Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering a 6 day experience during the Volvo Ocean Race 2018. Departing round trip from Providence, RI, you will cruise to Newport, eat delicious chef-prepared meals and enjoy comfortable climate controlled cabins onboard our small cruise ship. Your stay includes 2 nights in Providence and 3 nights in Newport with Race Day viewing from the vessel in a fantastic Volvo Ocean Race spectator position, giving you the best views of both races. In addition, we will provide complimentary transfers from Providence TF Green or Train Station, a city tour of Providence and Newport Breakers Mansion.
**EVENT WILL BE SOLD OUT AFTER THE FIRST 40 CABINS ARE BOOKED** $500 deposit per person required. Early arrival available on May 15th for $150 per person. Call 800-556-7450 to reserve your cabin.
Day by Day Schedule:
Embark in Providence, the Renaissance capital of Rhode Island. As the cultural center of the state you will find plenty to do here. From walking the historic streets of the East Side, getting a bite to eat on Federal Hill, or stroll up the beautiful riverfront to Waterplace Park. This afternoon, enjoy an scenic trolley tour of Providence. Complimentary transfers between TF Green Airport or Providence Train Station and the vessel.
Depart from Providence
This morning we depart from Providence, sailing through the scenic Narragansett Bay while enjoying a champagne brunch onboard. We will dock at the Newport Shipyard, New England’s yachting hub, just minutes away from the heart of Newport. Explore the city by foot, home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, gilded age mansions, and the America’s Cup from 1857 to 1983. A complimentary water shuttle between the shipyard and Race Village at Fort Adams will be available.
Today will be our first full day in Newport. Experience the gilded age while on a tour of a historic mansion. End the day with a traditional New England Lobster Bake and cocktail party aboard the vessel. A complimentary water shuttle between the shipyard and Race Village at Fort Adams will be available.
The In-Port Race Day has arrived! Today we will depart from the shipyard to the Race Spectator Position to watch the races up close and personal. We will return to our dock at the Newport Shipyard at the completion of the races. Join an optional sunset cruise aboard a 12M America's Cup sailing yacht. A complimentary water shuttle between the shipyard and Race Village at Fort Adams will be available.
Say Bon Voyage to the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race. The boats will start Leg 9, leaving Newport and heading to Cardiff, United Kingdom. We will depart the shipyard for the Race Spectator Position, where we will have front row views of the start of the leg. At the conclusion of the race, we will sail north for a lighthouse and sunset cruise of Narragansett Bay. This vessel will arrive in Providence this evening. A complimentary water shuttle between the shipyard and Race Village at Fort Adams will be available.
Wake up in Providence, ready to start your next adventure! Complimentary transfers between the vessel and TF Green Airport or Providence Train Station will be organized for all passengers.
Please note, availability is limited. To reserve your cabin for the VIP Experience: Volvo Ocean Race 2018, please call 800-556-7450.