Cruise Type
Ship
Date
Days
Destination
Information
Small Ship Cruise
Independence
18.09.2021
25.09.2021
7
North America, Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise
Fare from € 4.450
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Travelroute
Day 1

Portland

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

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

Home to the Maine Maritime Academy, Castine offers both spectacular harbor 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

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 harbor. 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

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 harbor.

Day 6

Boothbay Harbor

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

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

After a refreshing and relaxing week of cruising Maine’s coast and harbors, 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: € 220,- pp

Overview

Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

People have been drawn to the spectacular coast of Maine throughout history. As your small ship winds through scenic rivers, sparkling bays, and historic harbors, discover the undeniable magic found along Maine’s coast.

From Boothbay to Bar Harbor, Camden to Castine, your journey brings you to charming ports famous for their shipbuilding, beautiful national parks, and quaint historic districts.

Stroll the charming village of Belfast, known for its beautiful Greek Revival architecture, marvel at the granite mountains of Acadia National Park, and admire the classic schooners in Camden Harbor. 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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Ship information

Independence

Vessel type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Crew Capacity: 27

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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Luxury Expedition Cruise
Le Soléal
20.09.2021
04.10.2021
14
Alaska, North America, Russia, The Best of Kamtchatka - with National Geographic
Fare from € 9.830
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Travelroute
Day 1

Nome, Alaska

Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing... People here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.

Day 2

At Sea

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

Chukotka

Located between the glacial Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, on the eastern point of Russia, Chukotka is one of the world’s most isolated regions. Made up of vast plains of tundra, which take on magnificent colours in summer, the region is the kingdom of the Chukchi, a nomad people that has now settled. Present on these lands for millennia, they are one of Eastern Siberia’s oldest communities and still live from hunting and fishing today.

Day 5

Chukotka

Day 6

Chukotka

Day 7

Kamchatka Peninsula

The Kamchatka Peninsula evokes the power of wild and preserved nature. Dotted with over 200 volcanos, making up a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this “land of ice and fire” stretches over more than 1,000 km between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. Its vast forests and prairies, islands, rivers and wet lands fed by glaciers located inland are home to many tens of thousands of Kamchatka brown bears, and rich biodiversity: the largest variety of salmon in the world and many sea birds and marine mammals (northern fulmars, guillemots, puffins, cormorants, Steller's eiders, Aleutian terns, Steller's sea eagle, Steller's sea lions and other species of sea lions, and whales).

Day 8

Kamchatka Peninsula

Day 9

Kamchatka Peninsula

Day 10

Kamchatka Peninsula

Day 11

Kamchatka Peninsula

Day 12

Kamchatka Peninsula

Day 13

Kamchatka Peninsula

Day 14

Kamchatka Peninsula

Day 15

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka

Petropavlovsk, the oldest town in the Russian Far East, was established in October 1740, when the ships Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, captained by Vitus Jonassen Bering, the Danish explorer working for the Russian Navy, first entered the bay. The Military Glory Museum, found in the town centre, is the most important in all of northern Russia. Keep your camera at the ready, though, as nearby is the picturesque Petrovskaya Hill, which also has some surprises in store for you - don’t forget to admire the sumptuous views across the Bay of Avacha from its summit. The bay’s circular shape creates a natural protection against the impetuous wind, all the while providing ships with easy access into port.

Overview

The Best of Kamtchatka – with National Geographic

Including Flight Seattle/Nome + transfers + Flight Petropavlovsk/Seoul

Set sail with PONANT for a 15-day expedition cruise in the Russian Far East aboard Le Soléal. Discover the highlights of the Bering Sea, and fall under the spell of this unique unspoiled and little-visited region, home to rich wildlife on land as well as in the sea.

You will board your ship in Nome, in Alaska, before charting course towards Russia.

You will sail the strait discovered by the Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering at the beginning of the 18th century. This 83-km-long natural border connecting the Bering Sea to the Chukchi Sea is used at the end of summer every year by numerous Pacific walruses, the emblematic species of the Far North.

On the eastern tip of Russia, you will discover the vast expanses of the colourful tundra of Chukotka, one of the world’s most isolated regions.

Le Soléal will then reach Kamchatka, a peninsula of spectacular volcanic landscapes, where you may have the chance to observe the Kamchatka brown bear and many sea birds and marine mammals: northern fulmars, guillemots, puffins, cormorants, Steller’s eiders, Aleutian terns, Steller’s sea eagle, Steller’s sea lions and other species of sea lions, and whales.

Highlights

A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides • A cruise to the heart of the pristine lands of the Russian Far East, discovering a breathtakingly beautiful natural region and the wildlife that lives there • Abundant and varied wildlife: walruses, many marine birds, Steller sea lions, fur seals, whales, ribbon seals, Arctic ground squirrel, the Kamchatka brown bear • Landscapes : vast expanses of tundra, uninhabited islands, mountains, forests, volcanoes • Encounters with Chukchi people

 

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Ship information

Le Soléal

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition
Length: 142 meters
Passenger Capacity: 264 (200 in Antarctica)

Crew Capacity: 140
Built: 2013

Like Le Boréal and L’Austral, the two sister ships that preceded it, Le Soléal further reaffirms PONANT's signature approach: to take passengers to the farthest reaches of the planet onboard five-star ships offering top-of-the-range services.

An elegant appearance and refined interior design combine with cutting-edge technology to offer a new type of cruising: adventure in a luxury setting.

Cuisine
Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.
Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The gastronomic restaurant serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. In the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy themed dinners.
Life On Board
Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, Le Soléal has been designed to meet the needs of every guest.
Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Fitted with the latest equipment (Fitness studio) the Beauty Centre on Le Soléal welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering -a spa in partnership with SOTHYS™ (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy). Comfortable Staterooms & Suites, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting service. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.
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Luxury Expedition Cruise
Le Boréal
21.09.2021
05.10.2021
14
Alaska, North America, The Arctic, Russia, Fire and Ice in the Arctic
Fare from € 9.680
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Travelroute
Day 1

Nome, Alaska

Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing... People here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.

Day 2

At Sea

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 3

Provideniya

Across the Bering Strait from Alaska, which it almost touches and can be glimpsed when the weather is fine, the town of Provideniya seems to keep a watchful eye over ships heading for the East Siberian Sea. Nestled against mountains with peaks of up to 2,000 m, Provideniya is the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula, a polar region as yet unknown to the general public, with striking landscapes and a primitive beauty like no other.

Day 4

Big Diomede

From your Zodiac®, discover Big Diomede, between Siberia and Alaska. This island, measuring approximately 30 km2 and located in the middle of the Bering Strait, is Russia’s most easterly point. Although it was once inhabited by the Inuit, it is now home to just a handful of Russian soldiers on a military base. Just a few kilometres further east, on the other side of the International Date Line, lies Little Diomede, an American island which Russia sold to the United States in 1867.

Day 5

Wrangel Island Reserve

Imagine a natural island that is mostly mountainous and, for the rest of its landscapes, alternates between vast tundra plains and areas of great lakes, lagoons and cliffs. Welcome to Wrangel, the most important hotspot of Arctic biodiversity. Situated between the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea, the island was named after the Russian explorer Ferdinand von Wrangel. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island is a rare, precious and very ancient ecosystem with unique vegetation, as well as an exceptional fauna: it is home to the majestic polar bear and the vast majority of the Russian Arctic’s walrus population. The island also holds traces of the last mammoths and is home to several endemic species.

