October 08, 2018
North America has been 'discovered' a few times during the last millennia, starting with Norsemen coming across Newfoundland around 986 A.D. Almost 500 years later, João Vaz Corte-Real probably also reached Newfoundland. Of course, Columbus reached the `New World´ farther south in 1492, launching the colonization of America. Now it’s your turn to discover the eastern seaboard of North America, from Halifax in Canada to Miami.
Maine is New England at its most iconic. The sea looms large here, with mile upon mile of jagged sea cliffs, peaceful harbors, and pebbled beaches. It is truly more than just lobsters, lighthouses, and picturesque ports. To see what this part of the coast is all about, we visit Bar Harbor, Bucksport, and Rockland to take a close look at their small-town charm and visit a national park with mountains, lakes, forests, and gorgeous coastal landscapes.
Boston is next, and you have time to discover some of the must-see sites and charming cobblestone streets. There’s history and culture around every corner in Boston. Skyscrapers nestle next to historic houses in this city and blend the past and present in an artful and welcoming way. Then it is time to find some peace and quiet in Newport, Rhode Island, where you can enjoy walks along the cliffs and lovely architecture.
After a day at sea, we sail past the Statue of Liberty and into New York. Here you spend two days exploring the ‘Big Apple’ and its endless sights, attractions, culture, food, and energy. Then we sail even farther south to experience the southern charm, history, and a rich way of life in Charleston, North Carolina. As we reach Miami we end a journey that has covered 1,400 nautical miles of the North American east coast.