New England Islands Cruise

Eight-Day / 7-Night Northeast US Cruise
Departing from Providence, RI

Explore the island gems of the US East Coast in relaxed comfort aboard the modern ships of American Cruise Lines. This 8-day New England Islands cruise sails from Providence, RI with stops in New Bedford, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, Newport and more.

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You may also enjoy our 11-day Grand New England Cruise which combines portions of this itinerary with our Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise.

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

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New England Islands Cruise Map  A cruise through the New England Islands will take you to beautiful villages and stunning locales like Martha's Vineyard and Newport. 

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Day 1
Providence, RI

Providence, RI Cruise

The state capitol of Rhode Island is known as the “Renaissance City," with a host of attractions for visitors to enjoy including acclaimed theaters, fine arts and Philharmonic performances. Over three centuries of fascinating history are preserved in Providence from Benefit Street’s “Mile of History” to the immaculate examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture. There are plenty of historic landmarks to discover, such as the Rhode Island State House and the John Brown House. You should also explore this glorious New England harbor at your leisure.

Day 2
New Bedford, MA

New Bedford, MAIn 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, in 1841. Today, New Bedford is still known as "The Whaling City," with an authentic seaport village, large fishing fleet and working waterfront. The New Bedford Whaling Museum houses the world's largest collection of whaling artifacts, including a model ship so large, you can climb aboard. The County Street historic area features dozens of whaling-era mansions worthy of admiring.

Day 3
Nantucket Island, MA

Nantucket Island Cruise

Be transported back to the 18th century as you step off your ship onto the timeworn cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Discover how this delightful island evolved from a small farming community to be the center of the American whaling industry and then to a popular resort community.  Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture. Stroll along streets lined with charming shops, ice cream parlors, and rose-covered cottages, before watching the sunset from one of Nantucket's pristine beaches.

Day 4
Martha's Vineyard, MA

Martha’s Vineyard Cruise

Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for whaling fleets and merchant ships, with exotic cargo from far corners of the world arriving on her shores. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of 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. Martha's Vineyard is also home to the Gay Head Cliffs, renowned for the multicolored earth that was once the main source of paint for the island's houses.

Day 5
Block Island, RI

Block Island Cruise Destination

Stroll along Mohegan Bluffs and admire the Southeast Lighthouse, located along the scenic southern shore of the island. The bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean and stretch 3 miles along the shoreline. This small, pristine island off the coast of Rhode Island has quickly become a favorite summertime destination, adored for its "laid back" attitude, splendid nature trails and breathtaking bluffs.

Day 6
Newport, RI

Newport, RI Cruise Destination

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 that Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. You may want to explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions," renowned museums, art galleries and historic landmarks.

Day 7
Bristol, RI / Fall River, MA

Cruise to New England

A stop at Fall River is not complete without a visit to Battleship Cove - a unique "floating" museum recognized as the world's largest collection of 20th century U.S. naval fighting vessels. Relive childhood memories on the magnificent, fully-restored carousel at Battleship Cove - the oldest functioning carousel in America. You may also wish to explore the collection of intricate model ships and other nautical keepsakes from the golden days of great sail ships at Fall River's Marine Museum. The museum also hosts the largest exhibit of Titanic artifacts in the United States.

Day 8
Providence, RI

Restored Building in Providence Rhode Island

Providence offers a number of shore excursions that will delight any member of your travel group. Simply take a walk through Waterplace Park to the River Walk, or admire the architecture of the Cathedral of Saints Paul and Peter. No matter what type of activity you are looking for when you disembark, Providence has several options for you.

New England Islands Cruises

Cruise the New England Islands of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island, plus visits to Fall River, MA and Newport, RI. This captivating video brings the rustic beauty of this region to life and highlights the ports-of-call that make this cruise so popular. Featuring historic islands, charming coastal towns and the distinct feel of New England, this video tour is a must-see.

Date # of Nights Departure Location Ship
May 15, 2016 6 Providence, RI Independence reserve now
May 21, 2016 6 Providence, RI Independence reserve now
Jun 5, 2016 6 Providence, RI American Glory reserve now
Jun 12, 2016 6 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Jun 18, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Jun 25, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Jul 2, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Jul 9, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Jul 16, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Jul 23, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Jul 30, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Aug 6, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Aug 13, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Aug 20, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Aug 27, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Sep 3, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Sep 10, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Star reserve now
Sep 22, 2016 7 Providence, RI American Glory reserve now

American Star

The American Star entered service in June 2007. Similar to the American Spirit, it will offer guests the same unique style of cruising that has become the hallmark of American Cruise Lines. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere created by our staff.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony
6 Nights $3,440 $3,875 $4,175 $4,610 $5,955 $4,620
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $6,870 $5,365

Rates subject to change

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
6 Nights $3,440 $3,875 $4,175 $4,610 $4,620 $4,140
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $5,365 $4,885

Rates subject to change


The Independence was built in 2010. The ship is similar to the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship is larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence is also fully stabilized, with Rolls Royce stabilizers, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
6 Nights $3,440 $4,175 $4,610 $5,955 $4,620 $4,140

Rates subject to change


Special theme cruises offered on the New England Islands cruise route:

New England Islands Cruises Lobsterbake

Lobster Cruises

New England Islands
June 25, 2016

Indulge in succulent lobster, fresh from the bays and harbors of New England. During this cruise through the New England Islands, our chefs specially prepare dishes focused on this delicacy. Not only will you see areas like Providence and Martha's Vineyard, you will also partake in a traditional lobsterbake at Fort Adams.

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Other New England Cruises

Grand New England Cruise

For those that want the the full New England Cruise experience, this eleven-day cruise is just for you. Conveniently depart from Providence or Portland, and discover the charming islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as Maine’s picturesque seaside villages of Rockland, Boothbay and Bar Harbor.

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. The Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise will give you lighthouses, lobsters, and everything in between that is so delightfully and quintessentially Maine.