New England Maritimes Cruise
- Tour the many significant sights of early American history preserved in Boston
- Visit the opulent homes of Mt. Desert Island where Martha Stewart and many other wealthy individuals take up summer residence.
- Immerse yourself in the seafaring heritage still remnant in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
At a glance
Duration: 10 or 11 nights
Coverage: Roundtrip Boston
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Starting in Boston on a round-trip journey, we’ll take you up the New England Coast into Canada to visit Bar Harbor, Yarmouth, Shelburne, and more. The remarkable beauty and history of this region are unmatched, and you’ll enjoy picturesque views and wonderful sights as you cruise.
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 1 - 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 2 - Portsmouth, NH
With a rich fishing, shipping and brewing past, and a still active working port, Portsmouth and its pleasures are an absolute delight approached by foot. With brick sidewalks to stroll, boutiques to pop into, and Colonial, Federal, and Georgian houses to tour, there’s no shortage of activities to take part in at this port. Check out the Strewberry Banke Museum, a 10-acre outdoor museum which traces the history of this seaport town, or Market square at the heart of downtown. For history buffs, the USS albacore Museum is a retired 1953 submarine which gives visitors a great look into what was, at the time, the most technologically advanced military assets in service.
- Day 3 - 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 4 - Bar Harbor, ME
Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor has welcomed visitors for over 100 years. Explore Mt. Desert Street, a national historic district, and be amazed by the beauty of the homes of the rich and famous. Join a shore excursion to Acadia National Park and witness breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife in an unspoiled habitat. Later, admire the working waterfront which marks the beginning of the Shore Path, an enticing stroll along the front lawns of some of Bar Harbor’s biggest “cottages.”
- Day 5 - Eastport, ME
Discover Eastport at the northern end of the coast- just across the bay from New Brunswick. Eastport has a lot to offer visitors, with places and activities to appeal to history buffs, painters, whale-watchers, and families who want a great holiday in beautiful surroundings. Water Street boasts a variety of shopping to suit all tastes and budgets. The walkable downtown includes 29 buildings on the National Historic Register with the unique architecture making a nice contrast with the breathtaking vistas of sea and islands.
- Day 6 - Campobello Island
Campobello Island is best known as the place where 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt grew up. His experiences on this island helped shape him into a great leader of both the United States and world. Today, Campobello Island relies primarily on fishing to keep its economy going, and has a charming little town to spend the afternoon in. It is home to a number of lighthouses and was named third best in the 2010 list of America’s Best Little Beach Towns by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
- Day 7 - Yarmouth, NS
Formerly a prosperous and wealthy lobster fishing town, Yarmouth has an extremely proud history and has gone to great lengths to preserve it’s many links to the past. A majority of the streets in the town has at least one historic landmark on it, including two historic warehouses surviving from the sailing era, old fountains built in the 1800′s, and statues commemerating events as early as the town’s founding. Additionally, Yarmouth is known for some of the most exuberant examples of Victorian houses styles in the Maritimes, a legacy of the wealthy captains and ship-owners of the town’s seafaring Golden Age. A heritage district preserves several blocks of these residences including the Lovitt House and Hatfield House, as well as around 30 more homes that each showcase a style of architecture now seldom-seen.
- Day 8 - Shelburne, NS
Shelburne offers much to her visitors, including museums, parks, nationally recognized restaurants and galleries, and craft shops. The waterfront Heritage District retains an aura of the 18th century. Visit the Ross-Thompson House, which has the oldest restored store in North America; the Shelburne County Museum, which has the oldest fire pumper in North America; and the Dory Shop, where the art of dory-making is demonstrated each day during the summer.
- Day 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - Boston, MA
End your trip back in beautiful Boston, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy plenty of historical sites on Boston’s Freedom Trail, a red brick road that travels to all of the important places of Bostonian history. Also, be sure to peruse the eclectic shops and restaurants at Faneuil Hall, visit historic sites like the docks where the Boston Tea Party took place, or take in all the beautiful views of this wonderful city.
Dates & Rates
|Dates||# of Nights||Ships||G||H||K||L||R||S|
|May 2, 2015||11||Pearl Mist||$6,475||$7,130||$7,540||$7,780||$8,665||$9,360|
|May 13, 2015||10||Pearl Mist||$5,885||$6,485||$6,860||$7,065||$7,875||$8,510|
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