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Boston, MA to Nassau, Bahamas

Boston - Nassau - Example 16 Day Cruise aboard Ocean Navigator
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This 16-day tour takes you from lively Boston to the beaches of Nassau aboard the Ocean Navigator. With stops in Baltimore, Charleston, West Palm Beach, and other towns, this itinerary allows you to experience the Eastern cities of the United States en route to The Bahamas.
 
Relax in the sunny squares of historic SavannahVisit Boston's many parksSunrise Over A Docked Sailboat In Charleston South CarolinaTour colorful, historic Charleston, South CarolinaWander the historic streets of CharlestonSunset over the Savannah RiverNassau LighthouseVisit historic Baltimore
Highlights
  • Learn the history of Boston and its role in the formation of America.
  • Wander the historic streets of Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Experience charming Southern hospitality in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Explore historic architecture in Charleston, South Carolina.
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Hotel Stay in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Day 2: Boston/Gloucester, Massachusetts | Embark

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
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. 
 

Day 3: Provincetown, MA

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 area's culture through the galleries and exhibitions on display."
 

Day 4: Newport, Rhode Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This city on Aquidneck Island is lovingly referred to as the Sailing Capital of the World, having hosted the 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. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: 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. 

Day 5: New London, Connecticut

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. 

 

Day 6: Scenic Ocean Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ah, another day on the 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. 

Day 7: Baltimore, Maryland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From the gleaming Inner Harbor to its patchwork quilt of quirky neighborhoods, soak up Americana in Baltimore, a city rich in history and full of surprises. Did you know the “Star-Spangled Banner” was penned at Fort Henry? Did you know Baltimore is the birthplace of national legends such as Billie Holiday? Whether visiting for a few days or a few hours, learn about the people, places and the city’s many historic sites. Highlights include: Babe Ruth Museum – George Herman Ruth was born in Baltimore in 1895 and was recruited to play for the Orioles in 1914; Edgar Allan Poe Museum – Visit the home Edgar Allan Poe lived in from 1832 to 1835 to learn more about the famed macabre writer; Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Meyers Maritime Park Museum – The first black-owned shipyard in the United States, is now an African American heritage site. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Baltimore Included City Tour
 

Day 8: Yorktown (Williamsburg), Virginia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Yorktown is a Chesapeake Bay cruise port and serves as the gateway to Colonial Williamsburg and the Jamestown Settlement. Yorktown has figured prominently in both the political and economic history of the Nation. The city, which remains the seat of government, was the site of the final battle of the American Revolution where on October 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered his British Army to the combined American-French forces under Washington and Rochambeau.  
After World War II, one of the nation’s largest and most diversified military-industrial complexes emerged in the “Historic Triangle” of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg, spawning numerous small precision machine, metal fabrication and technical research companies. Today, strolling Yorktown’s quiet, tree-shaded streets is a delight for all ages. The many early buildings remaining help to recall the 18th-century period of prominence and the additional 19th- and 20th-century buildings and changes expand the visitor’s awareness of the continued existence of Yorktown in modern America. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Yorktown Included Tour
 

Day 9: Scenic Ocean Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ah, another day on the 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. 

Day 10: Wilmington, NC

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: 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.

Day 11: Charleston, South Carolina

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Along the southern coast of South Carolina rests Charleston, boasting a unique blend of casual and sophisticated in the ever-present beauty of its blooming 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.
 

Day 12: Savannah, Georgia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A stroll through one of 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 mustard-based barbeque, live oaks, and lighthouses – come together to create a mighty 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 SHORE EXCURSIONS: 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.

Day 13: Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach), FL

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This Victorian-style seaport is the stomping ground of adventuresome legends. It tells tales of bootleggers and pirates, shrimpers and seamen. Downtown is an enchanting village that flaunts its historic district in rich, lovingly preserved architecture. Drink in some local spirit on an included visit to the Marlin & Barrel Distillery, with tastings and a behind-the-scenes look. The party continues at the Palace Saloon, and the Amelia Island Welcome Center and Shrimping Museum peer deep into the brine for insights on a crucial local industry.