Day 6

Wrangel Island Reserve

Day 7

Wrangel Island Reserve

Day 8

Wrangel Island Reserve

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

Saint Matthew island

Saint Matthew island is right in the middle of the Bering Sea, between Siberia and Alaska. Classified as a National Wildlife Refuge by the United States, this island covered in wet tundra corresponds to the northern boundary of the polar bear’s range during winter. It is home to many birds, including the McKay's bunting, an endemic species whose population is estimated at 6,000 individuals. We can also find Arctic foxes there. Although populated by the Aleut during prehistoric times Saint Matthew Island is uninhabited today.

Day 11

Saint Paul island, Pribilof islands

Part of the Earth’s History was written between Alaska and Russia. We invite you to discover a unique environment that seems to stretch out to infinity. Lost in the middle of the Bering Sea, the Pribilof archipelago is made up of four volcanic islands where nature has crafted exquisitely beautiful landscapes. Here, on the islands of Saint Paul and Saint George, you will find majestic volcanoes, lava deserts and crater lakes, offering travelers a magnificent vantage point from which to observe a fauna composed almost exclusively of fur seals. The archipelago is also renowned as a paradise for birds, especially on Saint Paul, as more than 240 different species of seabirds take flight from the top of its majestic cliff.

Day 12

Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

During your cruise, discover an exceptional site: Unalaska Island and its port, Dutch Harbor. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, on the Aleutian Islands, Dutch Harbor is the only deep water port in the archipelago. As for the island itself, it offers you unique landscapes: volcanic summits swept by the wind and surrounded by the sea, lush green valleys, sometimes covered with bright summer flowers, sometimes with deep winter snow… Unalaska is not only an island with astonishing nature and very varied wildlife, it is also rich in history, where ancient indigenous cultures and remains from World War II can be seen and their tales be told.

Day 13

Chankliut island, Alaska

Off the Alaska Peninsula hides a small gem: Chankliut. From mountainous terrain to flowery moors and valleys covered in sea lyme-grass, this island, which is part of the Aleutian archipelago, offers landscapes with a unique charm. During your walk around a lake, you will cross a sumptuous meadow where beautiful aconite and willowherb vie for attention. The more courageous will venture onward to the neighbouring valley and its ancient calderas to admire the splendour of the scenery. This totally uninhabited island bears no trace of any past settlement. Small, curious heads will catch your attention, however: crested puffins and horned puffins bask on the water near spotted seals…

Day 14

Geographic Harbor, Alaska

Here you are in the heart of Katmai National Park and Preserve. Here, the rocky cliffs are punctuated with white marks. These are the remains of ash deposits that accumulated following a volcanic eruption in the past. A little further south, you will explore every part of Geographic Harbor and its tall cliffs covered in vegetation and plunging into the sea.

Day 15

Seward, Alaska

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. The entrance gate for the sublime Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward nestles in the heart of very beautiful scenery, between glaciers, mountains and very rich marine life (whales, sea otters, orcas, seals…).

Overview

Fire and Ice in the Arctic

Including Flight Seattle/Nome + transfers + flight Anchorage/Seattle

Embark with Ponant aboard Le Boréal for an unforgettable expedition cruise to discover the wonders of Arctic Alaska.

Over 15 days, cruising between Russia and the United States from Nome to Seward, you will have the chance to sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes, and tundra dotted with the ephemeral flowers that bloom during the Arctic summer.

This is also a wonderful region for wildlife observation. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of walruses, countless sea birds, and of course the lord of the Arctic: the polar bear.

Le Boréal will then make its way along the Alaska Peninsula, an emerged part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Here, each island is a volcano crowned with ice. The Aleutian Islands form a barrier between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, so the marine wildlife here is particularly abundant.

You’ll then reach Geographic Harbor, situated in the heart of the stunning Katmai National Park and Preserve. There is a strong chance you’ll be able to observe grizzlies, as they reign supreme here.

At the end of your cruise, you will disembark in the small city of Seward for your return flight to Seattle.

Highlights

A cruise amid the stunning Arctic and volcanic landscapes of Alaska and Russia • Shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with your naturalist guides • Discover the Wrangel Island Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Sail in the heart of the Bering Sea, surrounded by the planet’s most remote islands • Sail in the Chukchi Sea • Possibility of observing brown bears at Geographic Harbor, in Katmai National Park • The wildlife: polar bears, grizzlies, walruses, grey whales, sea otters, spotted seals, and seagulls • Meet the locals: the Aleut, Inuit, and Chukchi people

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Ship information

Le Boréal

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition
Length: 142 meters
Passenger Capacity: 264 (200 in Antarctica)
Crew Capacity: 140
Built: 2010
Le Boréal, like its Sisterships L’Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial, epitomises the unique feel and atmosphere of the ships of the PONANT fleet. Subtly combining luxury, intimacy and serene well-being, the ship has been designed to offer passengers both moments of conviviality and spaces conducive to peaceful tranquillity and a sense of escape and getting away from it all. Its exterior and interior lines testify to the ingeniousness and refinement with which the Sisterships have been designed.
Cuisine
Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.
Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The gastronomic restaurant serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. In the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy themed dinners.
Life On Board
Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, Le Boréal has been designed to meet the needs of every guest.
Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Fitted with the latest equipment (Fitness studio) the Beauty Centre on Le Boréal welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering -a spa in partnership with SOTHYS™ (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy). Comfortable Staterooms & Suites, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting service. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.
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Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Evrima
22.09.2021
29.09.2021
7
North America, Exclusive yachting – Halifax, Nova Scotia to Boston, Massachusetts
Fare from € 5.711
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Travelroute
Day 1

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

A major economic center of Atlantic Canada, Halifax is also all about culture and scenery. And history. And shopping. And food. Active travelers will enjoy a hike along nearby Peggy's Cove to see the iconic lighthouse, or a Segway tour through Halifax proper, or even a kayak through the harbor. With miles of coastline, Halifax has some of the best views in Nova Scotia, and the national historic site of Halifax Citadel is one of the best places to take in these scenic vistas. Also meriting a visit are the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which displays relics of the Titanic collected after the ship sank off these shores. The charming waterfront area of the city is filled with boutiques, cafés and restaurants and hosts an array of festivals throughout the year.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favorite book.

Day 3

St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

Take a stroll through Saint John and you’ll find beautifully-preserved 19th century buildings, traditional restaurants, and charming boutiques and galleries. In the City Market, the historic heart of the city, a colorful market offers everything from fresh produce and seafood to locally-made goods and souvenirs, as well as a wonderful place to chat with the locals. Visit the charming fishing village of St. Martins or take a breathtaking walk above the highest tides on Earth at Skywalk Saint John for a stunning view of the Reversing Falls Rapids, where twice daily, the mighty Bay of Fundy tides push on the Saint John River, forcing it to reverse its flow so that it flows backwards. The natural wonders continue at Stonehammer Geopark, which is the perfect place to paddle down Ice Age rivers or zipline over erratic rocks.

Day 4

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Once called Man-es-ayd'ik, or “clam-gathering place,” by the Wabanaki people, Bar Harbor is relaxed and fun but still retains an air of elegance from its history as an enclave for elites including the Morgans, Vanderbilts and Astors. It was the Rockefellers who convinced big landowners to donate the land to create Acadia National Park – over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, hiking, biking, scenic vistas and dramatic coastline. The restaurants and boutiques of Main Street and the neighboring villages on Mount Desert Island offer the simple to the spectacular. Museums are generally small and focused, presenting the history of the island's Gilded Age, its Native American heritage and the Gulf of Maine's unique ecosystems. Galleries feature contemporary artists, Maine artists and historic works. A must-do is the Shore Path. Extending two miles from the town pier, it offers the best sights, sounds and smells of the shore of Frenchman Bay.

