Explore the North American Eastern Seaboard from the historic Coastal South to the Southern Canadian border on this 17-day expedition. Board Ocean Voyager and set sail from beautiful Savannah, Georgia, a historic city renowned for its walkable plan, polished parks, and thriving arts scene. Continue north to Charleston, South Carolina, another Southern treasure renowned for its colorful historic architecture and delectable cuisine. Discover magnificent American history from the Revolution and Civil War in Baltimore, Maryland. Explore the natural beauty of Montauk, New York, and Bar Harbor, Maine, and delve into the culture and history of the region with stops in Newport, Rhode Island, a popular sailing destination, and Provincetown, Massachusetts, home to some of the first European settlers. Your trip concludes in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Walk the city of Savannah, GA, admiring its parks, architecture, and arts.
Discover the unique blend of casual and sophisticated culture in Charleston.
Visit historic spots in Baltimore, Maryland.
Explore Newport, RI, the "Sailing Capital of the World".
Learn about the history of America's beginnings in Provincetown, MA.
Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the rugged Maine coast in Bar Harbor.
Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.
A stroll through one of the Savannah’s city squares provides the proper backdrop for a renaissance of emotion, and the collaborative efforts of its architectural artisans have inspired a Southern-gothic aesthetic different from that of any other place. This pedestrian-friendly city is where the little things – breweries and barbecue, ancient oaks and lively art scenes – come together to create an unforgettable experience. Be enticed by the bounty of the centuries-old City Market and explore history at Davenport House and other intriguing highlights on an included narrated tour through the cobblestone streets.
Included Shore Excursions:
Savannah Hop On-Hop Off Tour
Riverside Park Enjoy a day in the Tennessee sunshine in this 44 acre park overlooking the Tennessee River. Relax in front of the water at any of the pavilions or benches or take a brisk walk on the paved walking trails wrapping around the banks of the river. Tennessee River Museum This museum, founded in 1992, is located in an old post office building in downtown Savannah that was constructed in 1939. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, exhibits and collections are dedicated to preserving the history of the Tennessee River Valley so that future generations have an accurate depiction of their heritage and history.
Included Historic District Shuttle
Savannah Historic District Driving Tour: Enjoy a relaxing ride through the streets of this National Historic Landmark. As we observe the many sights of the district, our knowledgeable local guide will present the historical context, insights, and stories behind the famous structures and areas including the Davenport House, one of the oldest brick structures in Savannah, and Chippewa Square from the award-winning motion picture “Forest Gump.” Throughout our driving tour, we will stop at two of Savannah’s historical destinations. Savannah History Museum: Walk through the history of Savannah, from its 1733 founding to today. Learn about Georgia’s military history as you see the state’s role in the American Revolution and Civil War. Continue through the timeline to experience exhibits featuring cultural artifacts such as the Forrest Gump Bench (taken from Chippewa Square) and the family carriage of the Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Lowe. Forsyth Park: Take a stroll in the pristine Forsyth Park, a 30-acre public landscape created in 1851, named for the governor of Georgia, John Forsyth. The park is home to a Civil War memorial, and a stunning fountain that pays homage to the design of the fountains in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru.
Along the central coast of South Carolina rests Charleston, boasting a unique blend of casual and sophisticated culture. This charming port features a maze of recreation ripe for travelers to navigate. Eyes light up at the spectacle of the candy-colored waterfront houses on Rainbow Row, and guests love surveying the ocean from the scenic seawall promenade of The Battery. These highlights and others make for an engaging included tour.
The Eastern Seaboard is rich with naval and railway history. Explore part of that legacy at the Wilmington Railroad Museum on an included tour. Visitors stroll along the Riverwalk, ducking into pastel-colored shops, locally owned bistros and seafood eateries with views of miles of open water.
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Wilmington Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Cape Fear Museum of History & Science: This Smithsonian Affiliate is North Carolina’s first history museum. Founded in 1898 to preserve artifacts from the Civil War, the museum has grown exponentially over the years and now houses more than 50,000 artifacts and features exhibits that showcase a wide array of historic topics. Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary: This historic Catholic Church was constructed in 1912 in the Spanish Baroque style. Rather than wood and steel beams, the structure relied mainly on brick tiles. Step inside this gorgeous structure and marvel at the ornate chandeliers and colorful stained-glass windows that adorn the sanctuary. Wilmington Railroad Museum: In 1979, three women and a table of artifacts kickstarted this historic museum dedicated to the preservation of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad and the railroads of the Southeastern United States. Discover the immense impact that the railroad had on the United States through exhibits and artifacts dating back to 1840. The Cotton Exchange Shopping: Pay a visit to one of Wilmington’s favorite shopping destinations. Explore the unique shops and restaurants that stretch across eight historical buildings that were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Search for a special treasure to remember your time in Wilmington and enjoy some of the excellent cafes or restaurants that comprise the exchange.
