Grand New England Cruise

Eleven-Day / Ten-Night Small Ship Cruise
Departing from Providence, RI or Portland, ME

Discover the majestic seafaring heritage of coastal towns and quaint island villages on the 10-night Grand New England Odyssey. Your elegant small ship will dock in the heart of each historic harbor, amidst working boats and luxurious private yachts. Steps away you'll find whaling and maritime museums, scenic bluffs, beaches, cobblestone streets and unique shops.

By meticulously selecting the most captivating ports of call from southern New England to Maine, American Cruise Lines offers you this epic New England cruise, one that invites you to discover America's birthplace and savor the local cuisine, from the succulent lobsters of the Penobscot Bay and a warm slice of fresh blueberry pie, to the best chowders of Nantucket.

Early Bird Discount: Book early and Save $400 or more per stateroom on this cruise.

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Grand New England Cruise Map  This cruise itinerary will take you to gorgeous harbors, bays, and towns, all while enjoying stunning views from your ship. See Camden, Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, and more on this 11-day journey. 

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Day 1
Providence, RI

New England Cruise Lines

Known as the “Renaissance City," Providence features a host of attractions for visitors to enjoy including acclaimed theaters, fine arts and Philharmonic performances. There are plenty of historic landmarks to discover, such as the Rhode Island State House, the John Brown House and the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America. Take the time to explore this glorious New England harbor at your leisure.

Day 2
Nantucket Island, MA

Nantucket Harbor Cruises

Be transported back into the 18th century as you step off of your small cruise ship onto the cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Although it is just a short cruise from the mainland, Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture. Take a tour that offers glimpses of the island's historical landmarks, modern art galleries and its famous whaling museum. Stroll down streets lined with charming shops, ice cream parlors, and rose-covered cottages, before watching the sun set from Nantucket's pristine beaches.

Day 3
Martha's Vineyard, MA

Martha’s Vineyard Cruises

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Martha's Vineyard was a hub for merchant ships carrying exotic cargo from 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 4
Gloucester, MA

New England Small Ship Cruise

Known as America's oldest seaport, explorers and fishermen alike have been visiting Gloucester since 1606. Located on Cape Ann, this beautiful landscape has been attracting sailors for centuries because of its safe harbors. Cape Ann's natural beauty has also attracted great American painters including Fitz Hugh Lane, Winslow Homer, Milton Avery, John Sloan and many others.

Day 5
Bath, ME

Maine Coast Cruises

Beautiful Downtown Bath has a unique mix of services, shops, and restaurants, all of which cater to locals and visitors alike. Walk down Front and Centre Streets, and experience the comfortable pace and friendly pedestrian atmosphere. Rest in the lovely Library and Waterfront Parks or walk the city streets to admire the tree-lined avenues, graced by both humble and grand examples of classic American architecture.

Day 6
Boothbay Harbor, ME

Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

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

Day 7
Bar Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor Nature Cruise

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor's breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife have welcomed visitors for over one hundred years. Some cruises may go to Bar Harbor via coach from Bucksport. Please call for details.

Day 8
Belfast, ME

Belfast Harbor Cruise

The 1800s were a time of great prosperity in Belfast. Residents were building beautiful Greek Revival mansions and adorning them with treasures brought home from the China Trade. Spend the day exploring historic Belfast with some of the best examples of nineteenth-century architecture in Maine. Shore excursions offer glimpses of stunning military architecture and master granite craftsmanship in Fort Knox State Park and seafaring legacies at Penobscot Marine Museum.

Day 9
Camden, ME

Camden, Maine Cruises

Full of classic schooners, this charming village is considered the "tall ship capital of Maine," and is admired for scenic beauty and a host of historic and cultural attractions. Enjoy the warm summer sunshine and refreshing sea breeze as you relax on a park bench and watch beautiful ships sail into the harbor, or browse the shops and interesting galleries. Bring your camera to capture sweeping ocean vistas, placid coastlines and panoramic views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands from atop Mount Battie.

Day 10
Rockland, ME

New England Cruises

Before arriving in Rockland, you'll have the pleasure of experiencing Maine's most beautiful cruising areas. Your ship will pass through the gorgeous 6-mile passage lined with beautiful evergreens known as Merchants Row. In Rockland, passengers can follow the Rockland Harbor Walk, visit the Shore Village Museum or take an interesting narrated tour of the area. The town's Maine Street Historic District has been recorded in the National Register of Historic Places for its many fine examples of Italianate, Mansard, Greek Revival and Colonial Revival architecture.

Day 11
Portland, ME

New England Cruise Lines

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.

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Explore the seafaring heritage of New England's coastal communities. This eleven night cruise sails from either Providence, RI or Portland, ME with a visit to an exciting new destination each day. Discover Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Bar Harbor and much more on this magical New England cruise adventure.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Jun 13, 2015 10 Grand New England Cruise Providence, RI American Glory
Jun 23, 2015 10 Grand New England Cruise Portland, ME American Glory
Jul 4, 2015 10 Grand New England Cruise Providence, RI American Glory
Aug 22, 2015 10 Grand New England Cruise Portland, ME American Glory
Sep 1, 2015 10 Grand New England Cruise Providence, RI American Glory
Sep 12, 2015 10 Grand New England Cruise Portland, ME American Glory
Jun 11, 2016 10 Grand New England Cruise Providence, RI American Glory
Jun 21, 2016 10 Grand New England Cruise Portland, ME American Glory
Jul 2, 2016 10 Grand New England Cruise Providence, RI American Glory
Aug 20, 2016 10 Grand New England Cruise Portland, ME American Glory
Aug 30, 2016 10 Grand New England Cruise Providence, RI American Glory
Sep 10, 2016 10 Grand New England Cruise Portland, ME American Glory

American Glory

The American Glory offers discerning travelers the most unique and modern style of small ship cruising. Each unique and off-the-beaten path port visited, gives guests a glimpse into the cultural heritage that is the fabric of our great nation. The country-club atmosphere onboard allows guests to relax, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interests in American history and culture. The spacious public lounges and observation decks are frequented by guests who wish to mingle with friends new and old.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Single w/ Balcony Single
10 Nights $5,525 $6,260 $6,760 $7,480 $7,585 $6,965

Rates subject to change

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