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New England Islands Discovery

Travel with us as we discover the New England Islands. Each day is filled with customized shore excursions narrated by private island guides, and knowledgeable onboard experts. Explore the rich marine history of New Bedford, once known as the whaling capital of the world and the inspiration behind the classic American novel, Moby Dick. While in Nantucket, learn about the island’s early history, the popular rose-covered cottage style homes, and popular art community. Visit the many historic towns in Martha’s Vineyard, and stop at a local gingerbread house for fresh lemonade and cookies. You will be amazed by the awe-inspiring Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island and the opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions" in Newport.

Please Note: Some departures are shorter than 8 days, please contact us for more details.

19 May, 2019 to 25 May, 2019 Make a booking request for New England Islands Discovery, departing on 19 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

A £ 2946 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These comfortable staterooms located on the main deck offer 258 sq. ft. of living space and are a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. They feature hotel size bathroom, interior entrances, and large opening picture windows for scenic views.
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AAL (Private Balcony) £ 3622 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
The AAL staterooms are designed to offer the most space and modern amenities. With 263 sq. ft. of living space, these rooms offer a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the passing scenery, writing desk and full hotel-sized bathroom.
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Single £ 3784 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Located on the main deck, our single staterooms offer guests 207 sq. ft. of space with premium beds, spacious bathrooms, and an opening picture window with private views.
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AAC (Private Balcony) £ 3795 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These staterooms are centrally located on the top deck which provides stunning panoramic views. Enjoy 283 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, comparable to fine hotel rooms. These staterooms also offer private walk-out balconies and a generously sized bathroom.
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Single (Private Balcony) £ 4179 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Single staterooms offer the solo traveler a quiet enclave to rest and relax. Our single suites feature Twin sized beds, spacious bathrooms and your very own private balcony.
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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony) £ 4909 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
At 350 sq. ft. the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room for guests looking to enjoy complete comfort in their own private sanctuary. Featuring a large sitting area you’ll enjoy the passing scenery from your private walk-out balcony. This suite also features a full hotel-sized bathroom, generous closest space and a writing desk.
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25 May, 2019 to 31 May, 2019 Make a booking request for New England Islands Discovery, departing on 25 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

A £ 2946 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These comfortable staterooms located on the main deck offer 258 sq. ft. of living space and are a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. They feature hotel size bathroom, interior entrances, and large opening picture windows for scenic views.
view cabin photo
AAL (Private Balcony) £ 3622 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
The AAL staterooms are designed to offer the most space and modern amenities. With 263 sq. ft. of living space, these rooms offer a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the passing scenery, writing desk and full hotel-sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single £ 3784 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Located on the main deck, our single staterooms offer guests 207 sq. ft. of space with premium beds, spacious bathrooms, and an opening picture window with private views.
view cabin photo
AAC (Private Balcony) £ 3795 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These staterooms are centrally located on the top deck which provides stunning panoramic views. Enjoy 283 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, comparable to fine hotel rooms. These staterooms also offer private walk-out balconies and a generously sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single (Private Balcony) £ 4179 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Single staterooms offer the solo traveler a quiet enclave to rest and relax. Our single suites feature Twin sized beds, spacious bathrooms and your very own private balcony.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony) £ 4909 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
At 350 sq. ft. the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room for guests looking to enjoy complete comfort in their own private sanctuary. Featuring a large sitting area you’ll enjoy the passing scenery from your private walk-out balcony. This suite also features a full hotel-sized bathroom, generous closest space and a writing desk.
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31 May, 2019 to 07 June, 2019 Make a booking request for New England Islands Discovery, departing on 31 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

A £ 2946 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These comfortable staterooms located on the main deck offer 258 sq. ft. of living space and are a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. They feature hotel size bathroom, interior entrances, and large opening picture windows for scenic views.
view cabin photo
AAL (Private Balcony) £ 3622 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
The AAL staterooms are designed to offer the most space and modern amenities. With 263 sq. ft. of living space, these rooms offer a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the passing scenery, writing desk and full hotel-sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single £ 3784 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Located on the main deck, our single staterooms offer guests 207 sq. ft. of space with premium beds, spacious bathrooms, and an opening picture window with private views.
view cabin photo
AAC (Private Balcony) £ 3795 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These staterooms are centrally located on the top deck which provides stunning panoramic views. Enjoy 283 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, comparable to fine hotel rooms. These staterooms also offer private walk-out balconies and a generously sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single (Private Balcony) £ 4179 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Single staterooms offer the solo traveler a quiet enclave to rest and relax. Our single suites feature Twin sized beds, spacious bathrooms and your very own private balcony.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony) £ 4909 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
At 350 sq. ft. the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room for guests looking to enjoy complete comfort in their own private sanctuary. Featuring a large sitting area you’ll enjoy the passing scenery from your private walk-out balcony. This suite also features a full hotel-sized bathroom, generous closest space and a writing desk.
view cabin photo
17 May, 2020 to 23 May, 2020 Make a booking request for New England Islands Discovery, departing on 17 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

