Vantage celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!
Vantage Deluxe World Travel is thrilled to present this exciting 40-night small ship expedition cruise from Manaus to Boston that will bring you to a total of 9 countries, with access to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a momentous 37 included features and Cultural Discoveries! Please note that the nature of these journeys requires a certain level of physical fitness, and guests should be able to walk three miles unassisted over potentially-uneven terrain, be prepared to anchor at ports requiring the use of a tender and possess the physical agility to embark and disembark small crafts in unpredictable waters.
This small ship expedition allows you to get into the heart of every destination you’ll visit, revealing the cultural heritage and fascinating history of each one. Guided by a highly-skilled Expedition Team of naturalists, ornithologists, wildlife experts, equipment masters, and more, you’ll enjoy enlightening lectures onboard and the intangible greetings of the wild onshore. Whether gliding through the Amazon by Zodiac boat in search of indigenous wildlife, savoring the culinary delights of South America, or sipping on locally-produced rum in the Caribbean, this itinerary is sure to delight and captivate all your senses.
At the center of it all is your luxurious home at sea, the 5-star Ocean Explorer built for expedition travel with ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology. This small ship is designed with a total of just 77 cabins and a maximum capacity of 134 passengers on expedition cruises, allowing us reach some of the world’s most remote areas and giving our travelers access to exclusive ports, less queuing, and more time to spend onshore in each destination. And fewer travelers onboard also mean more impactful and intimate interactions with locals, tour leaders, lecturers, and more. Not to mention the breadth of this ship’s luxury amenities, from an onboard spa and two hot tubs to multiple dining options, bars, and lounges.
But that’s not all — as our World Cruise guests, we are honored to provide you with world-class amenities exclusive to this journey, including free international airfare, discounted business class upgrades, unlimited laundry service, dinner with the captain, and more. Click here to see what awaits when you reserve. Join Vantage Travel’s club of elite World Cruise guests us in 2023 for glimpse of some of the world’s most fascinating destinations!
Fly to Manaus, Brazil
You’ll board an overnight flight from the U.S. to Manaus, via Sao Paolo.
Arrive in Manaus
If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, upon arrival in Manaus, a Vantage representative will meet you and arrange transfer to your centrally located hotel. Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this balmy city.
Discover Manaus, gateway to the Amazon
Manaus has a fascinating contradictory feel; it is a city in the middle of a jungle, and despite its size, it is only accessible in a practical sense by boat or plane. And though seafaring vessels dock here, the ocean is 900 miles away. It’s all part of the intrigue of the Amazon!
After a free morning and lunch on your own, get acquainted with the largest city in the Amazon basin during a tour that features the Teatro Amazonas, or Amazon Theatre. This stunning vision in pink opened in 1896 at the height of the rubber barons’ prosperity and was built with European bricks, French glass, and Italian marble.
Browse the Municipal Market in Manaus and board the Ocean Explorer
If you’re in the market for exotic fruits, Amazon herbal medicines, and local handicrafts, you’ll love rubbing elbows with the people of Manaus during a visit to Mercado Municipal Adolpho Lisboa. Fashioned after the Les Halles market of Paris in 1882, it is the city’s oldest market and a scintillating way to immerse yourself in the culture. Produce from the surrounding countryside and fish from the river are delivered every morning. Cross the street to see how all these goods arrived — aboard the armada of fishing and cargo boats bobbing on the Amazon’s waters.
After time to absorb it all, and an included lunch, you’ll continue to the Ocean Explorer for embarkation. There’ll be time to settle in and perhaps have a drink on deck and give Manaus one final glimpse before your Amazon expedition goes on. In the dining room tonight, savor a special Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
Explore the Amazon jungle
Enjoy a wonderful week as your expedition cruise begins. The Amazon is home to thousands of wildlife species, black rivers, floating villages, and more, and you’ll encounter them all alongside your knowledgeable Expedition Team comprised of naturalists, ornithologists, wildlife experts, equipment masters, and more.
While sailing the river, be sure to head to the sundeck and observation lounge to hear the Expedition Team pointing out indigenous wildlife and offering insight on the passing terrain.
