Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Grand New England

Discover the seafaring heritage of coastal towns and charming island villages on this 10-night New England cruise visiting Camden, Provincetown and Bar Harbor. Includes shore excursions, pre-dinner cocktails and evening entertainment.

Cruise Only
10 nights from £4605pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Acadia National Park
  • Gloucester Bay
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Camden Harbor
  • Portland
  • Traditional Lobster Dish

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Join your elegant small ship in Boston and head to the historic seaport of Portland to embrace the vibrant city culture. Admire the awe-inspiring views of mountains and seascapes in Acadia National Park which has inspired many artists and writers and relax in Camden as beautiful tall ships sail into the harbour.

Cruise through Merchants Row, one of Maine's most gorgeous cruise areas, explore the distinguished Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens from Boothbay Harbor and delve into Gloucester's maritime history at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Enjoy a tour of the impressive Fort Adams and stroll along lovely beaches in Newport before heading to the popular holiday spot of Martha's Vineyard for a tour of its six intriguing neighbourhoods. Discover the historic Cape Cod culture during a visit to Provincetown before this wonderful cruise comes to an end in Boston.

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Grand New England

Day 1 - Boston (Massachusetts)

Embark your ship in Boston.

Day 2 - Portland (Maine)

The historic seaport of Portland looks over beautiful Casco Bay and showcases a combination of big-city excitement and small-town charm. Explore the fascinating 360-year history and admire the Victorian-era buildings as you stroll along cobblestone streets. Enjoy a narrated tour of Portland led by a local guide.

Day 3 - Bar Harbor

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor's lovely vistas and abundant wildlife have welcomed visitors for over one hundred years. Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of Acadia National Park to see the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first land in the United States touched by the morning sun, and Thunder Hole, an inlet naturally carved out of rocks where the waves spout water as high as 40 feet.

Day 4 - RocklandCamden

On the way to Rockland, pass through Merchants Row, the lovely 6-mile passage lined with evergreens. In Rockland, visit the Rockland City museums including the Owls Head Transportation Museum, which has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world, and the Farnsworth Museum. Alternatively, enjoy the flavours of local lobster, mussles and clams, dining under a covered tent. The charming village of Camden is often described as the 'Tall Ship Capital of Maine' and features quaint shops and art galleries. Why not ascent Mt. Battie and enjoy the panoramic views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands? Enjoy a historical walking tour of Camden and learn about its industrial beginnings.

Day 5 - Camden

The charming village of Camden is often described as the 'Tall Ship Capital of Maine' and features quaint shops and art galleries. Why not ascent Mt. Battie and enjoy the panoramic views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands? Enjoy a historical walking tour of Camden and learn about its industrial beginnings.

Day 6 - Boothbay Harbor

This lovely, historic town is lined with shops, boutiques, and picture-perfect harbours dotted with lobster boats, pleasure crafts, and windjammers. Perhaps visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens which is one of the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country.

Day 7 - Gloucester (Massachusetts)

Gloucester is home to America's oldest seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. The beautiful waterfront has drawn fishermen, artists and visitors for over 400 years. Admire the lovely views and perhaps savour delicious seafood in one of the waterfront restaurants. There is also the opportunity to visit the Maritime Heritage Centre and enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour on an optional excursion.

Day 8 - Newport (Rhode Island)

Newport is nestled within Narragansett Bay Newport, the yachting capital of the world and showcases pristine beaches, historic neighbourhoods and a scenic waterfront. Enjoy a guided tour of Fort Adams and meet a park ranger who will delve deeper into the history of the fort and the military and naval strategies implemented there. A supplementary optional Avenue of the Mansions excursion takes you down one of the most architecturally impressive avenues.

Day 9 - Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts)

Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for cargo ships but is now a bustling and popular holiday resort attraction people from far and wide each year. The island is comprised of six towns. Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of the island including Oak Bluffs with its quaint gingerbread cottages, the scenic harbour 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.

Day 10 - Provincetown

Provincetown is one of the most popular holiday destinations of Cape Cod and boasts colourful architecture, quaint shops and relaxing beaches. Learn about the rich history and culture of Provincetown during a trolley tour before heading to Race Point Beach for a visit to the Race Point Lighthouse.

