New England SELF DRIVE Tour & Bermuda from Cape Liberty, 30 August 2019 (14 nights)

New England Explorer SELF DRIVE Tour

Ship:
Anthem of the Seas
Line:
Royal Caribbean
Departure:
New York
Depart Date:
30th August 2019
Duration:
14 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • New England Explorer SELF DRIVE Tour
  • Large Rental Car
  • Overseas Transfers &
    Return UK Flights
  • Hotel Included
Virtual Balcony Insides from
£2,099 pp
Outside from
£2,249 pp
Balcony from
£2,299 pp
Junior Suite from
£2,699 pp
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Cruise Id: 194380

Holiday Features

New England Explorer SELF DRIVE Tour
  • 7 Nts Self Drive Tour: Boston, Coastal Maine, White Mountains, Stowe, Green Mountains, Connecticut River Valley, Cape Cod
  • Rental Car size Large (CDW, Tax)
  • Tour can be taken on any date so consider pre/post nights in Boston
  • Based on Standard Accommodation - upgrades available to Upgraded or Inn accommodation
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Return UK Flights
Anthem of the seas - A cruise like none other!
  • Virtual Balconies with Inside Staterooms
  • The Most Spacious Staterooms in the Fleet
  • The Largest Active Indoor Space At Sea
  • First Ever Bumper Car Rink At Sea
  • Roller Skating Rink
  • Full Size Basketball Court
  • First Ever Food Truck At Sea
  • Ripcord - Sky Diving Simulator
  • North Star - London Eye Style Pod
  • Cruises are Full Board
  • Daytime and Evening Entertainment included
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Boston
2 Boston - Day at Leisure
3 Boston - Coastal Maine
4 Coastal Maine - White Mountains
5 White Mountains - Stowe
6 Stowe - Green Mountains - Connecticut River Valley
7 Connecticut River Valley - Cape Cod
8 Fly Boston/New York
8 New York Hotel Stay - 1 Night
9 New York (Cape Liberty)
10 At Sea
11-12 King's Wharf, Bermuda - Overnight onboard AM PM
13 At Sea
14 New York (Cape Liberty)
14 Fly Boston/UK
15 Arrive in UK

New England Explorer Self Drive Land Tour

New England Explorer Self Drive Tour

Choose from Standard, Upgrade or Inn Accommodation for your tour

Day 1 of Land Tour – Boston

Arrive at Boston Airport and pick up your rental car. Drive to your first nights hotel.

Day 2 of Land Tour – Boston

Consider ditching the car and travel into downtown Boston via the Metro system that way there will be no challenge in finding a parking garage or struggling with the heavy Boston traffic. You have a full day to explore Boston, the cradle of American liberty. The Revolutionary era comes to life along the Freedom Trail walking route. Visit the haunts of the patriots who stoked the fires of democracy throughout the Colonies. Spend time around the harbour and be sure to visit the site of the Boston Tea Party.

Day 3 of Land Tour – Boston – Coastal Maine

Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history, as well as some of the coast's finest beaches and seascapes. First stop is Salem, the location of the infamous witch trials. Then drive along the coast to the charming harbour towns of Gloucester and Rockport. Enjoy the old-time seaport atmosphere of Portsmouth, NH and its wealth of historic buildings before crossing into Maine. Pass through Kennebunkport, summer home to Presidents and enjoy exploring Portland, Maine's largest city before arriving at your hotel between Portland and Kennebunkport.

Day 4 of Land Tour – Coastal Maine – White Mountains

Leaving the coast behind continue inland to the beautiful scenery of the White Mountains ‘the rooftop of New England’. There are 48 peaks in the range and New Hampshire boasts the Presidential range. If you have time take a detour to take the Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington. The area is stunning with thick forests carpeting the hillsides and charming villages and lakes dotted along the way. There are many covered bridges to discover in New Hampshire and there some near North Conway. Accommodation will be in Gorham or North Conway depending on your choices.

