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Charting the Eastern Seaboard: Colonial America and Cultural Capitals from Boston to Nassau - 2021

Boston • 12-night small ship cruise with Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, New York City, Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston, Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach • Nassau
  • JOIN THE INAUGURAL SAILING SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, VANTAGE'S FIRST SMALL SHIP OCEAN-GOING EXPEDITION VESSEL
  • GAIN DEEPER INSIGHTS INTO YOUR DESTINATIONS WITH TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS BY AN ONBOARD RESIDENT LECTURER
  • LEARN ABOUT BOSTON'S REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY IN A TOUR OF ITS MANY DISTINCTIVE NEIGHBORHOODS
  • AMBLE ALONG IN THE COUNTRY-STYLE CHARM OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD
  • GET TO KNOW NASSAU ON A TOUR OF ITS HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS, THEN INDULGE IN SHOPPING OR SEASIDE EXCURSIONS
  • BE CHARMED BY CHARLESTON’S BEAUTY, FROM THE WATERFRONT TO THE CITY TO THE SPRAWLING MAGNOLIA PLANTATION & GARDENS — ONE OF THE OLDEST PLANTATIONS IN THE SOUTH
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$7,999
  • $470
    PER DAY
  • 17
    DAYS
  • 20
    TOURS
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING:
  • This trip is moderately paced
  • Your 17-day expedition cruise tour includes 12 nights on board the 5-star Ocean Explorer; plus, hotel stays for 4 nights total (2 each) in Boston and Nassau. (The 17 days includes the day you depart from home, plus the day you return home.)
  • Over the course of 17 days you'll visit 10 ports of call in 7 states plus the Bahamas. There is an overnight port call in New York City
  • Sightseeing is usually offered in half-day tours, with time to relax every day
  • There are 2 days at sea when you have ample time to relax and enjoy the amenities on board your luxury expedition vessel
  • We often cruise overnight but some scenic sailing will be conducted during daylight hours

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • You should be in relatively good health to fully enjoy this tour
  • This journey does not entail walking for great distances but you will be on your feet for an hour or two at a time
  • Most sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned coaches with guides
  • There are several walking tours through archaeological sites, historic centers, and villages where uneven steps and cobblestones should be expected
  • You will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, kayak, and ride bikes
  • This cruise tour is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking or require wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair and handicapped traveler policy

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION:
  • Your ship is your main means of transportation between destinations
  • Land transportation is conducted on board deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoaches with the exception of Martha’s Vineyard, where you’ll tour the island on board a local school bus
  • In some locations you may ride along uneven or bumpy roads, especially in more rural areas or at historical sites
  • You will have several opportunities to enjoy local modes of transportation: trolleys in Provincetown and Wilmington; and a Nature Train in Charleston (Magnolia Plantation)

CLIMATE:
  • Beginning your trip in the fall in New England means that you will enjoy pleasant temperatures, not to mention the colorful foliage. As you make your way south it will naturally become somewhat warmer, so that swimming in the ship’s pool will be possible. Please refer to the temperature charts in Before You Go section for more details
  • There will be some temperature variations so it is important to pack accordingly, and in general plan on dressing in layers
  • There is always a chance of rain, so bring a light rain jacket or umbrella
  • During your days at sea it can occasionally be windy. A windbreaker, sweater, or light jacket is recommended
  • The sun is strong in all our destinations, so sunscreen, sunglasses, and sun hats are musts
  • Stay cool in the South and in the Bahamas by wearing lightweight fabrics (such as cotton or linen)
  • For protection from the sun, do as the locals do and cover up by wearing longer pants or skirts, and shirts with sleeves

Please note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew.

Important: Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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