Historic Treasures of the East Coast

This 10-night Historic Treasures of the East Coast cruise will take you to the most captivating destinations along the Eastern Seaboard as you enjoy perfect comfort aboard the Pearl Mist.

Your voyage begins Charleston, SC, where you can experience true southern charm and hospitality. Venture to Norfolk to explore the largest naval station in the world, before experiencing the maritime spirit of Baltimore. Immerse yourself in the history of Philadelphia, where you can walk in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. 

Explore Newport, yachting capital of the world and home to lavish historic mansions. Set sail for Portland and admire its scenic waterfront which perfectly blends a celebrated past with a vibrant present. Discover the stunning coastal beauty and breathtaking vistas of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. 

End your amazing journey in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and once a key naval station of the British Empire.

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Cruise Itinerary

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Ports of Call
1
Charleston, SC
2
Day of Cruising
3
Norfolk, VA
4
Baltimore, MD
5
Philadelphia, PA
6
Philadelphia, PA
7
Newport, RI
8
Portland, ME
9
Bar Harbor, ME
10
Halifax, NS
11
Halifax, NS

Historic Treasures of the East Coast

During your 10-night venture from Charleston, SC, to Halifax, NS, our onboard experts will bring the history and culture of this captivating region to life through their engaging presentations and performances.

Ports of Call

  • Charleston, SC
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Newport, RI
  • Portland, ME
  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Halifax, NS
  • Halifax, NS

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Day  1
Charleston, SC

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, it is considered by many to be a living museum. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Learn how Charleston’s African-American heritage has contributed to the city’s history and unique culture. Enjoy the beauty of the area with a stroll through magnificent parks and gardens.

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Day  2
Day of Cruising

As we make our way from Charleston to Norfolk, relax on the sun deck and admire the beauty that stretches out before you. Take time to gather with like-minded travelers in one of our lounges or find a comfortable place to read.

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Day  3
Norfolk, VA

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has enjoyed a dramatic history dating back to 1607, when British settlers first arrived on American shores. Today, the city embraces its colorful past while thriving as a modern metropolis. Tall schooners share the surrounding waters with naval vessels and oystermen. Enjoy tours of historic districts, museums, restored homes, and the Norfolk Naval Station.

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Naval Station & MacArthur Memorial Excursion

Norfolk is home to the largest Naval Station in the world with its beginnings closely tied to the U.S. entry into World War I. Today, Naval Station Norfolk is the hub of the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet, and home port to dozens of ships, submarines, aircraft, and more. Led by our expert guide, witness aircraft carriers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, and learn about the fascinating history of the Naval Base. The tour will also stop at the MacArthur Memorial, a memorial celebrating Army General Douglas MacArthur, one of the most controversial figures in American history.

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Old Cape Henry Lighthouse & Botanical Gardens Exploration

Explore Virginia Beach on a guided exploration that includes stops at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse as well as the breathtaking Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

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Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is a great American city, bustling with excitement, Colonial history, and a rejuvenated maritime spirit. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobbled streets of the charming Inner Harbor. Visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Fort McHenry

During the Battle of Baltimore on September 13-14th, 1814, the American defenders of Fort McHenry stopped British advance and helped to preserve the United States. This valiant defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Though the fort never again came under attack, it remained a military post intermittently for the next 100 years.

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National Aquarium of Baltimore

Visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore, ranked as one of the top aquariums in the nation. Explore its many engaging exhibits which feature more than 20,000 fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and marine mammals living in award-winning habitats, including an Australian river gorge, Indo-Pacific reefs, and Shark Alley.

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Baltimore City Exploration

View the best-known sights of Baltimore on a narrated exploration of the city’s most noted landmarks such as Federal Hill, Oriole Park, Fells Point, Little Italy, Mount Vernon Place, the Washington Monument, the Inner Harbor, and Fort McHenry.

