Cruise Type
Ship
Date
Days
Destination
Information
Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Soléal
22.08.2019
03.09.2019
12
Alaska, North America, Wildlife and Forests of Alaska
Fare from € 6.230
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Travelroute
Day 1

Seward (Anchorage)

Seward is located on the Kenai peninsula, south of Anchorage. This bustling port, built for the fishing and shipbuilding industries, will show you just how vibrant it is, with its shops and galleries.

Day 2

Barry Arm Fjord & College Fjord

A secret inlet in a hewn-out bay on the southern coast of Alaska, College Fjord features outstandingly rich glacier scenery. Come and admire the five tidewater glaciers and high-altitude glaciers. These glaciers were named after the prestigious US East Coast schools attended by the professors who first laid eyes on them at the end of the 19th century. The setting is awe-inspiring, but don’t forget to listen out for the thunderous crack as great pillars of ice break off from the glaciers… Or would you rather be charmed by the song of the seals?

Day 3

Cordova

Day 4

Hubbard Glacier

Located in Yakutat bay, Disenchantment Bay is a feast for the eyes. Happy explorers of this sublime wilderness, you will perhaps surprise a seal, an otter. Into this fjord flows Hubbard glacier, the largest North American tidewater glacier. Its front dates from about 400 years ago. This was the time it took for the first ice to cross the 122 kilometres separating it from the sea. Sometimes, chunks of this ice wall break off and fall into the water: a vision that leaves you utterly speechless!

Day 5

Elfin Cove & Inian Island

At the tip of an island in the Alexander Archipelago, not far from the Canadian border, peaceful Elfin Cove shelters a fishing community that’s only linked to the rest of the world by the sea. There is just a dozen wooden houses, a long wooden pontoon and a tiny port surrounded by crystalline waters… It doesn’t get any quainter than this. Choose from a network of hiking paths that weave through a pristine forest, to lead you to secret beaches where silence reigns. The wonders of the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, accessible by a short boat trip, are many.

Day 6

Red Bluff Bay & Rowan Bay

When you arrive in Red Bluff bay, you will be overwhelmed by its beauty and natural surroundings. Here, summits etch the sky, and the waterfalls cascade through luxuriant forest. Yet this haven of peace owes its name to its red cliffs, on which practically nothing grows. The contrast of greens and reds in this pristine land of south-east of Alaska where nature reigns is striking. You may spot a shoal of salmon, a few brown bears lumbering nonchalantly along the water’s edge or hear the cries of mergansers.

Day 7

The Brothers & Kake

Day 8

Endicott

Day 9

Petersburg & Wrangell Narrows

Picture this: all around you, translucent waters. In the distance - snow-capped mountains. This is the vision that greets you on disembarking in Petersburg, one of Alaska’s largest commercial fishing towns. The heart of the Tongass National forest is for people who yearn for a lungful of the great outdoors. There is some fauna here including no less than 240 species of birds, seals, sea lions, humpback whales. Another special feature of this very lively town is its penchant for art. On its pavements and facades you can admire several murals, totems and sculptures.

Day 10

Rudyerd Bay & Twin Island

Day 11

Pine Island & at sea

Day 12

Seymour Narrows

Your ship will sail along Discovery Passage, between Vancouver Island and Quadra Island. As the channel tapers, you will arrive at Seymour Narrows, a narrow, 5-km long passage which, in the past, posed a significant challenge for sailors. Between 1850 and 1950, some one hundred ships hit the rocks hidden under the water, and the outcome was often fatal. At the time, due to the strong currents that run through Seymour Narrows, it was considered to be one of the most dangerous waterways in British Columbia. But in 1955, the decision was made to blow up Ripple Rock, two submerged rocks responsible for most of the shipwrecks. This historic explosion made access to this passage much safer.

Day 13

Vancouver

Verdant and cosmopolitan, Vancouver is one of Canada's most multi-cultural cities. Located in British Columbia on Canada's west coast, it's surrounded by mountains and outdoor activities are popular. In the city, you can immerse yourself in the Asian atmosphere of bustling Chinatown, shop for pashminas and silk saris at the Punjabi Market Indian district and explore the historic area of Gastown. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses important First Nations collections. Granville Island Jetty is a fascinating revitalised industrial area that hosts galleries, restaurants and a huge produce market.

Please Note: subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

Overview

Wildlife and Forests of Alaska

Discover Alaska’s stunning landscapes and the incredible wildlife they contain. Board Le Soléal for a 13-day expedition cruise from Seward to Vancouver, for a journey to the heart of wild and unspoiled natural environments.

In Prince William Sound, in the Gulf of Alaska, surrender to the beauty of the icy décor all around you. During your Zodiac® outings, exploring the meanders of stunning fjords will lead you to impressive glacier fronts like that of the Hubbard Glacier.

A little further south, you will reach the tiny port of Elfin Cove. Its calm and glistening waters are an unrivalled peaceful haven that the local community of fishermen will invite you to discover.

During the first part of your cruise, Le Soléal will continue to clear a path through the Interior Passage and will draw closer to the temperate rainforest on Canada’s west coast. This primary forest is a biodiversity hotspot where you will be able to observe numerous species such as bald eagles, black bears, grizzlies, sea otters, humpback whales and orcas. Here you’ll find a concentration of life in an enchanting setting of mountains and conifers that is typical of these wild regions.