Ah, another day on the vast Atlantic Ocean – a day to rise with the sun and meet with friends in the restaurant of your choosing over breakfast...or sleep in and order room service. Gather in the Compass Lounge for snacks and games...or take in the view from deck with your favorite cocktail in hand. This day is yours to craft as you desire.
Norfolk’s maritime heritage becomes immediately apparent upon sight of the massive battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) docked in its harbor. One of four powerful Iowa-class battleships, “Wisky” served from World War II all the way through Operation Desert Storm. Now retired, she serves as a museum at the popular Nauticus National Maritime Center. Gardens, theaters, and dedications to WWII-era U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, along with other attractions, draw visitors to the city.
A visit to Clipper City brings a true taste of America. It’s the birthplace of national legends such as Billie Holiday and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Literary treasure Edgar Allan Poe claimed it as his birthplace – even though he was born in Boston. This fascinating spot perfectly blends historic and modern. Visit the childhood home of baseball’s first celebrity – Babe Ruth – explore the enchanting Inner Harbor and more.
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Baltimore Included City Tour
New London is a coastal city along the Long Island Sound. Incorporated in 1784 as one of the first five Connecticut cities, New London was the colony’s first official port. Trade with the West Indies and other colonies made it an important commercial hub. In the 19th century, New London was, by volume, the second-largest New England port for whaling and sealing. Take a self-guided walking tour or get a first-hand look at life in colonial times by visiting the Hempstead Houses, among its concentration of historic places. Guests can also trace the port’s history with a visit to the Custom House Maritime Museum. New London is also known for the Coast Guard Academy, Fort Trumbull, and Main Street, which is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Main Street” program.
This city on Aquidneck Island is lovingly referred to as the Sailing Capital of the World, having hosted famed America’s Cup yacht race for more than 50 years. Gilded Age mansions dot the landscape. Sprawling estates such as The Breakers, Rosecliff, Marble House, and The Elms were considered “cottages” by the wealthy industrialist families whose legacies they carry. Delight in the rich history, phenomenal cliffside views, and award-winning culinary traditions of this fashionable seaside retreat.
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Included Newport Gilded Age City Tour
Initially, a bustling colonial seaport, Newport has experienced multiple phases of growth throughout its history, which can be found in the intriguing and beautiful landmarks found throughout the city. Climb aboard for a scenic trolley tour to experience the stunning sights of Newport. Your journey along the Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue will lead you to the vibrant Vanderbilt mansion, The Breakers, an outstanding architectural landmark, and premier example of Newport’s Gilded Age.
Dotted with grassy hills and winding roads, this cherished island features three towns – Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs – and a few smaller villages. Colonial homes and Greek Revival mansions blend with weathered cottages in the architectural style named for the surrounding waters – Cape Cod. Shopping and sightseeing, lighthouses and lobsters, beaches and bike trails… these are the things that visits to Martha’s Vineyard are made of. There’s a lot of history packed into the little Island, going all the way back to before it was even an island. Martha’s Vineyard – and its sister island, Nantucket – were formed from the rubble left behind by a melting glacier, according to geologists. In 1602, a fellow named Bartholomew Gosnold landed on the Island. Legend says he found wild grapes growing here, and back in England he had a baby daughter and/or a mother named Martha. Hence the name. He claimed the Island for England and went back home.
INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Martha's Vineyard Included AM and PM Oak Bluffs: This seaside resort from the Victorian era was constructed on historic campgrounds. Today, it features over 300 “gingerbread” cottages and other buildings from the 19th century. The Oak Bluffs is also home to one of the oldest platform carousels, the Flying Horse Carousel. Edgartown: Enjoy this storybook setting along the waterfront. Gaze upon the elegant Greek revival structures that housed the whaling captains in their heyday. Edgartown is home to many historic structures from the Old Whaling Church to the Harbor Lighthouse. Vineyard Haven: This is the only year-round port of entry to Martha’s Vineyard. The village and port have been serving the community since the 17th century. Menemsha: Enjoy a scenic drive through the up-island countryside and the historic farming towns of West Tisbury and Chilmark before stopping in the fishing village of Menemsha, where you can taste some good old-fashioned New England “Clam Chowda” or “Lobstah Bisque.” Aquinnah: Step out and stretch your legs at Aquinnah. Here enjoy the breathtaking landscape featuring multi-colored clay cliffs and an impressive lighthouse. Soak in the views and snap a photo to cherish your memory of the day.