Day 5

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Day 6

Portland, Maine, USA

Established in 1633 as a fishing village, Portland grew to become not only the largest tonnage seaport in New England but also a charming destination of cobblestone streets, delectable seafood and history galore. The Old Port district is the center of it all with its restored brick warehouses bustling with shops, galleries, cafés, bars, and restaurants serving the freshest possible lobster. The Portland Museum of Art showcases works by Homer, Picasso, Matisse, Monet and more, while the views of the city from Portland Observatory are a work of art in their own right. Another classic vignette can be viewed at Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Take a walk on the Western Promenade, a public park atop a bluff, for majestic river and mountain vistas. And don't miss the West End, full of Victorian-era homes including the Victoria Mansion museum.

Day 7

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Few American cruise destinations have a past as engrained in popular culture as Salem. Settled by European fishermen in 1626 and named for the Hebrew word for peace – “shalom” – the seaport in 1692 was anything but peaceful. Multiple attractions harken back to the days of the witch trials, including the Witch House and the Trials Memorial. The Maritime National Historic Site comprises the Custom House, the enduring wharves and buildings along Derby Street and the Friendship of Salem, a replica of the East Indiaman tall ship launched in 1797. The Peabody Essex Museum is the nation's oldest continuously operating museum and has outstanding collections of art and maritime history. The birth home of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the adjacent House of the Seven Gables are also must-sees. Beyond its fascinating history, Salem has a walkable downtown filled with quaint shops, fine restaurants, live music and great nightlife.

Day 8

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Disembarkation.
Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and arguably America's greatest walking city. Step along the cobblestones in any direction and you'll run into history. The Freedom Trail connects 16 significant sites, including the Paul Revere House, Boston Common and the USS Constitution. Once dubbed the “Athens of America,” this cultural capital is rich with museums, libraries, music venues and art galleries. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses a world-renowned art collection, famously heisted in 1990. Numerous city tours and Boston Harbor cruises are offered, and the more adventurous might even kayak the Charles River or rent a sailboat. When it's time to grab a bite, seafood is always recommended, especially in the Seaport District. Specialties include fresh steamed lobster, oysters on the half shell, and thick, creamy clam chowder. Top that off with a cannoli from the North End.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Halifax, Nova Scotia to Boston, Massachusetts

Welcome the beginning of autumn on North America’s eastern seaboard, where natural and manmade wonders await: UNESCO-worthy geoparks for climbing and paddling; bayside hiking paths for striding; lighthouses, blufftop parks and historical museums and neighborhoods for strolling.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ritz-Carlton Evrima

Vessel Type: Mega Yacht
Length: 190 meters
Passenger Capacity: 298

Crew Capacity: 246

Year Built: 2021

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2021.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton Evrima:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa • Panorama Lounge and wine bar

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Luxury Expedition Cruise
L´Austral
23.09.2021
07.10.2021
14
Alaska, North America, Alaska and its Fur Traders - with National Geographic
Fare from € 11.870
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Travelroute
Day 1

Nome, Alaska

Located along the Bering Strait at the westernmost point of Alaska, Nome offers the rustic charm of a former gold-mining town, set in the middle of magnificent wilderness. As you weave in and out of the brightly coloured houses, you will discover the pioneering legacy that still marks local traditions. Fishing, reindeer rearing, sledge-racing... People here live from their manual labour. The surrounding plains provide stunning vantage points for observing Arctic fauna.

Day 2

At Sea

During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 3

Saint Matthew island

Saint Matthew island is right in the middle of the Bering Sea, between Siberia and Alaska. Classified as a National Wildlife Refuge by the United States, this island covered in wet tundra corresponds to the northern boundary of the polar bear’s range during winter. It is home to many birds, including the McKay's bunting, an endemic species whose population is estimated at 6,000 individuals. We can also find Arctic foxes there. Although populated by the Aleut during prehistoric times Saint Matthew Island is uninhabited today.

Day 4

Saint Paul island, Pribilof islands

Part of the Earth’s History was written between Alaska and Russia. We invite you to discover a unique environment that seems to stretch out to infinity. Lost in the middle of the Bering Sea, the Pribilof archipelago is made up of four volcanic islands where nature has crafted exquisitely beautiful landscapes. Here, on the islands of Saint Paul and Saint George, you will find majestic volcanoes, lava deserts and crater lakes, offering travelers a magnificent vantage point from which to observe a fauna composed almost exclusively of fur seals. The archipelago is also renowned as a paradise for birds, especially on Saint Paul, as more than 240 different species of seabirds take flight from the top of its majestic cliff.

Day 5

Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

During your cruise, discover an exceptional site: Unalaska Island and its port, Dutch Harbor. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, on the Aleutian Islands, Dutch Harbor is the only deep water port in the archipelago. As for the island itself, it offers you unique landscapes: volcanic summits swept by the wind and surrounded by the sea, lush green valleys, sometimes covered with bright summer flowers, sometimes with deep winter snow… Unalaska is not only an island with astonishing nature and very varied wildlife, it is also rich in history, where ancient indigenous cultures and remains from World War II can be seen and their tales be told.

Day 6

Unga island, Alaska

After a short Zodiac® journey between the rocks in the company of your naturalist-guides, you will land in a former village of which many vestiges remain: run-down wooden houses scattered around a flowery meadow, a church with crumbling walls but a roof that still stands, a cemetery… Originally called Ougnagok by the Aleuts, this small hamlet, which was home to some 100 inhabitants in the 19th century, was renamed Delarof, after Evstratii Ivanovich Delarov. While working for the Shelikhov-Golikov Company, he was the first Greek mariner to discover the Aleutian Islands. These days, this small ghost-village now overrun by willowherb is called Unga.

Day 7

Chankliut island, Alaska

Off the Alaska Peninsula hides a small gem: Chankliut. From mountainous terrain to flowery moors and valleys covered in sea lyme-grass, this island, which is part of the Aleutian archipelago, offers landscapes with a unique charm. During your walk around a lake, you will cross a sumptuous meadow where beautiful aconite and willowherb vie for attention. The more courageous will venture onward to the neighbouring valley and its ancient calderas to admire the splendour of the scenery. This totally uninhabited island bears no trace of any past settlement. Small, curious heads will catch your attention, however: crested puffins and horned puffins bask on the water near spotted seals…

Day 8

At Sea

Day 9

Tsaa fjord, Icy Bay, Alaska

Formed by the retreat of the Guyot, Yahtse and Tyndall glaciers over the past 100 years, Icy Bay is one of those timeless places where silence reigns supreme. Let yourself be enthralled by landscapes of breathtaking beauty, enhanced by magnificent views over the Saint Elias Mountains, visible in the background. The bay, several kilometres wide, is often scattered with icebergs sliding on clear and deep waters. It will let you access several sounds, among which are the Tsaa fjord, very close to the Guyot glacier. Many marine mammals and sea birds have chosen to live on this territory with very few visitors in the south of Alaska.

Day 10

Sitka, Alaska

Formerly a Russian colony located on Baranof island, to the west of the Alexander archipelago, Sitka is brimming with history. The historical national park of Sitka shelters totems carved out of red cedar, a tree that is omnipresent in the region. These totems are testimonials of the former presence of Tlingit Indians. This place is full of natural wonders too. You just have to look up to admire the mountain range around the port. In the distance, the snow-peaked Edgecumbe volcano stands majestic. Numerous islands scattered around Sitka stretch out before you in a vision of preserved Alaska.