Your captain will coordinate closely with the Expedition Team to choose from a bevy of fascinating sites along this particular stretch of the Amazon River, and plot itineraries for Zodiac rides, treks, and visits with locals. Led by our highly experienced Expedition Team, you’ll encounter the world’s most biodiverse ecosystem in the most intimate and enthralling way when you step aboard a Zodiac boat and make your way to the banks of the Amazon River. Our daily shoreside landings allow you to get right into the heart of the lush Amazon rainforest, giving you a front row seat to the wildlife, nature, and cultures of the Indigenous communities that call this region home.
Back on board, your Expedition Team will guide informative and engaging lectures about the Amazon and the places you’ll visit throughout your small ship journey.
Please note: Our daily itinerary will be dependent on weather conditions, and we will make every effort to provide safe shoreside excursions if conditions allow.
Onboard Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional onboard experience. Enhance your time on board with one of our Vantage-exclusive activities, including wine and whiskey tastings, a multicourse Chef’s Table Dinner, or an exclusive wine-pairing dinner. Learn More
Explore the best of Belém
Following breakfast on board this morning, you'll enjoy a tour of Belém's best sites including lunch at a local restaurant. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure, and dinner will be on board this evening.
Relax on board with two days at sea
You’ll have two days to indulge in the amenities of your elegant small ship. Relax on the sun deck, visit the spa for a soothing treatment, or perhaps get in a workout at the gym. At mealtime, savor incredible culinary creations thoughtfully prepared by your onboard chefs. In the evening, head up to the Observation Deck for some magnificent stargazing.
Explore the Devil’s Island, French Guiana
Home to one of history’s most feared penal colonies, Île du Diable, or Devil’s Island, is now one of South America’s most enthralling sites. This prison, where France sent its most notorious criminals, was long considered inescapable until two convicts broke out against all odds. The unbelievable story was depicted in the novel Papillon by Henri Charrière and its subsequent film adaptation. You’ll have time on your own here to explore the prison’s buildings and grounds, made all the more atmospheric by resident monkeys cavorting in the tree canopy and distant bird calls echoing through the forest.
Enjoy two blissful days at sea
Explore the sites of St. George’s, Grenada
Your tour of Grenada begins with a scenic drive through this popular Caribbean destination. You’ll head to De La Grenade Industries, where you can sample delicious local products such as jams, jellies, and nutmeg syrup. Their prize-winning nutmeg liqueur and rum punch are not to be missed. You’ll continue on to Laura Herb and Spice Garden, an amazing botanical garden that grows herbs and spices used in medicinal remedies. Enjoy a guided educational tour of the grounds, and discover the cornucopia of vegetation grown here. Following your guided tour, you’ll have time to explore the gift shop before we continue on to Grenada Distillers. Opened in 1937, you will be welcomed by knowledgeable guides who will explain the history of rum-making in Grenada. After the tour, you will be invited to sample their award-winning rums at the bar. Later, you’ll return to the ship for an evening on board.
Experience the magnificence of Harrison’s Cave
Head out this morning to visit what many call the Caribbean’s most spectacular natural sight — Harrison’s Cave. What makes this cavernous chamber so spellbinding is the crystallized limestone from which it was formed over millennia. An electric tram takes you down into its depths, a stunning canvas of stalagmites, stalactites, gurgling streams, and waterfalls plunging into emerald pools.
The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy — check with your onboard Destination Manager for suggestions on what to see and do in Barbados. Perhaps you’ll lounge on one of its warm white sand beaches or explore Bridgetown’s history on a stroll around the Careenage, the city’s original harbor around the Constitution River.
Design your own day in Barbados
You’ll have a free day in Barbados to explore on your own today. Established in 1628, Bridgetown is the heart of Barbados. Both its capital and largest city, it’s a vibrant and vivacious place steeped in history, where its unique blend of African, British, and American heritage comes alive. Head out and explore one of the island’s many glorious beaches, dive into Barbadian history at the Barbados Museum, or shop for handcrafted souvenirs at the Pelican Craft Centre. The day is yours to do as you wish.
