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Set sail on an 11-day New England Explorer cruise roundtrip from Boston aboard American Constitution. Explore Boston's Revolutionary history, cruise past the iconic Portland Head Light, and discover charming Camden with a local historian. Indulge in a traditional lobsterbake luncheon by the water, accompanied by local bluegrass music. Visit Acadia National Park's stunning cliffs, learn about shipbuilding in Bath, and sail on an authentic schooner in Gloucester. Relax in Newport and Martha’s Vineyard, go whale watching in Provincetown, and enjoy fine cuisine onboard.
Zakim Bridge reflection on the Charles River in BostonColorful sunrise at Portland Head Lighthouse in MaineEastern Point Lighthouse, Gloucester, MassachusettsEnjoy stunning views of PortlandBridge over Columbia River to Mount HoodSpringtime in Boston
  • Experience Portland’s craft wines aboard the Maine Brews Cruise Bus
  • Enjoy a narrated, scenic ride to Acadia National Park
  • Explore the Gloucester City with a stop at Hammond Castle
  • Visit Fort Adams, the well-known fort used to protect the harbor
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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: Boston, MA | Embark

Experience the scenic coastline of New England from the comfort of the brand-new American Constitution. This 11-day journey, featuring the most desirable locations in the region, is rich in history, natural beauty, and delectable cuisine.

Welcome Aboard
As you embark upon your journey, enjoy a Welcome Aboard Reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Meet the crew, your onboard experts, and fellow guests. Learn more about the wonderful adventure ahead of you.

Day 2: Portland, ME

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Maine's most historic seaport overlooks beautiful Casco Bay. Spend your visit exploring its gallant 360-year history or check out its amazing cultural scene. Big-city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm here as fishing vessels bustle in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

Best Craft Beverages Bus
There is no better way to experience Portland’s craft wines, beers, and spirits than aboard the Maine Brews Cruise Bus. Led by an engaging guide, get an inside look at a local distillery, winery, and brewery where you can partake in samples. Along the ride, enjoy fun beer trivia and history. Whether you are an amateur sipper or a full-on connoisseur, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Portland City Exploration - Complimentary Excursion
Portland is Maine’s largest city by the sea. The Old Port waterfront features working fishing wharves and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. The Western Promenade is a public park atop a bluff, offering river and mountain views. Its surrounding district, the West End, is full of Victorian-era homes
Meet your local guide for a narrated exploration. View Longfellow’s boyhood home, sea captains’ houses, and the elegant Victorian Mansion. Travel through historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay in Portland Harbor. Stop at Portland Head Lighthouse in Fort Williams Park, a historic landmark and the most photographed lighthouse in America.

Day 3: Rockland, ME

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Full of classic schooners, this charming village is considered the "Tall Ship Capital of Maine." Enjoy the summer sun and refreshing sea breezes as you watch beautiful ships sail into the harbor or browse the quaint shops and art galleries.

Camden Historical Walking Exploration - Complimentary Excursion
Join a local guide for a walking exploration of Camden, the prettiest harbor on the Maine Coast.  As you weave through the streets, learn about the history of this quaint port from its industrial beginnings through its current status as the hub for yachting in Maine. View beautiful architecture and landscaping designs along the way. After the walk, explore Camden at your leisure.

Sail, Power, & Steam Museum Exploration - Complimentary Excursion
Just before enjoying the Lobsterbake Luncheon at Sharp’s Point South, visit the Sail Power & Steam Museum, a working “hands-on” museum with sail-making and rigging rooms. Enjoy “make ‘n break” gas stationery and steam engines, old shipbuilding tools, hand tools, and architectural builder’s half models.
The museum has a complete boat shop with caulking tools, a working sailmaker’s bench, and a navigation room with two working radars. Also in the museum is a shipwreck room featuring wrecks of 1898, a real working lime kiln, and an extensive model display of schooners and steamboats of the Penobscot.

Rockland City Museum Exploration - Complimentary Excursion
Explore the museums of Rockland with visits to Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Museum. The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages, and engines are on permanent display. Enjoy the museum’s outstanding collection, view late 19th-century automobiles, or even ride in a Model T.
The Farnsworth Museum features the permanent collection, “Maine in America,” which focuses on Maine artists and The Wyeth Center. The Farnsworth Art Museum is one of only two centers in the country dedicated to the three generations of Wyeths: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.

Day 4: Bar Harbor | Bucksport, ME

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The natural beauty that surrounds Bar Harbor is accented with ocean cliffs, glacier‐formed lakes and valleys, stunning mountain vistas, and pine forests. This beauty has been captured in the works of Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and many other great artists.

