The Cape Codder Cruise

Adorned with gray shingle cottages, serene beaches, and colorful clam shacks, Cape Cod is the perfect a summer retreat. Begin and end your journey in Boston, a city brimming with history and character. Travel to the picturesque town of Gloucester and admire vintage lighthouses, historic schooners, and impressive homes that line the waterfront. Visit Provincetown, a bohemian seaport with unique art galleries and excellent whale-watching opportunities.

Enjoy the charming villages and gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard, before exploring the opulent summer seaside estates of Newport along the Avenue of Mansions. Along the way, savor the delicious fresh seafood for which New England is known, from oysters and scallops to world-famous clam chowder and lobster bisque.

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Cruise Itinerary

Ports of Call
Gloucester, MA
Provincetown, MA
Buzzards Bay, MA
Hyannis, MA
Martha's Vineyard
Newport, RI
Boston, MA

The Cape Codder Cruise

On this amazing journey, explore quaint seaside towns, enjoy stunning views, and savor superlative seafood. Let the laid-back atmosphere of Cape Cod and the New England Islands envelop you in a quiet calm.


Ports of Call

  • Boston Four Seasons Signature Package
  • Boston
  • Gloucester, MA
  • Provincetown, MA
  • Buzzards Bay, MA
  • Hyannis, MA
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Newport, RI
  • Boston, MA

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Boston Four Seasons Signature Package

American Cruise Lines’ Signature Pre-Cruise Package with the Four Seasons Hotel offers a complete Boston experience. Located in the heart of downtown, the hotel puts the city at your fingertips and allows you to arrive at your leisure the day before your cruise. The packages include breakfast at the acclaimed Bristol Restaurant in the Four Seasons on the morning of your cruise, followed by a Boston City Exploration. American Cruise Lines handles everything, including transportation of your luggage to your stateroom aboard the ship. The tour concludes at the ship, in time for embarkation and a relaxing afternoon cruise out of Boston Harbor. Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date. Please call (800) 460-4518 for pricing and availability.

The packages include breakfast at the acclaimed Bristol Restaurant in the Four Seasons on the morning of your cruise, followed by a Boston City Exploration. American Cruise Lines handles everything, including transportation of your luggage to your stateroom aboard the ship. The tour concludes at the ship, in time for embarkation and a relaxing afternoon cruise out of Boston Harbor.

Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date. Please call (800) 460-4518 for pricing and availability.

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Day 1

Known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and the Boston Tea Party, this vibrant city is a great way to start your Cape Codder cruise. Boston is a unique blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation. Arrive a day early to explore its diverse neighborhoods, walk the Freedom Trail, or enjoy shopping at Quincy Market.

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Day 2
Gloucester, MA

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.


The Hammond Castle

The Hammond Castle, constructed between 1926 and 1929, is a true European castle located on the New England Shoreline. The home, which sits on a rocky cliff overlooking picturesque Gloucester Harbor, was the residence and laboratory of inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. who was pioneered the study of remote control and held over four hundred patents. Led by our expert guide, explore this medieval castle, which incorporated elements from several architectural periods and styles. View the most famous feature in the home, a gigantic pipe organ, an instrument designed and built by a collection of world-famous organ builders over a period of ten years.


Maritime Gloucester - Complimentary Excursion

Maritime Gloucester is a multifaceted campus experience, connecting visitors to an authentic working waterfront and the marine life and science of the harbor. On the pier, discover America’s oldest marine railway and working sheds that served the fishing fleet, as well as the Schooner Ardelle and Schooner Adventure – significant vessels representing the evolution of the schooner. Inside Exhibit Hall, explore the Gorton’s Seafood Schooner Gallery and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Exhibit. Complete your excursion at the Sea Pocket Aquarium and Wet Lab, where visitors can see and touch local marine species and learn the science behind their habitats. After visiting the Maritime Gloucester, enjoy a narrated exploration of Gloucester and Rocky Neck. Highlights include Stacy Boulevard, where passengers can view the famous statue, “Man at the Wheel,” Downtown Gloucester, and East Gloucester, also referred to as Rocky Neck.


