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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 £3515pp

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

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Save £320 per cabin! Book your cruise at least 9 months in advance to receive early booking discount. Prices shown include discount

Complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay! Available until 30 days before departure, subject to availability.

New England Islands Special Offer

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.

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New England Islands Itinerary

Day 1 - Providence (Rhode Island)

Join American Star 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 American Star 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 - Guided Tour of Fort Adams (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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 29th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3675
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £3800 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3675
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £3800 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jul 13th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3675
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £3800 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jul 20th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3675
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £3800 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jul 27th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3675
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £3800 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 10th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 17th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 24th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 31st - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Sep 14th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Sep 21st - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Sep 28th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3890
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4025 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 6th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jun 13th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jun 20th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jun 27th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jul 11th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jul 18th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
    • Jul 25th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3515
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £3800 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3640 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 8th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 15th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 22nd - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Aug 29th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Sep 12th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Sep 19th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
    • Sep 26th - Providence and back - Sailing on: American Star From: £3730
      Cat A Large picture window Cat AA Large picture window Cat AAL Private Balcony Cat AAC Private Balcony Owners Suite Private Balcony Single Private Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4025 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £3865 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520
Map for New England Islands