America has been “discovered” a few times the last millennia, starting with Norsemen coming across Newfoundland around 986 A.D. Almost 500 years later, Joao Vaz Core-Real probably also reached Newfoundland. Of course, Columbus reached the “new world” further south in 1492, launching the colonization of America. Now it’s your turn to discover the eastern seaboard of America, from Halifax in Canada to Miami in south.
The Maine voyage of discovery
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 a national park with mountains, lakes, forests and gorgeous coastal landscape.
Big city life
Boston is next, and you have time to discover some of the must-see sites and charming cobbled streets. There’s history and culture around every bend in Boston. Skyscrapers nestle next to historic houses in this city that manages to blend past and present in an artful and welcoming way. Then it is time to find some peace and quiet in Newport, 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 it’s endless sights, attractions, culture, food and energy. Then we sail even further south to experience southern charm, history and a rich way of life in Charleston. As we reach Miami we end a journey covering 1400 nautical miles of the American east coast.