Day 11

Kake, Alaska

Discover the small Tlingit village of Kake, around 60 kilometres west of Petersburg. Located on Kupreanof Island, it houses a community of over 500 inhabitants. Kake is paradise for salmon, which spawn in the Gunnuk River near the village. Bald eagles often make an appearance, as do black bears, which come to enjoy the fish. Another singularity of these parts: the presence, on a hill, of a totem pole standing over 60 metres tall, considered the highest in the world.

Day 12

Prince Rupert

Wild and extraordinary, Prince Rupert is a dynamic town where the open spaces are “larger than nature”. Located on the remote Kaien Island, off the coast of British Columbia, this little town founded in 1910 witnessed the history of the North West Pacific with the birth of American Indian nations, such as the Haida and Gitksan. During this port of call, make a point of admiring its grandiose landscapes where more than 300 pairs of bald eagles have made a home here; its picturesque residential districts where the sea mist often lingers; and its famous Museum of Northern British Columbia, home to a large collection of ancient totems.

Day 13

At Sea

Day 14

Alert Bay & sailing in the Johnstone Strait

Right near the north coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, hides the small wooded island of Cormorant. Surrounded by pebble beaches, it offers wonderful opportunities for hikes and for whale watching. The surrounding waters are also home to harbour seals, orcas, Steller sea lions, dolphins, and a multitude of seabirds. When your ship calls at Alert Bay, a small sheltered fishing port located in the island’s south, set off to discover the indigenous culture and its traditions. The ‘Namgis community, which is part of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations, lives here in harmony with the other village inhabitants.
Along the north-east coast of Vancouver Island, Johnstone Strait is a 100 km-long channel formed by an old glacier bed, dotted with a string of lush islands. Sailing amid this wilderness offers fantastic opportunities to observe the wildlife. Indeed, blue whales, humpback whales and the world’s largest population of orcas can be found in the cool and sheltered waters of the strait, and you can try to spot some from your ship’s deck.

Day 15

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 ᅠGastown. 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.

Overview

Alaska and its Fur Traders – with National Geographic

Including Flight Seattle/Nome + Transfer

PONANT invites you to follow the steps of trappers and of the indigenous peoples of Alaska, during a 15-day expedition voyage aboard L’Austral.

From Nome to Vancouver, discover a remote territory still unknown and wild, landscape from infinite tundra to glittering lakes, wide spaces, gigantic glaciers, steep mountains and temperate rainforest.

During your trip, discover the unique wildlife at some of the sites that have marked the history of Alaska.

Your ship will first sail along the Bering Strait, before heading south to reach Saint Paul in the Pribilof Islands. In a Zodiac® dinghy you will then land on the lush shores of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, where you will have the option of participating in organised hikes.

After sailing in the magnificent Icy Bay to discover a fjord surrounded by hanging glaciers and vertiginous waterfalls, succumb to the charms of Alaska’s forests and discover the Tlingit village of Kake, where you might be lucky enough to spot some black bears.

Then, set off to meet the whales and other marine mammals in Alert Bay, in British Columbia, before making your way to Vancouver, your disembarkation port.

Highlights

A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard • Shore visits in Zodiac®inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides • Hiking opportunity • Visit traditional villages and encounter the indigenous peoples of the Far North: the Aleuts, Tlingits, Kwakwaka’wakws, Yupiks, and Haïdas • Landscapes: fjords, tall mountains, huge glaciers, primary forest, jagged cliffs • Wildlife: brown bears, grizzlies, Arctic terns, common seals, whales and orcas

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L´Austral

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition
Length: 142 meters
Passenger Capacity: 264 (200 in Antarctica)

Crew Capacity: 140
Built: 2011

Innovative design, sleek shape and profile, refined interior decoration, friendly, intimate atmosphere: French designers and decorators have managed to give this ship a unique style and veritable signature of its own. Combinations of fine materials, colours and tones harmoniously livened up with touches of bright colour, elegant lines, discreet and subtle refinement… everything has been designed to create a unique atmosphere onboard, a veritable personality: the chic style and naturally relaxing ambiance of a veritable private yacht.

Cuisine
Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.
Our two restaurants welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The gastronomic restaurant serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. In the Grill Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to eat outside and enjoy themed dinners.
Life On Board
Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, L´Austral has been designed to meet the needs of every guest.
Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Fitted with the latest equipment (Fitness studio) the Beauty Centre on L´Austral welcomes you for some unforgettable moments of relaxation and pampering -a spa in partnership with SOTHYS™ (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy). Comfortable Staterooms & Suites, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting service. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.
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Booking
Small Coastal Ship
American Constellation
25.09.2021
05.10.2021
10
North America, Grand Puget Sound
Fare from € 6.050
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Travelroute
Day 1

Seattle

Arrive early in Seattle and spend the day exploring local attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. In the afternoon your cruise on Puget Sound begins as we set out across the clear blue water. The week will be filled with opportunities for whale watching, but this is a great time to get your first few sightings.

Day 2

Bremerton

A short ferry ride from Seattle, Bremerton is one of the most scenic cities in the Northwest. Located on the protective harbors of Puget Sound, this charming city is the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, with a majestic backdrop of mountains, glaciers, forests, lakes, and sea. The city is also home to a thriving artistic and cultural community who draw their inspiration from Bremerton's picturesque harbor.

Day 3

Tacoma

Rooted in the arts, Tacoma is a vibrant urban city alive with culture. A perfect mix of old and new, the cityscape is a blend of historic architecture amidst urban design. Discover its eclectic mix of restaurants and one of a kind boutiques. Tacoma's Museum District houses six world class museums all within walking distance from each other. Art aficionados can explore exhibits ranging from an impressive collection of world-renowned glass glasswork to historical masterpieces and classic automobiles.

Day 4

Cruising the San Juan Islands

Your cruise is as much about the journey as it is about each destination. Today is a day to revel in the scenery as we make our way through the San Juan Islands. As we travel, whales, eagles, and seals adorn the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. You can listen to our onboard expert point out wildlife as we cruise or you can just sit back and enjoy the sun on the top deck.

Day 5

Anacortes

Anacortes is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the Northwest. See the pass from the water, or explore on easy walking trails along the shoreline. Leave some time to visit the town, just a few steps from our dock. After dinner, the Fidalgo Swing Band will join us for an evening of swing in the main lounge.

Day 6

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor is a beautiful, walkable seaport with small shops and turn of-the-century buildings. Experience island life as it was over a century ago by visiting the San Juan Historical Museum or the Whale Museum. At the Whale Museum you can learn about Spirit, the orca whale American Cruise Lines adopted during our first season on Puget Sound.

Day 7

Port Angeles

Located along the Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles is a vibrant coastal community which was recently named one of the “top 100 best small towns” to live in. The popular city pier area offers visitors access to many local coastal attractions, while the majestic Olympic National Park serves as a picturesque backdrop. You’ll have the opportunity to discover local artisan galleries and sample some of the finest seafood in the Pacific Northwest.

Day 8

Victoria

The only Canadian town on our cruise, Victoria is a wonderful place to spend a day on a guided tour through the magnificent Butchart Gardens and lively waterfront. The tour begins from our berth in Port Angeles, continuing to Hurricane Ridge with vast views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the mountainous wilderness of Olympic National Forest.

Day 9

Port Townsend

Port Townsend is a charming town with a fascinating past. Beautifully restored Victorian architecture is now home to small museums, galleries, and shops. In the evening, members of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will be aboard for a night of dramatic classical music.