Please note: your voyage prices include Flight Seattle / Anchorage + transfer

Highlights

Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with your naturalist guides. Hiking opportunity. The scenery: fjords, rugged mountains, glaciers, sheer cliffs, and primary forest. The wildlife: bald eagles, black bears, grizzlies, sea otters, humpback whales, orcas, and sea lions. The stunning icy environments of College Fjord and the Hubbard Glacier. Discover the magnificent primary rainforest along the east coast of Alaska and the west coast of British Columbia. Sail along the Interior Passage for an unforgettable journey surrounded by ice, islets, fjords and snow-capped mountains.

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Le Soléal

Designed in 2013 and loyal to the Ponant spirit, Le Soléal like her sister ships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant's signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

Interior Design

With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Soléal
22.08.2019
18.10.2019
57
Alaska, North America, Latin America, Discover the American West Coast
Fare from € 22.260
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Travelroute
Day 1 to 58 (57 nights)

From Seward to Valparaiso

On this exceptional itinerary, Le Soléal will take you to discover the contrasts of the American continents. Alaska, the first stage of your expedition, will offer you its wild and unspoiled natural environment, with primary forests that are home to a rich and varied fauna, Your ship will then continue to make its way along the west coast of North America, where an entirely different world awaits you: the gigantic proportions of the major Canadian and Californian cities. Further on, your expedition turns tropical in the UNESCO-listed Sea of Cortez, where you'll find incredibly rich marine life. Next, you'll sail to Latin America for its nature reserves, idyllic islands, and to meet the local populations. Your stay will be punctuated by visits to major pre-Columbian sites and towns with a rich colonial baroque heritage.

Alaska - North America

Ports of call;
Seward, Fjord Barry Arm, Fjord College, Cordova, Glacier Hubbard, Elfin Cove, Inian Islands, Red Bluff Bay, Rowan Bay, The Brothers, Kake, Endicott Arm, Petersburg, Wrangell Narrows, Rudyerd Bay, Seymour Narrows, Vancouver

North America

Ports of call;
Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles, San Diego

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Coronado Island, Danzante Island, Monserrat Island, Puerto Agua Verde, Punta Colorada, Bahia Amortajada, Los Islotes, Partida Island, Espiritu Santo Island, Cerralvo Island, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal

North America - Latin America

Ports of call;
Puerto Quetzal, San Juan del Sur, Puerto Caldera, Cocos Island, Cebaco, Pacheca Island, Fuerte Amador, Punta Alegre, Bahia Solano, Guayaquil

Latin America

Ports of call;
Guayaquil, Salaverry, Callao, Pisco, Matarani, Arica, Iquique, Coquimbo, Valparaiso

Are you a World Explorer?

Overview

Discover the American West Coast

What could be more enjoyable than exploring multiple destinations, learning about different cultures and meeting indigenous communities?

With Le Soléal, take a “Grand Voyage” full of thrills and discoveries.
You will enjoy unique itineraries to discover, at your leisure, must-see ports of call and be immersed in a multitude of experiences.
Don’t wait any longer, join us for an unforgettable Grand Voyage!

Flight included from Seattle to Anchorage and transfer to Seward.

Discover the World from your temporary “private yacht”.

Highlights

Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables • Discover a rich and varied wildlife: fish eagles, black bears, sea otters, humpback whales, orcas and sea lions, dolphins, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks, sea turtles, rays, pelicans, countless species of fish and sea birds • Discovering sites, landscape and culture: glaciers, old-growth forest, reliefs of red volcanic rock plunging in Sea of Cortez, beaches and jungles in America Latina • Sail along the Interior Passage for an unforgettable journey surrounded by ice, islets, fjords and mountains • Darien National Park (Panama), UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Le Soléal

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship
Length: 142 meters
Passenger Capacity: 264
Built: 2013
Sailing under the French flag, this magnificent yacht of only 132 staterooms and suites, with balconies, joined in 2013. You will be enchanted by the contemporary decor inspired by the luxury yachting world, with fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white.
A refined ambience is enhanced by the quality of the workmanship and materials: white Corian counters in the lobby contrast with the warmth of leather to recall a boat's hull, while the central sculpture of enameled pieces takes its inspiration from the sea. In the lounge bar, the carpet picks up a tennis stripe theme symbolizing a certain idea of cruising, one synonymous with French elegance and a chic seaside spirit.

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Classic American River Boat
Queen of the Mississippi
24.08.2019
31.08.2019
7
North America, Upper Mississippi River Voyage
Fare from € 3.325
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Travelroute
Day 1

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is sure to win you over. Take in the Gateway Arch Riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, the largest manmade monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the Missouri History Museum. End your day by relaxing at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s most popular public gardens.

Day 2

Hannibal, MO

Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” is a place where you can rediscover adventures from Mark Twain’s era. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn come to life in this charming Missouri town, where you can run your hand along Aunt Polly’s fence, explore Injun Joe’s Cave, and get reacquainted with one of the world’s most beloved authors. The downtown area is a thriving haven for artisans filled with specialty shops unique to Hannibal.

Day 3

Day of River Cruising

Take in the beauty of the river as you make your way from Hannibal to Davenport. Join other passengers in our beautiful common areas or simply relax on the sun deck.

Day 4

Davenport, IA

Voted one of the Most Liveable Small Cities in America, Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel. This city features the largest agricultural exhibit in the world. Music enthusiasts will enjoy Davenport’s many music festivals, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival which is dedicated to native jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke.