Schooner Lannon

Sail on board the Schooner Lannon (65-foot boat) and get a taste for what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner 100 years ago. Along your journey, sit back and take in the sights and sounds of Gloucester's coastline. Breathe the refreshing air and feel the wind on your face as you witness lighthouses, castles, scenic beaches, and magnificent waterfront homes.

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Day 3
Provincetown, MA

Originally settled as an artist colony, Provincetown is now one of the most popular summer destinations on Cape Cod. Known for its quaint shops, colorful architecture, and relaxing beaches, Provincetown offers guests a great opportunity to explore historic Cape Cod culture.

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P-Town Trolley

Located at the very tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is a popular summer vacation destination known for its beaches, harbors, and local art community. Affectionately referred to as “P-Town,” learn all about the area’s rich history and culture. Experience Commerce Street and enjoy the diverse shops and restaurants, before heading to Race Point Beach for a visit to the Race Point Lighthouse. A trip to Provincetown would not be complete without visiting the Provincetown Library, whose unique interior features an actual sailing ship, Rose Dorothea.

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Day 4
Buzzards Bay, MA

Buzzards Bay is a village located in the town of Bourne, MA, known as the Gateway to Cape Cod. This idyllic destination is home to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a renowned the maritime college, and National the National Marine Life Center, an independent, non-profit rehabilitation and release center for sea turtles and seals.

Take a relaxing stroll along shore of the Cape Cod Canal, a waterway connecting Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay, operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Admire the constant parade of boats passing by, from tugs to tall ships. Visit the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum and explore an exact replica of the nation’s oldest store, built by the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in order to trade with the Wampanoag Indians and the Dutch.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Led by our expert guide, visit the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Surrounded by the picturesque waters of Buzzards Bay, this renowned marine college is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to train the next generation of industry leaders and maritime professionals. Explore the impressive grounds, learn about life at the academy, a view the USTS Kennedy, a former commercial freighter and a current training vessel of the United States Maritime Service which is located at the academy.

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Day 5
Hyannis, MA

Hyannis, sometimes referred to as the “Capital of the Cape,” is a village known for its pristine beaches, great shopping, and the famous Kennedy Compound at nearby Hyannis Port. Stroll along its quaint streets lined with unique boutiques, specialty shops, and great restaurants.

Visit The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum which celebrates the legacy of our 35th president and his deep connection to Cape Cod. Located along the harbor, The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a great place to discover the rich maritime history of the region. Explore the onsite wooden boat building workshop and the Historic Boat Barn which houses a vast collection of Cape Cod wood boats, many of them, over 100 years old.


Kennedy Museum

Enjoy a visit to John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, a multimedia experience, featuring videos and photographs of JFK and the time he spent on Cape Cod from 1934 to 1963. Explore the many engaging exhibits which are arranged in thematic groupings to reflect the man, his family, his friends, and his experiences on the Cape, relaxing with family and sailing on the ocean to which he was constantly drawn. Watch a special video, narrated by Walter Cronkite, which depicts the president's experiences on the Cape.


The Village Exploration

Explore the charming historic downtown of Hyannis, a small fishing village that grew into a prosperous seaport in the nineteenth century. Today, it is a vibrant place with a variety of museums, galleries, unique locally-owned shops, and restaurants. Discover the rich maritime history of Hyannis, reflected in historic storefronts, the Colonial and Greek Revival homes of sea captains, and the working harbor waterfront. Walk the Kennedy Legacy Trail with many fascinating stops, including the Kennedy family church and the location of his presidential election acceptance speech.

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Day 6
Martha's Vineyard

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.

