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Historic Treasures of the East Coast

Historic Treasures of the East Coast

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Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights

Coverage: Charleston, SC to Halifax, NS

From: $5,905

Season: April

Activities: History

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This 10-night Historic Treasures of the East Coast cruise will take you to the most captivating destinations along the Eastern Seaboard as you enjoy perfect comfort aboard the Pearl Mist.

Your voyage begins Charleston, SC, where you can experience true southern charm and hospitality. Venture to Norfolk to explore the largest naval station in the world, before experiencing the maritime spirit of Baltimore. Immerse yourself in the history of Philadelphia, where you can walk in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Explore Newport, yachting capital of the world and home to lavish historic mansions. Set sail for Portland and admire its scenic waterfront which perfectly blends a celebrated past with a vibrant present. Discover the stunning coastal beauty and breathtaking vistas of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.

End your amazing journey in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and once a key naval station of the British Empire.

During your 10-night venture from Charleston, SC, to Halifax, NS, our onboard experts will bring the history and culture of this captivating region to life through their engaging presentations and performances.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Charleston, SC

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, it is considered by many to be a living museum. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Learn how Charleston’s African-American heritage has contributed to the city’s history and unique culture. Enjoy the beauty of the area with a stroll through magnificent parks and gardens.

Day 2 - Day of Cruising

As we make our way from Charleston to Norfolk, relax on the sun deck and admire the beauty that stretches out before you. Take time to gather with like-minded travelers in one of our lounges or find a comfortable place to read.

Day 3 - Norfolk, VA

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has enjoyed a dramatic history dating back to 1607, when British settlers first arrived on American shores. Today, the city embraces its colorful past while thriving as a modern metropolis. Tall schooners share the surrounding waters with naval vessels and oystermen. Enjoy tours of historic districts, museums, restored homes, and the Norfolk Naval Station.

Day 4 - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is a great American city, bustling with excitement, Colonial history, and a rejuvenated maritime spirit. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobbled streets of the charming Inner Harbor. Visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Day 5 - Philadelphia, PA

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Philadelphia, the first World Heritage City in the United States. Home to the iconic Liberty Bell, explore this amazing metropolis which played a significant role in the American Revolution. Visit Independence Hall, a meeting place where our Founding Fathers debated and adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

Day 6 - Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia served as a temporary U.S. Capital during the Revolution, when Washington, D.C. was under construction. Today, the city boasts a vibrant downtown area, many prestigious universities, exceptional arts and culture, and a variety of Fortune 1000 companies. Take a second day to explore all that Philadelphia has to offer.

Day 7 - Newport, RI

Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighborhoods, bustling wharves, and scenic waterfront, you will find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."

Day 8 - Portland, ME

Maine's most historic seaport overlooks beautiful Casco Bay. Spend your visit exploring its gallant 360-year history or check out its amazing cultural scene. Big-city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm here as fishing vessels bustle in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

Day 9 - Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has enchanted visitors throughout history with its incredible natural beauty as well as its vibrant downtown village. Its majestic mountains and stunning seascapes have long inspired artists and writers and beckoned many others who come for reflection, relaxation, or outdoor exploration.

Day 10 - Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia’s capital is a historic community that still shows a striking resemblance to the Halifax of the 1800s when it was a key naval station in the British Empire. The Halifax Citadel, a military bastion that has been standing for over 250 years, was restored and is still active. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the waterfront celebrates the colorful history of Samuel Cunard, a Nova Scotia native who became a Canadian shipping magnate and founded a successful steamship company. A highlight of the city is Spring Garden Road, a lively neighborhood with intriguing boutiques in a subtly Bohemian setting.

Day 11 - Halifax, NS

End your magnificent journey in the charming city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Spend an extra day or two to explore the waterfront boardwalk that follows the water’s edge, adorned with graceful tall ships. Visit the area’s locally-owned shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, and pubs and try the fabled donair, the official food of Halifax.

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