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Philadelphia, PA

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Philadelphia, the first World Heritage City in the United States. Home to the iconic Liberty Bell, explore this amazing metropolis which played a significant role in the American Revolution. Visit Independence Hall, a meeting place where our Founding Fathers debated and adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

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Independence Hall

Stand in the Assembly Room, the very place where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed. Learn about the many historic events that happened at this site, such as when President-elect Abraham Lincoln visited the Assembly Room and praised the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Following his assassination, Lincoln's body lay in repose here for two days.

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Day  6
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia served as a temporary U.S. Capital during the Revolution, when Washington, D.C. was under construction. Today, the city boasts a vibrant downtown area, many prestigious universities, exceptional arts and culture, and a variety of Fortune 1000 companies. Take a second day to explore all that Philadelphia has to offer.

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The Liberty Bell Experience

Visit the Liberty Bell, a visible symbol of American independence. The bell, which was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens about public meetings, first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia. It was twice recast by local workmen whose last names appear on the bell to this day. Originally placed in the steeple of what is now Independence Hall, the bell is now located in Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historic Park.

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Day  7
Newport, RI

Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighborhoods, bustling wharves, and scenic waterfront, you will find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."

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Fort Adams Exploration

Newport boasts one of the finest natural harbors in the world. The night before your arrival, engage in an enlightening lecture of how Newport’s earliest settlers protected the harbor from intruders and also used it to achieve monetary successes. The intimate size of our ship allows us to dock right at Fort Adams, the well-known fort used to protect the harbor, and puts us just a short ride away from Newport’s bustling riverfront.

Our onboard lecturer will walk you over to the fort and answer any questions you may have before leading you to a knowledgeable park ranger who will delve deeper into the history of the fort and the military and naval strategies implemented there.

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Avenue of the Mansions

Travel back in time to the epicenter of 19th-century opulence as a knowledgeable guide takes you down one of the most architecturally impressive avenues in the world. Learn about the owners of the homes and their monetary successes as you travel along the spectacular Ocean View Drive and Bellevue Avenue, stopping at the “grande dame” of them all, The Breakers Mansion.

A portrayal of the social and financial prominence of the Vanderbilt family at the turn of the century, the architecture of this seventy-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo is remarkable. Take a leisurely audio tour of the home and learn about the Vanderbilt family and the inspiration for their building this impressive summer “cottage.” At the conclusion of the tour, you will have time to explore the bustling Newport waterfront at your leisure.

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Day  8
Portland, ME

Maine's most historic seaport overlooks beautiful Casco Bay. Spend your visit exploring its gallant 360-year history or check out its amazing cultural scene. Big-city excitement blends delightfully with small-town charm here as fishing vessels bustle in the harbor and Victorian-era buildings still line cobblestone streets.

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Portland City Excursion

Meet your local guide for a narrated tour of Portland, Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea. View Longfellow’s boyhood home, former homes of sea captains’, and the elegant Victorian Mansion as you drive through historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay. Your tour includes a stop at Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park, a historic landmark and the most photographed lighthouse in America.

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Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on the east side of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has enchanted visitors throughout history with its incredible natural beauty as well as its vibrant downtown village. Its majestic mountains and stunning seascapes have long inspired artists and writers and beckoned many others who come for reflection, relaxation, or outdoor exploration.

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Acadia National Park

In the early 20th century, wealthy visionaries donated the area now known as Acadia National Park, recognized for its breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife. On your exploration of this national wonder, stop at the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first land in the United States touched by the morning sun. Witness Thunder Hole, an inlet naturally carved out of rocks where the waves spout water as high as 40 feet. Along the way, witness the unspoiled beauty of nature and the wildlife.

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Day  10
Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia’s capital is a historic community that still shows a striking resemblance to the Halifax of the 1800s when it was a key naval station in the British Empire. The Halifax Citadel, a military bastion that has been standing for over 250 years, was restored and is still active. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the waterfront celebrates the colorful history of Samuel Cunard, a Nova Scotia native who became a Canadian shipping magnate and founded a successful steamship company. A highlight of the city is Spring Garden Road, a lively neighborhood with intriguing boutiques in a subtly Bohemian setting.

