Cruise holidays become more popular, with approximately 12 million Americans embarking each year. As the industry is so popular, we thought it was about time we took a look at the best cruises available out there. More specifically, we took a look at the best cruises that will take you up and down the glorious East Coat of North America.
Bermuda and New England
Duration: Eight days
This cruise sets sail from Cape Liberty, New Jersey so you’ll be able to see most of Lower Manhattan as well as the Statue of Liberty as you set off on your voyage. Next you’ll visit Newport, Rhode Island, then Boston and finally Kings Wharf Bermuda. There you’ll find white sandy beaches, azure waters and, for those of you who are interested in the history of Bermuda, a National Museum.
There are a number of rooms available depending on your wants and needs, though you will have to pay a little more to be guaranteed a specific room. All passengers are allowed access to the award-winning cuisine onboard in the iconic main dining room, the lawn club, the fitness centre and the theatre. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Celebrity is currently offering free drinks on specific 2017 to 2019 sailings while on others, passengers will be given $300 to spend onboard.
For more information and the full itinerary, visit Celebrity Cruises.
Skyscapers AND Citadels
Duration: 10 Days
When it comes to All Inclusive cruises, few do it better than Crystal Cruises. In fact, online deal site Promopony stated that going on a Crystal Cruise is a once in a lifetime experience as the company offers options to visit the locations where the American founding fathers set up the first colonies. From New York City, passengers onboard the Crystal Serenity will sail to Provincetown, Boston, Portland and Bar Harbor before entering Canadian waters to visit Halifax, Sydney and Quebec. There are a number of shore excursions that require reservations, ranging from museum tours to hiking adventures.
There are Deluxe Staterooms and Penthouses available, each with their own features including full bathtubs, verandas, personal butler services and even Jacuzzis. Prices differ depending on which room you book, though all customers have access to the Cruise-Only Fare, which includes free beverages, housekeeping, speciality dining and access to all workshop classes. Onboard entertainment includes lounge pianists, guest speakers, lectures and more, though the specifics will change depending on the cruise.
For more information and the full itinerary visit Crystal Cruises.
Canada and New England from New York
Norwegian Cruise Line
Duration: 7 Days
For cruisers who are looking for a fun family vacation down the East Coast, few ships are better suited than The Norwegian Gem. Passengers will embark from New York City and travel to Halifax, the Bay of Fundy, Portland and Bar Harbor. Shore excursions don’t appear to be organised by the cruise liner, but they do offer a variety of options and bundles on their website.
While onboard, families can enjoy the top deck pool, visit the ship’s spa and play some of the Wii Games available. In total, there are four different types of accommodation available; Family Inside, Mid-Ship Inside, Inside Staterooms and Sail Away Inside Staterooms. Of course, if you’re planning to travel with your family, the Family Inside is your best option as there is sure to be enough room for everyone and these rooms are located near the kids’ areas as well as other onboard amenities.
For more information and the full itinerary visit Norwegian Cruise Line.
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