New York, New York, also known as “The Big Apple,” is an incredibly diverse and active place. Consisting of an intricate patchwork of neighbourhoods, each with its own character and history, yet one neighbourhood blends into the next; Lower Manhattan with the New York Stock Exchange, Battery Park and South Street Seaport; Chinatown; trendy SoHo and Greenwich Village; Little Italy; The Lower East Side, one of the most densely populated places on earth; Chelsea; The Flat Iron District and Gramercy Park; Midtown West and the Garment District; Midtown East and Murray Hill; The Upper West Side and Morningside Heights; Central Park and its 843 acres (341.1 hectares) of paths, ponds, lakes and green space; the Upper East Side; and Harlem. In New York, there are always things to see and explore: From world-class museums to breathtaking skyscrapers, from vibrant neighbourhoods to parks and gardens. As they say, it is the “city that never sleeps.”
The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain’s major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia’s floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer’s Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia’s stunning scenery, including famous Peggy’s Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty. Drawn by the superb harbour, the second largest in the world, the British established Halifax as a naval base in the mid-18th century. The city’s strategic position on the Atlantic proved even more valuable as a base for fishing the rich banks of the North Atlantic.
Hailed as the “Cradle of American Independence,” Boston is filled with historic sights - it was America’s first great city. In the 19th century, Boston was rightly described as the “Athens of America.” Today this city of 600,000 retains its vitality, combining historic districts with revitalized urban centres while remaining faithful to its venerable roots. It is a city every American should visit at least once. Follow the Freedom Trail along three of the most historic miles (4.8km) in the country. See the site of the Boston Tea Party, trace the route of Paul Revere’s famous ride, and stand on the bridge where Minutemen fired the shots heard “‘round the world.” In the old Charleston Navy Yard you can see the USS Constitution, the nation’s oldest commissioned warship. The capital of Massachusetts, Boston, is a city of extraordinary beauty, boasting historic buildings, narrow cobbled streets, numerous parks, and a distinctive skyline.
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AIRFARE, SHORE EXCURSIONS, INSURANCE AND OPTIONAL PRE/POST CRUISE HOTEL PACKAGES
ARE AVAILABLE AT ADDITIONAL COST.
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Exclusive Amenities include
Invitation to private cocktail party
Pre-cruise information packet
Invitations to private group onboard functions and exclusive, handcrafted shore excursion experiences
As the group grows there is the chance that extra OBC will also be awarded so tell your friends!
You also have access to our exclusive pre-cruise NYC City package starting at just $289.00pp/dbl
Transfer and luggage assistance including all taxes and gratuities to Queen Mary 2 the next morning.
* Represents additional charges for these activities
Additional nights available! Ask us!
About Ambiance Travel:
We realize that sometimes doing business on the Internet can be risky and that's why Cruise Freek Forums is proud to have Nina Van Harn, owner of Ambiance Travel, as our official travel agent for of our 4th of July cruise aboard Queen Mary 2. Ambiance Travel is a Virtuoso affiliate agency.
What is a Virtuoso agency? Virtuoso is an exclusive network of travel agencies who serve the most affluent, well-traveled individuals worldwide. Out of over 30,000 travel agencies in the USA, just 300 are Virtuoso agencies and membership is by invitation only! Virtuoso travel specialists have an average of 20 years of experience in the travel industry and are certified with the Institute of Certified Travel Agents.
Additionally, Ambiance Travel is a Cunard Commodore Agency. This means that Nina Van Harn has completed an extensive training program offered exclusively through Cunard Cruise Lines. The Cunard Academy focuses on White Star Services and the Cunard fleet.
Lastly, you can rest assured service from Ambiance Travel does not end when you book your cruise. From start to finish Ambiance Travel is there to assist your needs and, Nina Van Harn will be on-board the 4th of July sailing of Queen Mary 2 and, she will be in New York City for all the pre-cruise activities escorting those who choose to participate in the fun.
Pre-Cruise Hotel and Activities Information:
While Cruise Freek Forums group cruises NEVER forces socialization, we do offer fun and interesting packages for those who are interested. For those who wish to take advantage of the Pre-Cruise package in New York City, here's what you can anticipate.
Place yourself in the heart of "The City That Never Sleeps" at Grand Hyatt New York. With luxurious accommodations, discover outstanding dining and
catering services, sumptuous guestrooms and newly renovated function
areas ideal for any guest. A 24-hour business center
and Stay Fit gym ensure you won’t miss a moment of excitement in this
non-stop city when you choose our Midtown New York hotel.
Rates begin at just $289 per person, based on double occupancy.
Rosie O'Grady's is a wonderful steak and seafood house in the tradition of the
great New York saloons. A Broadway Theater District fixture, Rosie O'Grady's is
centrally located near Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Jacob Javits
Convention Center, and a short distance from several major museums. The handsome
old bar is full of character and attracts regulars and tourists alike, serving
superb continental and American fare.
After dinner at Bobby Van's it's off to the Shubert Theater for an evening of laughs with the Broadway hit Spamlot - a musical lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
As already mentioned, Cruise Freek groups never force socializations, however, if you are so inclined, many of our group members are already in the planning stages of on-board activities including:
Dinner or Lunch at Todd English
Pub or Cabin Crawl
You are invited to join Cruise Freek Forums and contribute your ideas for our on-board activities!