East Coast USA

Explore East Coast USA in all-inclusive luxury on our 10 day cruise from New York City to Nassau. Take in stunning coastal scenery & alluring architecture.

10 Days
New York City to Nassau
From (NZD)
$ 9,495
Dates & Pricing

2019 New York City > Nassau

History trail

Tracing more than 3,200 kilometres down the graceful eastern coast of the USA and into the shimmering Caribbean, this voyage is perfect for those who enjoy stunning coastal scenery and alluring architecture.
Our expert local guides will bring the rich and complex history of the quaint colonial towns and vibrant cities to life for you, as you trace history from the arrival of the British to the American Revolution. Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising in terms of technology, size and luxury. State-of-the-art safety features allow us to unlock destinations others can only dream of. Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
301U
Duration:
10 days
Departure City:
New York City
Return City:
Nassau

10 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - New York City

    Welcome to glittering New York City where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast to the start of your luxury cruise. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Newport

    Arrive this morning to historic Newport, home to the America’s Cup Yacht Race, and known as the ‘Sailing Capital of the World’.

    Stroll along the Cliff Walk with your local guide and visit The Breakers or choose a behind the scenes tour of The Breakers, learning about the construction, exploring the interiors and being amazed by the grand design. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour through the heart of Newport's National Registered Historic Landmarks District. If you would prefer to be on the water, experience the America’s Cup aboard one of the 12 metre yachts and take in the views of Narragansett Bay and many of Newport’s famous sights. Alternatively step aboard the Gansett, a restored lobster boat, for a cruise through Newport Harbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, either a cooking class in Scenic Epicure, an entertaining discussion in the Theatre or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Baltimore

    Baltimore was named by the Irish House of Lords after Lord Baltimore. Settled in the early 17th century, the vibrant waterfront was the heart of the historic tobacco trade and a major seaport on the east coast.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities.

    Join a guided tour of Baltimore, and uncover the interesting past of this colonial city or discover Afro-American history with your guide. Follow in the footsteps of Edgar Alan Poe or take a ghost walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Norfolk

    The historic port of Norfolk lies at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay and is home to the Norfolk Naval Base.

    Tour this vibrant city or discover the maritime history of this important seaport at the Naval Base.
    Art lovers will delight in a tour of the impressive Chrysler Museum of Art or explore the colourful Botanical Gardens.  Alternatively, visit Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum or drive to Williamsburg to discover the significant role it played in the American Revolution.

    This evening at the historic Granby Theatre witness a lively Big Band music spectacle.

    Time at your leisure to discover the local nightlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At sea

    Cruise south along the East Coast of the USA. After busy days exploring, relax on board. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Wilmington

    Rich in history and folklore with an impressive historic centre full of churches, classic architecture, streets lined with moss-draped oaks and antebellum homes, Wilmington is waiting for you to uncover its secrets.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Explore the elegant historic houses of Wilmington’s three prominent families take a cruise on a catamaran and learn about the history of the waterfront.  For something different, visit notable film and television locations with a local expert or uncover the craft beer scene on a tour.

    Take a Scenic Discovery bicycle excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Charleston

    Founded in 1670 in honour of King Charles II of England, Charleston played an important role in the American Civil War and Afro-American history, with nearly half of the Africans brought to America arriving via this historic port.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Visit the Magnolia Gardens, one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in the world, and learn about African American life on a plantation, or delve into the history of Charleston with your guide. Let your witty guide regale you with stories during a horse and carriage tour or take a culinary tour of Southern specialities.

    Take a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion around the pretty harbour foreshore. Alternatively, visit the Frances Beidler Forest and stroll the 1 1/2 mile boardwalk with your guide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At sea

    Cruise south towards the Caribbean paradise of the Bahamas. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or create a masterpiece in Scenic Epicure. Whatever you choose there is ample time for more relaxation on the horizon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Nassau

    Bid farewell to the crew as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 228 guests on board
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Scenic Epicure culinary program
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Engaging education and entertainment program
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Explore by night with late departures
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Pricing & Availability