Day 11 - Boston

Disembark in Boston.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Open seat dining
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Gratuities (payable at time of booking)
  • Port charges and fees
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses
  • Beverages outside of complimentary cocktail hour

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • Portland - Portland City Excursion (Complimentary excursion)
  • Bar Harbor - Arcadia National Park
  • Camden - Camden Hills State Park Tour
  • Camden - Lobstering and Lighthouse Cruise
  • Camden - Camden Historical Walking Tour (Complimentary excursion)
  • Rockland - Rockland City Museum Exploration (Complimentary excursion)
  • Rockland - Lobsterbake Luncheon (Complimentary excursion)
  • Rockland - The Sail Power and Steam Museum
  • Boothbay Harbor - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
  • Gloucester - Schooner Lannon Cruise
  • Gloucester - Maritime Heritage Center and Narrated Sightseeing Tour
  • Newport - Fort Adams Exploration (Complimentary excursion)
  • Newport - Avenue of the Mansions Tour
  • Martha's Vineyard - View of the Vineyard Tour
  • Provincetown - P-Town Trolley Tour (Complimentary excursion)

Special Features

  • Lobsterbake Culinary Themed Cruise - Enjoy a traditional Lobsterbake on our Grand New England cruise and indulge in many flavorful lobster dishes including tenderloin and stuffed lobster tail, Cape Cod lobster pot pie, and whole steamed lobsters. Applies to following 2019 departure dates: Jun 17; Jul 7, 17, 27; Aug 6, 16 and following 2020 departure dates: Jun 12, 22; Jul 12; Aug 1, 11, 21.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 14th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5008
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    • Jun 24th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £4605
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  • July
    • Jul 4th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £4923
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    • Jul 14th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £4923
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      Brochure price from: £4923 Brochure price from: £5923 Brochure price from: £6222 Brochure price from: £6673 Brochure price from: £7468 Brochure price from: £8125
    • Jul 24th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £4923
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      Brochure price from: £4923 Brochure price from: £5923 Brochure price from: £6222 Brochure price from: £6673 Brochure price from: £7468 Brochure price from: £8125
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5161
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    • Aug 13th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5242
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    • Aug 23rd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5484
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      Brochure price from: £5484 Brochure price from: £6544 Brochure price from: £6863 Brochure price from: £7339 Brochure price from: £8181 Brochure price from: £8879
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5806
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      Brochure price from: £5806 Brochure price from: £6923 Brochure price from: £7258 Brochure price from: £7766 Brochure price from: £8653 Brochure price from: £9391
    • Sep 12th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5806
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      Brochure price from: £5806 Brochure price from: £6923 Brochure price from: £7258 Brochure price from: £7766 Brochure price from: £8653 Brochure price from: £9391

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 13th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £4847
      Cat AA Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure price from: £4847 Brochure price from: £5786 Brochure price from: £6065 Brochure price from: £6492 Brochure price from: £7238 Brochure price from: £7855
    • Jun 23rd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £4847
      Cat AA Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure price from: £4847 Brochure price from: £5786 Brochure price from: £6065 Brochure price from: £6492 Brochure price from: £7238 Brochure price from: £7855
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5165
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      Brochure price from: £5165 Brochure price from: £6165 Brochure price from: £6464 Brochure price from: £6915 Brochure price from: £7710 Brochure price from: £8367
    • Jul 13th - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5165
      Cat AA Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure price from: £5165 Brochure price from: £6165 Brochure price from: £6464 Brochure price from: £6915 Brochure price from: £7710 Brochure price from: £8367
    • Jul 23rd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5165
      Cat AA Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure price from: £5165 Brochure price from: £6165 Brochure price from: £6464 Brochure price from: £6915 Brochure price from: £7710 Brochure price from: £8367
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5484
      Cat AA Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure price from: £5484 Brochure price from: £6544 Brochure price from: £6863 Brochure price from: £7339 Brochure price from: £8181 Brochure price from: £8879
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Boston and back - Sailing on: American Constitution From: £5806
      Cat AA Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite
      Brochure price from: £5806 Brochure price from: £6923 Brochure price from: £7258 Brochure price from: £7766 Brochure price from: £8653 Brochure price from: £9391
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