Day 10

Poulsbo

Originally a logging camp settled by Norwegians who likened the landscape to the fjords of their homeland, Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian influence. It is a great place to visit for the history, scenery, and lively downtown. A distinct Native American influence is present in nearby Suquamish, located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, where there is a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe.

Day 11

Seattle

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sundeck as the famous skyline of the city draws nearer. Once we arrive, make the most of you time in Seattle with a tour, or allow American Cruise Lines to assist with transportation arrangements home.

Additional charges: port taxes/fees: € 300,- pp

Overview

Grand Puget Sound

Your magnificent voyage begins in the seaport city of Seattle, harbour hopping through the Puget Sound and cruising the San Juan Islands. As you journey along the smooth waters, witness abundant wildlife including whales, eagles, and seals. Visit picturesque historic seaside towns such as Anacortes, home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the region. In Tacoma, explore LeMay’s America’s Car Museum and discover how the automobile has shaped our culture. In La Conner, partake in a traditional smoked salmon tasting, featuring San Juan Sliders and smoked salmon chowder. Witness breathtaking vistas in Olympic National Park where wildflowers cover mountain meadows. Discover the Scandinavian influence of Poulsbo as our local guide leads you through the historical downtown area. Afterwards, sample authentic Norwegian pastries.

Highlights

Travel to where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea, forming the stunning Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands archipelago. Along the way, experience the area’s rich history and culture, explore charming seaside towns, and admire some of the most breathtaking natural scenery, before returning to the city where our journey began • Ports Of Call: Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, Victoria, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Seattle

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Ship information

American Constellation

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship
Passenger Capacity: 170

Crew Capacity: 43
Built: 2018

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
Deluxe Discovery Yachting
Scenic Eclipse
27.09.2021
16.10.2021
19
North America, Caribbean, Latin America, Ultimate America Discovery
Fare from € 15.900
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Travelroute
Day 1

Boston, United States of America

Arriving in one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630 and rich with history and culture, learn about the stories and historic sites of the American Revolution on the Freedom Trail, before embarking Scenic Eclipse in the early afternoon.

Day 2

Martha’s Vineyard

According to the locals, once you have been ‘on island’, you will never want to leave. Martha’s Vineyard is a charming and beautiful place, surrounded by pristine sandy beaches and brightly painted cottages.

Day 3

New York

The city that never sleeps will leave you with endless memories

Day 4

At sea

Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, an entertaining discussion in the Theatre or make time for your own fitness regime.

Day 5

Norfolk

The historic port of Norfolk lies at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay and is home to the Norfolk Naval Base. This quaint town has a thriving arts community and a welcoming nature, perfect for a day of exploring.

Day 6

At sea

After busy days exploring, relax on board. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.

Day 7

Charleston

Founded in 1670 in honour of King Charles II of England, Charleston played an important role in the American Civil War and Afro American history, with nearly half of the Africans brought to America arriving via this historic port.
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Day 8

At sea

Cruise south towards the Caribbean paradise of the Bahamas. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or test your knowledge with some trivia in the lounge. Whatever you choose there is ample time for more relaxation on the horizon.

Day 9

Nassau, Bahamas

Welcome to Nassau where you have a full day to discover this fascinating city at your leisure.

Day 10

At sea

Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort, perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools or sooth your muscles and mind in the relaxation lounge.

Day 11

Great Inagua Island

The southernmost islands of the Bahamas chain, the Inagua are home to over 140 species of native and migratory birds including 80,000 flaming reddish-pink West Indian flamingo. It is the perfect place to take a birdwatching tour.

Day 12

Port Antonio, Jamaica

Your luxurious vessel will arrive at the picturesque Port Antonio on the north coast of Jamaica, a quiet haven known as a gateway to the surrounding lush jungle regions and for its laid-back attitude making it the perfect getaway.

Day 13

Port Royal

Previously home to the ‘real pirates of the Caribbean’, Port Royal is a now small fishing community.

Day 14

At sea

Relax on board and make use of the Senses Spa or take a yoga class in the studio. There’ll be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre or perhaps learn some new cooking techniques in Scenic Epicure.

Day 15

Isla de Providencia, Colombia

Visit the remote island of Providencia, surrounded by turquoise-blue sea. Enjoy the secluded beaches and lush green mountains.
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Day 16

Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

First discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502, Puerto Limón is a pristine and lush region of Costa Rica. With white sandy beaches and towering mountains, this truly is a tropical paradise.
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Day 17

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Experience the pristine blue waters of some of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean.

Day 18

Colon

Day 19

San Blas Archipelago

Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people, surrounded by pristine sandy beaches dotted with coconut palms, crystal-clear waters and coral reefs swarming with marine life.

Day 20

Cartagena, Colombia

Marvel at the first glimpses of this charming city as you cruise into port this morning. Bid farewell to the crew as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

Overview

Ultimate America Discovery

Delights of the USA and the Caribbean
Tracing down the graceful eastern coast of the USA and into the shimmering Caribbean, this voyage is perfect for those who enjoy stunning coastal scenery and alluring architecture.
Our expert local guides will bring the rich and complex history of the quaint colonial towns and vibrant cities to life for you, before Island hopping around the on board Scenic Eclipse. Explore pristine and remote destinations including Colombia’s Isla de Providencia and Panamas San Blas archipelago.

Please Note: More Scenic Eclipse Discovery Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Scenic Eclipse

Vessel Type: Luxurious Discovery Yacht

Length: 168 meters

Passenger Capacity: 228

Crew Capacity: 176 (192 in Polar regions)

Year Built: 2019

Scenic Eclipse is the World's First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic. Sail in 6-star luxury through The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Fjords.

Scenic Eclipse comes with a unique design concept that incorporates the personalised luxury and attention to detail of a yacht with the stunning facilities and impressive blend of indoor and outdoor spaces found on a regular cruise ship. With a chic design employing soft, sweeping edges and rich wood coupled with every amenity you could possibly wish for, Scenic Eclipse has been designed with guests in mind. Intimate and luxurious, the World’s First Discovery Yacht is built to dock in isolated ports that larger ships can’t reach, including the white expanse of the Arctic. Scenic Eclipse comes with the highest Polar Class rating (Polar Class 6), ensuring safe navigation in polar waters and allowing the ship to reach even more remote ports.

On board inclusions:
Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation • Personal service with an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio •
Butler service for every guest • All-inclusive dining and beverages • Spa Sanctuary, gym, yoga and pilates studio
Indoor and outdoor swimming and plunge pools • Expert Discovery Leaders & education program on selected cruises • Daily entertainment • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Return airport transfers
Onshore inclusions:
Comprehensive choice of all-inclusive shore excursions • Active discovery excursions
Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences • Scenic Freechoice activities • Expert Discovery Team and local guides •
All tipping and gratuities on board and onshore

Luxury Suites

Every one of the 114 spacious and beautifully designed suites features a private verandah, a separate lounge area and Butler Service. Akin to the finest hotels in the world, staying in a Scenic Eclipse suite is one of the greatest luxury experiences you’ll ever have.

Indulgent Spaces

Designed with an abundance of public spaces, there is plenty of room for you to roam. From the ultimate Spa Sanctuary, to the gym, yoga studio, eight spacious lounges and bars, four outdoor terraces and multiple pool areas, you will never want to leave.

Dining

With up to ten all-inclusive dining experiences, the variety of cuisine and diversity of venues will astound you. From fine dining to relaxed café-style plus in-suite dining, there is something to cater for everyone’s taste.

Beverages

Savour your favourite cocktail or mocktail, choose from an extensive range of fine wine and beers and top-shelf spirits such as a rich Macallan 12-year-old scotch, a glass of France’s finest Champagne or a selection of sake – the choice is yours, all day every day.

