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Cruises to Nantucket

Nantucket, Massachusetts (Photo: Telvin Benjamin/Shutterstock)

About Nantucket

Nantucket is a tiny, 50-square mile island off the coast of Massachusetts and it's a quintessential New England seaside enclave -- complete with picturesque sand dunes, lighthouses and a charmingly sleepy downtown. While the beaches are scenic and great for relaxing on during the hottest summer days, the waters can be chilly. In that case, cruisers might choose to check out Nantucket's Whaling Museum, one of its many lighthouses or some of the shops, boutiques and restaurants that inhabit its center, or even embark on a sailing or fishing excursion.

While quaint Nantucket is a small town, it does offer a more upscale experience with a number of high-end shops and fine dining eateries for visitors to patronize. More active travelers can go surfing or enjoy the island's bike paths. Time permitting, you may even be able to hop on the ferry to see Cape Cod.

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Victory I (Photo: Jason Frye/Cruise Critic)

6 Night
Cruise to NantucketDetails

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Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 19, 2023
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M/V Victory II cruises in Montreal, Quebéc (Photo: Victory Cruise Line)

6 Night
Cruise to NantucketDetails

9 Reviews
Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 19, 2023
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M/V Victory II cruises in Montreal, Quebéc (Photo: Victory Cruise Line)

6 Night
Cruise to NantucketDetails

Leaving:St. John
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 26, 2023
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Victory I (Photo: Jason Frye/Cruise Critic)

7 Night
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Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 13, 2022
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7 Night
Cruise to NantucketDetails

Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 20, 2022
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13 Night
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Leaving:Savannah
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Apr 9, 2023
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14 Night
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Leaving:Savannah
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Apr 19, 2023
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6 Night
Cruise to NantucketDetails

Leaving:St. John
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 26, 2023
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7 Night
Cruise to NantucketDetails

Leaving:St. John
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 27, 2022
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Why go to Nantucket?

Pros:

Nantucket offers cruisers a quintessential New England beach experience and a relaxed pace.

Cons:

Nantucket is popular with wealthy travelers and dining and shopping on the island can get pricey.

Bottom Line:

Opportunities to enjoy the sun, sand and surf abound on the tiny island of Nantucket.


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