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 cruise. 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. 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

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.

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 brought great prosperity to Belfast. Residents built beautiful Greek Revival mansions and adorned each with treasures from the China Trade. Explore historic Belfast with great examples of nineteenth-century architecture. Shore excursions offer glimpses of stunning military architecture and master granite craftsmanship at 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". Enjoy the summer sun and refreshing sea breeze as you watch beautiful ships sail into the harbor, or browse the quaint shops and art galleries. Bring your camera to capture 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 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. 

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 Departure Location Ship
Jun 11, 2016 10 Providence, RI American Glory reserve now
Jun 21, 2016 10 Portland, ME American Glory reserve now
Jul 2, 2016 10 Providence, RI American Glory reserve now
Aug 20, 2016 10 Portland, ME American Glory reserve now
Aug 30, 2016 10 Providence, RI American Glory reserve now
Sep 10, 2016 10 Portland, ME American Glory reserve now
May 21, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Jun 1, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Jun 12, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Jun 23, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Jul 18, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Jul 29, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Aug 9, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Aug 20, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Aug 31, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now
Sep 22, 2017 11 Boston, MA American Constellation reserve now

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:  10 Nights: 
  • AAC w/ Balcony $7,705
  • AAL w/ Balcony $6,960
  • AA $6,450
  • A $5,690
  • Single w/ Balcony $7,815
  • Single $7,175

Rates subject to change

American Constellation

The American Constellation is the latest small coastal cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast and Intracoastal Waterway, the American Constellation brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges and observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular viewing of the passing landscapes. 

  • Rate Schedule Per Person:  11 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $11,120
  • AAM w/ Balcony $9,375
  • AAC w/ Balcony $8,475
  • AAL w/ Balcony $7,660
  • AA $7,100
  • A $6,260
  • Single w/ Balcony $8,595
  • Single $7,895

Rates subject to change

Northeast US Cruises

New England Islands Cruise 
Discover the charm and beauty of the New England Islands on this eight-day cruise. With convenient departures out of Providence, you will experience the very best of New England from the Oaks Bluffs gingerbread houses in Martha’s Vineyard and the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, to the sparkling beaches of Block Island.


Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise
Experience the beauty of Maine by way of its sparkling bays, and explore the charming seaport villages of Bar Harbor, Camden, and Boothbay Harbor. This eight-day Maine Coast and Harbors cruise will give you lighthouses, lobsters, and everything in between that is so delightfully and quintessentially Maine.