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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

New England Islands

Discover the nautical heritage, stunning scenery and elegant summer resorts of New England on this unique 7-night cruise visiting Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Newport

Cruise Only
7 nights from £3573pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Cape Cod house
  • Newport mansion
  • Newport lighthouse

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Learn about the maritime history of New England on this cruise from Providence and discover opulent coastal estates, popular art communities and breathtaking scenery.

Embark American Star in charming Providence, Rhode Island and cruise to Nantucket Island, a testament to New England's rich maritime history with its white sand beaches, lighthouses and quaint seaside cottages. Explore the scenic island of Martha's Vineyard, renowned as a popular summer destination and featuring magnificent Greek revival homes and the whimsical gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs.

Home to a thriving waterfront, spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture, Newport is best known for its connections with socialite families like the Vanderbilts and Astors and for its reputation as the yachting capital of the world.

AC834 Operated by American Cruise Lines

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New England Islands Itinerary

Day 1 - Providence (Rhode Island)

Join your ship in Providence, the state capital of Rhode Island. Enjoy a Welcome Reception on board.

Day 2 - New Bedford (Massachusetts)

In the mid-nineteenth century, New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world, and was the inspiration behind Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick' in 1841. Today, New Bedford is still known as 'The Whaling City', an authentic seaport village and a working waterfront. Visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum to learn about the history of North American whaling and how the industry shaped New Bedford.

Day 3 - Nantucket Island

Be transported back to the 18th century on the time-worn cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Discover how this delightful island evolved from a small farming community to be the centre of the American whaling industry and a popular resort community. Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture.

Day 4 - Martha's Vineyard

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Martha's Vineyard was 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 holiday spots in New England, comprising six distinct towns, including Chillmark and Vineyard Haven. The most genteel town on the island is historic Edgartown which can be visited on an optional island tour, or perhaps visit the Cottage Museum which reflects the history of Martha's Vineyard.

Day 5 - Block Island

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 favourite summertime destination, adored for its laid back attitude, splendid nature trails and breathtaking bluffs. Tonight there is an on-board lecture detailing how Newport's earliest settlers protected the harbour, in preparation for a visit to Fort Adams the following morning.

Day 6 - Newport

Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Rhode Island's famous Newport - the Yachting Capital of the World and the summer retreat of the wealthy. Vast mansions, many now open to the public, are the legacy of families such as the Vanderbilts. The ship docks at Fort Adams, the fortress used to protect the harbour, for a guided tour accompanied by an expert park ranger.

Day 7 - Bristol (Rhode Island)

Explore the Herreshoff Marine Museum to see some of the finest yachts built during the Golden Age of Yachting, and America's Cup Hall of Fame which honours those who have competed in this prestigious event.

Day 8 - Providence

Disembark in Providence.

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board accommodation
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library

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

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • New Bedford - New Bedford Whaling Museum (Complimentary excursion)
  • New Bedford - Achushnet Harbor Cruise
  • New Bedford - Working Waterfront Walking Tour
  • Nantucket Island - Nantucket Island Tour
  • Martha's Vineyard - Views of the Vineyard Tour
  • Block Island - Scenic Bluffs and Preserves Tour
  • Newport - Fort Adams Exploration (Complimentary excursion)
  • Newport - Avenues of the Mansions Tour
  • Britsol - Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame (Complimentary excursion)
  • Bristol - Blithewold Mansion Tour (Complimentary excursion)

Special Features

  • Lobsterbake Culinary Themed Cruise - Enjoy a traditional Lobsterbake on our New England Islands cruise and indulge in many flavourful lobster dishes including tenderloin and stuffed lobster tail, Cape Cod lobster pot pie and whole steamed lobsters. Applies to 22 Jun; 20, 27 Jul; 10, 24, 31 Aug; 7 Sep 2019 and 20, 27 Jun; 18, 25 Jul; 8, 22, 29 Aug 2020 departures.
  • Holiday Themed Cruise - Travel to some of the most fascinating destinations in New England as you are treated to the best in holiday-inspired cuisine, music, and onboard and onshore enrichment. Applies to 29 Jun 2019 and 4 July 2020 departures.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 5th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3734
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      Brochure Price from: £4589 Brochure Price from: £4806 Brochure Price from: £6218 Brochure Price from: £3734 Brochure Price from: £3863
    • Jun 12th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3734
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      Brochure Price from: £6218 Brochure Price from: £3734 Brochure Price from: £3863 Brochure Price from: £4589 Brochure Price from: £4806
    • Jun 19th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3492
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      Brochure Price from: £5976 Brochure Price from: £3492 Brochure Price from: £3621 Brochure Price from: £4347 Brochure Price from: £4565
    • Jun 26th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
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      Brochure Price from: £6056 Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
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      Brochure Price from: £6056 Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645
    • Jul 10th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
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      Brochure Price from: £6056 Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645
    • Jul 17th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
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      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 24th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
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      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 31st - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
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      Brochure Price from: £6431 Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935
    • Aug 14th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935 Brochure Price from: £6431
    • Aug 21st - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935 Brochure Price from: £6431
    • Aug 28th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935 Brochure Price from: £6431
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3940
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      Brochure Price from: £3940 Brochure Price from: £4085 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £5141 Brochure Price from: £6722
    • Sep 11th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3940
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      Brochure Price from: £6722 Brochure Price from: £3940 Brochure Price from: £4085 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £5141
    • Sep 18th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £4020
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      Brochure Price from: £6802 Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4165 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222
    • Sep 25th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £4020
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4165 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 4th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jun 11th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jun 18th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jun 25th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 9th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 16th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 23rd - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 30th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3573
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £3702 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935 Brochure Price from: £6431
    • Aug 13th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935 Brochure Price from: £6431
    • Aug 20th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935 Brochure Price from: £6431
    • Aug 27th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3798
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3798 Brochure Price from: £3931 Brochure Price from: £4702 Brochure Price from: £4935 Brochure Price from: £6431
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £4020
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4165 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802
    • Sep 10th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £4020
      Owners Suite Private Balcony Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £6802 Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4165 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222
    • Sep 17th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £4020
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4165 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802
    • Sep 24th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £4020
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4165 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802
Map for New England Islands