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Booking
Deluxe Discovery Yachting
Scenic Eclipse
27.09.2021
05.10.2021
8
North America, Caribbean, East Coast USA Adventure
Fare from € 6.750
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Travelroute
Day 1

Boston, United States of America

Arriving in one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630 and rich with history and culture, learn about the stories and historic sites of the American Revolution on the Freedom Trail, before embarking Scenic Eclipse in the early afternoon.

Day 2

Martha’s Vineyard

According to the locals, once you have been ‘on island’, you will never want to leave. Martha’s Vineyard is a charming and beautiful place, surrounded by pristine sandy beaches and brightly painted cottages.

Day 3

New York

The city that never sleeps will leave you with endless memories

Day 4

At sea

Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, an entertaining discussion in the Theatre or make time for your own fitness regime.

Day 5

Norfolk

The historic port of Norfolk lies at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay and is home to the Norfolk Naval Base. This quaint town has a thriving arts community and a welcoming nature, perfect for a day of exploring.

Day 6

At sea

After busy days exploring, relax on board. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.

Day 7

Charleston

Founded in 1670 in honour of King Charles II of England, Charleston played an important role in the American Civil War and Afro American history, with nearly half of the Africans brought to America arriving via this historic port.
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Day 8

At sea

Cruise south towards the Caribbean paradise of the Bahamas. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or test your knowledge with some trivia in the lounge. Whatever you choose there is ample time for more relaxation on the horizon.

Day 9

Nassau

Bid farewell to the crew as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

Overview

East Coast USA Adventure

History trail
Tracing more than 3,200 kilometres down the graceful eastern coast of the USA and into the shimmering Caribbean, this voyage is perfect for those who enjoy stunning coastal scenery and alluring architecture.
Our expert local guides will bring the rich and complex history of the quaint colonial towns and vibrant cities to life for you, as you trace history from the arrival of the British to the American Revolution.

Please Note: More Scenic Eclipse Discovery Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Scenic Eclipse

Vessel Type: Luxurious Discovery Yacht

Length: 168 meters

Passenger Capacity: 228

Crew Capacity: 176 (192 in Polar regions)

Year Built: 2019

Scenic Eclipse is the World's First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic. Sail in 6-star luxury through The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Fjords.

Scenic Eclipse comes with a unique design concept that incorporates the personalised luxury and attention to detail of a yacht with the stunning facilities and impressive blend of indoor and outdoor spaces found on a regular cruise ship. With a chic design employing soft, sweeping edges and rich wood coupled with every amenity you could possibly wish for, Scenic Eclipse has been designed with guests in mind. Intimate and luxurious, the World’s First Discovery Yacht is built to dock in isolated ports that larger ships can’t reach, including the white expanse of the Arctic. Scenic Eclipse comes with the highest Polar Class rating (Polar Class 6), ensuring safe navigation in polar waters and allowing the ship to reach even more remote ports.

On board inclusions:
Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation • Personal service with an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio •
Butler service for every guest • All-inclusive dining and beverages • Spa Sanctuary, gym, yoga and pilates studio
Indoor and outdoor swimming and plunge pools • Expert Discovery Leaders & education program on selected cruises • Daily entertainment • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Return airport transfers
Onshore inclusions:
Comprehensive choice of all-inclusive shore excursions • Active discovery excursions
Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences • Scenic Freechoice activities • Expert Discovery Team and local guides •
All tipping and gratuities on board and onshore

Luxury Suites

Every one of the 114 spacious and beautifully designed suites features a private verandah, a separate lounge area and Butler Service. Akin to the finest hotels in the world, staying in a Scenic Eclipse suite is one of the greatest luxury experiences you’ll ever have.

Indulgent Spaces

Designed with an abundance of public spaces, there is plenty of room for you to roam. From the ultimate Spa Sanctuary, to the gym, yoga studio, eight spacious lounges and bars, four outdoor terraces and multiple pool areas, you will never want to leave.

Dining

With up to ten all-inclusive dining experiences, the variety of cuisine and diversity of venues will astound you. From fine dining to relaxed café-style plus in-suite dining, there is something to cater for everyone’s taste.

Beverages

Savour your favourite cocktail or mocktail, choose from an extensive range of fine wine and beers and top-shelf spirits such as a rich Macallan 12-year-old scotch, a glass of France’s finest Champagne or a selection of sake – the choice is yours, all day every day.

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Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Evrima
29.09.2021
10.10.2021
11
North America, Exclusive yachting – Boston, Massachusetts to Montréal, Québec
Fare from € 8.643
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Travelroute
Day 1

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and arguably America's greatest walking city. Step along the cobblestones in any direction and you'll run into history. The Freedom Trail connects 16 significant sites, including the Paul Revere House, Boston Common and the USS Constitution. Once dubbed the “Athens of America,” this cultural capital is rich with museums, libraries, music venues and art galleries. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses a world-renowned art collection, famously heisted in 1990. Numerous city tours and Boston Harbor cruises are offered, and the more adventurous might even kayak the Charles River or rent a sailboat. When it's time to grab a bite, seafood is always recommended, especially in the Seaport District. Specialties include fresh steamed lobster, oysters on the half shell, and thick, creamy clam chowder. Top that off with a cannoli from the North End.

Day 2

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Once called Man-es-ayd'ik, or “clam-gathering place,” by the Wabanaki people, Bar Harbor is relaxed and fun but still retains an air of elegance from its history as an enclave for elites including the Morgans, Vanderbilts and Astors. It was the Rockefellers who convinced big landowners to donate the land to create Acadia National Park – over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, hiking, biking, scenic vistas and dramatic coastline. The restaurants and boutiques of Main Street and the neighboring villages on Mount Desert Island offer the simple to the spectacular. Museums are generally small and focused, presenting the history of the island's Gilded Age, its Native American heritage and the Gulf of Maine's unique ecosystems. Galleries feature contemporary artists, Maine artists and historic works. A must-do is the Shore Path. Extending two miles from the town pier, it offers the best sights, sounds and smells of the shore of Frenchman Bay.

Day 3

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Day 4

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

A major economic center of Atlantic Canada, Halifax is also all about culture and scenery. And history. And shopping. And food. Active travelers will enjoy a hike along nearby Peggy's Cove to see the iconic lighthouse, or a Segway tour through Halifax proper, or even a kayak through the harbor. With miles of coastline, Halifax has some of the best views in Nova Scotia, and the national historic site of Halifax Citadel is one of the best places to take in these scenic vistas. Also meriting a visit are the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which displays relics of the Titanic collected after the ship sank off these shores. The charming waterfront area of the city is filled with boutiques, cafés and restaurants and hosts an array of festivals throughout the year.

Day 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Day 6

Sailing the Canso Canal to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Strait of Canso has long served as a maritime shortcut between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. In 1955, the Canso Canal opened as part of the engineering works for the new Canso Causeway that had finally established a permanent link for Cape Breton Island with mainland Nova Scotia. With the road-and-rail causeway blocking the strait, tidal locks allow the yacht to navigate the powerful currents into the 250-meter-long waterway. At the canal’s southern end, a long swing bridge opens up to allow maritime traffic through. The name Canso comes from the Mi’kmaq word “kamsok,” which translates as “beyond the cliffs” – referring to the bluffs that rise above the strait. You’ll cruise between the forested shores, passing historic towns and small communities tucked into the coastline, the evocatively named Pirate Harbour among them.

