If you fancy a relaxing cruise on a luxurious modern liner that includes visits to fascinating destinations then this 10 night Escape to the Cape journey is guaranteed to float your boat. Sailing the Atlantic on the stunning Seven Seas Navigator your adventure begins and ends in New York with time to explore the Big Apple before and after your voyage. Head north to Rhode Island, Maine, Nova Scotia and Boston then south to Bermuda enjoying fun days at seas.
You board the Seven Seas Navigator in New York with time to explore before setting sail. The ‘City that Never Sleeps’ is renowned for its museums and sites galore by day and glittering sophistication of clubs, theatres and restaurants by night. Explore Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Central Park’s Museum Mile and Wall Street’s towering steel and glass monuments to commerce, then hop into a cab for an afternoon of world-class shopping along Park and Fifth Avenues.
Newport, Rhode Island
Known as the Queen of Summer Resorts, Newport, your first port of call, was home to many of America’s wealthiest Gilded Age tycoons including the Astors, Belmonts and Vanderbilts. Today, you can tour these opulent mansions, carefully restored by the Newport Preservation Society. Walking tours of Newport showcase a fine collection of pre-Revolutionary War buildings in the Colonial Downtown section, sophisticated boutiques and excellent restaurants.
The first of your three full days at sea on the cruise and a great time to get to know all that the Seven Seas Navigator has to offer as you sail along the Cape Cod Channel on the way to Boston. The elegant design of the ship harmonises beautifully with the feeling of ease you experience after being welcomed on board. From stem to stern, the ship is staffed with a crew that has mastered exceptional service, exquisite cuisine and effortless luxury.
Home to more colleges and universities than any other city in the United States, Boston has been the intellectual capital of America for more than 350 years. Step into the past along Boston’s Freedom Trail, leading you through some of the most interesting chapters in U.S. history - the site of the Boston Massacre, the Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, and Beacon Hill. You will discover 16 of America’s major colonial and revolutionary sites, all within a 1.5-mile walk.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Tall ships unfurl their sails and make for the open sea, while seals, porpoises and whales play in the wide blue bay. From the mid-1800s until the great fire of 1947, Bar Harbor was a haven for wealthy summer visitors who built 60-room "summer cottages" on rocky promontories and islands. Today, the main interest is Acadia National Park, a magnificent landscape of towering coastal mountains and coves, lakes, hundreds of streams and ponds, and Somes Sound, a splendid glacial-carved fjord.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Today your cruise ship docks at Halifax, Nova Scotia and there are lots of tours to choose from while in port. Visit Halifax Citadel or take a stroll along the historic waterfront or through the delightful Public Gardens, the oldest Victorian gardens in Canada. Lobster and seafood are local specialties and always tempting to the taste-buds. Scenic Dartmouth lies on the opposite shore and can be visited by crossing on the oldest saltwater ferry in Canada.
Another full day at sea and a great time to relax and enjoy lots of the on board activities. You’ll find time spent on board the Seven Seas Navigator to be just as enriching as your time ashore. Relax by the pool, compete in a friendly game of trivia or bocce ball, indulge in treats at afternoon tea and gain insight from an expert lecturer. Food plays a big part of any cruise and on this ship no expense is spared to make sure every meal is a memorable experience.
The last of your full days at sea so make the very most of it. Take part in some of the organised activities, attend a lecture, relax on deck or in the library with a good book, shop in the smart boutiques or energise your body and mind at the Fitness Centre and Canyon Ranch spa. Use the state-of-the-art equipment, take a group fitness class, rejuvenate with a massage or treat yourself to a nourishing facial. There is so much to do while at sea that you are spoilt for choice.
St George's, Bermuda
Dating back to 1609 when the Sea Venture wrecked off the coast, the first settlement of Bermuda began here at this north end of the archipelago. St. George's parish is made up of two large islands, St. George's and St. David's. The town of St. George's is the second-oldest English town in the New World, and for almost two centuries, was the capital of Bermuda. It was named after Saint George, the patron Saint of England, and there are lots of tours of the area that can be booked on board.
St George's, Bermuda
Spend more time today in St George's exploring on your own or taking one of a number of guided tours to some of the places of interest or stay on board and soak up the sun on deck around the pool. Then say goodbye to Bermuda and enjoy your final evening and night sailing back up to New York enjoying lots of the special entertainments that have been arranged for your last night on the magnificent Seven Seas Navigator.
A wonderful end to your cruise when the Seven Seas Navigator sails into New York early in the morning . . . and it's worth being up on deck for this special arrival into one of the world's great cities. Then say farewell to new found friends and see more of the iconic sights in the Big Apple before heading to the airport to catch an onward flight or begin your journey back home. You can also extend your holiday by staying on in the city.