At the northern tip of Cape Cod, the first pilgrims from the Old World stepped off the Mayflower in 1620. Pilgrim Monument stretches high above the landscape overlooking the cerulean sprawl of the bay. The dense array of shops and restaurants on Commercial Street host a constant stream of visitors looking for the best of Cape Cod’s seafood and souvenirs. From multicolored murals to sunny decks on which to sit a spell, this spot feels like a slice of paradise.
INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Provincetown Full Day Pilgrim Monument: Visit this massive monument that stands to honor the Mayflower Pilgrim’s landing in Provincetown in 1620. The Pilgrim Monument was founded in 1892, and construction was completed under President Taft in 1910. Climb the 252-foot column and enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding area. Commercial Street: Enjoy local shops and restaurants for a taste of Provincetown. Stop in the shops and search for the perfect souvenir to commemorate your trip to New England! Provincetown Library: This historic building has served the Provincetown community for over 150 years. Its varied uses include a church, art museum, heritage museum, and finally the public library that stands today. The interior of the building has been restored to match the original design and features much of the heritage museum’s collection. Provincetown Art Association and Museum: Explore this cultural institution and museum that hosts a stunning collection of art that showcases the artistic qualities of Provincetown and Cape Cod. Appreciate the culture of the area through the galleries and exhibitions on display."
Boston is ubiquitous. As the Cradle of Modern America, it birthed a revolution. Laced in legacy and a world of cultures, the city has stories to tell. Follow the red-brick road along the Freedom Trail, and admire the zenith of colonial history and modern innovation. Cobblestone walkways, civic landmarks and classic architecture sit pretty to reveal authentic Americana from the perspective of one of the oldest cities in the United States. From bookstore and boutique to street performer, Boston is groundbreaking.
On a peninsula in Casco Bay, this darling of the Pine Tree State – formerly its capital – lends urban sensibility to the wild splendor of the craggy coastline beyond. At the Old Port waterfront, restaurants and revelry now fill the 19th-century warehouses. Stroll along cobblestone streets and breathe in the fresh scent of the sea. Perhaps catch the strains of some bluegrass or blues from a nearby bar while hardworking fishermen on the wharves catch the next day’s lunch. At Cape Elizabeth just to the south, the Portland Head Light stands as a beacon to the ocean’s travelers.
The sunrise greets this magical port on Mount Desert Island before any other place in America during fall. An encircling landscape of granite gorgeously sculpted by eons is the breathtaking backdrop for a community rooted in tradition and a true sense of place. In Acadia National Park, standing on the rare crushed-shell surface of Sand Beach affords a panorama of nature’s pageantry, from pink granite to towering evergreen. Soak in some Downeast hospitality on a traditional lobster boat tour optional premium experience. As seals laze on jutted rocks, we make our way to commune with Cadillac Mountain – the East Coast’s highest peak.
Included Shore Excursions: Scenic Bar Harbor Included Tour
Bar Harbor is a scenic town on Mount Desert Island that rests on the cusp of Acadia National Park. The town’s impeccable beauty is distinct. The landscape is marked by natural wonders, such as overlooking ocean cliffs, rocky beaches, lush forests, and the not-so-distant peak of Cadillac Mountain. During your visit, experience the marvelous scenes of the coastal community along Frenchman Bay that have captured the hearts of many.
Another day on the vast Atlantic Ocean – a day to rise with the sun and meet with friends in the restaurant of your choosing over breakfast...or sleep in and order room service. Gather in the Compass Lounge for snacks and games...or take in the view from deck with your favorite cocktail in hand. This day is yours to craft as you desire.
As your American Queen Voyages journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town -- whether it's an optional premier post-cruise experience or a quick transfer to the airport for your final trip home
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16 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 15 Dinners
16 Nights Accommodations
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
Meals as listed
Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Gratuities to Onboard Crew
Port Taxes & Fees
Open Bars & Lounges throughout the vessel including a juice bar every morning
Bicycles & Hiking Sticks equipment if needed
Live, Daily Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment
Locally Sourced & regionally Inspired Cuisine from land and sea
Gourmet Selections of freshly prepared choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Unlimited Beverages including an extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers and specialty coffees
Unlimited Guided Tours designed with your comfort in mind aboard private, deluxe motorcoaches
1-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay with free ground transfers between hotel and vessel
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
Optional Premium Shore Excursions - highly recommend booking these in advance. If interested, ask us for a detailed list of premium excursions for your cruise as these vary depending on your departure date.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.