Lobstering is a centuries‐old industry that continues to thrive in Bar Harbor as well as boat building, another traditional business that is an important part of the economy.  Though the Bar Harbor region is best known for its outdoor activities, it is also home to small museums, cultural attractions, and historically significant landmarks.

Day 5: Boothbay Harbor, ME

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This lovely, historic town is lined with shops, boutiques, and picture-perfect harbors dotted with lobster boats, pleasure crafts, and windjammers. Boothbay is the largest boating harbor north of Boston, earning the moniker of "Boating Capital of New England."

Day 6: Bath, ME

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Long known as the "City of Ships," Bath finds its identity in shipbuilding. From its architecture and cultural offerings to its urban downtown, Bath's shipbuilding roots define its character. Walk Bath's streets and admire the seaport's tree-lined avenues, graced with classic examples of American architecture. Or explore the nationally acclaimed Maine Maritime Museum, which offers a variety of exhibits about Maine's nautical history.

Day 7: Gloucester, MA

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located a few miles from Boston, Gloucester is the home to America's original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. The town’s picturesque waterfront has drawn fishermen, artists, and visitors for over four hundred years. With over 60 miles of coastline, there is a wealth of stunning views to enjoy and plenty of fresh seafood to savor.

Maritime Gloucester - Complimentary Excursion
Maritime Gloucester is a working waterfront, maritime museum, sea pocket aquarium, and so much more all rolled into one exciting destination. Combine your visit with a narrated city exploration and you'll see why Gloucester is such a special port of call. Learn about the rich maritime heritage of Gloucester along with its unique marine environment through interactive exhibits, the visitor center, and more. After visiting the Maritime Gloucester, board the motor coach for a narrated exploration of Gloucester and East Gloucester, also referred to as Rocky Neck. Highlights include Stacy Boulevard, where passengers can view the famous statue “Man at the Wheel,” Downtown Gloucester, and Rocky Neck.

Day 8: Day of Cruising

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As you cruise from Gloucester to Newport, indulge yourself in the awe-inspiring New England landscapes that stretch out before you. Treat yourself to a day of pure relaxation on your private balcony or on the sun deck. Or, enjoy an engaging presentation by the onboard expert.

A Day of Cruising
There are a variety of activities scheduled on board when the ship is underway, which vary depending on the itinerary and scheduled date. Enjoy destination-focused enrichment programs with special guest speakers who present topics related to the region and ports of call, including Art Classes, App-titude Classes (Tech Made Easy), Cooking Demonstrations, Mixology (the practice of making great cocktails,) Trivia, Game Shows, and more.

Day 9: Newport, RI

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighborhoods, bustling wharves, and scenic waterfront, you'll find Newport offers something for everyone. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."

Fort Adams Exploration - Complimentary Excursion
Visit Fort Adams, the well-known fort used to protect the harbor, and puts you just a short ride away from Newport’s bustling riverfront. View the “Officer’s Quarters” and ascend to the scenic overlook for a breathtaking view of Newport Harbor. Learn about past and future plans for the restoration of the Fort and enter the restored casemates to visit the latest historical exhibit. The listening tunnels beneath the walls of the Fort are a marvel of architecture and engineering and represent 180 years of American military history and culture.

Lobsterbake Luncheon – Complimentary Excursion
Take a short walk to Fort Adams and upon arrival, watch the unveiling of a traditional, old-fashioned lobster bake, followed by a delicious buffet overlooking the Fort and Newport. Be treated to fresh lobster, steamed clams and mussels, warm corn on the cob, and baked rolls. After lunch, feel free to take a guided exploration of Fort Adams or explore Newport at your leisure.

Day 10: Martha's Vineyard, MA

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Martha's Vineyard was a hub for merchant ships carrying exotic cargo from the far corners of the world. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns. Historic Edgartown is the most genteel town on the island, featuring freshly painted white clapboard colonial homes and manicured gardens.

Day 11: Boston, MA | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Welcome back to the historic city of Boston, best known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and the bar from the '80s sitcom Cheers. You can proceed with your journey home, or stay to explore this vibrant city further.


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At 238 sq. ft., featuring a comfortable twin bed, a large sliding glass door, and spacious full-size bathrooms. These single staterooms offer relaxing comfort, complete with a walk-out private balcony.
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Centrally located, these 302 sq. ft. staterooms offer amazing views and easy access to the lounge areas. Enjoy the expansive views out of your large opening picture window. Each room comes equipped with a large closet and hotel-size bathrooms.
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Up to 450 sq. ft. located on a private deck, each secluded suite offers a distinguished view from the private walk-out balcony. Well-furnished suites come fully equipped and offer a sitting area, writer’s desk, sliding glass door, and full-size bathroom.
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