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Enjoy New England Fall Colors Aboard the Queen Mary 2 with us, Sept. 23- Oct. 7, 2022

Do you love history? Are you fascinated by the journey your ancestors took to come to America? Do you enjoy eating gourmet food, meeting new people from around the world, and seeing the gorgeous colors of a New England Fall? How about a little romance - you and your spouse dressed to the nines, dancing at the gala Masquerade Ball in the Queens Ballroom while a 17-piece orchestra plays hits from the Big Band era? Absolutely magical. If any of this sounds intriguing to you, you may want to join us on our first ever hosted Distinctive Voyages Cruise on the Queen Mary 2 next fall to New England and Canada.

The Distinctive Voyage Program offers special exclusive experiences and amenities (all included in your regular cruise price- no additional fees) for discerning travelers on the world’s top luxury cruise lines. As a Distinctive Voyage member (again, there is no fee to be part of this unique group) you will enjoy a private cocktail reception in your honor, a private tour just for our group and the services of hosts throughout the cruise to make suggestions on what to see and do and offer any help as needed. By God’s grace, John and I have been selected, from the over 55 million travel agents in the US, to act as Distinctive Voyages hosts. We are honored and thrilled to be part of such an exciting travel opportunity and will do our very best to take excellent care of our passengers. We would love to host you onboard one of our 2022 cruises. This week I will talk about our Queen Mary 2 cruise to New England and Canada in September 2022, and next week I’ll let you know about our hosted cruise to Alaska next August aboard the Regents Seven Seas Mariner.

The Queen Mary 2 continues the glamour and history of her sister, the Queen Mary, who carried world dignitaries such as John and Jackie Kennedy and famous actors and actresses like Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra across the pond. If you have an ancestor that came to America through Ellis Island, there is an 80% chance they came aboard the Queen Mary or another Cunard ship. Today, on the Queen Mary 2, you will still find celebrities, world leaders, artists and musicians enjoying the beauty, history and White Star Service offered by the Queen Mary 2.

Our 14-night cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 departs on Sept 23, sailing out of New York harbor past the Statue of Liberty as the sun is setting and the lights of glittering New York City turn on. After enjoying a day at sea (did I mention that the QM2 has the only planetarium onboard with hosted programs nightly) we will spend the 3rd day in Boston. There you can walk the Freedom Trail and see where Paul Revere began his famous ride to alert the colonists that the British army was coming. You can visit Faneuil Hall where leaders like Sam Adams rallied the colonists and the idea of “no taxation without representation” was birthed. Spend an afternoon taking a Swan Boat ride and visiting Boston Commons or go across town to see Harvard Yard and MIT. The next day is a sea day; a perfect day to take a fencing class, ballroom dancing class, martini mixology class, enjoy an afternoon at the 2,200 square foot Canyon Ranch Spa or read a great novel in the largest library at sea. (By the way, all of those activities, except for the spa, are free.)

Every afternoon you will have a choice of 4 different venues to enjoy the white glove, traditional afternoon tea service. Day 5 finds us in Sydney, Nova Scotia for stunning views of the coast and some of the most gorgeous fall colors and beaches. We will spend two days and night in Quebec where you will feel like you are in France when you walk through the well-preserved Old Town with its original buildings and French speaking citizens. We will sail to the head of the St. Lawrence River to find Saguenay to see fjords and picturesque villages. Then on to Sept-Iles, a well-preserved fur trading post where you might see some killer whales, humpback whales and minke. After another day at sea (make sure to try the Godiva Chocolate afternoon tea in the Verandah and the traditional fish and chips in the Golden Lion Pub while playing darts) we will visit Halifax, Nova Scotia to see the spectacular Halifax gardens. The cruise ends as it began, sailing into New York harbor, past the gleaming skyscrapers and lovely Statue of Liberty aboard the most historic ship at sea today.

If you’d like information on this or any of our hosted trips, please reach out to us soon via phone, email or text.

Until our next great adventure….

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