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Islands of New England

Islands of New England

At a glance

Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Warren, RI

From: $1,999

Season: June - July

Activities: Culture, History

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Blount

With a collection of picturesque islands dotting its rocky coast, summer cruising in New England is unparalleled. Rugged bays, sandy beaches and colorful lighthouses that have individual stories longing to be told; oyster beds breed “shucked-to-order” shellfish in mellow, sheltered harbors; and modest colonial charm and Gilded Age beauty combine to create a feeling of sophistication and back east charm.

Your 7-day cruise includes visits to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport where you can kayak, sail on an authentic America’s Cup boat or simply explore the colonial villages. This summer don’t worry about hard-to-get and expensive hotel reservations on the islands. Instead, experience New England the way it’s meant to be – from the water and with a local.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart from Warren, RI

Embark in Warren, RI, home to Blount Small Ship Adventures. Relax onboard as you begin your cruise through Narragansett Bay, offering postcard-perfect views of rugged cliffs, classic lighthouses, and gentle waves so lovely that National Geographic named it one of the Best Adventure Destinations. Tonight you’ll arrive in Cuttyhunk, MA a quiet island outpost off the coast of Cape Cod.

Day 2 - Nantucket Island, MA

Nantucket Island, MA welcomes you this morning with its iconic Cape Cod charm. Begin with an optional tour of Nantucket’s pristine beaches, fishing ports, old-style lighthouses, and bright cranberry bogs. Later, enjoy time to explore the Nantucket Whaling Museum, or stroll through the brick-lined streets lined with historic clapboard homes and local shops. This evening, cruise to Martha’s Vineyard.

Day 3 - Martha's Vineyard

Enjoy a full day on Martha’s Vineyard, a laidback summer getaway loaded with colonial charm where several U.S. Presidents have vacationed. On an optional tour, visit Edgartown, home to the Vineyard’s most famous lighthouse; West Tisbury, a “typical New England village”; Oak Bluffs, featuring colorful gingerbread cottages; the Gay Head cliffs, and much more!

Day 4 - New Bedford, MA

Discover New Bedford, MA, known as “the Whaling City.” Connect with the people of the waterfront with 2 optional tours: Learn about the city’s history during an optional walking tour; or, join a tour to Lees Wharf, an authentic oyster farm. This afternoon enjoy time to stroll the cobblestone streets and view the many shops. Tonight, local fishermen introduce you to “A Fisherman’s Life.”

Day 5 - Newport, RI

Arrive this morning in Newport, RI. An optional tour takes you down spectacular Ocean Drive past the opulent Gilded Age Mansions. See Rosecliff Mansion where the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby” was filmed and visit The Breakers, once owned by the Vanderbilt family. Or, tour Newport from the water on a 2-hour sail aboard America’s Cup Charters and relax aboard a classic 68’ 12 Meter yacht.

Day 6 - Block Island, RI

Block Island, RI has been named one of The Nature Conservancy’s “12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere.” With over 40% of its land dedicated to conservation, the island offers endless beaches and supreme sailing opportunities. An optional tour introduces you to gorgeous Mohegan Bluffs, where green hills plunge toward crashing waves. Or, enjoy an Eco-kayaking tour.

Day 7 - Warren, RI

Today before disembarking in Warren, RI, pass scenic Prudence Island, RI. This small island is home to a thriving oyster regeneration project created by Captain Luther H. Blount in 2000, and today remains funded by his foundation.

Dates & Rates

Date Ship 1 2 3 4 3 Single
Jun 5, 2018 Grande Mariner $1,999 $2,799 $2,899 $3,099 $3,699
Jun 13, 2018 Grande Mariner $1,999 $2,799 $2,899 $3,099 $3,699
Jul 14, 2018 Grande Caribe $1,999 $2,799 $2,899 $3,099 $3,699
Jul 22, 2018 Grande Caribe $1,999 $2,799 $2,899 $3,099 $3,699

Map

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Ships

Grande Caribe

Grande CaribeBuilt by Blount Boats in Warren, RI, and commissioned in 1997, the Grande Caribe carries 88 passengers everywhere from Belize to Baltimore. She was completely renovated in 2009, with new furniture and décor in the lounge, cabins and dining rooms, and sparkling new showers and bathrooms. View ship details...


Grande Mariner

Grande MarinerCommissioned and built by Blount Boats in 1998, the Grande Mariner makes her way up to Montreal, just in time for fall foliage season. She was refurbished in 2010, with totally new cabin configurations including new décor, new bathrooms, new furniture in the cabins, a renovated lounge, new décor, and brand new furniture. View ship details...