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Embark on an 8-day cruise through the maritime heritage of New England. Begin in Providence, Rhode Island, known as the "Renaissance City," boasting centuries of history reflected in its theaters, arts, and architecture. Next, delve into the whaling legacy of New Bedford, Massachusetts, home to the renowned Whaling Museum and historic seaport village. Traverse the charming Nantucket Island, steeped in 18th-century allure and whaling lore, before venturing to Martha's Vineyard, with its towns and storied past. Discover the unspoiled beauty of Block Island, relax in the yachting capital of Newport, and indulge in a traditional lobster bake along the shore. Explore Bristol's naval history at Battleship Cove and marvel at model ships in Fall River's Marine Museum. Conclude your voyage back in Providence, where small-town charm meets cosmopolitan culture, inviting you to extend your stay.
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  • Enjoy Block Island's unspoiled beaches and nature trails
  • Explore New Bedford's Whaling Museum
  • Discover the historic towns of Martha's Vineyard with storied pasts
  • Explore New Bedford's whaling legacy and maritime heritage attractions
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Day 1: Providence, RI | Embark

The capital of Rhode Island is called the "Renaissance City," and it has many attractions for visitors to enjoy. These include acclaimed theaters, fine arts, and Philharmonic performances. Providence has over three centuries of fascinating history preserved within its boundaries. From Benefit Street's "Mile of History" to colonial and Victorian architecture, there are immaculate examples of architectural styles throughout the city.

Day 2: New Bedford, MA

In the mid-19th century, New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world and became the inspiration behind Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby Dick, published in 1841.

New Bedford is still known as "The Whaling City," with an authentic seaport village, a large fishing fleet, and a working waterfront.

New Bedford Whaling Museum - Complimentary Excursion
Stop at the New Bedford Visitors Center and Whaling Museum in this famous whaling city, just a 10-minute walk from the ship or a short ride on the shuttle. The museum is the largest of its kind, devoted to the history of North American whaling. At the Center, enjoy a short introductory film in the theater and take time to explore before taking a short walk across the street to visit the Whaling Museum. Explore the many engaging exhibits to understand the industry that shaped the town of New Bedford.

New Bedford Whaling Historical Park Walk – Complimentary Excursion
New Bedford was the mid-19th century's preeminent whaling port and, for a time "the richest city in the world." Enjoy a leisure walk with a Park Ranger from the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the world’s largest whaling museum. Stroll down cobblestone streets, led by your guide, who will take you into the heart of the park and speak on the whaling history within New Bedford. Explore a whaling merchant's home and whaleman's chapel, and walk a 19th-century schooner's decks. Walk in the footsteps of Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass and learn about a remarkable era.

Day 3: Nantucket Island, MA

Take a ferry along the tranquil shores of Nantucket and enjoy breathtaking views. Upon arriving ashore, be transported back to the 18th century as you step onto the timeworn cobblestone streets. Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture. Discover how this delightful island has evolved from a small farming community to becoming the center of the American whaling industry and later a popular resort community.

Day 4: Martha's Vineyard, MA

Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for whaling fleets and merchant ships, with exotic cargo from the far corners of the world arriving on her shores. Today, the island is one of New England's most popular vacation spots, comprising six distinct towns, including Chilmark and Vineyard Haven. The most genteel town on the island is historic Edgartown, prim and proper with its freshly painted Colonial homes and manicured gardens.

Day 5: Block Island, RI

Block Island is a pristine island 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. Its unspoiled beauty is maintained thanks in large part to efforts of the Nature Conservancy who have preserved over 40% of the island from overdevelopment. This small island has become a popular summertime destination, adored for its easy-going attitude, splendid nature trails, and breathtaking views.

Day 6: Newport, RI

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, 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 us 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 the past and 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
Watch the unveiling of a traditional, old-fashioned lobster bake, followed by a delicious buffet. Be treated to fresh lobster, steamed clams and mussels, warm corn on the cob, and baked rolls. A true New England experience!

Day 7: Bristol, RI

Visit Battleship Cove, a unique "floating" museum recognized as the world's largest collection of 20th-century U.S. naval fighting ships. Relive childhood memories on the magnificent, fully-restored carousel at Battleship Cove, the oldest functioning carousel in America. Explore the collection of intricate model ships and other nautical keepsakes at Fall River's Marine Museum. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame.


Lobsterbake Luncheon - Complimentary Excursion
One of the highlights of our New England itineraries is the traditional Lobsterbake. This tradition pre-dates America, beginning thousands of years ago with the Native Americans. Our version of this long-held New England summer tradition is the same: fresh lobsters, steamed clams and mussels, warm corn on the cob, and baked rolls prepared on a fire along the beach. In addition to the finest seafood in the area, we also feature live music presented by talented local musicians.

Herreshoff Marine Museum & America's Cup Hall of Fame - Complimentary Excursion
Located directly across the street from where the ship docks, this museum is considered a maritime historic site and was where the world’s finest yachts were built during “The Golden Age of Yachting.” The America’s Cup Hall of Fame is a museum feature, honoring participating individuals of this 150-year-old competition and the most distinguished international sporting trophies.

Day 8: Providence, RI

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Welcome back to Providence, offering the perfect blend of small-town friendliness, big-city culture, and sophistication. With its thriving arts community, many vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, amazing hotels, and renowned restaurant scene, you may want to stay an extra day or two longer.

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