Day 5

Dubuque, IA

A “Masterpiece on the Mississippi,” Dubuque is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. Take a ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator, the world’s shortest and steepest scenic railway or try your luck in one of Dubuque's state-of-the-art casinos. View colourful Victorian mansions, stroll through the whimsical downtown area, and visit the national Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

Day 6

La Crosse, WI

Step into 19th century America in La Crosse, located on the banks of three captivating rivers. La Crosse is home to Riverside Park, where you’ll enjoy beautiful gardens, an outdoor performance center, and inspiring sculptures.

Day 7

Red Wing, MN

Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing's beauty has inspired artisans, craftspeople and artists for over 150 years. Red Wing delivers a diverse blend of arts, entertainment and activities for your pleasure. Enjoy a show at the historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre or observe the beauty of nature at one of Red Wing’s 38 parks.

Day 8

St. Paul, MN

St. Paul is a thrilling river town. History buffs will enjoy a walking tour of Summit Avenue, which showcases gorgeous historic mansions built in the late 1800’s. St. Paul’s enchanting art galleries, world class museums, and entertaining stage performances will capture your imagination. End the day by visiting Mounds Park, where visitors are treated to a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Additional charges: port charges: € 210,- pp

Overview

Upper Mississippi River Voyage

The dramatic landscapes of the Upper Mississippi River have long inspired artists, writers, and steamboat passengers. It was here that literary great Mark Twain used the majestic river and its scenic bluffs as the settings in his most popular works. You will visit his boyhood home in Hannibal, where the characters of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher come to life. Explore the beautiful gardens and historic homes of La Crosse. Get close to nature in Red Wing as you witness a variety of bald eagle nests. Enjoy a guided tour of the Hauberg Indian Museum which celebrates the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians who once called Davenport home.

Highlights

From St. Louis to St. Paul, enjoy the historic landmarks and diverse blend of arts and entertainment • Explore destinations such as Hannibal, Davenport and La Crosse, each offering its own fascinating story and unique culture • Ports Of Call: St. Louis, Hannibal, Davenport, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing, St. Paul

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Queen of the Mississippi

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler
Passenger Capacity: 150
Built: 2015
Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, Wi-Fi, and more. Built in 2015, the Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
Cruise the Mississippi in comfort aboard Queen of the Mississippi, All third and fourth deck staterooms and suites feature sliding glass doors to access private balconies allowing guests to experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of their staterooms as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the river.
Queen of the Mississippi 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 cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Mark twain library and chart room, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge, Jazz and evening musical entertainment, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, 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.

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Classic American River Boat
America
24.08.2019
07.09.2019
14
North America, Grand Heartland Cruise
Fare from € 6.245
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Travelroute
Day 1

St. Paul, MN

St. Paul is a thrilling place to begin your adventure on the Mississippi River. History buffs will enjoy a walking tour of Summit Avenue, which showcases gorgeous historic mansions built in the late 1800’s. St. Paul’s enchanting art galleries, world class museums, and entertaining stage performances will capture your imagination.

Day 2

Red Wing, MN

Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing's beauty has inspired artisans and craftspeople for over 150 years. Red Wing delivers a diverse blend of arts, entertainment and activities for your pleasure. Enjoy a show at the historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre or observe the beauty of nature at one of Red Wing’s 38 parks.

Day 3

La Crosse, WI

Step into 19th century America in La Crosse, located on the banks of three captivating rivers. La Crosse is home to Riverside Park, where you’ll enjoy beautiful gardens, an outdoor performance center, and inspiring sculptures.

Day 4

Dubuque, IA

A “Masterpiece on the Mississippi,” Dubuque is among the oldest settlements west of the River. Take a ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator, the world’s shortest and steepest scenic railway or try your luck in one of Dubuque's state-of-the-art casinos. View colourful Victorian mansions, stroll through the bustling downtown area, or visit the national Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

Day 5

Davenport, IA

Voted one of the Most Liveable Small Cities in America, Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel. This city features the Legacy of John Deere, the largest agricultural exhibit in the world. Music enthusiasts will enjoy Davenport’s many festivals, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival.

Day 6

Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the day relaxing on the upper deck, or your private balcony as we cruise from Davenport, IA to Hannibal, MO.

Day 7

Hannibal, MO

Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” is a place where you can rediscover adventures from Mark Twain’s era. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn come to life in this charming Missouri town, where you can run your hand along Aunt Polly’s fence, explore Injun Joe’s Cave, and get reacquainted with one of the world’s most beloved authors. The downtown area is a thriving haven for artisans filled with specialty shops unique to Hannibal.

Day 8

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is often referred to as the “Gateway to the West.” Take in the Gateway Arch Riverfront, highlighted by the Gateway Arch, the largest manmade monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis' many world class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the Missouri History Museum. End your day by relaxing at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s most popular public gardens.

Day 9

Day of River Cruising

Grab a good book and curl up in one of our spacious lounges, or grab a pair of binoculars and enjoy the fall foliage as we make our way down the Mississippi River.

Day 10

Memphis, TN

Excitement resonates as you visit America’s third-largest inland port, famous for blues, barbeque, and Elvis Presley's Graceland. The Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge creates a dramatic backdrop for it all. As you disembark, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of one of the South's most popular cities.

