East Coast U.S. – Into the History of Modern America (Itinerary 1)
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MS Roald Amundsen
9 days

East Coast U.S. – Into the History of Modern America (Itinerary 1)

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$ 2,279
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
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Departures September 17, 2021
  • See the full range of the coast all the way from Boston to Miami, ending in Nassau
  • Visit historic sites and discover the rich natural and cultural world of the region
  • Enjoy iconic highlights like sailing into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty
  • Experience the coast in early autumn, one of its most beautiful seasons

Itinerary

This voyage dives into the rich history of the United States of America. Starting in Boston, we sail from one historic city to the next, exploring New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, and Miami, where you have the chance to discover the rich wildlife of Everglades National Park, before ending our adventure in lovely Nassau, Bahamas.
Day 1
Boston, Massachusetts
The Cradle of Liberty
The Charles River frames the Boston skyline.
The Charles River frames the Boston skyline.
Photo: shutterstock

Home to Harvard and legendary sports teams the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics, Boston is a treasure trove of Americana. Walking the Freedom Trail leads you on a tour into the fascinating revolutionary roots of the oldest city in America. We sail scenic Boston Harbor aboard MS Roald Amundsen to begin our expedition.

The Charles River frames the Boston skyline.
The Charles River frames the Boston skyline.
Photo: shutterstock
Architectual and historical treasures in Boston.
Architectual and historical treasures in Boston.
Photo: Chelsea Claus
Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline.
Day 2-3
New York City
The Big Apple
Times Square pulses with life.
Times Square pulses with life.
Photo: Andrae Ricketts
Sail past the iconic Statue of Liberty.
Sail past the iconic Statue of Liberty.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Day 2-3
New York City
The Big Apple
Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline.
Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline.
Photo: Camille Seaman

We sail into Manhattan, passing the iconic Statue of Liberty. MS Roald Amundsen will dock in New York City overnight while you take a bite out of the Big Apple. Marvel at the skyline of the metropolis, stroll through Central Park in its golden autumn colors, see one of the many Broadway shows, gaze at the city lights from atop the Empire State Building, or visit buzzing Times Square. New York City has so much to offer it’s impossible to fit everything in in just two days, but it’s certainly great fun to try. Explore the city on your own or on one of our optional excursions.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    New York - Manhattan Shuttle
    This transfer will run continuously back and forth from the ship to Times Square.
  • Evening Sights of NY
    Enjoy breathtaking views of the Manhattan Skyline at night and fascinating insight into the history of the most famous suspension bridge in the world during this guided walking adventure.
  • Live like a New Yorker
    Your Tour Guide will meet you at the Pier and escort you on foot to the closest Subway station in Midtown Manhattan. While using the NY subway may seem confusing to first-timers, it's actually quite simple once you get the hang of it.
  • New York - Icons of the Big Apple
    Visit and see New York's top attractions in this full day excursion.
  • Amazing Heli Experience over NY
    The most exciting way to see New York from above! Join us for this 16 minute flight, we can guarantee that the memories will last a lifetime!
Day 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Birthplace of the United States
Discover Philadelphia´s history.
Discover Philadelphia´s history.
Photo: shutterstock

Home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787, Philadelphia is one of the most historic cities in America. Explore the Old City District to see the landmarks that give Philadelphia its rich history, such as Franklin Court, Benjamin Franklin’s home during the American Revolution.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Philadelphia Shuttle
    This transfer will run continuously back and forth from the ship to Philadelphia Center.
  • Philadelphia - Markets, Mosaics & Magic
    Art, culture, diversity and of course, the spirit of Rocky lives on in South Philly! Join this Philadelphia tour to see just how eclectic this gritty city is.
  • Philadelphia - History in HD
    Forget watching History Channel documentaries, why not see the landmarks that shaped America in real life on this Philadelphia tour?
  • Classic and Creative Philly
    Always a draw for American history buffs (and Rocky fans), Philadelphia also has exceptional food, local craft beer and eclectic art to add to its long list of attractions.
Discover Philadelphia´s history.
Discover Philadelphia´s history.
Photo: shutterstock
Independence Hall is an important landmark in US history.
Independence Hall is an important landmark in US history.
Photo: shutterstock
Enjoy fascinating talks in the Science Center.
Enjoy fascinating talks in the Science Center.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 5
At Sea
Lectures, Photo Courses, and Relaxing
Enjoy fascinating talks in the Science Center.
Enjoy fascinating talks in the Science Center.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

The Expedition Team will continue their lecture program, covering topics related to the areas in which we sail. The onboard photographer will also run workshops to show you the basics of expedition photography. There  will also be time to relax and just enjoy being on board the ship.

Visit historic Battery Park.
Day 6
Charleston, South Carolina
The Romantic South
Day 6
Charleston, South Carolina
The Romantic South
Visit historic Battery Park.
Visit historic Battery Park.
Photo: shutterstock