Volcanic splendors of St. Lucia
Arrive in Soufriére this morning, the scenic and pastel-hued capital of St. Lucia, and set out on a scenic drive showcasing its beautiful colonial architecture. Continue to Sulphur Springs Park, the Caribbean’s only drive-in volcano where pools of bubbling hot springs create an otherworldly landscape. Then, stop to admire the vivid, exotic hues and melodious birdsong at the Diamond Botanical Garden and Waterfall. Later, visit the island’s Old Sugar Mill. Its waterwheel, built in 1765, once generated the island’s first electricity. During your visit, sway to the rhythms of a local band, and savor a refreshing drink and snacks before returning to the ship for lunch. Later, you’ll have the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps explore more of St. Lucia with a tour set up by your onboard Destination Manager or stroll the streets of Soufrière in search of a handcrafted souvenir. As you leave St. Lucia behind, you will cruise past the twin volcanic spires of the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Savor the sites — and rum — of Martinique
Today, you’ll explore magnificent Martinique and sample its world-famous rum on an included heritage tour. You’ll board a private bus and set out past the village of Trois Ilets and make your way to La Pagerie Museum, a quaint cottage that boasts a royal history as the birthplace of the future Empress Joséphine of France, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. A guided tour of this former sugar estate will provide insight into her life here. You’ll continue on to L’Habitation Clément. This former 19th-century sugar plantation, once the private home of the Clément family, is now a shrine to Homère Clément, a doctor and politician who pioneered the production of Caribbean rum using sugarcane. From here you’ll head to the Jardin de Balata, a lush botanical garden containing close to 3,000 varieties of tropical plants and 300 different types of palm trees. Finally, you’ll learn about Martinique’s industrial history and the manufacturing of rum when you visit a local distillery where you will have an opportunity to sample the rich rum for yourself. Following your tour, you will return to the ship for lunch and have the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Ride the rails to a historic fortress on St. Kitts
Dock this morning in Basseterre, the capital of the sovereign nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. These lush islands were first colonized by France and Britain in the 1620s and became independent in 1983. Today, you’ll venture to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Erected by the British, this was the largest fortification ever built in the Western Caribbean. You’ll arrive at the fort via a splendid two-hour rail trip aboard the open-air carriages of the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, a thrilling experience through lush countryside and past sweeping vistas awash in the Caribbean’s azure waters and distant emerald-hued islands. After visiting the fort, you’ll return to the ship for lunch and then have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Relax on board the Ocean Explorer
Treat yourself to your ship’s amenities as you cruise through the legendary Caribbean Sea. Take advantage of this time to read a book from our library or enjoy a soothing massage at the spa. The day is yours to spend as you wish.
Onboard Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional onboard experience. Enhance your time on board with one of our Vantage-exclusive activities, including wine and whiskey tastings, a multicourse Chef’s Table Dinner, or an exclusive wine-pairing dinner. Learn More
Indulge in the natural riches of the Dominican Republic in Samaná
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of “DR” today during an enlightening tour that reveals the island’s flavors, bucolic way of life, and remarkable past. During your exploration you’ll visit a whale exhibit, a cigar museum, and even have time for shopping. Samaná is a lush, laid-back slice of this island, and you'll get to see its beaches and natural glory on a tour today, as well as meet with some locals. Back on board, relax on the sundeck and enjoy the late afternoon sun.
Enjoy a couple of days at sea as you sail across the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Visit the spa, get in a workout at the gym, and relax on the sun deck catching up with a great book. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a special Farewell Dinner.
Tour Nassau on a comprehensive island tour
After breakfast, you'll disembark the Ocean Explorer as your journey winds down in Nassau, the Bahamas. Begin your island tour at the Rawson and Parliament squares, lined with colorful stucco Georgian neoclassical buildings. The Supreme Court, Senate Chambers, and House of Assembly are here. Leaving here, you’ll pass the Queen’s Staircase, 66 limestone steps that connect Fort Fincastle to the lower town. It was carved out of the sheer rock by slaves in 1793. You’ll also see the Government House and Graycliff, a stunning mansion built in 1740 that is now a famous hotel. After a photo stop at historic Fort Charlotte, you’ll pass other landmarks such as the College of the Bahamas, Sir Harry Oakes Monument, and Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre. You’ll also pass colorful Arawak Cay, a jumble of multicolored shacks and cafés that are collectively known as “Fish Fry.” Be sure to come back during your free time to enjoy the famous conch fritters and tropical conch salad, and hear a local storyteller share some Bahamian lore. During your tour, you’ll stop at the historic 1789 Buena Vista Estate, home of the John Watlings Distillery, where you will enjoy a self-guided tour and rum tasting. Upon departing the distillery you’ll visit Aradastra Gardens, a lush tropical setting where you’ll be introduced to some local denizens such as monkeys, flamingos, snakes, lorikeets, and other native species.
