Historic Massachusetts

from $2,495

DATES (2018): JUNE 22 | JULY 01

DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

EMBARK: BOSTON, MA

DISEMBARK: BOSTON, MA

SHIP: GRANDE MARINER

 

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All about the Historic Massachusetts.

Your 8-day cruise explores the history, legends and lore of Massachusetts. Visit mystical Salem known for its 17th century witch trials. In Plymouth, one of America’s first settlements, see The Mayflower II, a full-scale replica of the ship that in 1620 carried the Pilgrims across the Atlantic in search of religious freedom.

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HIGHLIGHTS / PORTS VISITED:

  • Boston, MA
  • Salem, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Provincetown, MA
  • Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Plymouth, MA
  1. Day 1 Boston, MA

    You’ll board today at noon in Boston, and then spend some free time exploring this historic city. Boston is the perfect start to this 7-day cruise which highlights pivotal places and points in New England’s deep-rooted history. Each port you visit presents a part of New England’s profound legacy over time. Learn about some of the most remarkable and notable stories and artifacts in Massachusetts and U.S. history.

  2. Day 2 Salem, MA

    Welcome to Salem, a popular tourist destination on the north coast of Massachusetts. Most known for its witch trials in the 17th century, the area is also home to many important historical sites. The setting for Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” the town boasts the Salem Witch Museum, host of staged exhibits where visitors can follow the trails based on original documents of the witch-hunt. In the evening, discover the restaurants and cafes of this city’s lively downtown.

  3. Day 3 Newburyport, MA

    Dock in Newburyport this morning and spend the day exploring the numerous historic homes and local shops in this small coastal city close to the New Hampshire border. Known for its rich maritime history and robust boater community, Newburyport is also the birthplace of the US Coast Guard. A great place for activities on and by the water, the area prides itself on a diverse offering of local artisans, restaurants and shops.

  4. Day 4 Provincetown, MA

    Spend the first half of your day cruising to the northern tip of Cape Cod. Around noon, arrive in Provincetown, Massachusetts or “P-town,” which is known for its lively galleries, artists, and beaches. It was here in Provincetown that on November 11, 1620 the passengers aboard The Mayflower first stopped, five weeks before settling in Plymouth. A 252-foot Pilgrim Monument symbolizes their landing here where 41 Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact, while still aboard the ship in Provincetown Harbor. At night, explore P-town’s nightclubs, which include cabaret and piano bars.

  5. Day 5 Martha’s Vineyard, MA

    Arrive on the island of Martha’s Vineyard this morning, accessible only by boat or plane. Check out the charming gingerbread cottages, take a ride on the Flying Horses carousel or enjoy the harbor views while exploring the many boutique shops and restaurants. For many years, famous political figures including presidents and celebrities, have vacationed on “The Vineyard”. It was also here that the original Jaws movie was filmed in 1974

  6. Day 6 Plymouth, MA

    Arrive in historic Plymouth this afternoon. In 1620, English settlers, known as Pilgrims, boarded their ship, Mayflower, from Plymouth England and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of religious freedom. As one the country’s first settlements, Plymouth is also known as “America’s Hometown”. Be sure to stop by the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operating museum in the US.

  7. Day 7 Boston, MA

    Back in Boston for a full day, enjoy a historical tour of this exciting and vibrant city. Explore the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, where every path leads to a different historically significant site location. Learn more about Boston’s role in the American Revolution, while visiting museums, significant meetinghouses, and burial grounds.

  8. Day 8 Boston, MA

    Disembark this morning, or perhaps extend your trip to discover more of Boston.

Grande Mariner

Blount Small Ship experience is truly about creating an unscripted journey to places others can’t reach. We wrap new friendships with a value unsurpassed in small ship cruising. Being a family run business for more than 50 years, we welcome all of our passengers as members of our own extended travel family. This means our onboard and onshore activities are always entertaining – full of humor, learning, and designed to create the bond of memories only achievable through one-of-a-kind shared experiences.

The size of our ships affords numerous and tangible benefits. As we carry a maximum of 88 passengers, you will never stand in lines, never be lost in the crowds, and best of all, you step directly off our ships and right into the destination. We pride ourselves on creating insider experiences by educating our passengers through lectures and talks from noted experts and with spirited tales from our knowledgeable and friendly crew.

Due to the intimate nature of the Grande Caribe and Grande Mariner, your experience will be an exclusive and personal one. You’re never a number, you are our cherished guest, experiencing our unique form of hospitality and sailing amongst friends. One of the highlights of any adventure is gathering in the lounge or for a meal with friends both new and old and sharing the day’s adventures. Life onboard is extremely social as you are among like-minded adventurers who appreciate taking the road less traveled. A special bond soon develops through shared experiences and tales, one that stays with you in cherished memories long after your Blount adventure ends.

The unique size and design of our ships, with their bow ramps, retractable pilot houses, and shallow draft, allows them to take you to places other ships cannot. Imagine cruising up the Rio Dulce, off-limits to larger vessels, venturing deep into the lush jungles and rain forests past thundering waterfalls and through imposing, cavernous gorges. Marvel as your skilled Captain gently brings you right onto the beach in the Bahamian Out Islands where you easily and safely step right off the ship via our ingenious bow ramp. You’ll watch with amazement as the pilot house retracts to the deck level, affording our ships the enviable distinction of being the only cruise ships to traverse the historic Erie Canal which is a monument to ingenious American engineering.

WHAT SETS BLOUNT SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES APART?

• Exclusive Signature Series Adventures Provide Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences
• Charming And Friendly All-American Crew
• Open-Seating Dining
• Beer And Wine Included At Lunch And Dinner
• “BYOB” Bar Policy
• Unique Ship Design – Bow Ramp, Retractable Pilot House And Shallow Draft
• Stair Lifts Provide Ease Of Access Onboard
• Glass Bottom Boat – Provides A Diver’s-Eye View Without Getting Wet!
• Insightful Guest Lecturers And Destination Experts
• Photography Workshops
• Bike And Kayak Rental
• Spectacular Fall Foliage
• Snorkeling Adventures in the tropics

Package Confirmed Dates Price (PP) Excluding Flights  
June 22, 2018 - July 8, 2018
$2,495