(New York City)
(Canada & US Cruises)
Explore New York with your private driver-guide before you escape on a cruise from New York City, discovering the history and evolution of the colonial foundation of North America. With the colorful tones of autumn decorating historic New England, you'll visit renowned summer resort areas of Newport and Bar Harbor, and also visit Boston with its renowned 2.5 mile Freedom Trail, outlining the rich history of the American Revolution. Voyage North to the Canadian Maritimes, visiting Saint John, the oldest incorporated city in Canada, as well as Halifax, founded by the British in the mid-1700's for its ideal location for a military base. Head back south and conclude your cruise back in the metropolis of New York City.
Cruise Departure Dates:
Sep 27, Oct 4,11,18 (2014)
Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.
Sheraton New York Hotel is located between Central Park and Times Square in the center of Manhattan's Midtown business and entertainment district. The Sheraton has a polished, contemporary flair that is enhanced throughout the hotel. All guest rooms feature the new ultra-comfortable pillow top Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed. Plus. Amenities include a restaurant, coffee shop, room service, cocktail lounge, Internet cafe, tour desk, business center, gift shop, guest laundry facilities, concierge, safe-deposit service at front desk and dry cleaning/laundry service. Recreational facilities include a health club with steam room and sauna. Complimentary daily newspaper is delivered to room.
After you are picked up from your hotel you will see: Central Park West, Upper West Side, Apollo Theater, the Mile Museum, Guggenheim, Metropolitan, Barrio, Frick Collection at Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, Wall Street, Ground Zero Statue of Liberty, Tribeca. There are several scheduled stops during the tour: the Dakota Building, 120TH Street, Fifth Avenue, Little Italy, Ground Zero. The itinenary can be modified depending on parades, marathon or other events or according to traffic conditions.
Optional: Please speak with your travel consultant to advise which current Broadway show you would like to see.You can choose from the following shows: Annie, The Book of Mormon, Cyrando de Bergerac, Evita, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Rock of Ages, War Horse, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and much more.
Meet your driver for a private port transfer with vehicle and a professional driver to Brooklyn Cruise Port.
Port charges are included in your itinerary cost.
Escape completely on Caribbean Princess, one of the stars of the destination that bears her name. At her launch in 2004, this incredible ship introduced Movies Under the Stars - a giant poolside movie theater featuring first run movies, concerts and sporting events. Here you can relax in a cushioned lounger with freshly-popped, complimentary popcorn under the night sky. Onboard, passengers can also enjoy a variety of live entertainment in the European inspired Piazza, indulge in a soothing massage in The Sanctuary, or savor authentic Italian cuisine in Sabatinis restaurant.
Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center. A major 18th century port city, Newport now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. The city is the county seat of Newport County (a county that no longer has any governmental functions). Newport was known for being the city of some of the "Summer White Houses" during the administrations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city is also a major seaport along the United States' East Coast, with access points from the Charles River as well as Boston Harbour in the Massachusetts Bay of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bar Harbor is a port town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine. A popular summer residence area, the name Bar Harbor has become synonymous with elite wealth, as historically, the rich and famous constantly tried to outdo each other with entertaining and estates. A wildfire in 1947 burned a considerable portion of the city, including 67 palatial summer houses on Millionares' Row, fortunately avoiding the town's business district, and historic Mount Desert Street.
Saint John is a port, and the largest city of New Brunswick, located on the Bay of Fundy, at the mouth of the Saint John River. It is Canada's oldest incorporated city, and is composed almost entirely of descendents of Irish immigrants and British Loyalists. Fort Howe, offering a panoramic view of the city and harbor, along with the City Market, King Square and the early-1800's Carleton Martello Tower are amongst the city's top sites.
Halifax is a city in Canada, which was the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. It was the largest city in Atlantic Canada until it was amalgamated into Halifax Regional Municipality in 1996. Halifax Harbour is among the largest natural harbours in the world, and settlement here by the British was originally planned with strategic military protection in mind. Local sights include Halifax Citadel, Pier 21 (Canada's Ellis Island), Maritime Museum, and a tidy collection of parks, shops and restaurants. The Waterfront in particular has a great variety of historic buildings, shops, restaurants, and other entertainment.
Enjoy the facilities of your luxury cruise ship as you relaxingly spend the day at sea.
This vibrant city is actually a rich mosaic of many "neighborhoods." Feel the excitement of Broadway with its great plays and musicals. Explore the financial district-Wall Street and there's Soho with its galleries, famed Greenwich Village, Midtown, with its glamorous department stores and soaring architecture, and museums everywhere. It truly is a wonderful town!
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