Day 5 of Land Tour – White Mountains – Stowe

Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey and deer. This route takes you through some of New England's most beautiful scenery. Drive by Lyndonville and see Willey's General Store in Greensboro before continuing through Craftsbury, to Stowe. See picture-perfect villages and some of Vermont's famous covered bridges.

Day 6 of Land Tour – Stowe – Green Mountains – Connecticut River Valley

Your drive today takes you alongside the Green Mountains of Vermont, part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches from Quebec in the north to Alabama in the south and through the Connecticut River Valley. Step into Old Sturbridge Village and find yourself transported back in time. In historic households and shops, at water-powered mills and on working farms, explore the everyday tasks and seasonal celebrations of early 19th-century New England. Accommodation is in Mystic, CT.

Day 7 of Land Tour – Connecticut River Valley – Cape Cod

This morning continue along the Massachusetts coast. Many of America's most prominent families - from the Astors to the Vanderbilts - have summered in Newport. Many of their homes are now preserved and open for tours. Continue along the coast on your way to the Cape. Explore magnificent Cape Cod with its high cliffs, rolling dunes, broad beaches, walking trails, picturesque villages and delicious seafood. This peninsula is a beloved vacation spot for visitors and natives alike. Stop in Plymouth, a living panorama of Pilgrim and Colonial times and see the Mayflower II* (*Mayflower II returns to Plymouth for 2020). Accommodation is near Hyannis.

Day 8 of Land Tour – Cape Cod – Boston

The drive to Boston is short, but plan your journey wisely because of the rush hour traffic heading towards Boston. Return your rental car and transfer to the terminal for your flight or further transportation to the port for embarkation.

Documentation: All Self Drive Itineraries include a courtesy phone call on the morning of day 2 to check that everything is okay from our supplier and to remind customers to collect their package from reception if you haven't already.

Documentation will be at your first nights hotel and is a Back-Pack with a North America Atlas, local sightseeing information and detailed itinerary of tour. NOTE: On arrival at hotel ask for 'PACKAGE' in your name. Detailed itinerary can be sent electronically 5-6 weeks before departure for an additional $15 (£12) but does not include the Atlas or local sightseeing information.

Cabins on the Anthem of the Seas

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Customer reviews for Anthem of the Seas

  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 04 Oct 2018

This was the first time we have used Iglu, and I was very impressed by thier service, all the arrangements, the varrious transfers and hotels everything was spot on. On first view the ship looks absolutely huge but after a day or so, we managed to find our way around, and most of the dinng, bar, retail, entetainment areas were actually quite accessible mainly on deck 4 and 5. The Cabin, an outside with picture window was the biggest we have stayed in and was very spscious and well decorated, only slight problem was no tea or coffee facilities in the cabin. The My Time Dining was a major issue on day 1, but as lomg as you ring as soon after 0900 as possible we got pretty much what we wanted, If you want to sit at the same table then that can also be arranged. Food in the dining rooms was very good, allthough out of the 10 choices, 7 are the same for the whole of the cruise. Lobster night however is not too be missed. THe speciality restuarants again very expensive. The Windjammer, was by far the best open self service restuarant we have seen at Sea, lots of choice, some food cooked to order, free soft drinks, teas and coffees etc. The entetainment is very difficult to work out and you need to plan, as often the shows are on during meal times, but We Will Rock You was fantastic, so was a choir from Texas and the Music Hall and the Pub have live music every evening. But a very good range of activities to enjoy from bumper cars to ifly. My main issue was the tipping process, every thing you buy, which is pretty much everything, is firstly far more expensicve than say P&O and has tax and a tip automatically added, this is on top of the £14.50 per person pe day which is added to your bill. In terms of places, Bar Harbour, too small for this size of ship, but the Tour to Acadia Park was stunning. Boston, Portland, Halifax were excellent, The Tour to Kennebunkport was the highlght of out trip, again fantastic. Saint Johns NB, not a lot to do, pretty much a waste of a stop And the trip around Manhattan on the way back to the airport was very good indeed. The Ship is excellent, The Service was excellent, The North East coast of America was fantastic. but the overt commercialism on the ship was a bit too much for us and the party I was with and after 9 days started to rankle a bit. In terms of flights, Virgin was very good, but if you have walking difficulties, ensure you apply for assistance, on our flight it was a 10-15 minute walk back to Immigration and Baggage reclaim.

