Atlantic Coastal Cruise Charleston to Warren

“Discover the ever-changing East Coast by small ship, enjoying some of the most
environmentally rich and 
protected shorelines along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Historians and nature lovers alike will find joy in this journey.”  
– Luther H. Blount

Experience a maritime journey through history on this 12 day cruise from the charming southeast to picturesque New England. Travel “America’s Oldest Highway” as you cruise the Intracoastal Waterway. Along the Atlantic Coast you will discover great cities and towns symbolizing America’s rich history, including the waterways and villages where defining moments of the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and Civil War all occurred. Come explore maritime history with us in a way only Blount can offer. And, in true Blount fashion enjoy a casual on-board atmosphere with our long-serving crew who work tirelessly to craft unique and personal experiences for you.

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DATES: MAY 3-14, 2017
DURATION: 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS
EMBARK: CHARLESTON, SC
DISEMBARK: WARREN, RI
SHIP: GRAND MARINER
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 ITINERARY: 

Charleston, South Carolina

DAY 1 – Charleston, SC
Board today in charming Charleston, South Carolina.

DAY 2 – Charleston, SC
Your journey begins in historic Charleston, South Carolina where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Brimming with southern charm and breathtaking views, this living museum is located on Charleston harbor. Here, cobblestone streets, pre Civil War era houses, and iconic palmetto trees paint a portrait of the old South. An optional tour to an elegant plantation home allows you to step back in time.

DAY 3 – Georgetown, SC
Georgetown, widely accepted as the probable site of the first European settlements was at the center early American history. Today, The Georgetown Historic District is a picturesque, coastal town filled with buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can take in its southern charms on walking or tram tours, visit one of its four museums, or test your nerves on its famous ghost tours.

DAY 4 – Southport, NC
Southport, at the mouth of the Cape Fear river was originally built around Fort Johnston which was initially constructed to defend against pirates. Today Southport is steeped in history and beauty with much to discover, however no stop is complete without a visit to The Old Brunswick County Jail. Before the day is done,  be sure to taste Southport’s famous crab-cake sandwiches.

Beaufort, North Carolina

DAY 5 – Beaufort, NC
Beaufort, nestled in among North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is the site where famed pirate, Blackbeard, ran his flagship aground near Beaufort Inlet. Today, the Southern Banks are the protected habitat of wild horses, believed to be descendants of the Spanish Mustangs, brought to America by conquistadores and trading vessels. Also not to be missed is the Beaufort Historic Site and NC Maritime Museum.

DAY 6 – Little Alligator River
Spend your morning cruising from beautiful Beaufort to Little Alligator River.

DAY 7 – Norfolk, VA
In this city known for music, antiques and history, enjoy a tour of the town and visit the Norfolk Naval Base and the MacArthur Memorial.  Begin your morning in Norfolk with an optional guided walk through the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, boasting 155 acres of gardens and scenic views. Here, you may decide to savor the treats from Rowena’s cake and dessert shop, a Norfolk landmark for more than 30 years.

DAY 8 – Day of cruising

Baltimore Harbor, Maryland

Spend a day of cruising from Norfolk to Baltimore.

DAY 9 – Baltimore, MD
Arrive in Baltimore, Maryland, the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem. Sitting in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this vibrant area will delight you with tasty and world famous crab shacks as well as attractions like the War of 1812 warship the USS Constellation and the National Aquarium. Discover the city’s treasures during two optional tours.

DAY 10 – New York, NY
A morning arrival in the Big Apple allows you a full day to explore Manhattan or choose an optional city tour. Filled with diverse neighborhoods, authentic ethnic foods, some of the world’s best theatre performances, and historical monuments, New York City is unparalleled.

DAY 11 – Newport, RI
Newport, RI is a blend of historic port and chic resort known for its opulent Gilded Age mansions. Enjoy an optional tour to The Breakers, once the beloved “summer cottage” of the wealthy and influential Vanderbilt family, who made their fortune in shipping and railroads. This evening local musicians perform onboard the ship.

DAY 12 – Warren, RI
Disembark today in Warren, RI

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS:

+ Cruise aboard the Grande Mariner, with only 88 passengers.
+ Complete program of optional tours and excursions (An additional fee may apply)
+ Welcome and farewell receptions aboard ship.
+ All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
+ BYOB , Bring your own selection of beverages; mixers and ice is provided
+ Enrichment program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leader.
+ Professional tour staff.
+ Complete pre-departure materials.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare; transfers; luggage and trip cancellation insurance; meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those specified above; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes, gratuities and Internet service.

CABINDOUBLE RATE
PER PERSON
CAT 1$3,699
CAT 2$4,899
CAT 3$5,199
CAT 4$5,599
PRE-CRUISE NIGHT ONBOARD WITH DINNER & BREAKFAST$150

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