Day 7

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

A vibrant seaside capital city, Charlottetown takes pride in its past while carrying forward the tradition of hospitality that Prince Edward Island province is noted for. The centrally planned downtown is lined with Victorian-era houses and buildings, and the spires of St. Dunstan's Basilica tower above the skyline. Picturesque Queen Street and Victoria Row are home to historic shops as well as the Confederation Centre of the Arts, a showcase of the best in Canadian visual and performing arts. Museums of interest include Beaconsfield Historic House – one of the first residences in the city – and the Anne of Green Gables Museum. Charlottetown is the birthplace not only of the classic book’s author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, but also of the Confederation of Canada. It was here that delegates first convened in 1864 to discuss the unification of the British North American colonies.

Day 8

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favorite book.

Day 9

Saguenay, Québec, Canada

Mother Nature – on a massive, mindboggling scale – takes center stage in the Saguenay region. This is where wild rocky cliffs overlook the deep blue waters of one of the planet’s longest and loveliest fjords. It’s also where the fresh water of the River Saguenay blends with the saltwater of the Saint Lawrence River – a quirky trick of nature that attracts whales to the krill-filled waters. Enjoy a cycling adventure through Saguenay Fjord National Park or visit the beluga whales that choose to make Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park their year-round home. You can also spot blue whales and humpbacks between May and October. Back in the city of Saguenay, learn more about the region’s outstanding biodiversity at the Musée du Fjord or check out the local microbrewery scene.

Day 10

Québec City, Québec, Canada

Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, known as the “Father of New France,” the grand provincial capital of Québec is one of the oldest European settlements in North America and blends past and present beautifully. The only walled city in the Americas north of Mexico, Old Québec is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure offering 400 years of history and evolution, and its aged cobblestones also feature the best of today's shopping, food and entertainment. One requisite stop is high tea at Château Frontenac, an iconic North American hotel that commands the skyline from atop the promontory Cap Diamant. The changing of the guard at the Citadel, a residence of the Canadian monarch, also attracts a crowd. For green space and relaxation, Québec has one of the world’s largest urban parks, the Plains of Abraham, as well as the breathtaking waterfall of Chute Montmorency just north of the city.

Day 11

Québec City, Québec, Canada

Day 12

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Disembarkation.
The second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris, Montréal is a nexus of commerce and culture. With a collection of more than 40,000 works, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts is among the most prominent in Canada, as is the historical collection at the McCord Museum. More superlatives are found at Montréal Casino, the largest in Canada, and Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the oldest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the country. The cathedral is renowned for its imposing façade and opulent interior. The redeveloped Old Port offers access to eateries, boutiques, cycling, Segways and the Montréal Science Center, while a jaunt along the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal reveals historic architecture, galleries and high-end restaurants. A 60-meter rise on the Montréal Observation Wheel provides a view of the old town, downtown and the mountains, or the funicular to Montréal Tower atop Olympic Stadium offers an equally spectacular panorama.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Boston, Massachusetts to Montréal, Québec

Immerse yourself in the autumn-leafed splendor of New England and Eastern Canada — capital cities still home to rustic fishing harbors and historic citadels. Explore the region’s waterways and fjords before continuing up the St. Lawrence River to Québec’s star cities.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ritz-Carlton Evrima

Vessel Type: Mega Yacht
Length: 190 meters
Passenger Capacity: 298

Crew Capacity: 246

Year Built: 2021

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2021.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton Evrima:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa • Panorama Lounge and wine bar

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Small Ship Cruise
American Song
29.09.2021
09.10.2021
10
North America, Northwest Pioneers Cruise
Fare from € 7.350
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Day 1

Portland, OR

At the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland was once a sanctuary for pioneers. Today, the city is surrounded by national parkland but also features an array of museums and shopping areas. Arrive a day early and visit the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, or the Portland Art Museum.

Day 2

Astoria, OR

After reaching the Pacific Coast, the Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter at Fort Clatsop. Visit a replica of the fort and learn about what the Corps of Discovery Expedition endured on their pioneering journey into the West. From our dock in Astoria, also visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, a tribute to mariners around the globe for their service on the high seas.

Day 3

Mt. St. Helens, WA

Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the effect of the volcano had on the environment and the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4

Portland, OR

Since the late 19th-century, Portland has been referred to as “The City of Roses,” due to its ideal climate for growing these beautiful perennials. Explore this second largest city of the Pacific Northwest and discover its rich culture and history.

Day 5

Stevenson, WA

Multnomah Falls is an awesome sight to behold. After cruising past the waterfall, enjoy an up-close view of one of North America's tallest waterfalls. Stroll along the footpath to Benson Bridge for the best view of the 620-foot plunge. The village of Stevenson has a classic small town charm with a unique Northwest flair and is easily accessible from our dock.

Day 6

Hood River, OR

At the base of Mt. Hood lies the sleepy town of Hood River. The old trading post is most famous as the terminus of the Mt. Hood Railroad, where timber and produce would be transferred to ships and sent downriver. Now the historic railroad is a highlight of the area, winding its way high into the mountains for unprecedented views of the Gorge and the tallest peak in Oregon.

Day 7

The Dalles, OR

Located between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, The Dalles is famous for being the last stop on the historic Oregon Trail. To the pioneers, the terrain was treacherous; to today's visitors, it is simply stunning. Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge is Cascade Cliffs Winery, the ideal place to spend an afternoon with expert sommeliers enjoying the bounty of the fertile Columbia Valley.

Day 8

Richland, WA

Once known as the village of Chemna, Richland was incorporated as a city in 1910 and sits at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia River. Visit the REACH Museum, a popular destination which illustrates the unique culture and history of the region, with over 14,000 sq. ft. of exhibits.

Day 9

Pendleton, OR

A charming city in Umatilla, OR, Pendleton began as a European-American commercial center around 1851. Incorporated as a city in 1880, Pendleton is known for its famous woolen mills. Visit the Pendleton Woolen Mill and Museum to learn about the town's weaving process that has produced world famous woolens since 1901.

Day 10

Clarkston, WA

One of the Pacific Northwest's most inland seaports, Clarkston is located on the Snake River, near the famous Hells Canyon. The 10-mile wide canyon was carved out from significant events occurring 15,000 years ago, including a flood from Glacial Lake Bonneville in Utah. Once the destination for miners, explorers, and settlers, Hells Canyon is now a popular recreation area.

Day 11

Clarkston, WA

Take in the beautiful views of Clarkston one last time before enjoying a regionally inspired breakfast. Let our gracious onboard crew assist you with you travel arrangements.

Additional charges: port charges: € 615,- pp

Overview

Northwest Pioneers Cruise

Experience the historic journey of the intrepid explorers Lewis and Clark, while admiring the magnificent views of the Pacific Northwest. Retrace the last leg of the Corps of Discovery Expedition that began on the Mississippi River in 1804 and finally reached the Pacific Ocean in 1806. Visit St. Helens and bear witness to the awesome power of the once active volcano. Get an up-close view of Multnomah Falls, the 2nd tallest waterfall in the country. Enjoy the scenic views and abundant wildlife of the Columbia River Gorge.