Treat yourself to your ship’s amenities as you cruise into the legendary Caribbean Sea. Take advantage of this time to read a book from our library or enjoy a soothing massage at the spa. The time is yours! In the elegant dining room this evening, enjoy another exquisite meal.
Tour Amelia Island on a river cruise
Today, your ship drops anchor in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida’s northernmost barrier island. After breakfast, set off on a boat ride that takes you along salt marshes, wilderness beaches, and historic riverbanks; and learn about the fascinating history of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island. You'll also learn about the Port of Fernandina, why Amelia Island is called the Isle of Eight Flags, and the history of Fort Clinch before heading north into Georgia waters. You'll cruise the shores of Cumberland Island, hearing stories about the Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Kennedy families, as well as how the wild horses of Cumberland Island came to be. Your cruise back to Fernandina Beach will help you gain some working knowledge of the Kings Bay Nuclear Submarine Base and the local coast guard.
Soak up the color and culture in Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the southern U.S., will enchant you with its stately homes, lovely gardens, magnificent public buildings, and majestic churches. You will get to experience this lovely city — which has been voted the “#1 best city in the world” by readers of Travel + Leisure several times over the past few years — for yourself on today’s included panoramic tour. You’ll see the College of Charleston, Harleston Village (one of the city’s earliest suburbs), the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and the elegant 18th- and 19th-century townhouses of the Battery. Your expert guide will delight you with interesting anecdotes about the history of some of Charleston’s prominent sites. A few of the landmarks you’ll pass are the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, one of the country’s most important Revolutionary-era buildings; St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, whose bells have crossed the Atlantic seven times; the Fireproof Building, designed by Robert Mills, a Freemason architect who also designed the first Washington monument; and the Old City Market, a more than 200-year-old public market. The highlight of this tour is a visit to the early 19th-century Joseph Manigault House. Designed by the wealthy rice planter Gabriel Manigault, this house is considered one of the finest examples of Adamesque architecture in the country. The house also boasts a magnificent collection of period furniture and art with quite a few Charleston pieces.
Revisit antebellum life in Wilmington, North Carolina
If you’re up on deck this morning, take in the beautiful coastal scenery as your ship makes its way up the wide Cape Fear River to Wilmington. This historic port city boasts a beautifully restored waterfront, and exquisite architecture which you’ll see on today’s tour.
Today, you will be able to choose from one of two guided tours in Wilmington. If you are interested in beautifully preserved architecture, a tour of Wilmington's National Register Historic district will spotlight many of the city's historic mansion houses. Wilmington is also home to the largest full-service filming studio outside of Hollywood, and you'll learn about the many movies and television shows filmed in the area. Optionally, you can choose to visit the World War II battleship, USS North Carolina. This was the first battleship of its type built for the U.S. Navy, and was put into service following the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The ship was decommissioned in 1947 and put into reserve, before being saved from a breaker's yard in 1960. The ship was brought to Wilmington in 1962 - where it was opened as a museum - and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1982.
After your tour you’ll have free time to enjoy this pretty city on your own. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk, a waterfront promenade lined with parks, shops and cafés. If you are a craft beer enthusiast, Wilmington boasts many well-regarded microbreweries. It also boasts many fine nearby beaches such as Carolina Beach, known for its colorful boardwalk.
Enjoy a day at sea on your way to Norfolk
You’ll have a full day to relax and enjoy the 5-star amenities of your Deluxe ship. Perhaps you’ll join a yoga class or enjoy a soothing massage. We'll arrive in Norfolk this evening, and we’ll have some onboard entertainment tonight.
Choose from two tours: Colonial Williamsburg or Highlights of Norfolk
Strategically set at the core of the historic Hampton Roads region, Norfolk is surrounded on three sides by water and is home to the world’s largest naval base, as well as one of NATO’s two Strategic Command headquarters. After an early lunch onboard, then head out to explore the region’s historic colonial roots.
