Luxe Beat Magazine MAY 2015 - Page 33

Travel I f you have never visited New England, as my husband and I hadn’t, a cruise of the area is the best way to visit and really enjoy your trip. And the Islands of New England cruise on the Grande Caribe from Blount Small Ship Adventures is the best cruise to take. One of the best things about cruising is that you can take your cozy, comfortable cabin along with you on your travels! Spend your week relaxing on board as you cruise, visiting some of the most well-known locations in New England. The Grande Caribe is not a huge cruise ship; it has space for about 80 passengers in small but comfortable staterooms and is just the right size to be homey. The lounge area on the main deck is furnished with plenty of comfortable upholstered furniture and tables for playing games, reading or just enjoying the passing scenery. The adjoining bar area includes space for the liquor and wine bottles that Blount encourages you to bring aboard and soda dispensers where you are welcome to fill a glass with ice and a drink whenever you want. Not only do they encourage you to bring aboard your own liquor and wine, they even provide snacks and mixers to accompany them, and two very nice cocktail parties during the week-long cruise with scrumptious hot appetizers. Island home and bridge in Newport Sunset on Cuttyhunk Island The upper deck includes a shaded area and lots of tables and chairs, along with loungers for relaxing in Cruising past a sailing school TOP Fishing boats in dock Beautiful New England home with an amazing view! ABOVE Repairing the fishing nets 33