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With a collection of picturesque islands dotting its rocky coast, summer cruising in New England is unparalleled. Voyage through the nooks and crannies of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport to experience a classic east coast adventure.
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Six nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, use of kayaks and bicycles and on board lectures and workshops.
05 & 13 Jun, 14 & 22 Jul '18
Explore Nantucket Island, full of New England charm, with its fishing ports and old-style lighthoouses; take a cruise to Martha's Vineyard, a laidback summer getaway visited by several US presidents; visit the 'Whaling City' of New Bedford and join a tour to an authentic oyster farm; take a trip down spectacular Ocean Drive, past opulent mansions on this small ship cruise.
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Authentic New England Clam Bake
Majestic bluffs of Block Island
Remote island of Cuttyhunk
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Embark in Warren, Rhode Island, home to Blount Small Ship Adventures. Relax on board as you begin your cruise through Narragansett Bay, offering postcard-perfect views of rugged cliffs, classic lighthouses and gentle waves so lovely that National Geographic named it one of the Best Adventure Destinations. Tonight you’ll arrive in Cuttyhunk, a quiet island outpost off the coast of Cape Cod. (D)
Nantucket Island 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, spend time exploring the Nantucket Whaling Museum or stroll through the brick-lined streets, home to historic clapboard homes and local shops. This evening, cruise to Martha’s Vineyard. (B)(L)(D)
Enjoy a full day on Martha’s Vineyard, a laidback summer getaway loaded with colonial charm where several US Presidents have holidayed. On an optional tour, visit Edgartown, home to the Vineyard’s most famous lighthouse; West Tisbury, a ‘typical New England village’; Oak Bluffs, featuring colourful gingerbread cottages; the Gay Head cliffs, and much more. (B)(L)(D)
Discover New Bedford, known as the ‘Whaling City’. Connect with the people of the waterfront on two optional tours: learn about the city’s history during an optional walking tour or join a tour to Lees Wharf, an authentic oyster farm. This afternoon you’ll have time to stroll the cobble stone streets and view the many shops. Tonight, local fishermen will introduce you to ‘A Fisherman’s Life.’ (B)(L)(D)
Arrive this morning in Newport. An optional tour takes you down spectacular Ocean Drive, past the opulent Gilded Age mansions. See Rosecliff Mansion where the 1974 version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ was filmed and visit The Breakers, once owned by the Vanderbilt family. Or you can tour Newport from the water on a two-hour sail aboard America’s Cup Charters and relax aboard a classic 1968, 12 metre yacht. (B)(L)(D)
Block Island 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 you can enjoy an eco-kayaking tour. (B)(L)(D)
Today, before disembarking in Warren, pass scenic Prudence Island. This small island is home to a thriving oyster regeneration project created by Captain Luther H. Blount in 2000, and today remains funded by his foundation. (B)
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