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Fernandina Beach Included Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Amelia Island Museum of History:  
Uncover the history of Amelia Island and Nassau County through this museum’s array of informative exhibits. Learn about each of the diverse communities that have resided on the island, such as the Timucua Native American tribe, colonial explorers, and pirates.

Amelia Island Museum of History:  
Uncover the history of Amelia Island and Nassau County through this museum’s array of informative exhibits. Learn about each of the diverse communities that have resided on the island, such as the Timucua Native American tribe, colonial explorers, and pirates.

The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island:  
Dive in to the maritime history of the region as you explore comprehensive exhibits on shipwrecks, pirates, and treasures. Examine the museum’s many artifacts and historical memorabilia collection, spanning through multiple time periods.

Marlin & Barrel Distillery:  
Tour the facility and get a behind the scenes look at the distilling process of handcrafted spirits: Venture Vodka and Bearing Light Rum.
St. Peters Episcopal Church:  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was constructed in Fernandina Beach from 1881-1884. Step through the ornate entrance and revel in this elaborate example of the Gothic Revival architectural style.

Palace Saloon & Coca-Cola Sign:  
Visit the Palace Saloon, a pre-prohibition bar that has been dubbed “Florida’s Oldest.” According to legend, this saloon was serving up drinks to local patrons until midnight on the eve of the 18th Amendment. Palace Saloon was also the first liquor bar to offer Coca-Cola and features a vintage painted “Drink Coca-Cola” advertisement on its exterior.

Amelia Island Welcome Center & Shrimp Museum:  
Explore this maritime museum on the harbor front, dedicated to the story of shrimping in Amelia Island. Learn about the traditions carried out through generations that have christened Amelia Island as the “Birthplace of the Modern Shrimping Industry.”

Downtown Shopping:  
Take a stroll through the historic downtown to find a treasure of your own. Browse through the collection of independent shops that line the streets downtown for apparel, collectables, or the perfect souvenir.
 

Day 14: Scenic Ocean Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ah, another day on the 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. 

Day 15: West Palm Beach, Florida

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Our ship docks at the Port of Palm Beach, located in Riviera Beach, 5.9 miles from Palm Beach and 4.2 miles from West Palm Beach. Palm Beach is located on an 18-mile-long barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Three bridges cross the Intracoastal, linking Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. By the early 1890s, the island community was well established with several hotels, businesses and winter residents. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: West Palm Beach Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Manatee Lagoon:  
Travel to the Manatee Lagoon Eco-Discovery Center, where warm waters produced by the Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Riviera Beach Clean Energy Center attract these majestic creatures. The center has long played a role in the migratory patterns of the Florida Manatee. Manatees dwell in warm coastal marine areas with bountiful underwater vegetation for them to feed on. Manatees can often be spotted in the lagoon due to the heat produced by the FPL, with the most frequent sightings occurring between November and March when the ocean’s waters cool. Manatee Lagoon focuses on the preservation of Florida’s wildlife and creating a safe habitat for these threatened creatures. During your visit, discover the habits and biology of the manatee in the Discovery Center and keep an eye out for the “sea cows” grazing in the lagoon! 

Flagler Park:  
Take a stroll through this pristine park on the Intracoastal Waterfront. While you explore, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants or simply soak in the beautiful views of the water, where you may even see extravagant yachts floating by. If you’d like to take a break from your journey through West Palm Beach, look no further than the park’s bountiful benches to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens:  
Ann Norton was an artist and sculptor from Selma, Alabama. In 1930, Ann moved to New York City where she was taken under the wing of sculptors Alexander Archipenko and William Zorach, famous for their cubist style. In 1948 she married the founder of the Norton Gallery and School of Art, Ralph Hubbard Norton. Throughout the following 30 years, Ann planted the vibrant gardens located in West Palm Beach and carved the sculptures placed inside them. Today, the garden features 250 tropical palms and other tropical plant species. As you travel through the lush gardens, you will be amazed by Ann’s awe-inspiring sculptures that peer out of the lush foliage. 
 

Day 16: Nassau, Bahamas | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
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 -- your AQV team can pre-arrange everything for you.

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  • 15 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
  • 15 Nights Accommodations
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  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
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  • 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
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