With a collection of picturesque islands dotting its rocky coast, summer cruising in New England is unparalleled. Voyage through the nooks and crannies of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport to experience a classic back east adventure. It’s a place where rugged bays, sandy beaches and colorful lighthouses all have individual stories longing to be told; where oyster beds breed “shucked-to-order” shellfish in mellow, sheltered harbors; and where modest colonial charm and Gilded Age beauty combine to create a feeling of sophistication and authenticity.

Board your cruise in scenic RI. Travel to the summer colony of Nantucket where elegant homes and finely-pruned gardens are part of a National Historic Landmark District and designated as the “finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th- and early 19th-century New England seaport town.” Continue to explore colonial charm on Martha’s Vineyard, known for artfully painted gingerbread houses and also known as the island where several U.S. Presidents have spent summer vacations.

Like a nostalgic waltz, the pages of history blend with stunning natural beauty on this trip. Steeped in local heritage, and replete with pristine beaches, vibrant sunsets, and the freshest of mouthwatering lobster. Cruise with us and explore the Islands of New England with a local! Experience first-hand the beauty of coastal New England in summertime and leave with a deeper understanding of its people and places.
Embark in Warren, RI, a friendly coastal community and 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 cobalt 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 at the tip of the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Cape Cod.
Nantucket Island, MA welcomes you this morning with its iconic Cape Cod charm. Begin your day on an optional guided tour of Nantucket’s pristine beaches, fishing ports, old-style lighthouses, elegant mansions and bogs bearing brilliant red cranberries. Later this afternoon, enjoy leisure time to explore the Nantucket Whaling Museum, or stroll through the brick-lined streets of downtown Nantucket lined with historic clapboard homes and local shops. This evening, a short cruise carries you to Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
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” and featured in the 1851 classic novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Connect with the people of the waterfront in a unique and personal way with 2 optional tours today: Learn about the city’s history during an optional walking tour, beginning at the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park; or, join an optional tour to Lees Wharf, an authentic oyster farm cultivating and farming native oysters. A staple of coastal towns for centuries, oysters are nutritious and an important part of the marine ecosystem. This afternoon enjoy free time to stroll the cobblestone streets and peruse the many galleries and shops. Tonight, local fishermen introduces you to “A Fisherman’s Life.”
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.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Category 1

$ 1999 USD pp
Category 1
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Cabin 11 C: Main Deck, two lower berths, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 20 A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double 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

$ 2799 USD pp
Category 2
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, 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

$ 2899 USD pp
Category 3
Cabins 40 - 41 A, 42-44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 82 A & 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

$ 3099 USD pp
Category 4
Cabins 50 - 57 A & 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, 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 3 Solo

$ 3699 USD pp

Category 1

$ 1999 USD pp
Category 1
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Cabin 11 C: Main Deck, two lower berths, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 20 A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double 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

$ 2799 USD pp
Category 2
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, 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

$ 2899 USD pp
Category 3
Cabins 40 - 41 A, 42-44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 82 A & 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

$ 3099 USD pp
Category 4
Cabins 50 - 57 A & 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, 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 3 Solo

$ 3699 USD pp

Additional charges:

Port Charges: 185 USD pp

Grande Mariner

Vessel Type: Small Ship Cruise

Length: 56m

Passenger Capacity: 88

Built/ Refurbished : 1998 / 2010

She was refurbished in 2010, with totally new cabin configurations including new décor, new bathrooms, new furniture in the cabins, a renovated lounge, new décor, and brand new furniture. So if you want to take in a few rays on the sun deck, relax and enjoy the vista-view lounge, or just have a few quiet moments in your cabin as the sea drifts past your open picture window, the Grande Mariner is ready.

Cabin layout for Grande Mariner
Grande Mariner

Grande Mariner in East Coast (USA)Grande Mariner

East Coast (USA) Small Ship Cruise Small Ship Cruise

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$ 1999 USD pp

Highlights

• Visit Cuttyhunk, MA, the last in the remote chain of Elizabeth Islands off Cape Cod

• In Martha’s Vineyard, MA, onboard entertainment brings the sounds of the sea to life

• An onboard entertainer introduces you to “A Fisherman’s Life” in New Bedford, MA

• Explore Block Island, RI, boasting pristine beaches and majestic bluffs

• Dine on succulent New England lobster – on the menu every day, including an authentic
New England Clam Bake!

• Explore historic Fort Adams, site of the acclaimed Newport Jazz Festival

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