Discover New England on an eight-night journey that introduces you to the history and culture of the U.S. Northeast. Begin with a night on land in Providence, Rhode Island, before embarking on a seven-night, round-trip cruise aboard the American Star along coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Learn about Massachusetts’ whaling industry in New Bedford, tour historic Fort Adams by Narragansett Bay, delve into America’s Cup history at a yacht museum and tour Blithewold, an elegant 19th-century Rhode Island estate. Customize your cruise with optional excursions, such as tours of Newport’s stately 19th-century “summer cottages” and the affluent island getaways of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy first-class accommodations in Providence and aboard the American Star. While cruising, bask in attentive service, relax in well-appointed, spacious staterooms, and enjoy ample meals, a showcase of delicious food, including seafood and other New England specialties.