American Cruise Lines has announced an exciting summer season of New England cruisesthe only coastal itineraries in the region that visit only US ports of call taking in picturesque coastlines, islands, historic ports and seaside villages.

American’s 2024 New England season features six small ships, including three new Coastal Cats, sailing a selection of eight- to 15-day itineraries, including brand new Yankee Seaports cruises between Boston and New York City, and new Hudson River Summer Classic cruises roundtrip from New York City.

American’s coastal itineraries throughout New England are the only overnight cruise explorations that remain fully in the USA throughout the entire journey.

American Cruise Lines' 100-passenger American Eagle in Plymouth, MA
American Cruise Lines’ 100-passenger American Eagle in Plymouth, MA

Calling on over 20 New England Ports from May through September, American’s small ships operate like river cruises, docking in the heart of each destination along every itinerary.

Guests enjoy scenic views from private balcony staterooms, authentic lobster bakes and guided shoreside experiences.

The line’s itineraries highlight the historic towns and quaint villages that have made New England a famous maritime destination for centuries.

The small ships visit ports in Plymouth, Bar Harbor, Bangor, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Newport, Gloucester and many more.

Guests can unpack just once while discovering storied harbours with ease and, in many cases, arriving in each one just as they could on a private yacht.

American Cruise Line’s 2024 collection of exclusive New England sailings include:

  • New: Eight-day Yankee Seaports cruises, sailing between Boston, MA, and New York City
  • Eight-day Cape Codder cruises, roundtrip from Boston, MA
  • Eight-day New England Islands cruises, roundtrip from Providence, RI
  • Eight-day Maine Coast and Harbors cruises, roundtrip from Portland, ME
  • Eight-day Down East Maine cruises, roundtrip from Bangor, ME
  • 11-day New England Explorer cruises, roundtrip from Boston, MA
  • 15-day Grand New England cruises, roundtrip from Boston, MA

This summer, the company is also offering brand-new eight-day Hudson River Summer Classic cruises sailing roundtrip from NYC.

For many years, American has offered autumn sailings on the Hudson River and, due to their enormous popularity, the line has decided to expand their 2024 offering with new June sailings discovering the Hudson Valley.

“Exploring coastal New England in summertime, especially from the water, is an unforgettable experience,” said Melissa Young, American Cruise Lines director of business development. “And, while some large cruise ships sail part of this region, none can cruise it the way American’s small ships do – sailing protected waters and accessing local harbours inaccessible to big ships.”

American’s small ship fleet and array of New England itineraries has grown tremendously in 2024, with six ships operating throughout the North East all summer and 19 ships sailing around the country through December.

The company’s curated itineraries are highlighted by onboard experts, historians, authors and evening entertainment that brings to life each region’s history and charm.

Cruising aboard new, spacious small ships, guests will enjoy gourmet cuisine, daily cocktails, and the finest amenities available in small ship cruising.

Cruises from Boston also offer a Four Seasons pre-cruise package.

Prices for the 2024 New England season start from  £4,999 per person based on the nine-night Yankee Seaports sailing departing 26th May.

Price includes return flights from London, overseas transfers, one night pre-cruise hotel stay in New York and the seven-night cruise with all meals and drinks.

For further information call Fred. Holidays, American Cruise Line’s preferred booking agent, on 0800 021 3172, email or visit

Source: Kate Selley PR

Image: © Copyright 2024 American Cruise Lines. All rights reserved.

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