Day 11

Day of River Cruising

Spend a beautiful day with friends in one of the ship's comfortable lounges as we explore the river from Memphis to Vicksburg.

Day 12

Vicksburg, MS

U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil War battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and watch Vicksburg’s history come to life at the riverfront murals.

Day 13

Natchez, MS

Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views both north and south, the bluff of Natchez is a place to marvel in the grandeur of the river. Natchez offers true southern hospitality with the attractions of a great small city.

Day 14

Baton Rouge, LA

Experience the wonder of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital. Known as the Red Stick, Baton Rouge is home to legendary Louisiana Cajun cuisine, fascinating plantation tours, and a variety of attractions. There is everything you would expect to find in a state capital, but with a down-home flavour that is part of its seductive charm. Enjoy a grand tour of one of the most historic and unforgettable cities in the South.

Day 15

New Orleans, LA

Welcome back to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Culture and arts abound around every corner of this unique city. The open air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter.

Additional charges: port charges € 375,- pp

Overview

Grand Heartland Cruise

 

Enjoy an epic 15-day journey on our Grand Heartland Cruise. This cruise on the Mississippi River travels from the northern reaches of St. Paul, MN all the way down to the basin in New Orleans, LA. View the dramatic landscapes of the Upper Mississippi River which have long inspired artists, writers, and steamboat passengers. Visit Hannibal, hometown of Mark Twain where the characters in his most popular works come to life. Immerse yourself in the culture of Memphis, the mid-South’s most vibrant city, famous for blues and barbeque. As you journey down the river you will hear stories about Southern life on the plantation and tour historic Civil War sites led by our local area experts. On your final stop, New Orleans, enjoy exclusive access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Highlights

Journey the length of the Mississippi River on this extraordinary two week cruise. Enjoy a front row view of 10 states in one of the most comfortable paddlewheel cruise ships on the Mississippi. Ports Of Call: St. Paul, Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Hannibal, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, New Orleans.

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America

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 185

Built: 2016

America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

America's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and 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 cruise ship with hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies with sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views. Twice daily stateroom service. Mark Twain library and chart room. Putting green on the top deck. Laundry facilities. Individual climate control. Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge. Jazz and evening musical entertainment. Breakfast room service. Brand new ship built in the USA with an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

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Small Ship Cruise
American Constellation
24.08.2019
31.08.2019
7
Alaska, North America, Southeast Alaska Adventure
Fare from € 4.510
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Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

Day 3

Haines

Bald eagles are among the most populous of over 260 species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

Day 8

Juneau

Disembarkation.
On your return to Juneau, spend some time exploring the impressive collection of museums, shops, and attractions in the heart of Alaska’s capital.
Additional charges: port taxes/fees: € 225 pp

Overview

Southeast Alaska Adventure

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that make Alaska one of the most beautiful cruise regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon,” before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the select few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales, and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 1,500 foot high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales • Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier

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American Constellation

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship
Passenger Capacity: 163
Built: 2017

Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest, the brand new American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can't access. In the intimate atmosphere on-board, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Constellation's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

American Constellation 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, Exercise room with the latest equipment, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, 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.

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Booking
Small Ship Cruise
American Star
24.08.2019
31.08.2019
7
North America, New England Islands Discovery
Fare from € 3,950
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Travelroute
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 neighbourhoods, 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

Disembarkation.
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.

Additional charges: port charges. from € 220,- pp

Overview

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.

Highlights

A cruise through the New England Islands will take you to the 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 and Bristol

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American Star

Vessel type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Crew Capacity: 27

Built/Refurbished: 2007/2017

From charming small towns to gracious ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere, which is serviced by attentive all—American staff.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
American Star's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passangers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.
American Star 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
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Small Ship Cruise
American Constitution
26.08.2019
05.09.2019
10
North America, Grand New England Cruise
Fare from € 3.745
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Travelroute
Day 1

Boston, MA

Begin your journey in one of America's most storied cities, Boston. Rich in culture and maritime history, Boston provides guests with the perfect port from which to launch a Grand New England cruise.

Day 2

Provincetown, MA

Originally settled as an artists colony, Provincetown is now one of the most popular summer destinations on Cape Cod. Known for its quaint shops, colourful architecture and relaxing beaches, Provincetown offers guests a great opportunity to explore historic Cape Cod culture.

Day 3

Newport, RI

Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighbourhoods, 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 4

Martha's Vineyard, MA

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Martha's Vineyard was a hub for merchant ships carrying exotic cargo from far corners of the world. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns. Historic Edgartown is the most genteel town on the island, featuring freshly painted, white clapboard colonial homes and manicured gardens.

Day 5

Gloucester, MA

Located a few miles from Boston, Gloucester is the home to America's original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. The town’s picturesque waterfront has drawn fishermen, artists and visitors for over four hundred years. With over 60 miles of coastline, there is a wealth of stunning views to enjoy and plenty of fresh seafood to savour.

Day 6

Camden, ME

Full of classic schooners, this charming village is considered the "tall ship capital of Maine". Enjoy the summer sun and refreshing sea breeze as you watch beautiful ships sail into the harbour, or browse the quaint shops and art galleries. Bring your camera to capture ocean vistas, placid coastlines and panoramic views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands from atop Mount Battie.

Day 7

Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor's breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife have welcomed visitors for over one hundred years. Some cruises may go to Bar Harbor via coach from Bucksport. Please call for details.

