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Like the rest of the PONANT EXPLORERS series, Le Champlain successfully manages to subtly combine the desire to explore the remotest regions of the planet with the comfort and privacy of a cosily intimate ship. To the innovative and environmentally friendly equipment are added elegant design and a unique atmosphere in keeping with the whole PONANT universe. Your dream of a cruise onboard a cosily intimate ship is thus made possible through the combination of an authentically genuine voyage experience together with discreet luxury.


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From the vast open spaces of Canada to the great megalopolises of the United States, to cruise North America is to be taken on a journey to completely different worlds. From the mouth of the Saint Lawrence to Niagara Falls, enjoy an escape to the heart of an exceptional natural environment in the Great Lakes region or admire the impressive architecture of Boston, Vancouver, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and visit must-see museums.

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The comprehensive eight-night cruise includes accommodations all with a private balcony and exclusive concerts by featured guest musicians. In addition, all meals aboard the ship are included along with a complimentary open bar; 24-hour room service; and a range of amenities that are standard on all PONANT cruises.

Le Champlain          

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PONANT is leading the way with a new style of luxury cruising through a unique conception of sea travel which combines exceptional itineraries with luxury hotel services aboard smaller-scale ships. The deluxe, five-star Le Champlain is one of a series of six new luxury PONANT expedition ships. These state-of-the-art vessels combine PONANT’s luxury offerings with a spirit of adventure and feature Blue Eye, the world’s first multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Champlain is a small-capacity ship with just 92 staterooms, 100% with balconies, and a crew of 110.

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With its picture-postcard landscapes and scenery, the Caribbean is a dream destination for travellers in search of sunshine, relaxation and discovery. From Havana to the French Antilles and from the Grenadines to the Dominican Republic, a Caribbean cruise will take you on one adventure after another, with everything from snorkelling and hiking to moments of relaxation in crystalline waters and visits to unique

Experience The Northeast Before Your Cruise

If you’re trading in flip flops and umbrella drinks for cooler cruise destinations, you’re going to want to explore some of the best activities the Northeast has to offer before or after your cruise. We’ve done the leg work, so all you must do is pick your favorites!


Fenway Park

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There’s no better place to catch America’s favorite pastime sport than the oldest Major League Baseball Stadium in the U.S.A, Fenway Park. Grab a hotdog, peanuts and cracker jacks and watch as one of the country’s most loved baseball teams, the Boston Red Sox take the bases. If you’re not in town during a game, you can still take a guided tour of the stadium!

The Freedom Trail

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Loaded with history, The Freedom Trail packs 2.5 walkable miles with American history. You’ll uncover the integral parts of our country’s foundation through historical landmarks, parks, museums, churches and more.



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Bask in the charm of the quaint New England town flanked by jagged coastline, postcard-worthy lighthouses, and artsy shops.

Acadia National Park

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Be sure to stop by the appropriately dubbed “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast”: Acadia National Park. Located a few miles from Bar Harbor, the area is known for its breathtaking scenery, sailing, hiking, and pristine lakes. The adventurous ones in the group will love biking the park’s 45 miles of broken stone carriage roads.

Old Quebec

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Have your camera ready as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the Citadel to the famed Chateau Frontenac, the charming town offers a look into a rich 400 years of history. Enjoy pastries and tea at the most photographed hotel in the world, Chateau Frontenac, before heading back to your ship.

Halifax Nova Scotia

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime history and come up close to the Titanic at The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.  Survivors of the “unsinkable ship” went to New York, while those who perished were recovered by brave cable ship crews and brought to Halifax. Exhibits and artifacts document the creation and tragic demise of the Titanic.

Prince Edward Island

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Fans of Anne of Green Gables will relish the setting of the fictional character Anne Shirley. The tour runs along Prince Edward Island, showcasing the area’s coveted landscapes, iconic lighthouses, and miles of pristine beach.

Newport, Rhode Island

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Stroll past the storied mansions on Bellevue, a popular retreat to some of America’s wealthiest families such as the Astors and Vanderbilts. After a mesmerizing glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous, enjoy a peek into mother nature’s treasures along the scenic Cliff Walk.

New York City

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With so many adventures awaiting in the Big Apple, it’s hard to narrow the list down to a select few. The city offers something for everyone: theatre buffs revel in a Broadway Matinee, art lovers bask in the treasures of MOMA, while history enthusiasts step back in time at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. But for a true sense of the city, simply step out on your own: ride the subways, eat at Gramercy Tavern, shop at Bergdorf Goodman’s on Park Ave and stroll through Central Park.

New England, Canada, and New York offer a bounty of beauty, history and mouthwatering cuisine. We hope this list ignites a passion for your next adventure before or after your cruise. And in case we didn’t say it, be sure to sample the country’s best lobster.

Explore the Magic of Miami Before Your Cruise

Shopping in Bal Harbour, golfing at the Biltmore, lounging at Lummus Park Beach. These are just a few great reasons to get to your port city early if you are sailing out of Miami. And we have plenty more! So add on a few extra days to explore the magic of Miami before (or after) your next cruise.

Shopping in Bal Harbour

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he open-air shopping mall is known around the world for its unprecedented selection of high-end brands including Chanel, Dior, Prada, Balenciaga, and so much more. The chic scene includes a bouquet of European style cafes in a beautiful, tropical garden setting.

