Special Bon Voyage Luncheon on sailing day along with transfer to the pier 6-day Independence Day cruise round-trip from New York with port calls in Halifax and Boston 4th of July Fireworks over Boston’s Charles River and the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Special events and cocktail party exclusively for Uncommon Journeys guests Two night pre-cruise hotel stay at the stylish Westin New York Grand Central Hotel Complimentary round-trip train travel from any city east of Chicago/ St. Louis/Omaha/New Orleans to New York. Transportation for guests west of those points is available for $99 to $199 per person. All guests may schedule their travel to allow more time in New York before or after the voyage


DAY 1 | NEW YORK, NY Arrive in New York after your complimentary or low-cost train transportation and transfer to the stylish Westin New York Grand Central Hotel. Have the afternoon at your leisure to discover the many attractions of New York.

DAY 2 | NEW YORK, NY Enjoy a full day of independent sightseeing in the awe-inspiring Big Apple. Go for a shopping spree on Fifth Avenue, check out the view from the Statue of Liberty, spend a few hours taking in the treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or see a matinee on Broadway.

DAY 3 | NEW YORK, NY Before embarking Queen Mary 2, enjoy a special Bon Voyage Luncheon in New York before transferring to the pier to board this famous ship. Sail out of New York harbor as the sun kisses the horizon and the golden rays of light illuminate the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. (L,D)

DAY 4 | SCENIC CRUISING You will be delighted by the many joys of the Queen Mary 2’s recent grand refurbishment. The former Winter Garden has been transformed into the chic Carinthia Lounge, The Verandah has become the ship’s newest specialty restaurant and the King’s Court–the casual dining venue–has been completely rejuvenated and retooled to ofer greater variety. Both the tony Queens Grill and cosmopolitan Princess Grill sport new fabrics, color schemes and design elements while Britannia staterooms and the Queens and Princess Grill suites have all been redesigned to reflect the new look. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 | HALIFAX, NS Savor the of-beat allure of Nova Scotia’s capital. Perhaps you’ll opt for a tour with a kilted guide to the landmarks of Britain’s first overseas government, and admire the Royal Artillery as they fire the Noon Gun before immersing yourself in Titanic memorabilia at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Take an optional shore excursion to the quintessential seaside town of Peggy’s Cove. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 | BOSTON, MA Welcome to the city where a famous harbor tea party sowed the seeds for a revolution that changed the world. Walk the Freedom Trail and discover the history of a nation, soak in the sun on Boston Common and visit momentous Faneuil Hall. Tonight is a visual feast as July 4th fireworks explode over Boston’s Charles River accompanied by the incomparable Boston Pops. The Queen Mary 2 stays in port overnight so you can celebrate America’s independence in grand style. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 | BOSTON, MA & SCENIC CRUISING Bid farewell to the charms of Boston as you spend the rest of the day sailing the coastal waters and head South toward the Big Apple. Go for a swim in one of the heated pools, sip a cocktail in the Carinthia Lounge, savor the exquisite cuisine in one of the many dining venue and share a special moment with newfound friends as you watch the sun slip below the horizon from the Commodore Club. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 | NEW YORK, NY Take in the view of lower Manhattan’s spires and the soaring Freedom Tower, then say farewell to the incomparable Queen Mary 2 and begin your journey home. Or extend your stay with an additional night or two at Westin New York Grand Central Hotel for $279 per person per night, giving you additional time to visit New York’s Guggenheim, the 9/11 memo