Maine and New Brunswick

from $3,225

DATES (2019): JUNE 30JULY 11

DURATION: 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

EMBARK: BOSTON, MA

DISEMBARK: BOSTON, MA

SHIP: GRANDE MARINER

 

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All about the Maine and New Brunswick.

Explore the scenic coast of New Brunswick and New England on a 10-day journey that takes you from historic Boston to pristine New Brunswick. Kick off this seaworthy adventure with a stop in the “City of the Ships” – Bath, ME. Explore the rocky shoreline of Rockland, ME where you might kayak by lobster boats. In Eastport, ME tour the last stone mustard mill in America. In seaside St. Andrews, New Brunswick, watch whales play, explore with a naturalist, or perhaps play golf at a world class course. Cruising back toward Boston, explore Bar Harbor Maine before stopping in Portland with picturesque views of the Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine. Back in Boston, explore the Freedom Trail where every path leads to a different moment in history.

HIGHLIGHTS / PORTS VISITED:

  • Boston, MA
  • Bath, ME
  • Rockland, ME
  • Eastport, ME
  • St. Andrew’s, NB
  • Grand Manan, NB
  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Portland, ME

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Cruise aboard the Grande Mariner or Grande Caribe, with only 88 passengers.
  • Complete program of optional tours and excursions (Additional fees 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.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airfare;
  • Transfers;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages other than those specified above;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, faxes,  and Internet service.
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Gratuities
  1. Day 1 Boston, MA

    Board your cruise today at noon and explore historic Boston before having dinner onboard the ship. Delve into the rich history of this city and learn about some of the most remarkable and notable stories and artifacts in Massachusetts history.

  2. Day 2 Bath, ME

    Welcome to the “City of the Ships” – Bath, ME. Located on the west bank of the Kennebec River, Bath remains a major player in the naval shipbuilding industry today. Discover the Maine Maritime Museum and experience over 400 years of shipbuilding heritage and culture. See 19th century brick buildings while exploring shops and restaurants downtown.

  3. Day 3 Rockland, ME

    Rockland, ME is a charming coastal town with a welcoming downtown, thriving artists’ community, and a rich history of shipbuilding. Settle in and relax as the ship sails “Down East” this afternoon to Eastport, ME, a popular resort town on Mount Desert Island.

  4. Day 4 Eastport, ME

    Arrive this morning in Eastport, ME, the eastern-most city in the United States. Consisting of just 12.34 square miles of enchanting island beauty, it’s clear why the locals invite visitors to discover “The Maine Thing.” An optional guided tour of the town acquaints you with the remarkable Old Sow Whirlpool and historic Raye’s Mustard Mill.

  5. Day 5 Saint Andrews by the Sea, NB

    Be greeted by seals and other marine mammals as we cross into Canada! An optional excursion takes you to Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, offering postcard- perfect views of the majestic Bay of Fundy en route to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s beloved island home.

  6. Day 6 Grande Manan, NB

    Uncover the unique charms shaped by the world’s largest tides on Grand Manan Island; the Bay of Fundy’s largest island. Grand Manan is a hub for all kinds of wildlife. Here, you will have the opportunity to observe diverse species of birds and the gentile giants of the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for whales in the distance.

  7. Day 7 Bar Harbor, ME

    Before the 1947 fire, some of America’s most affluent families owned summer homes in Bar Harbor. The properties of some of these notable individuals – from the Rockefellers to the Vanderbilts – still exist throughout town. If you are up for an adventure, take a trip to Acadia National Park for a scenic view atop the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic Coast.unds.

  8. Day 8 Portland, ME

    Arrive at noon in Portland, the largest city in Maine. Soak up the sea breeze and explore local shops, as you watch fishermen bring in the catch of the day. Enjoy a picturesque view of the Portland Harbor inside the Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine. If you like oysters, try a few at the Eventide Oyster Co., who offers 16 different kinds

  9. Day 9 Boston, MA

    Cruise back to Boston this afternoon and take a historical tour of this 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.

  10. Day 10 Boston, MA

    Disembark this morning in 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 30, 2019 - July 20, 2019
$3,225