Charleston is considered one of America’s greatest historic treasures. With cobblestone streets, an elegant French Quarter, the magnificent Battery promenade, and Waterfront Park, the city is an ideal size to stroll around on foot or even tour by horse-drawn carriage. Explore the city and its historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Charleston - Beach Cleanup
    Join the effort to rid the oceans of plastic on our beach clean-ups.
  • Boone Plantation & Historic Charleston
    Journey to historic Boone Hall Plantation, used in the filming of the television miniseries, "North And South" and "Queen" and for background filming in "Gone With the Wind".
  • Charleston – Delightful Upper King Street Culinary Tour
    This excursion provides insight into Charleston's historic Upper King Street neighbourhood, recently named one of the top 10 food neighbourhoods in America.
  • Charleston – Fossil Hunting
    Look for and find fossils while exploring Morris Island in search of the prehistoric past.
  • Charleston – Historic Walking Tour
    Experience the history of Charleston during this two-hour walking tour that takes you deep into the heart of Charleston.
Stroll the colourful lanes of Charleston.
Stroll the colourful lanes of Charleston.
Photo: shutterstock
Take a carriage ride to see more of the city.
Take a carriage ride to see more of the city.
Photo: shutterstock
The fitness room is always ready for a workout.
The fitness room is always ready for a workout.
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Enjoy all the amenities of your expedition ship.
Enjoy all the amenities of your expedition ship.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 7
At Sea
Unwind with a View
The fitness room is always ready for a workout.
The fitness room is always ready for a workout.
Photo: Oscar Farrera

A day at sea means you can join the lectures presented by the Expedition Team, spend time on deck, or in the panorama lounge with fellow travellers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with an ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor hot tubs.

Day 8
Miami, Florida
Latin Beats
Explore the exciting Florida Everglades.
Explore the exciting Florida Everglades.
Photo: shutterstock

Miami is colorful, from South Beach to Little Havana, blending vibes from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe. Local architecture boasts the greatest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world. Explore the city or join an excursion to nearby Everglades National Park, where you can spot Florida alligators, egrets, and herons.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Shuttle to South Beach
    Enjoy a leisurely transfer to the world famous South Beach.
  • Everglades Eco Tour
    Explore the natural wonder of the Everglades from the comfort of your specially designed airboat.
  • Miami - Little Havana Foodie Tour
    Explore Little Havana and Cuban flavours.
  • Miami by Land and Sea
    During your scenic drive you will pass through the heart of downtown Miami and the towering skyscrapers of the Financial district along Brickell Avenue. Explore Miami’s Cuban heritage as you make your way down “Calle Ocho” and into the heart of Little Havana.
Explore the exciting Florida Everglades.
Explore the exciting Florida Everglades.
Photo: shutterstock
Enjoy the colourful neighbourhoods of Miami.
Enjoy the colourful neighbourhoods of Miami.
Photo: Naomi Tamar
Blue water and colourful houses in the Bahamas.
Blue water and colourful houses in the Bahamas.
Photo: shutterstock
Colonial architecture and island colour mix in Nassau.
Colonial architecture and island colour mix in Nassau.
Photo: shutterstock
Day 9
Nassau, The Bahamas
The Capital of the Bahamas
Blue water and colourful houses in the Bahamas.
Blue water and colourful houses in the Bahamas.
Photo: shutterstock

Before you head home, take some time to explore the Bahamas on an optional Post-program. Formerly a pirate haven, lively Nassau still boasts British colonial-era buildings, such as the pink-hued Government House and grand Georgian homes. New Providence Island and nearby Paradise Island are also renowned for their beaches and splendid coral reefs.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, sauna with floor-to-ceiling window, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights
  • Travel protection
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Roald Amundsen
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A small boat in a large body of water

Your Ship

MS Roald Amundsen

Year built 2019
Shipyard Kleven Yards
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

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Aune Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Espen Mills

Optional Excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline. Take in Manhattan´s dramatic skyline.

New York - Manhattan Shuttle

North America

Duration

15 min each way

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-NYC1

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Times Square pulses with life. Times Square pulses with life.

New York - Evening Sights of NY

North America

Duration

5h

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-NYC8

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Inside Grand Central Station, New York. Inside Grand Central Station, New York.

New York - Live like a New Yorker

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-NYC6

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Stroll in verdant Central Park. Stroll in verdant Central Park.

New York - Icons of the Big Apple

North America

Duration

7h

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-NYC7

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Helicopter over New York. Helicopter over New York.

New York - Amazing Heli Experience over NY

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-NYC9

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View of Philadelphia. View of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Shuttle

North America

Duration

25 min each way

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-PHL1

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The historic Old City in Philadelphia. The historic Old City in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia - Markets, Mosaics & Magic

North America

Duration

4h

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-PHL1

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Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia - History in HD

North America

Duration

2h30

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-PHL2

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Ben Franklin bridge. Ben Franklin bridge.

Philadelphia - Classic and Creative Philly

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-PHL3

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A hand holding a rope A hand holding a rope

Charleston - Beach Cleanup

North America

Duration

1 - 3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-CHD1

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A residential street in front of a house A residential street in front of a house

Charleston - Boone Plantation & Historic Charleston

North America

Duration

4hrs

Price per person

From $ 166

Booking Code

A-CHD3

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A slice of pizza sitting on top of a wooden cutting board A slice of pizza sitting on top of a wooden cutting board

Charleston – Delightful Upper King Street Culinary Tour

North America

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 216

Booking Code

A-CHD5

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A large body of water A large body of water

Charleston – Fossil Hunting

North America

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From $ 316

Booking Code

A-CHD6

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A bridge over a body of water A bridge over a body of water

Charleston – Historic Walking Tour

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From $ 124

Booking Code

A-CHD4

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South Beach. South Beach.

Miami - Shuttle to South Beach

North America

Duration

30 min each way

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-MIA1

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Everglades airboat. Everglades airboat.

Miami - Everglades Eco Tour

North America

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-MIA1

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Little Havana USA. Little Havana USA.

Miami - Little Havana Foodie Tour

North America

Duration

3h

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-MIA2

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View of Miami from the sea. View of Miami from the sea.

Miami - Miami by Land and Sea

North America

Duration

4h30

Price per person

From

Booking Code

A-MIA3

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