Day 8

Rockland, ME

Before arriving in Rockland, you'll have the pleasure of experiencing Maine's most beautiful cruising areas. Your ship will pass through the gorgeous 6-mile passage lined with evergreens known as Merchants Row. In Rockland, passengers can follow the Rockland Harbor Walk, visit the Shore Village Museum or take an interesting narrated tour of the area.

Day 9

Boothbay Harbor, ME

This lovely, historic town is lined with shops, boutiques, and picture-perfect harbours dotted with lobster boats, pleasure craft, and windjammers. Boothbay is the largest boating harbour north of Boston, earning the moniker of "Boating Capital of New England".

Day 10

Portland, ME

Maine's most historic seaport overlooks beautiful Casco Bay. Spend your visit exploring its gallant 360-year history or check out its amazing cultural scene. Big-city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm here, as fishing vessels bustle in the harbour and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

Day 11

Boston, MA

Welcome back to the historic city of Boston. End your journey with a stroll through some of Boston's more famous locations including Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and Newbury Street.

Additional charges: port taxes/fees: € 275,- pp

Overview

Grand New England Cruise

Discover the majestic seafaring heritage of coastal towns and quaint island villages on the 10-night Grand New England cruise. Your elegant small ship will dock in the heart of each historic harbour, amidst working boats and luxurious private yachts. Steps away you’ll find whaling and maritime museums, scenic bluffs, beaches, cobblestone streets and unique shops.

By meticulously selecting the most captivating ports of call from southern New England to Maine, American Cruise Lines offers you this epic New England cruise. Discover America’s birthplace and savour the local cuisine, from the succulent lobsters of the Penobscot Bay and a warm slice of fresh blueberry pie, to the best chowders of New England.

Highlights

This cruise itinerary will take you to gorgeous harbours, bays and towns, all while enjoying stunning views from your ship. See Camden, Provincetown, Boothbay Harbor, and more on this 11-day journey • Ports Of Call: Boston, Provincetown, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Gloucester, Camden, Bar Harbor, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, Portland

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Ship information

American Constitution

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship
Passenger Capacity: 175
Built: 2017/2018
The newly-announced American Constitution is scheduled to begin cruising the East Coast in spring of 2018. With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution will feature the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution will also feature large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
Our staterooms are the most spacious in the small ship cruising industry. All range between 200 and 450 square feet in size, and feature full-sized bathrooms and modern amenities. After an invigorating day, your spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large opening picture window or from your private balcony.
American Constitution 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, Exercise room with the latest equipment, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window

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Booking
Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Champlain
29.08.2019
12.09.2019
14
The Arctic, North America, Greenland, Newfoundland & St. Lawrence
Fare from € 8.010
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Travelroute
Day 1

Reykjavik

This attractive harbour city is located just a few kilometres from the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. Arriving by sea, you'll see fishing boats moored in Hafnarfjörður's bays and volcanic rocks; Hafnarfjörður is built on an ancient field of lava flow. In the town centre, basalt rocks point you in the direction of the historic houses of Sivertsen and Siggubær : their interiors and period furniture bring old Iceland back to life before your very eyes. Not far from here is a spectacular coastal walk and warm geothermal pools.

Day 2

At sea

Day 3

Ammassalik Island

Day 4

Nansen Harbor

Welcome to this small, sheltered bay on the east coast of Greenland some 200 km south of Tasiilaq, for a date with history and the ice. When your ship calls here, you will have the opportunity to visit the vestiges of ancient peat houses from the Thule civilisation. Then, after navigating through the ice, you will reach the departure point of the first ever crossing of the Greenland ice sheet, led in 1888 by Fridtjof Nansen, a great Norwegian polar explorer. This is a magical place where you can climb a gentle slope to reach the ice sheet’s first foothills and get a better idea of just how gigantic it is.

Day 5

Skjoldungen

Discover Skjoldungen Island on the south-east coast of Greenland. This uninhabited land boasts magnificent landscapes that are sure to dazzle you. The island is surrounded by a stunning fjord, a distinctive feature of which is its double entrance: it forms a bend before joining the sea on the other side. Mountains, glacial valleys, rocky outcrops, tundra and willow forests make up the beautiful scenery which you will be able to admire more closely when you land here. At this port of call, surrounded by wild and pristine nature, it is quite common to see bearded seals, orcas, but also birds such as the common redpoll, the northern wheatear, or the common raven.

Day 6

Prins Christian Sund

Your ship glides silently towards the Greenland coast, in a setting punctuated by pointed peaks and majestic glaciers… You are on the verge of crossing the Prins Christian Sund, a narrow channel that stretches out and zigzags over some one hundred kilometres between Greenland’s south-east and south-west. Fall under the spell of the primitive beauty of these unique landscapes, including rocky cliffs and waterfalls that are fed by the ice sheet and plunge into the icy waters. Here, bearded seals love to lie on the floating ice to soak up the sunshine. If you are lucky, you may get to witness an aurora borealis, a stunning light show put on by the polar night…

Day 7

Narsaq

After sailing in the Kangerlluarssuk fjord, discover the town of Narsaq. You will be dazzled by the beauty of the surrounding icebergs − large masses of ice in different shapes and shifting colours. Dominated by lush mountains, this small town is typical of Greenland. It is known for its sheep farming, made possible by the rich, grassy plains to the town’s north. This rather rare activity reflects a past and a technique inherited from the Vikings. Admire the stunning interplay of colours between the multi-coloured house facades and the glaciers with their myriad shades of blue, and dive into the Scandinavian history of Narsaq by visiting the local museum. A unique experience.

