The British Are Coming

HMS Queen Mary 2, Boston Fireworks on The 4th of July

7 Days  |  June 30-July 6, 2018

Starting At $2,195
This luxury New England Cruise departs New York for St. John & Boston for a spot of Revolutionary Fun. On the 4th of July, you’ll feel like Francis Scott Key as you too find yourself standing on a British Ship watching Fireworks . . . while docked in Boston Harbor holding a box of tea! It's Luxury & Laughter with the Queen. Read the itinerary for full details.

The British Are Coming

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  • Five Nights on the Queen Mary 2
  • All Meals Aboard Ship
  • July 4th Fireworks in Boston Harbor
  • Two Shore Tours:
    • Boston Shore Tour includes
    • Face to Face with Paul Revere,
    • and Boston Tea Party Museum
  • St. John, New Brunswick Tour
  • One Night Pre-Cruise, New York City
  • Free Evening in Midtown Manhattan
  • Morning on 5th Ave
  • Group Cocktail & Tea Party Aboard Ship
  • Souvenir Box of Boston Harbor Tea
  • All Taxes & Fees on These Services
  • Shipboard Gratuities & Luggage Handling
  • One Free with Every 12 Paid
 

Net Cruise Tour Prices

Per Person Prices:

. . . Interior Cabins . . . . . $2,195 Double . . . $3,495 Single

       Oceanview Cabins . .  $2,395 Double . . .  $3,895 Single

. . . Balcony Cabins . . . . . $2,695 Double . . . $4,295 Single

. . . Triples and Quads are very limited and will be priced on request.

$10 Per Person due at time of Booking
$750 Per person due Oct 1, 2017
Final Payment is due March 1, 2018
Last Date to cancel without penalty is March 30, 2018
 

Day 1 – Friday, June 30 – New York City . . . Your groups will arrive in New York City to a scheduled free evening.   From a conveniently located hotel in Mid-Town you have time to explore restaurants and theaters.

Day 2 – Saturday, July 1 – Set Sail . . .  Hotel check-out is 12:00pm giving you time to visit shops and museums before you transfer to the pier and board the iconic Queen Mary 2.  She is Cunard’s flagship and the most magnificent ocean liner ever built,  one of the grandest ships afloat and heir to the great tradition established by the original Queen Mary this ship carries on a 170 year  tradition of seagoing excellence.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

Boarding time is 12:30pm, she sets sail at 5:00pm.

Day 3 – Sunday, July 2 – At Sea . . .  This day is spent at sea sailing north past the point of Cape Cod toward Canada.  The Queen Mary 2, affectionately known by customers as simply the QM2, offers so much space on board and such an array of state of the art facilities including a 3D Cinema and a superb spa, that you will spend this entire day on discovery.   Enjoy the majestic Britannia Restaurant, the swank Commodore Club, have a draught in the Golden Lion Pub, discover the world’s only shipboard Planetarium, and enjoy dancing with dinner in the chandeliered Queen’s Room.   Oh, and you will also discover that no one does afternoon tea better than the Brits.

This evening your group enjoys a cocktail & tea party before dinner.

Day 4 – Monday, July 3 – St. John, New Brunswick. . . This morning the RQM2 is in St. John, New Brunswick. Your day will include a St. John Highlights Tour tracing over 400 years of history in the heart of Canada’s oldest incorporated city.  You will see prominent landmarks and historic buildings as your guide introduces the many fascinating personalities and events that make Saint John the greatest little city in the east.

Enjoy an exterior view of the Carleton Martello Tower and visit the interpretation centre. The tower was built during the War of 1812 as a precaution against an American attack, and although 16 such towers were constructed across Canada in the early 19th century, this is one of the few remaining.   One sight not to be missed when calling at Saint John, is the famous Reversing Falls at Fallsview Park. From the bluffs, your guide will explain how twice daily the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy rise faster than the river can empty.

You will also drive past the Irving Mansion, Rockwood Park, Loyalist Burial Grounds, and Historic Trinity Royal. Walk through the Old City Market on Germain Street, where local folk have been purchasing their fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meats since 1876.

Day 5 – Tuesday, July 4 – Boston, MA . . . Having sailed through the night you arrive in Boston Harbor late this morning where we’ve pre-packaged another wonderful shore tour.  Hailed as the “Cradle of American Independence,” Boston is filled with historic sites.  It was America’s first great city. In the 19th century, She was rightly described as the “Athens of America.” Today this city of 800,000 retains its vitality, combining historic districts with revitalized urban centers while remaining faithful to its venerable roots. It is a city every American should visit at least once. You will follow the Freedom Trail along three of the most historic miles in the country.  You will enjoy a visit with the character of Paul Revere at the Old North Church.  And then a tour of the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum where live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel.

This evening the City of Boston has a marvelous Fireworks display and you can walk ashore and watch these or you can simply relax on deck and observe the pyrotechnics from a distance without a crowd.   We find a bit of historical humor in this thought and hope you will too.  It’s a unique opportunity to celebrate America’s Independence Day from the deck of a British Ship – you may encounter a Francis Scott Key kind of feeling.  It’s also important to remember that you had a box of Boston Harbor Tea waiting for you on arrival day, what you do with that tea tonight is entirely up to you.

Day 6 – Wednesday, July 5  –  Boston – At Sea . . . You may enjoy a quick morning visit into Boston or simply relax and indulge yourself amidst the Queen Mary’s many luxuries.   You set sail for New York at lunchtime.

Day 7 – Thursday, July 6 –  Cruise ends . . . with an early morning return to New York City.