A. From £ 3136 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These comfortable staterooms located on the main deck offer 258 sq. ft. of living space and are a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. They feature hotel size bathroom, interior entrances, and large opening picture windows for scenic views.
view cabin photo
AAL (Private Balcony). From £ 3855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
The AAL staterooms are designed to offer the most space and modern amenities. With 263 sq. ft. of living space, these rooms offer a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the passing scenery, writing desk and full hotel-sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single. From £ 4025 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Located on the main deck, our single staterooms offer guests 207 sq. ft. of space with premium beds, spacious bathrooms, and an opening picture window with private views.
view cabin photo
AAC (Private Balcony). From £ 4036 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These staterooms are centrally located on the top deck which provides stunning panoramic views. Enjoy 283 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, comparable to fine hotel rooms. These staterooms also offer private walk-out balconies and a generously sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single (Private Balcony). From £ 4447 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Single staterooms offer the solo traveler a quiet enclave to rest and relax. Our single suites feature Twin sized beds, spacious bathrooms and your very own private balcony.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From £ 5221 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
At 350 sq. ft. the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room for guests looking to enjoy complete comfort in their own private sanctuary. Featuring a large sitting area you’ll enjoy the passing scenery from your private walk-out balcony. This suite also features a full hotel-sized bathroom, generous closest space and a writing desk.
view cabin photo
23 May, 2020 to 29 May, 2020 Make a booking request for New England Islands Discovery, departing on 23 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

A. From £ 3136 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These comfortable staterooms located on the main deck offer 258 sq. ft. of living space and are a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. They feature hotel size bathroom, interior entrances, and large opening picture windows for scenic views.
view cabin photo
AAL (Private Balcony). From £ 3855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
The AAL staterooms are designed to offer the most space and modern amenities. With 263 sq. ft. of living space, these rooms offer a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the passing scenery, writing desk and full hotel-sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single. From £ 4025 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Located on the main deck, our single staterooms offer guests 207 sq. ft. of space with premium beds, spacious bathrooms, and an opening picture window with private views.
view cabin photo
AAC (Private Balcony). From £ 4036 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These staterooms are centrally located on the top deck which provides stunning panoramic views. Enjoy 283 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, comparable to fine hotel rooms. These staterooms also offer private walk-out balconies and a generously sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single (Private Balcony). From £ 4447 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Single staterooms offer the solo traveler a quiet enclave to rest and relax. Our single suites feature Twin sized beds, spacious bathrooms and your very own private balcony.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From £ 5221 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
At 350 sq. ft. the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room for guests looking to enjoy complete comfort in their own private sanctuary. Featuring a large sitting area you’ll enjoy the passing scenery from your private walk-out balcony. This suite also features a full hotel-sized bathroom, generous closest space and a writing desk.
view cabin photo
29 May, 2020 to 04 August, 2020 Make a booking request for New England Islands Discovery, departing on 29 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

A. From £ 3136 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These comfortable staterooms located on the main deck offer 258 sq. ft. of living space and are a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. They feature hotel size bathroom, interior entrances, and large opening picture windows for scenic views.
view cabin photo
AAL (Private Balcony). From £ 3855 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
The AAL staterooms are designed to offer the most space and modern amenities. With 263 sq. ft. of living space, these rooms offer a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the passing scenery, writing desk and full hotel-sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single. From £ 4025 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Located on the main deck, our single staterooms offer guests 207 sq. ft. of space with premium beds, spacious bathrooms, and an opening picture window with private views.
view cabin photo
AAC (Private Balcony). From £ 4036 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
These staterooms are centrally located on the top deck which provides stunning panoramic views. Enjoy 283 sq. ft. of comfortable living space, comparable to fine hotel rooms. These staterooms also offer private walk-out balconies and a generously sized bathroom.
view cabin photo
Single (Private Balcony). From £ 4447 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
Single staterooms offer the solo traveler a quiet enclave to rest and relax. Our single suites feature Twin sized beds, spacious bathrooms and your very own private balcony.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From £ 5221 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From 235 USD pp)
At 350 sq. ft. the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room for guests looking to enjoy complete comfort in their own private sanctuary. Featuring a large sitting area you’ll enjoy the passing scenery from your private walk-out balcony. This suite also features a full hotel-sized bathroom, generous closest space and a writing desk.
view cabin photo

New England Islands Discovery itinerary:

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Day 1 Providence, RI
The state capitol of Rhode Island is known as the “Renaissance City," with a host of attractions for visitors to enjoy including acclaimed theaters, fine arts and Philharmonic performances. Over three centuries of fascinating history are preserved in Providence from Benefit Street’s “Mile of History” to the immaculate examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture.
Day 2 New Bedford, MA
In the mid-19th century, New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world, and became the inspiration behind Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby Dick, in 1841. Today, New Bedford is still known as "The Whaling City," with an authentic seaport village, large fishing fleet and working waterfront.
Day 3 Nantucket Island, MA
Be transported back to the 18th century as you step off your ship onto the timeworn cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Discover how this delightful island evolved from a small farming community to be the center of the American whaling industry and then to a popular resort community. Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture.
Day 4 Martha's Vineyard, MA
Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for whaling fleets and merchant ships, with exotic cargo from far corners of the world arriving on her shores. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns, including Chilmark and Vineyard Haven. The most genteel town on the island is historic Edgartown, prim and proper with its freshly painted colonial homes and manicured gardens.
Day 5 Block Island, RI
Stroll along Mohegan Bluffs and admire the Southeast Lighthouse, located along the southern shore of the island. The bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean and stretch 3 miles along the shoreline. This small island off the coast of Rhode Island has become a popular summertime destination, adored for its easy-going attitude, splendid nature trails and breathtaking views.
Day 6 Newport, RI
Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighborhoods, bustling wharves and scenic waterfront, you'll find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."
Day 7 Bristol, RI
Visit Battleship Cove, a unique "floating" museum recognized as the world's largest collection of 20th century U.S. naval fighting ships. Relive childhood memories on the magnificent, fully-restored carousel at Battleship Cove, the oldest functioning carousel in America. Explore the collection of intricate model ships and other nautical keepsakes at Fall River's Marine Museum.
Day 8 Providence, RI
Providence offers a number of shore excursions that will delight any member of your travel group. Simply take a walk through Waterplace Park to the River Walk, or admire the architecture of the Cathedral of Saints Paul and Peter. No matter what type of activity you are looking for, Providence has it all.
Please Note:
We do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

New England Islands Discovery reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
We do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.
Providence offers a number of shore excursions that will delight any member of your travel group. Simply take a walk through Waterplace Park to the River Walk, or admire the architecture of the Cathedral of Saints Paul and Peter. No matter what type of activity you are looking for, Providence has it all.
Visit Battleship Cove, a unique "floating" museum recognized as the world's largest collection of 20th century U.S. naval fighting ships. Relive childhood memories on the magnificent, fully-restored carousel at Battleship Cove, the oldest functioning carousel in America. Explore the collection of intricate model ships and other nautical keepsakes at Fall River's Marine Museum.
Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighborhoods, bustling wharves and scenic waterfront, you'll find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."
Stroll along Mohegan Bluffs and admire the Southeast Lighthouse, located along the southern shore of the island. The bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean and stretch 3 miles along the shoreline. This small island off the coast of Rhode Island has become a popular summertime destination, adored for its easy-going attitude, splendid nature trails and breathtaking views.
Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for whaling fleets and merchant ships, with exotic cargo from far corners of the world arriving on her shores. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns, including Chilmark and Vineyard Haven. The most genteel town on the island is historic Edgartown, prim and proper with its freshly painted colonial homes and manicured gardens.
Be transported back to the 18th century as you step off your ship onto the timeworn cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Discover how this delightful island evolved from a small farming community to be the center of the American whaling industry and then to a popular resort community. Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture.
In the mid-19th century, New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world, and became the inspiration behind Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby Dick, in 1841. Today, New Bedford is still known as "The Whaling City," with an authentic seaport village, large fishing fleet and working waterfront.
The state capitol of Rhode Island is known as the “Renaissance City," with a host of attractions for visitors to enjoy including acclaimed theaters, fine arts and Philharmonic performances. Over three centuries of fascinating history are preserved in Providence from Benefit Street’s “Mile of History” to the immaculate examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture.
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Map for New England Islands Discovery
Independence, the ship servicing New England Islands Discovery

Independence

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2010

The Independence is equipped with the largest staterooms in the industry with most suites featuring private balconies. Featuring the latest in navigation and safety technology, the Independence is fully stabilized, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort. Complete with an exercise area and putting green, the Independence offers guests a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Independence Amenities and Features:

Complimentary wi-fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any crusie ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Twice daily stateroom service, Putting green on the top deck, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Built in the USA, All american crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window


Cabin layout for Independence
• A cruise through the New England Islands will take you to beautiful seaside villages and stunning locales such as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, adorned with the finest examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture

• As you island hop, enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared with locally sourced seafood

• Ports Of Call: Providence, New Bedford, Nantucket Island, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, Newport, Bristol
Enquire now about New England Islands Discovery

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