Highlights

Enjoy Fort Clatsop Tour. Take a personalized tour of the grounds led by a local Park Ranger, witness live demonstrations, tour the museum, and explore the exact replica of the fort where Lewis and Clark wintered in 1806 • Experience Cascade Cliffs Wine Tasting. Tour the pristine and scenic Cascade Cliffs Winery and enjoy a sampling of their finest wines • Visit Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Led by our guide dressed in period-specific clothing from the pinnacle days of river boating, explore the various exhibits that describe the volcanic upheaval and raging floods that helped to create the gorge • Enjoy Hells Canyon Jet Boat Signature Tour. Explore places most boats cannot reach on the river and witness the amazing transformation in geography from high desert to alpine forests • Enjoy Mount St. Helens Experience. Take a scenic journey to the Mount St. Helens Johnston Ridge Observatory as you listen to engaging commentary regarding the eruption, how it affected the landscape and surrounding communities

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American Song

Vessel Type: Riverboat
Passenger Capacity: 184
Built: 2018
The American River Cruise Revolution is here with American Song, the flagship in the new series of contemporary riverboats from American Cruise Lines. It will be the first modern riverboat ever in the U.S. and will introduce many pioneering innovations to America’s waters. The new riverboat will feature lounges soaring 40 feet above the water with triple the glass of other riverboats, offering astounding views. American Song will also feature the Atrium, a four-story glass-enclosed area with a large domed skylight, which will serve as the central gathering point for the entire ship.
Our new suite design will allow for unprecedented comfort while traveling, beginning with the new Grand Suites featuring 900 square feet of private space. These spacious suites include two glass walls and a wraparound private balcony. Complimentary room service during select mealtimes is available for every stateroom, but the Grand Suites offer ample space to host small cocktail parties or private dinner events.
American Song will continue American Cruise Lines’ decade's long tradition for innovation in river cruising. With a capacity of just 184 guests, this new ship has the modern design features and contemporary styling that today’s traveler has come to expect. Experience the American River Cruise Revolution for yourself this fall on American Song.

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Small Coastal Ship
American Constellation
05.10.2021
15.10.2021
10
North America, Grand Puget Sound
Fare from € 5.550
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Day 1

Seattle

Arrive early in Seattle and spend the day exploring local attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. In the afternoon your cruise on Puget Sound begins as we set out across the clear blue water. The week will be filled with opportunities for whale watching, but this is a great time to get your first few sightings.

Day 2

Bremerton

A short ferry ride from Seattle, Bremerton is one of the most scenic cities in the Northwest. Located on the protective harbors of Puget Sound, this charming city is the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, with a majestic backdrop of mountains, glaciers, forests, lakes, and sea. The city is also home to a thriving artistic and cultural community who draw their inspiration from Bremerton's picturesque harbor.

Day 3

Tacoma

Rooted in the arts, Tacoma is a vibrant urban city alive with culture. A perfect mix of old and new, the cityscape is a blend of historic architecture amidst urban design. Discover its eclectic mix of restaurants and one of a kind boutiques. Tacoma's Museum District houses six world class museums all within walking distance from each other. Art aficionados can explore exhibits ranging from an impressive collection of world-renowned glass glasswork to historical masterpieces and classic automobiles.

Day 4

Cruising the San Juan Islands

Your cruise is as much about the journey as it is about each destination. Today is a day to revel in the scenery as we make our way through the San Juan Islands. As we travel, whales, eagles, and seals adorn the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. You can listen to our onboard expert point out wildlife as we cruise or you can just sit back and enjoy the sun on the top deck.

Day 5

Anacortes

Anacortes is home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the Northwest. See the pass from the water, or explore on easy walking trails along the shoreline. Leave some time to visit the town, just a few steps from our dock. After dinner, the Fidalgo Swing Band will join us for an evening of swing in the main lounge.

Day 6

Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor is a beautiful, walkable seaport with small shops and turn of-the-century buildings. Experience island life as it was over a century ago by visiting the San Juan Historical Museum or the Whale Museum. At the Whale Museum you can learn about Spirit, the orca whale American Cruise Lines adopted during our first season on Puget Sound.

Day 7

Port Angeles

Located along the Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles is a vibrant coastal community which was recently named one of the “top 100 best small towns” to live in. The popular city pier area offers visitors access to many local coastal attractions, while the majestic Olympic National Park serves as a picturesque backdrop. You’ll have the opportunity to discover local artisan galleries and sample some of the finest seafood in the Pacific Northwest.

Day 8

Victoria

The only Canadian town on our cruise, Victoria is a wonderful place to spend a day on a guided tour through the magnificent Butchart Gardens and lively waterfront. The tour begins from our berth in Port Angeles, continuing to Hurricane Ridge with vast views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the mountainous wilderness of Olympic National Forest.

Day 9

Port Townsend

Port Townsend is a charming town with a fascinating past. Beautifully restored Victorian architecture is now home to small museums, galleries, and shops. In the evening, members of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will be aboard for a night of dramatic classical music.

Day 10

Poulsbo

Originally a logging camp settled by Norwegians who likened the landscape to the fjords of their homeland, Poulsbo retains a Scandinavian influence. It is a great place to visit for the history, scenery, and lively downtown. A distinct Native American influence is present in nearby Suquamish, located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, where there is a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe.

Day 11

Seattle

Welcome back to Seattle. Relax on the sundeck as the famous skyline of the city draws nearer. Once we arrive, make the most of you time in Seattle with a tour, or allow American Cruise Lines to assist with transportation arrangements home.

Additional charges: port taxes/fees: € 300,- pp

Overview

Grand Puget Sound

Your magnificent voyage begins in the seaport city of Seattle, harbour hopping through the Puget Sound and cruising the San Juan Islands. As you journey along the smooth waters, witness abundant wildlife including whales, eagles, and seals. Visit picturesque historic seaside towns such as Anacortes, home to Deception Pass, one of the most photographed places in the region. In Tacoma, explore LeMay’s America’s Car Museum and discover how the automobile has shaped our culture. In La Conner, partake in a traditional smoked salmon tasting, featuring San Juan Sliders and smoked salmon chowder. Witness breathtaking vistas in Olympic National Park where wildflowers cover mountain meadows. Discover the Scandinavian influence of Poulsbo as our local guide leads you through the historical downtown area. Afterwards, sample authentic Norwegian pastries.

Highlights

Travel to where the Cascade and Olympic Mountains meet the sea, forming the stunning Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands archipelago. Along the way, experience the area’s rich history and culture, explore charming seaside towns, and admire some of the most breathtaking natural scenery, before returning to the city where our journey began • Ports Of Call: Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, Victoria, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Seattle

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American Constellation

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship
Passenger Capacity: 170

Crew Capacity: 43
Built: 2018

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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Classic American River Boat
Queen of the Mississippi
09.10.2021
16.10.2021
7
North America, Upper Mississippi River Voyage
Fare from € 3.750
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Day 1

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is sure to win you over. Admire the scenic riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, the largest man-made monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, 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

Explore Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” and experience the boyhood adventures of Mark Twain. 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

Fort Madison, IA

Founded as an active military outpost in 1808, Fort Madison was one of three posts established by the U.S. Army to maintain control over the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Today, Fort Madison offers visitors a vibrant cultural scene, bucolic landscapes, and an active agri-tourism industry which celebrates the American heartland. Explore its many historic districts, where you can admire the well-preserved Victorian and Post Renaissance architecture. Enjoy the area’s museums, unique boutiques, antique shops, as well as the local breweries and wineries.

Day 4

Davenport, IA

Voted one of the Most Livable Small Cities in America, Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel and 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 colorful 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 legendary rivers. Riverboats depart from the city’s Riverside Park which features international friendship gardens with landscape styles from around the world. Visit the Riverside Museum which traces the rich history of La Crosse or Dahl Auto Museum with an expansive collection restored classic cars. Explore Grandad Bluff Park with walking trails which offer spectacular views of the city.

Day 7

Red Wing, MN

Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing's beauty has inspired artists, writers, and musicians for over 150 years, delivering 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: € 235,- 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

Crew Capacity: 40
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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