Today, you'll have your pick of two tours, each of which will inform you of the rich history of this region. You may embark on a Colonial Williamsburg tour and discover what was the capital of the first colony, Virginia. Today, the city is a living history museum, with 80% of its original layout! Or, opt for a Highlights of Norfolk tour, where you'll visit the largest Naval installation in the world with a member of the Navy as your guide. PLEASE NOTE: In case Norfolk Naval Base is not accessible for a tour due to external reasons, we will visit the famous Chrysler Museum of Art instead. Whichever way you roam, enjoy the remainder of your afternoon and evening at leisure.
Arrive in the Big Apple tonight
Today we will arrive in New York City during the late afternoon.
Discover the best of the Big Apple, New York City
Arrive in New York City today, then set out to explore. Your tour showcases some of the city’s most famous attractions and landmarks. See where world economies rise and fall on Wall Street, including the New York Stock Exchange building in the heart of the financial district. Nearby, you’ll pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial, where the victims of the World Trade Center bombing are honored. Also nearby is St. Paul’s Chapel, the oldest surviving church in New York City, built in 1766. At Battery Park, you’ll catch glimpses of the Statue of Liberty.
Your tour continues as you make your way towards Midtown, passing through Chinatown, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and more. Ride past the elegant New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, and then see Rockefeller Center, Times Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Central Park and Grand Central Station. You’ll be back on board in time for lunch and a free afternoon, with a scintillating port talk and dinner back on board.
Delve into history in Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is famous as the summer “watering hole” for America’s wealthiest families during the Gilded Age. It is also a yachting center that hosted the America’s Cup races from 1930–1983, and the first U.S. Open sites for tennis and golf. Less well-known is the town's colonial heritage, when it was an important whaling and trading port, notably as a center of the slave trade. Your tour points out the historic wharves, Touro Synagogue (the country’s oldest synagogue), the sweeping vistas of Ocean Drive, Hammersmith Farm (Jacqueline Bouvier’s childhood home, where she later held the reception for her wedding to John F. Kennedy), and more.
After breakfast onboard, you’ll be transferred to the port by tender for day of discovery. A highlight of the day will be your visit to the Breakers, the opulent Italian Renaissance-style mansion that was built as a summer residence by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Set on elegant Bellevue Avenue, it has a vast back lawn overlooking the Cliff Walk and the sea, and is filled with lavish period furnishings and art. Your tour provides a fascinating, intimate glimpse into the lives of America’s wealthiest and most powerful families during the late 1800s through the turn of the century.
The afternoon is free for you to explore Newport at your leisure. Your onboard Destination Manager will be able to provide recommendations based on your interests!
See the legendary summer resort of Martha’s Vineyard
Beautiful Martha’s Vineyard is famous as an affluent summer resort, and you can certainly do some celebrity-watching here. But your eyes will also be drawn to the sweeping natural beauty, historic towns and charming architecture. If some of it looks familiar, perhaps that’s because the movie Jaws was filmed here.
You’ll arrive ashore via tender for today’s tour, which starts with historic Oak Bluffs, once a religious revival summer camp.
Then, head along the coast to Edgartown, a quaint, white-clapboard village that was originally an important whaling center. Ride though the farmlands of West Tisbury, and the hills of Chilmark, where celebrities such as Ted Danson, Carly Simon, James Taylor, and Bill Murray have homes.
Perhaps you will explore Oak Bluffs on your own to get a feel for the laid-back charm that is synonymous with Martha’s Vineyard. You can see the colorful Flying Horses, the country’s oldest, continuously-operating platform carousel that was brought here from Coney Island in 1874. Nearby is Wesleyan Grove, better known as the Campground. Back in the mid-1800s, Methodist families would set up tents in this 34-acre site to enjoy revival meetings and summer Bible study groups. The tents eventually gave way to cottages that are painted lovely pastel hues and adorned with elaborate millwork. Today, these lovely gingerbread cottages are part of the National Historic Register. You can also learn about Oak Bluff’s history as one of the country’s first resorts for affluent African Americans.
After your time in Oak Bluffs, you'll head back to the Ocean Explorer to enjoy lunch on board. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.
