined streets lined with historic clapboard homes and local shops. This evening, cruise to Martha’s Vineyard.
Day 4 Martha's Vineyard
Enjoy a full day on Martha’s Vineyard, a laidback summer getaway loaded with colonial charm where several U.S. Presidents have vacationed. On an optional tour, visit Edgartown, home to the Vineyard’s most famous lighthouse; West Tisbury, a “typical New England village”; Oak Bluffs, featuring colorful gingerbread cottages; the Gay Head cliffs, and much more!
Day 5 Newport, RI
Arrive in picturesque Newport, RI, known for yachting, world-class dining and shopping, and spectacular mansions. An optional tour of Newport includes visiting The Breakers, an opulent Gilded Age "summer cottage." Tonight, enjoy sunset views of Fort Adams and the iconic Newport Bridge.
Day 6 Block Island, RI
Block Island, RI has been named one of The Nature Conservancy’s “12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere.” With over 40% of its land dedicated to conservation, the island offers endless beaches and supreme sailing opportunities. An optional tour introduces you to gorgeous Mohegan Bluffs, where green hills plunge toward crashing waves. Or, enjoy an Eco-kayaking tour.
Day 7 New York, NY
Admire the postcard-perfect view of the Big Apple's world-famous skyline, then enjoy a day of leisure and adventure. From lovely Battery Park to dazzling Times Square and the neon lights of Broadway, New York City is an eclectic mix of cultures and attractions sure to excite travel lovers from all walks of life.
All This Included
How could anything be more delightful than hopscotching your way across the islands of New England in the summer? New England is pretty in any season but imagine seeing its full blossoming glory from the deck of our cruise ship as we set sail out of New York City or Boston.
You’ll experience 7 unforgettable days that take you to storybook villages on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, to the cozy beauty and pristine beaches of Block Island.
You’ll visit Newport, RI, where you can shop, stroll or choose from optional excursions like sailing on an America’s Cup boat, or touring its famous mansions.
From our ship, you’ll see rocky cliffs that seem to plunge into the surf, as well as brave lighthouses that stand ready to warn to sailors of the perils of the sea. And, of course, at every port, you will find exquisitely delicious New England seafood. Lobster, scallops, fried clams and authentic New England clam chowder—it doesn’t get any better than this! Welcome aboard!
Category I cabin onboard the Grande Caribe or Grande Mariner
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