Day 8

At sea

Day 9

Rigolet

Day 10

L'anse-aux-Meadows, Newfoundland

Day 11

At sea

Day 12

Perce

If you appreciate the beauty of scenery and geological phenomena, you will fall under the irresistible spell of Perce, one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. Apart from the attractions of the town itself, Perce owes its reputation to its proximity to the famous rock of the same name that rises opposite it in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Along with the neighbouring Bonaventure Island, this rocky outcrop forms a national park famed for its natural, historical and geological heritage. With a choice of hiking, underwater exploration and cultural activities, you’ll never be short of things to do in this fascinating region.

Day 13

Saguenay

The city of Saguenay nestles in a valley through which flows the eponymous river, one of the region’s treasures. As it joins the Saint-Lawrence, the Saguenay River forms a spectacular fjord boasting extraordinarily differing landscapes. From Saguenay, you can explore the attractive Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, which is a paradise for those who love the great outdoors. You can combine country walks with boat trips within the various national parks studded throughout this extraordinary natural kingdom.

Day 14

Tadoussac

The Quebec village of Tadoussac stands at the confluence of the Saguenay River and the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, in south-east Canada. The village is bright with multi-coloured houses nestling in an emerald-green pine forest. From the waterfront, it’s easy to spy out Tadoussac Chapel, thanks to its bright red roof. Not far from this church built of wood, one of the oldest in North America, stands a century-old village holiday resort, Hotel Tadoussac. Treat yourself to tea on the terrace overlooking the shoreline. In addition, at the marine mammal interpretation centre, you can hone your knowledge of the cetaceans that regularly frequent Tadoussac bay.

Day 15

Quebec City

The capital of La Belle Province sits at the confluence of the St Charles River and the Gulf of St Lawrence in south-east Canada. Founded in the 17th century, the city still has an encircling wall ヨ a historic civil engineering work and the only one of its kind remaining in North America. You will love the postcard-perfect stone houses of Old Quebec, the historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shopping is a pleasure in pedestrian streets such as Petit-Champlain Street, or you can relax over a spruce beer, seasoned with pine buds. Dufferin Boardwalk, an esplanade near the emblematic Château Frontenac, is the perfect place for views of the river and old city.

Please Note: subject to ice and weather conditions. The expedition highlights and itineraries described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

Overview

Greenland, Newfoundland & St. Lawrence

Join a cruise of incredible diversity, between the magical Greenland ice and the sublime forests of Canada. Come aboard Le Champlain for an exceptional 15-day circuit from Reykjavik to Quebec.

From Iceland, your ship will first head for South-East Greenland for 6 days of expedition. Discover Inuit culture in Ammassalik and set off to meet the inhabitants of this remote region, with deep-rooted traditions. Then fall under the charm of Narsaq’s multi-coloured houses, amidst a blue-tinged setting consisting of icebergs with changing tones.

Le Champlain will then sail west for an unforgettable call at L’Anse aux Meadows, on the Newfoundland peninsula. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the only site known to have been established by the Vikings in North America. The vestiges of this splendid 11th-century Scandinavian archaeological site are the very first traces of European presence in the New World.

Finally, your ship will sail into the Saint Lawrence river, a prodigious waterway home to exceptionally beautiful nature. In the Saguenay Fjord, you will discover picturesque fishing villages before heading for the Tadoussac National Park, a wonderful place from which to observe whales.

Highlights

Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with your naturalist guides. The archaeological Viking site of L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discovering Newfoundland and travelling up the Saint Lawrence, one of the largest rivers in the world, with an immense and wild shoreline. Narsaq, a charming town in Greenland surrounded by very beautiful blue-tinged icebergs. The scenery: fjords, rugged mountains, glaciers, wild tundra, sheer cliffs and the polar ice cap. The wildlife: polar bears, walruses, Arctic terns, many caribou, musk oxen, whales, belugas and orcas.

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Le Champlain

Vessel Type: Luxury
Length: 127 metres
Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins
Built: 2017/2018

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series, Le Champlain will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.
Restaurants
As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Champlain will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism.
In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts.
To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals.
Public Areas
Like Le Boréal and its sister ships, Le Champlain has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.
A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, an excursions desk, the ship’s administrative services, the sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.
A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.
A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, an outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.
A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.
Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.

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Small Ship Cruise
American Star
31.08.2019
07.09.2019
7
North America, New England Islands Discovery
Fare from € 3,950
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Travelroute
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 neighbourhoods, 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

Disembarkation.
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.

Additional charges: port charges. from € 220,- pp

Overview

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.

Highlights

A cruise through the New England Islands will take you to the 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 and Bristol

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American Star

Vessel type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Crew Capacity: 27

Built/Refurbished: 2007/2017

From charming small towns to gracious ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere, which is serviced by attentive all—American staff.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
American Star's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passangers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.
American Star 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
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Small Ship Cruise
American Constellation
31.08.2019
07.09.2019
7
Alaska, North America, Southeast Alaska Adventure
Fare from € 4.510
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Travelroute
Day 1

Juneau

Arrive on Friday evening to maximize your time exploring Juneau. The town offers unique shopping, native heritage sites, and an easy trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Forested islands, quiet coves, and rugged coastal mountain ranges greet you as soon as you leave the dock.