Explore Cape Cod and ride the trolley around Provincetown
Provincetown (or “P-Town,” as locals call it) was the fertile fishing ground where the Pilgrims first dropped anchor before settling in Plymouth. Set at the curving tip of Cape Cod, it still is an important fishing community that over the years has been known for its spectacular beaches and tolerant, live-and-let-live vibe. For this reason, it has been a longtime resort, artists’ colony, and popular summer haven for the LGBTQ community. Famous residents have included Tennessee Williams, Norman Mailer, Eugene O’Neill, Kurt Vonnegut, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Julie Harris, Anthony Bourdain, and many more. You’ll get acquainted during this morning’s tour.
A tender will transport you to shore for an old-fashioned trolley to ride around the town. You’ll see the impressive Town Library, which is housed in an old, Italianate-style church built in 1860 and which also includes the Heritage Museum. At the Pilgrim Monument, you can admire the country’s tallest granite building, a 252-foot-high tower that offers commanding sea views. The museum at its base commemorates the pilgrims’ five-week sojourn here, during which time they drew up the Mayflower Compact that codified the first laws of the new colony.
The Cape Cod National Seashore boasts some of the country’s most stupendous seascapes, and at the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center you will enjoy wonderful views of them, as well as exhibits on local flora and fauna.
After lunch, you will have free time to explore on your own. Poke around the eclectic shops and art galleries, or perhaps enjoy the bustling harbor scene at MacMillan Pier.
Discover the best of Boston and Cambridge and disembark Ocean Explorer
The heart of Boston is quite compact, but it packs a big wallop in terms of its cultural, historic and touristic attractions, even compared to much larger cities. Boston has been called a “city of neighborhoods,” and on your city tour today you’ll see some of its most charming locales.
This morning after disembarking the Ocean Explorer, you’ll pass Copley Square, ringed by architectural jewels like Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and the Old South Church. Continue riding through the Back Bay and see trendy Newbury Street, Public Garden, Boston Common, and Beacon Hill, crowned by the gold-domed, Bulfinch-designed Massachusetts State House. From here you’ll head to the Old North Church, where Paul Revere hung two lanterns in the steeple to signal that the British were coming. The church sits in the middle of the North End, Boston’s historic Italian neighborhood. Take a little time to walk around and enjoy its sights, sounds, smells, and (of course) tastes. From here, you’ll cross the Charles River and head across Cambridge to Harvard Square, where you’ll have time to walk around and see the campus and surrounding commercial center of America’s oldest and most prestigious university.
The balance of the afternoon and evening is free for you to explore, relax, and enjoy dinner on your own. Perhaps you’ll walk along sections of the Freedom Trail, passing the site of the Boston Massacre of 1770, Boston Common, the Old Granary Burying Grounds (where many illustrious Bostonians are buried), and more. Heading toward the renovated Seaport district, you can see a replica of the Boston Tea Party ship, where colonists protested a British tax by dumping tea into the harbor in 1773. Boston has a brisk dining, music, and theater scene, so don’t forget to ask your Vantage Destination Manager to help you plan your time.
Explore Boston at your leisure
You’ll have a full day at leisure to explore Boston on your own today. This is a city that has something for everyone. Shop on Newbury Street or at the high-end Copley Place mall. Pop over to Fenway Park for a tour of this historic ballpark, home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912. Visit one of the many local museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, or the Institute of Contemporary Art. And when hunger hits, you’ll find everything from classic New England fare to trendy hot spots to tempt your tastebuds.
Destination Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional excursion. Discover Lexington and Concord, the battleground where the “shot heard round the world” officially triggered the American Revolution. Learn More
Discover Lexington and Concord, the battleground where the “shot heard round the world” officially triggered the American Revolution. Concord is also famous for its literary history, and was the home of the American Transcendentalist movement spearheaded by Ralph Waldo Emerson. You will stand where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired and travel along the Battle Road Trail that Paul Revere followed during his famous midnight ride. Walk on the Old North Bridge, a replica of the wooden bridge where militiamen beat back the British forces, and view the outsides of the gracious, historic homes where Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and others established one of America’s most formative, 19th-century intellectual circles.
Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!
After breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
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. 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.