Golfing at the Biltmore

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The idyllic Biltmore Golf Course played host to The Miami-Biltmore Open, one of the richest prize purse professional golf tournaments of its time. Today the 18 hole, 71 par course draws a bespoke crowd to it lushly landscaped grounds set to the backdrop of the iconic hotel.

Lummus Park Beach

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Of course, you have to visit South Beach, but more specifically, the storied Lummus Park Beach. On one side of the beach lies the art deco cafes, boutiques, and bars of Ocean Drive, on the other; the famous candy-colored lifeguard stands and crystal blue waters. Take a stroll along the beach walk, let the kids play in the playground or explore the many water activities from parasailing to jet skiing at the famed beach.

Try Authentic Cuban Cuisine at Versailles

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Homemade croquetas, empanadas, guava pastries, and ropa vieja earns Versailles the moniker  “World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant.” Serving traditional Cuban cuisine since it opened in 1971, Versailles quickly became the unofficial town square for Cuban residents of Miami. And today it still embodies the essence of the vibrant country and rich cultural heritage of Cuba.

Explore Miami Design District

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The Miami Design District has it all: innovative fashion, architecture and design. Check out Art Angels, the go-to gallery for the chic and elite and the Frei Otto Tent, a tribute to the 2015 Pritz Architecture Prize Winner Frei Otto. After, make sure to grab coffee and pastries at Dior’s new Pop Up Café, on the garden terrace of its Miami Design District woman’s boutique.

Dine at Amara at Paraiso

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Bold Latin flavors married with coastal ingredients come alive in James Beard winner Michael Schwartz’s quintessential Miami waterfront restaurant. Menu items such as Banana Leaf Wrapped Cobia, House Made Chorizos and Cashew Chocolate Torte explode with innovation.


American Cruise Lines New Ship Styles & Sailings Coast to Coast for 2019-2020

American Cruise Lines has announced a new schedule of cruises for the 2019-2020 season, highlighting three distinct ship styles and breadth of itineraries across the country. In 2019, the Line will operate 11 small ships—adding Modern Riverboats—a revolutionary new ship style only available in the U.S. with American Cruise Lines. American is also expanding the options for the lengths of cruises available along many of their most popular routes—offering cruises from 5 to 22-days in length. Year after year, American continues to lead the U.S. cruise industry adding brand new American-built ships and award-winning itineraries in over 25 states.

Later this year, American Cruise Lines will debut the first modern riverboat in U.S. history, American Song. On October 6th American Song, will depart on its inaugural cruise from New Orleans. This first ship in American’s highly anticipated Modern Riverboat Series will sail the Line’s Lower Mississippi River itineraries October through December 2018 (including festive holiday-themed cruises Thanksgiving through New Year’s). In 2019, American Song will reposition to the West Coast sailing American’s Columbia & Snake River itineraries, joining two of the Line’s paddlewheelers, American Pride and Queen of the West as they cruise along the storied route of Lewis & Clark.

Also new for next year, American Harmony the 2nd modern riverboat in the series, will begin service on the Mississippi, joining paddlewheelers America and Queen of the Mississippi which already sail nine different Mississippi River itineraries including sailings on the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers.

American’s newest coastal ships will be well positioned to serve both the East and West coast for 2019-2020. Brand new 2018-ship American Constitution will cruise the Line’s East Coast itineraries including Chesapeake Bay, New England and Hudson River itineraries. Its West Coast sister ship, 2017 American Constellation will cruise the Line’s Pacific Northwest itineraries in Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands, along with summer itineraries in Alaska.

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American Cruise Lines Announces 2018 Inaugural Cruise Aboard Brand New Ship American Constitution

American Cruise Lines, has announced that on April 18th, its brand new 2018 ship, American Constitution (pictured below) will make its inaugural cruise on Chesapeake Bay with an all new American Revolution itinerary. Sailing along the historic shores near our Nation’s capital, the new American Revolution itinerary celebrates this gorgeous region steeped in American history. The cruise will further highlight Chesapeake Bay, known as the “Blue Crab Capitol of the World,” as guests will savor local recipes and enjoy the freshest Maryland crab throughout their journey back in time—to the dawn of America.

American Constitution will transport guests to the quaint towns and historic cities that shaped this great nation and continue to inspire visitors today. Roundtrip from Baltimore, this 10-day, 11-night cruise makes stops in Norfolk, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Yorktown, VA; Washington, D.C.; Mount Vernon, VA; Cambridge, MD; St. Michaels, MD; Annapolis, MD; and Chestertown, MD.

Lauded by Cruise Critic for award-winning onboard enrichment, American Cruise Lines brings together Revolutionary War experts, historians, authors and reenactors to bring the rich history of this region to life. Led by seasoned experts such as Dr. Harold Cones and Don Albert, guests on the American Revolution cruise, will be treated to tours, lectures, and presentations that illuminate the monuments, cities, and lore that shaped our nation.

Itinerary highlights include visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown; tours of Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital; Mount Vernon, George Washington’s 18th century home; and Annapolis, home to many of our Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Guests can visit our national monuments and take a private tour of the Smithsonian Museums. They can visit Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad exhibit or sail on an authentic “Skipjack” through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

According to American Cruise Lines the American Constitution “will have the largest staterooms in the industry, private furnished balconies, and all the finest cruising amenities. Guests will sail in complete comfort and splendor aboard this brand new, fully stabilized 2018 ship. American Constitution is the sister-ship to American Cruise Lines’ popular new 2017 ship American Constellation, which has moved to the West Coast to sail the Line’s Pacific Northwest itineraries in 2018”.

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