Day 2

Skagway

Known as the “Gateway to the Yukon,” Skagway was central to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The restored town is true to its past with period architecture, performers, and old street cars to relive the experience of the frontier.

Day 3

Haines

Bald eagles are among the most populous of over 260 species of birds in Chilkat Valley. Our onboard expert and a local guide will take you through the valley pointing out all the different species along the way. We have an extended stay in Haines to let you do a variety of things, including kayaking on Chilkoot Lake, or an afternoon of salmon fishing on a charter boat.

Day 4

Glacier Bay

Covering 3.3 million acres of dynamic topography, Glacier Bay is the world’s largest biosphere. It includes glaciers, temperate rainforest, and snow-capped mountain peaks. During the day you will see seals, whales, eagles, and bears, as well as massive glaciers.

Day 5

Kake

Just 38 miles northwest of Petersburg in the Inside Passage is the beachfront village of Kake. This small community of 500 is home to the Kake tribe, a proud people who have frequently defended their land against other tribes and early American explorers. The waters around Kake are well-known among seasoned anglers and boast a healthy population of halibut and salmon.

Day 6

Petersburg

Located on Frederick Sound, Petersburg is a thriving fishing community with a strong Norwegian heritage. This charming village offers a relaxed atmosphere while exploring an authentic Alaskan town.

Day 7

Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier

Sail under the 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs of Tracy Arm as seals lounge on small ice floes before reaching the mile wide South Sawyer Glacier. Hundreds of waterfalls cascade down the sides of this fjord, creating a majestic atmosphere.

Day 8

Juneau

Disembarkation.
On your return to Juneau, spend some time exploring the impressive collection of museums, shops, and attractions in the heart of Alaska’s capital.
Additional charges: port taxes/fees: € 225 pp

Overview

Southeast Alaska Adventure

Experience the awe-inspiring wildlife and scenery that make Alaska one of the most beautiful cruise regions in the world. In Juneau, learn about its colourful history and admire the wonders of nature as you view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Visit the Gold Rush town of Skagway known as “The Gateway to the Yukon,” before arriving in Haines where bald eagles soar high for all to enjoy. American Cruise Lines is one of the select few cruise lines permitted into Glacier Bay, giving you unprecedented access to the National Park to observe seals, whales, and bears in their natural habitat. Cruise under Tracy Arm’s 1,500 foot high vertical cliffs and be amazed their beauty and grandeur.

Highlights

Southeast Alaska has a natural beauty that simply isn’t found in many places. Explore the untouched natural beauty of this area on a magnificent 8-day cruise. Witness bald eagles, deep blue glaciers, quaint fishing villages, and humpback whales • Ports Of Call: Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Glacier Bay, Kake, Petersburg, Tracy Arm / Sawyer Glacier

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American Constellation

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship
Passenger Capacity: 163
Built: 2017

Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest, the brand new American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can't access. In the intimate atmosphere on-board, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Constellation's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

American Constellation 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, Exercise room with the latest equipment, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, 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.

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Booking
Small Ship Cruise
American Constitution
05.09.2019
15.09.2019
10
North America, Grand New England Cruise
Fare from € 6.460
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Travelroute
Day 1

Boston, MA

Begin your journey in one of America's most storied cities, Boston. Rich in culture and maritime history, Boston provides guests with the perfect port from which to launch a Grand New England cruise.

Day 2

Provincetown, MA

Originally settled as an artists colony, Provincetown is now one of the most popular summer destinations on Cape Cod. Known for its quaint shops, colourful architecture and relaxing beaches, Provincetown offers guests a great opportunity to explore historic Cape Cod culture.

Day 3

Newport, RI

Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighbourhoods, 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 4

Martha's Vineyard, MA

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Martha's Vineyard was a hub for merchant ships carrying exotic cargo from far corners of the world. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns. Historic Edgartown is the most genteel town on the island, featuring freshly painted, white clapboard colonial homes and manicured gardens.

Day 5

Gloucester, MA

Located a few miles from Boston, Gloucester is the home to America's original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. The town’s picturesque waterfront has drawn fishermen, artists and visitors for over four hundred years. With over 60 miles of coastline, there is a wealth of stunning views to enjoy and plenty of fresh seafood to savour.

Day 6

Camden, ME

Full of classic schooners, this charming village is considered the "tall ship capital of Maine". Enjoy the summer sun and refreshing sea breeze as you watch beautiful ships sail into the harbour, or browse the quaint shops and art galleries. Bring your camera to capture ocean vistas, placid coastlines and panoramic views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and surrounding islands from atop Mount Battie.

Day 7

Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor's breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife have welcomed visitors for over one hundred years. Some cruises may go to Bar Harbor via coach from Bucksport. Please call for details.

Day 8

Rockland, ME

Before arriving in Rockland, you'll have the pleasure of experiencing Maine's most beautiful cruising areas. Your ship will pass through the gorgeous 6-mile passage lined with evergreens known as Merchants Row. In Rockland, passengers can follow the Rockland Harbor Walk, visit the Shore Village Museum or take an interesting narrated tour of the area.

Day 9

Boothbay Harbor, ME

This lovely, historic town is lined with shops, boutiques, and picture-perfect harbours dotted with lobster boats, pleasure craft, and windjammers. Boothbay is the largest boating harbour north of Boston, earning the moniker of "Boating Capital of New England".

