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Colonial America Cruise

Colonial America Cruise

Cruise Highlights:

  • Engage with the historic figures that make Colonial Williamsburg come alive each day.
  • Explore the narrow streets and famous landmarks of the “Nation’s Oldest City”, St. Augustine.
  • Browse the shopping and entertainment of Port Lucaya Marketplace of Freeport, Bahamas.

At a glance

Duration: 14 nights

Coverage: Portland to Freeport, Bahamas

From: $8,240

Season: October

Activities: History

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Experience Colonial America at its finest on a United States East Coast cruise from Portland, ME to Nassau, Bahamas. Enjoy 14 nights of fine accommodations and personal service aboard the stunning new Pearl Mist. Take in the culture and history of iconic destinations including Williamsburg, VA; Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; West Palm Beach, FL and Nassau, Bahamas. Whether you are looking for spring flowers or fall foliage, this cruise brings you to some of the most scenic areas on the Eastern Seaboard. Your cruise will visit all of the most famous vacation areas along the coast.

Small ship cruising is the pursuit of the exceptional. The stunning, new Pearl Mist offers the ultimate cruise experience with just 100 over-sized, luxurious staterooms, all with private balconies. Let our attentive crew cater to your wishes and world-class chefs create culinary delights with a local flavor. Visit the most exciting destinations in the world in perfect comfort with Pearl Seas Cruises.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Portland, ME

Overlooking Casco Bay, Portland is home to a wealth of historical and architectural masterpieces. The area combines the diverse cultural offerings of a major metropolitan area with a charming small-town flavor. From classical to cutting edge, performance and visual arts are vibrantly alive in the city and infuse the region with a surprising sophistication. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized Portland. “Often,” he wrote in My Lost Youth, “I think of the beautiful town that is seated by the sea …”

Day 2 - Boston, MA

History blends with modern life in the iconic city of Boston, MA. As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston is testament to the earliest days when American revolutionaries seized control from Great Britain. As the center of the main events leading up to the Civil War, Boston’s story is a fascinating look into one of the core peices of American history.

Day 3 - Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The island of Martha’s Vineyard is unique in it’s history and very sustainable lifestyle. The island has 6 towns. Although getting to the island without a cruise ship can be a project, the Pearl Mist takes you right to the Martha’s Vineyard docks. With stately Greek revival houses dating back to the whaling era of the early 19th century, Edgartown is a seaside village of boutique shopping and pristine harbor views. For more of a “beach town” feel, Oak Bluffs has the Flying Horses carousel, an arcade and an easy walk to the beach, plus the history and charm of the “gingerbread” houses in the Methodist campgrounds. Vineyard Haven offers visitors a blend of both. For a real retreat, Chilmark/Aquinnah is the place to get away from it all. Most visitors prefer to explore the island on a bicycle.

Day 4 - Newport, RI

Once the summer playground of wealthy socialite families, the Newport of today has much to offer today’s visitors. Explore opulent ocean-side mansions, interesting museums, and historic sites such as coastal forts and lighthouses. For those who enjoy shopping, the city’s cobblestone streets and wharves have a wonderful mix of shops and galleries. Newport was, and still is, a center for yachting, so don’t miss the Museum of Yachting which has two 12 Meter America’s Cup winning yachts as well as other historically important vessels and artifacts.

Day 5 - Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg was founded as the capital of the Virginia Colony in 1699. Famous political leaders emerged from the College of William and Mary, (which had been founded in 1693), such as Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler. The first hospital established in America for the care and treatment of mental illness was founded in Williamsburg in 1773. General George Washington assembled the Continental Army in Williamsburg in 1781 for the siege of nearby Yorktown and the winning of American independence. During a landmark visit in 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed it’s main thoroughfare, the Duke of Gloucester Street, “the most historic avenue in America.”

Day 6 - Charleston, SC

The scene of major Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, Charleston is brimming with history and culture. Docking in the heart of this “living museum” along the banks of the tranquil Ashley River, you will have the opportunity to truly appreciate Southern Antebellum culture. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument; experience the African-American Influences of the area and stroll through magnificent parks, gardens, and plantations. Warm southern breezes, gaslit lamps and cobbleston streets welcome you to the city where the Civil War began.

Day 7 - Savannah, GA

Savannah has been welcoming visitors since 1733. You’ll find amazing architecture and plenty to do. Stroll through Savannah’s historic squares where you’ll find trendy shops and funky stores. Be sure to visit the Historic District, where one can find antique shops, art galleries, books, clothing, and gift stores. In 2002 Savannah was named “America’s Most Haunted City” by the American Institute of Parapsychology. This is why when strolling the streets you might start to notice a recurring color painted on the door frames, porches and window sills of many Savannah homes. The blue/green color, or “Haint Blue,” is not only aesthetically pleasing, but according to the Geechee/Gulla culture of the Lowcountry, has an important purpose – to ward off evil spirits.

Day 8 - Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville’s stunning beaches and waterways combined with a renaissance style downtown makes one of Florida’s largest cities an attractive place to unlock your inner adventurer. Located right between skyscrapers and the St. Johns River, downtown Jacksonville’s North and South banks have a cool urban atmosphere. Thousands of visitors fill the streets each week to enjoy unique lunch and dining destinations, world-class museums, and a variety of nightlife options ranging from casual bars to upscale lounges. The 5.6 miles of beautiful riverfront, including almost 3 miles of riverwalk, make it the perfect place for a stroll and offer great opportunities to photograph the cities’ spectacular skyline. If you are looking to get away from the city atmosphere Jacksonville offers 22 miles of wide, uncrowded beaches for you to relax and play on, as well as over 70 private and public golf courses. With a riverfront downtown, miles of beaches, natural splendors and a healthy cultural community, Jacksonville is the perfect cruise destination!

Day 9 - St. Augustine, FL

In the late 1800s, oil millionaire Henry Flagler built a number of elegant hotels and churches in St. Augustine in an attempt to fulfill his vision of establishing an American Riviera along Florida’s eastern shores. Although this “golden era” ended in the early 1900s, Flagler’s legacy remains, and his buildings grace St. Augustine as both monuments to early American opulence and architectural ingenuity. Spend the afternoon exploring historic ruins, unique architecture, and the narrowed streets of a city once used as a remote outpost by the Spanish Empire.

Day 10 - West Palm Beach, FL

Arts and culture come alive during a stop in West Palm Beach, a city filled with exciting theaters, museums and parks. Take in warm, refreshing sunshine while strolling through CityPlace, a thriving upscale community, or Clematis Street, famous for its historic buildings and shops. West Palm Beach is an unforgettable location, providing you with a day of leisure, warmth and an experience you will remember for years to come.

Day 11 - Freeport, BS

Located a mere 70 miles east of Palm Beach, Freeport is the 2nd largest city on Grand Bahama Island. It owes its popularity to its pretty, smooth-sand beaches and it’s shopping. The International Bazaar offers a collection of shops and restaurants with themes inspired from places around the world, and the Port Lucaya Marketplace- a vibrant, open-air shopping and entertainment hub set on a five-acre peninsula overlooking the waterfront.

Dates & Rates

Dates # of Nights Ships G H K L R S
October 24, 2015 14 Pearl Mist $8,240 $9,085 $9,590 $9,875 $11,025 $11,910

Map

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Pearl Mist

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