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Views of the Vineyard

Enjoy a narrated tour of the island, including historic Edgartown which maintains its Greek Revival architecture, Oak Bluffs with its quaint gingerbread cottages, the scenic harbor of Vineyard Haven, and West Tisbury reminiscent of a Currier & Ives print. Stroll through the quaint village of Edgartown where you will have time to shop and explore.

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Day 7
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, you will find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."

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Avenue of the Mansions

Travel back in time to the epicenter of 19th-century opulence as a knowledgeable guide takes you down one of the most architecturally impressive avenues in the world. Learn about the owners of the homes and their monetary successes as you travel along the spectacular Ocean View Drive and Bellevue Avenue, stopping at the “grande dame” of them all, The Breakers Mansion.

A portrayal of the social and financial prominence of the Vanderbilt family at the turn of the century, the architecture of this seventy-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo is remarkable. Take a leisurely audio tour of the home and learn about the Vanderbilt family and the inspiration for their building this impressive summer “cottage.” At the conclusion, take time to explore the bustling Newport waterfront at your leisure.

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Fort Adams Exploration - Complimentary Excursion

Newport boasts one of the finest natural harbors in the world. The night before your arrival, engage in an enlightening lecture of how Newport’s earliest settlers protected the harbor from intruders and also used it to achieve monetary successes. The intimate size of our ship allows us to dock right at Fort Adams, the well-known fort used to protect the harbor, and puts us just a short ride away from Newport’s bustling riverfront.

Our onboard lecturer will walk you over to the fort and answer any questions you may have before leading you to a knowledgeable park ranger who will delve deeper into the history of the fort and the military and naval strategies implemented there.

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Day 8
Boston, MA

Welcome back one of America's most dynamic cities. Boston is an incredible living history museum and the perfect port from which begin and end your amazing voyage. Stay a day or two to explore all the highlights of this incredible destination.

American Constitution

American Cruise Lines is proud to announce the newest addition to our expanding fleet of small cruise ships, the American Constitution. Designed with elegance in mind, this brand new coastal cruise ship will carry a capacity of just 175 guests and is uniquely designed to navigate the inland coastal waterways of the East Coast.

In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)


At up to 450 sq. ft., the American Constitution Owner's Suites are both spacious and elegantly appointed. Located on a private deck, each secluded suite offers our distinguished travelers amazing views from the private walk-out balcony. The well-furnished suites come fully equipped and offer a sitting area, writer’s desk, sliding glass door, and full-size bathroom.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)


With a generous up to 450 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.

AAM (Private Balcony)


At 368 sq. ft., our AAM staterooms are designed to offer the privacy you desire while cruising. Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms are elegantly furnished and feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private walk-out balcony where the grandness of the East Coast scenery can be enjoyed. 

AAC (Private Balcony)


Featuring the most modern amenities, our spacious AAC staterooms offer the perfect retreat for travelers. With over 350 sq. ft., each stateroom offers all of the comforts of a fine hotel and is configured to maximize the interior living space. These stateroom also feature full sliding glass doors and a private walk-out balcony which provides spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

AAL (Private Balcony)


Our AAL staterooms offer all the comforts of home and amazing panoramic views. At 350 sq. ft. each room includes an interior entrance, expansive private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area. These staterooms are the perfect sanctuary to relax in after a day of exploration.



Centrally located, these 302 sq. ft. staterooms offer amazing views and easy access to the lounge areas. You will enjoy the expansive views out of your own large opening picture window. Each room comes equipped with a large closet and hotel-size bathrooms.

Single (Private Balcony)


Solo travelers will find relaxing comfort in our Single staterooms complete with a walk-out private balcony. Enjoy one of the largest Single staterooms in the industry at 238 sq. ft., featuring a comfortable twin bed, large sliding glass door, and spacious full-size bathrooms.



Find modern amenities and relaxing comfort in our 226 sq. ft. Single staterooms. With a large picture window, twin beds and sizable bathrooms, these Single staterooms are perfect for solo travelers.

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