Maine and New Brunswick

from $3,225

DATES (2018): JULY 10

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.

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HIGHLIGHTS / PORTS VISITED:

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

    Explore the Midcoast and rocky shoreline of Rockland, ME. At noon arrive in Rockland, which has 14 houses on the National Historic Registry. Get a scenic view of the Rockland Harbor and Penobscot Bay and spot lobster boats in the water at the top of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. Be sure to visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum, one of the largest lighthouse museum’s of lenses and maritime artifacts.

  4. Day 4 Eastport, ME

    Nestled between Cobscook Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay, arrive in Eastport, ME around noon. The surrounding waters are filled with a variety of aquatic life; don’t be surprised if you see seals in the water or eagles soaring above. Tour the last stone mustard mill in America at Raye’s Mustard Mill and be sure to visit the Moose Island Bakery for a fudge brownie or baked goods before tomorrow’s departure.

  5. Day 5 Saint Andrews by the Sea, NB

    See whales, explore with a naturalist, play golf at a world class course. Welcome to the legendary charm of seaside Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. Known for its old-world ambiance and colonial heritage, Saint Andrews is also notorious for the latest marine research which you can discover at the Saint Andrews Biological Station or Huntsman Marine Aquarium. Spectacular walking trails, scenic beaches and lively water sports offer fun ways to get to know this area better. Stroll through the award winning Kingsbrae Horticultural Garden to see thousands of flower and tree species. Later, enjoy the local arts and craft stores, galleries and museums that line Water Street, adjacent to the scenic Bay.

  6. Day 6 Grande Manan, NB

    Explore the largest of the Fundy Islands, Grand Manan. Walk or bike marked shoreline and cliffside hiking trails or tour the iconic Swallow Tail Lighthouse, recognized as a Federal Historic Building. Take a seat on a lighthouse bench and see if you can spot any whales or seabirds in the distance. Depart from Grand Manan at 4 p.m. and spend the rest of the night back in Eastport, Maine.

  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  
July 10, 2018 - July 19, 2018
$3,225