A cruise through New England’s coastal waters and inland rivers gives you front-row seats in the area’s most charming and historic ports of call. Learn about colonial and maritime history, enjoy world-class shopping and restaurants or relax on deck, marveling at nature’s beauty as the Northeast’s seasonal display steals the show. Now is the perfect time to plan an autumn cruise for 2016 through the region’s most stunning scenery.

  1. Islands of New England

A small ship gives you a close-up view of rugged coastlines and unspoiled beaches as each day of this seven-day cruise takes you to a different island. You’ll travel to quiet locales such as the Elizabeth Islands off Cape Cod, and popular vacation spots like Martha’s Vineyard. Take in the opulence of Newport’s famous mansions and marvel at the incredible sights of Mohegan Bluffs. Book this cruise for an intimate experience of historic New England dressed up in her autumnal finery.

  1. Locks, Legends & Canals: New York to Montreal

Enjoy a unique adventure aboard a small, nimble ship that navigates rivers, lakes and fjords. Your two-week cruise begins in the Big Apple, travels through the Hudson River Valley, Erie Canal, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Saguenay River before concluding in Montreal, Quebec. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to walk the cobblestones of Quebec City’s Old Town, look for beluga whales in the Saguenay and discover the unforgettable sights of the Thousand Islands region. This cruise offers you the best of unspoiled natural scenery and sophisticated urban delights.

  1. Maine Coast and Harbors

Maritime history and small fishing villages await exploration on this eight-day ramble through the coastal waters of Maine. Bring a camera because you’ll want to capture images of everything from the wildlife of Acadia National Park to the many historic homes that grace the national historic district in Bar Harbor. When your on-shore excursions are over for the day, kick back in comfort and indulge in the local cuisine, including delectable New England Lobster.

  1. New England Islands

Discover the charm of New England’s most famous islands and exclusive waterfronts. During the tour, you’ll spend time in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Newport. You’ll learn about the area’s fascinating seafaring past when you visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum and Battleship Cove. From cultural delights to natural vistas abounding with autumn glory, this cruise has it all.

  1. New England Fall Foliage Cruise

Don’t blink unless you want to miss something on this weeklong, round-trip voyage during New England’s most colorful season. Starting from bustling, metropolitan Boston, you’ll head north to Maine, stopping in culturally rich Portland, iconic Mt. Desert Island and historic East Port. Before returning to Boston, you’ll venture into Nova Scotia to visit Yarmouth and Shelburne, harbor-side towns with a rich seafaring history. Don’t miss this cruise, filled with culture, charm and natural beauty.

Small-ship cruises offer an intimacy and level of service quality lacking in larger ships. If you’re hungry for a fantastic experience filled with all the beauty and wonder of autumn, one you can share with a partner, friends, or even on your own, any of the above cruises will be a perfect fit!


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