How could anything be more delightful than hopscotching your way across the islands of Rhode Island and Massachusetts in summer? New England is pretty in any season, but imagine seeing its full blossoming glory from the deck of our cruise ship as we set sail out of Narragansett Bay from our home base in Warren, RI.

You’ll experience 7 unforgettable days that take you to storybook villages on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, to the cozy beauty and pristine beaches of Block Island, and to tiny Cuttyhunk, just a dot of an island off Cape Cod with fewer than 100 year-round residents.

You’ll visit Newport, RI, where you can shop, stroll or choose from optional excursions like sailing on an America’s Cup boat, or touring its famous mansions. We’ll also take you to historic New Bedford, MA, once a premier whaling port, now the scalloping capital of the world.

From our ship, you’ll see rocky cliffs that seem to plunge into the surf, as well as brave lighthouses that stand ready to warn to sailors of the perils of the sea. And, of course, at every port, you will find exquisitely delicious New England seafood. Lobster, scallops, fried clams and authentic New England clam chowder—it doesn’t get any better than this! Welcome aboard!

Highlights


• Ports Visited - Warren, Cuttyhunk, Nantucket Island, Martha's Vineyard, New Bedford, Newport, Block Island

• Waterways Navigated - Warren River, Narragansett Bay, Mt Hope Bay, Sakonnet River, Block Island Sound, Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound

Embark in Warren, RI, home to Blount Small Ship Adventures. Relax onboard as you begin your cruise through Narragansett Bay, offering postcard-perfect views of rugged cliffs, classic lighthouses, and gentle waves so lovely that National Geographic named it one of the Best Adventure Destinations. Tonight you’ll arrive in Cuttyhunk, MA a quiet island outpost off the coast of Cape Cod.
Nantucket Island, MA welcomes you this morning with its iconic Cape Cod charm. Begin with an optional tour of Nantucket’s pristine beaches, fishing ports, old-style lighthouses, and bright cranberry bogs. Later, enjoy time to explore the Nantucket Whaling Museum, or stroll through the brick-lined streets lined with historic clapboard homes and local shops. This evening, cruise to Martha’s Vineyard.
Enjoy a full day on Martha’s Vineyard, a laidback summer getaway loaded with colonial charm where several U.S. Presidents have vacationed. On an optional tour, visit Edgartown, home to the Vineyard’s most famous lighthouse; West Tisbury, a “typical New England village”; Oak Bluffs, featuring colorful gingerbread cottages; the Gay Head cliffs, and much more!
Discover New Bedford, MA, known as “the Whaling City.” Connect with the people of the waterfront with 2 optional tours: Learn about the city’s history during an optional walking tour. This afternoon enjoy time to stroll the cobblestone streets and view the many shops.
Arrive this morning in Newport, RI. An optional tour takes you down spectacular Ocean Drive past the opulent Gilded Age Mansions. See Rosecliff Mansion where the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby” was filmed and visit The Breakers, once owned by the Vanderbilt family. Or, tour Newport from the water on a 2-hour sail aboard America’s Cup Charters and relax aboard a classic 68’ 12 Meter yacht.
Block Island, RI has been named one of The Nature Conservancy’s “12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere.” With over 40% of its land dedicated to conservation, the island offers endless beaches and supreme sailing opportunities. An optional tour introduces you to gorgeous Mohegan Bluffs, where green hills plunge toward crashing waves. Or, enjoy an Eco-kayaking tour.
Today before disembarking in Warren, RI, pass scenic Prudence Island, RI. This small island is home to a thriving oyster regeneration project created by Captain Luther H. Blount in 2000, and today remains funded by his foundation.
Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost. All itineraries including ports, activities and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions.

Category 1

$ 2059 USD pp
Category 1
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11 C & 12 C: Main Deck, permanent double bed, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 14 C: Main Deck, one lower berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 2

$ 2879 USD pp
Category 2
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 3

$ 2989 USD pp
Category 3
Cabins 40 A - 41 A, 42 - 44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B, 45 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabin 60 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 4

$ 3189 USD pp
Category 4
Cabins 50 - 56 A & B, 57 B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 3 Solo

$ 3809 USD pp

Additional charges:

Port taxes: 185 USD pp

Grande Caribe

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 184 feet

Passenger Capacity: 88 (in twin Cabins)

Built/Refurbished: 1997/2009

Built by in Warren, RI, and commissioned in 1997, the Grande Caribe carries 88 passengers everywhere from Belize to Baltimore. She was completely renovated in 2009, with new furniture and décor in the lounge, cabins and dining rooms, and sparkling new showers and bathrooms. So whether you find yourself chatting under the glimmering canopy lights of the top deck, or enjoying a lazy morning in your cabin, the Grande Caribe was built with you in mind.

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