SEW AND SAIL 7 - CELEBRITY SUMMIT

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BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY

Bayonne, NJ is convenient to the sights and attractions of New York City. The cruise port is located on The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, formerly the Bayonne Navy Base. From the port, visitors have an unobstructed view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Bayonne is home to one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world, the Bayonne Bridge, which links New Jersey with Staten Island.

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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

The Vanderbilts, Astors and other tycoons of the industrial revolution built their palatial "summer cottages," many of which are open for touring, in Newport. Examples of historic mansions here include The Breakers, a 70-room Northern Italian palazzo, and The Elms, modeled after an 18th-century French chateau. Newport also is known for its boating and yachting.

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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston is one of South Carolina's most picturesque cities, with beautifully preserved architecture and an aristocratic yet gracious atmosphere. Wooden shutters and ironwork balconies embellish the tall, narrow houses, and hidden gardens hold fragrant magnolia trees. You can tour the historic quarters on a walking tour or carriage ride. Boone Hall Plantation re-creates antebellum grandeur, and Middleton Place recalls life on an 18th-century plantation. Civil War buffs can tour Fort Sumter, where local troops opened fire on April 12, 1861, and set off the War Between the States.

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KING’S WHARF, BERMUDA

King's Wharf, part of the Royal Naval Dockyard, has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops or the Dockyard's Maritime Museum. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find works by local artists at the Bermuda Arts Centre. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and water-sport facility offer hours of activities to the adventurous.