Arrive a little earlier to soak up more of New England’s beauty and colonial heritage. Two extra nights in Boston give you a chance to enjoy the city’s lively cultural scene. Then, enjoy a full-day excursion to the North Shore region, visiting seafaring Salem during Halloween festivities, when the city’s witchy history is on full display, and colorful Gloucester, a hard-working fishing village and artists' colony that typifies the Yankee spirit. Plus, an additional free day in Boston lets you delve more deeply into its sophisticated culture. Beautiful scenery, harvest fare, and fresh seafood. Come see what makes Massachusetts so special!
Depart home for Boston, Massachusetts
Fly to Boston, New England’s sophisticated center of culture. You’ll have time to settle in, then enjoy a Welcome Drink and Dinner at the hotel.
Coastal gems of Cape Ann: Rockport, Gloucester & Salem
Today, you’ll head north of Boston to explore the beauty of Cape Ann — “the North Shore” in local parlance. Head to Gloucester first and view the Fisherman’s Memorial, dedicated to those who have lost their lives at sea. Then, continue to Salem, where the witch hysteria of the 1600s gripped the region. Stop by the Salem Witch Museum to learn more about it, then explore on your own. Boston offers countless dining options… pick one for dinner and have fun tonight!
Explore Boston at leisure
Enjoy the day to explore more of the city. You might browse the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Visit the Boston Public Library and its massive vaulted reading room. Or enjoy the waterfront, home to the stunning Rose Kennedy Greenway park space, the renowned New England Aquarium, and more. Throughout the day, your fellow cruisetour travelers will be arriving. You’ll meet them this evening at a Welcome Briefing and Dinner.