Day 10

Portland, ME

Maine's most historic seaport overlooks beautiful Casco Bay. Spend your visit exploring its gallant 360-year history or check out its amazing cultural scene. Big-city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm here, as fishing vessels bustle in the harbour and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

Day 11

Boston, MA

Welcome back to the historic city of Boston. End your journey with a stroll through some of Boston's more famous locations including Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and Newbury Street.

Additional charges: port taxes/fees: € 275,- pp

Overview

Grand New England Cruise

Discover the majestic seafaring heritage of coastal towns and quaint island villages on the 10-night Grand New England cruise. Your elegant small ship will dock in the heart of each historic harbour, amidst working boats and luxurious private yachts. Steps away you’ll find whaling and maritime museums, scenic bluffs, beaches, cobblestone streets and unique shops.

By meticulously selecting the most captivating ports of call from southern New England to Maine, American Cruise Lines offers you this epic New England cruise. Discover America’s birthplace and savour the local cuisine, from the succulent lobsters of the Penobscot Bay and a warm slice of fresh blueberry pie, to the best chowders of New England.

Highlights

This cruise itinerary will take you to gorgeous harbours, bays and towns, all while enjoying stunning views from your ship. See Camden, Provincetown, Boothbay Harbor, and more on this 11-day journey • Ports Of Call: Boston, Provincetown, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Gloucester, Camden, Bar Harbor, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, Portland

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American Constitution

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship
Passenger Capacity: 175
Built: 2017/2018
The newly-announced American Constitution is scheduled to begin cruising the East Coast in spring of 2018. With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution will feature the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution will also feature large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
Our staterooms are the most spacious in the small ship cruising industry. All range between 200 and 450 square feet in size, and feature full-sized bathrooms and modern amenities. After an invigorating day, your spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large opening picture window or from your private balcony.
American Constitution 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, Exercise room with the latest equipment, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window

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Small Ship Cruise
Independence
07.09.2019
14.09.2019
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North America, Maine Coast and Harbours Voyage
Fare from € 4.010
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Day 1

Portland, ME

Begin your adventure with a calm afternoon on the sun deck looking for whales and enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Maine’s rugged coast. Cape Elizabeth marks the entrance to the Portland Harbor where you'll see spectacular views of the Old Port district.

Day 2

Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor enchants visitors with its natural beauty, cultural traditions, and endless opportunities for recreation. Visit Acadia National Park and witness breathtaking vistas and an abundance of wildlife in unspoiled habitats. End your day by taking a leisurely walk along the “Shore Path,” where you will be treated to views of the Atlantic Ocean and gorgeous, sprawling homes.

Day 3

Castine / Belfast, ME

Home to the Maine Maritime Academy, Castine offers both spectacular harbour views and an area rife with history. Enjoy the town’s many examples of early 19th century architecture. Spend the afternoon exploring Belfast, a quaint coastal community. Stroll through Belfast’s historic district, which showcases magnificent sea captains’ mansions. Art enthusiasts will enjoy visiting this area’s many art galleries.

Day 4

Camden, ME

Full of classic schooners, this charming village is considered the "tall ship capital of Maine." Enjoy the warm summer sun and refreshing sea breezes as you relax and watch beautiful ships sail into the harbour. Walk Camden’s streets lined with shops and art galleries. Bring your camera to capture sweeping ocean vistas, placid coastlines, and panoramic views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and the surrounding islands from atop Mount Battie.

Day 5

Rockland, ME

Rockland is an exciting town with a vibrant art culture and thriving lobster industry. Spend your time touring one of Rockland's unique museums, including the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Explore downtown Rockland that features an eclectic collection of art galleries, or relax on a park bench and watch classic schooners sail through the harbour.

Day 6

Boothbay Harbor, ME

Known as the “Boating Capital of New England,” Boothbay Harbor overflows with fishing vessels and pleasure craft in equal numbers. Walk along Boothbay Harbor’s flower-lined streets, dotted with art galleries, antique stores and specialty shops. Don't forget to visit the famous Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Day 7

Bath, ME

Long known as the “City of Ships,” Bath finds its identity in shipbuilding. From its architecture and cultural offerings to its urban downtown, Bath’s shipbuilding roots define its character. Walk Bath’s streets and admire the seaport’s tree-lined avenues, graced with classic examples of American architecture or explore the nationally acclaimed Maine Maritime Museum, which offers a variety of exhibits about Maine’s nautical history.

Day 8

Portland, ME

After a refreshing and relaxing week of cruising Maine’s coast and harbours, enjoy a day exploring the city of Portland. This charming area is located in the heart of Casco Bay and offers something for everyone. Visit one of Portland’s many museums and art galleries or peruse the many specialty boutiques in the city’s celebrated Old Port.

Additional charges: port charges. From: € 200,- pp

Overview

Maine Coast and Harbours Voyage

Stroll the charming village of Belfast, famous for its beautiful Greek revival architecture, marvel at the granite mountains of Acadia National Park, and admire the classic schooners in Camden harbour. Come discover what makes Maine one of the most popular destinations in America.

Highlights

Your journey through the Maine Coast and Harbours will showcase the beauty, history, and culture of incredible areas like Bar Harbor, Camden, and Boothbay • Ports Of Call: Portland, Bar Harbor, Castine / Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, Bath

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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.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

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