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  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 23 Sep 2018

Although checking in on line with Royal Caribbean was a benefit, you had to be sure of doing it all at the same time otherwise you had to repeat the data input all over again each time, this wasn't clear when we started it. The result of checking in on line before departure was a definite benefit as it made the embarkation very smooth. Staff at Bayone were very professional and helpful. Although there were in excess of 6,000 people on board (passengers - 4,200 and crew 1,700) at no time did the ship feel overcrowded, which made for a pleasant experience. Food and beverage was of a high standard, very varied and plentiful. We attended the Gally Brunch tour of the ship and see just how the catering team worked (both night and day) and just how much fresh food, bakery and cakes are produced during the cruise - a massive amount. The cost of the speciality restaurants is a little on the high side and we chose not to add yet more cost to our already expensive cruise. State rooms were well decorated and maintain and the stateroom stewards looked after us very well. The shows and musical entertainment on board were extremely well produced (to West End standard) and professional ... the highlight of the cruise was watching 'We Will Rock You' - amazing. Being able to pre-book the shows either before departure or once on board was an added benefit to be sure of seeing what you wanted and when, however, you did need to get to the theatre early to get your prefered seat. Other entertainment and activities - North Start, Rip Cord, Flow Rider, bumper cars, roller skating etc etc were amazing to watch and participate in. The only negatives of our cruise was (1) we asked for the pre paid gratuities to be refundeded due to some of the services not meeting our expectations and wishing to reward staff on an individual basis. The Customer Services Manager confirmed this would be actioned and refunded to our credit card lodged at the time of embarkation, unfortunately this has not happened and feel that we have been duped into paying more gratuities than if we had stuck with the pre paid option. (2) The service charge added to every transaction at the bars is a bit excessive, when you are already paying a high price for drinks, especially when some people have already purchased a costly drink package. (3) The buffet restaurant closing at 9.00pm - we have never encountered this on any previous cruise. (4) The constant sale of items in the atrium - it was like a jumble sale and made it very difficult to walk through easily because of the throng of people milling around looking for a bargin. Therefore, we avoided that area of the ship. (5) The ships health & safety muster drill was inappropriate; commencing with an annimation of hand washing, followed by a spoof film regarding reterival of an item. The untilisation of lifejackets was demonstrated by a member of staff, but was not in full view of passengers, who were not given the opportunity to practice using a lifejacket should this become necessary in an emergency situation. I feel the muster was completely ineffectual and completed no more than a tick box exercise. All in all, we selected this cruise for the places it visited, RC could have added an additional port or a longer stay in Boston to the itinary as the first night and day we seemed to sail around in circles as the distance wasn't too far from Bayone to Boston to be reached in the first nights sailing, afterall it only took one day from Saint John in New Brunswick to Bayone on our return journey. At the end of the day, notwithstanding our comments in para 4, it was a very enjoyable cruising experience with RC which we will look to repeat in the near future.

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  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • 17 Sep 2018

Very nice ship. We had a sea view deck three window room. Very nice big bed very comfortable. Plenty of wardrobe and drawers. Excellent shower and bathroom. Food very good however the clash between shows and dining was strange. We visited Boston, Portland, Bar Harbour, Halifax and St John. Boston Portland and Bar Harbour were the highlights. Costs of. drinks and Wi Fi on ship were ridiculous. Wi Fi 20 dollars a day. They try to cut it down to 9 dollars a day for the last two days. The drinks package we thought was high but most people made the most of it. Even the soda package was high. Great pizza late at night in the sorrento bar with coffe and sodas. That’s why the soda package is not needed. Good shows with great music. The royal swedes were the best rock band but the girl why played guitar on we will rock you show was excellent and were the rest of that band.

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Terms and Conditions

Rental Car Size: Large. Includes CDW and Taxes. Other Insurance options are available. Price based on Standard Hotel Accommodation.

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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