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Historic Halifax Walking Excursion

In a seaport that is overflowing with history and atmosphere, walking is the ideal way to explore the sites and tranquil gardens. Walk with your local guide along the historic boardwalk and revitalized city center to discover the area the way it is seen best - on foot.

Take a leisurely stroll from the pier to downtown Halifax, where you will walk through the beautiful Public Gardens. Enjoy the bustle of Spring Garden Road, lined with boutiques and cafés and walk past elegant Georgian and Victorian arches that help the city retain its historic charm. After your guided exploration, you may wish to remain in the city and return to the ship at your leisure or walk with your guide back to the ship.

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Picture Perfect Peggy's Cove with Titanic Highlights

Our voyage begins with breathtaking wooded coastal views along the Lighthouse Route as we make our way to the historic community of Peggy’s Cove. Hear how glaciers and constant pounding from ocean waves have shaped the world-renowned village’s granite shores. View the lighthouse that has been an inspiration for generations of writers, photographers, and painters, as well as the famous deGarthe Monument, which artisan William deGarthe carved in the coarse stone.

Take time to explore the shops and galleries around this working fishing community, before we return along St. Margaret’s Bay to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place of 121 passengers of the Titanic. Your kilted guide will walk the grounds with you, bringing the tale of the Great Ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage to life. Discover the true identities of the unknown child and J. Dawson, both recovered from the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Their stories are part of a legacy that continues to fascinate visitors over 100 years later.

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Day  11
Halifax, NS


End your magnificent journey in the charming city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Spend an extra day or two to explore the waterfront boardwalk that follows the water’s edge, adorned with graceful tall ships.  Visit the area’s locally-owned shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, and pubs and try the fabled donair, the official food of Halifax.

Pearl Mist

The 210 guest Pearl Mist is one of the most comfortable cruising vessels in the world, providing an exceptional luxury experience in an intimate, relaxed setting.

At more than 300 square feet, the large and gracefully appointed staterooms mirror those of a world-class hotel and surround you in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy spectacular views from your room’s large window or by stepping onto your private balcony.

Furnishings throughout the ship are elegant and comfortable with a variety of spacious lounges to fit every mood – from the quiet library to the social atmosphere of the Atlantic Lounge. The Pearl Mist also features open sundecks, a library, a fitness area, and a glass-enclosed spacious dining room.


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Category R

Deckplan

Our exclusive category R staterooms are over 450 square feet and are located in the premier sections of the ship offering an enhanced cruising experience. Each well-appointed room comes with sliding glass doors which lead out to a fully-furnished balcony. Enjoy breakfast on your private balcony or simply relax and take in the amazing panoramic views. If there is anything you need, our stewards are on hand 24/7 to handle even the smallest of requests.

Category L

Deckplan

Our premium category L staterooms are over 300 square feet and are located on the 5th deck level of the ship allowing for plenty of privacy. No attention to detail was spared in the design of these modern staterooms. Each comes with sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony where guests can enjoy pleasant breezes and scenic views.  Some of these rooms have adjoining doors, an option for guests who are traveling in a group or who wish to have a living room. 

Category K

Deckplan

Our generous category K staterooms are over 300 square feet and are conveniently located on the 4th deck level of the ship. These staterooms offer guests easy access to the Pacific Lounge and open passenger decks, with breathtaking views. Each room features a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door leading to a private balcony, offering fresh air and natural light.

Category H

Deckplan

Category H staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 275 square foot room has a large opening picture window and a private balcony offering spectacular views of the passing scenery. The room also offers a full-size bathroom with all the modern amenities of a fine hotel.


Category G

Deckplan

Our category G rooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 275 square feet of space encompassing a full-size bathroom, a large opening picture window, and a private balcony. This room is also conveniently located near the Atlantic Lounge and Dining Room.


Category SGB

Deckplan

Our Category SGB staterooms are designed specifically with our single travelers in mind. A comfortable getaway, these rooms are spacious with all modern amenities. At over 200 square feet, these staterooms have interior entrances and large opening windows and a private balcony offering panoramic views.

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* Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.