Chesapeake Bay Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruise
Departing from Baltimore, MD

Chesapeake Bay is full of history and culture. Along the shoreline, you'll pass shipwrights, marinas and scenic lighthouses, gliding into ports accessible to small cruise ships. The villages you'll visit have played crucial roles in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Step back into the past with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, stroll through the narrow streets of a quaint island, and listen for a unique native accent thought to be nearly unchanged since the days of the first English colonists.

Early Bird Discount: Book early and Save $400 or more per stateroom on this cruise.

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Day 1
Baltimore, MD

Fells Point Baltimore Maryland

Baltimore is a great American city, bustling with excitement, colonial history and a rejuvenated maritime spirit. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobbled streets of the charming waterfront Inner Harbor, or visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner".


Day 2
Yorktown / Williamsburg, VA

Patriots Marching at Colonial Williamsburg

Step back in time in a town that transformed the history of a nation. Yorktown is known for its monumental battlefields, authentic colonial homes, and storied past. Discover museum exhibits, recreated Continental Army encampments and restored homes from the 1700's. Or you may choose to visit Colonial Williamsburg - once the political and economic center of the Virginia Colony, today the world's premier living history site.


Day 3
Crisfield, MD / Tangier, VA

Tangier Virginia Harbor

Settled in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, the charming island of Tangier retains many customs and much of the appearance of an earlier era, thanks in part to the remarkably recent introduction of modern amenities and technology. Stroll through the delightful village, crab shanties, shops and charming homes.


Day 4
Cambridge, MD

Boat Builder at the Richardson Maritime Museum

Cambridge is an authentic Chesapeake town known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, vibrant arts scene and unique shops. Sail on an authentic skipjack or visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and see the diverse wildlife and shorebirds that inhabit the area. End your day with a special tea party hosted in the historic LaGrange Plantation.


Day 5
Oxford, MD

Fence with flowers in Oxford Maryland

Founded in 1683, Oxford gained its prominence as a thriving seaport in colonial days after being mandated in 1694 as the first and only port of entry on the Eastern Shore. Today the town invites guests to discover a rich maritime history, with houses dating back to the late 1600s, historically fascinating museums, and the original Oxford-Bellevue Ferry.


Day 6
St. Michaels, MD

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Stroll along the waterfront of scenic St. Michaels, or peruse the charming gift shops and boutiques on tree-lined Talbot Street. Docking at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, once a famed shipbuilding village. The quiet enchantment, exciting past and romantic atmosphere of this lovingly restored town will take you back in time to the 1800s.


Day 7
Annapolis, MD

Cadets Marching

This 18th century port pleasingly preserves its colonial American charm, showcasing its magnificent architecture and the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark. With city streets boasting 1,300 pre-1900 buildings in 15 different architectural styles, Annapolis is often called a "museum without walls".


Day 8
Baltimore, MD

Fells Point Baltimore Maryland

Spend your day visiting Baltimore, one of America's finest cities. A number of excursions are available for you and your travel group, many related to Baltimore's deep maritime history. Make sure you tour the Baltimore Aquarium and Civil War Museum as well.



Chesapeake Bay Cruises video

Explore the earliest settlements of the New World and step onto legendary battlefields as you visit many of the most significant places in American History on a Chesapeake bay Cruise from American Cruise Lines.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
May 2, 2015 6 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD American Glory
May 9, 2015 6 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD Independence
May 30, 2015 7 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD American Star
Jun 6, 2015 6 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD American Star
Nov 1, 2015 6 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD Independence
Nov 1, 2015 6 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD American Glory
Nov 1, 2015 6 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD American Star
Nov 7, 2015 7 Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore, MD American Star

American Glory

The American Glory offers discerning travelers the most unique and modern style of small ship cruising. Each unique and off-the-beaten path port visited, gives guests a glimpse into the cultural heritage that is the fabric of our great nation. The country-club atmosphere onboard allows guests to relax, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interests in American history and culture. The spacious public lounges and observation decks are frequented by guests who wish to mingle with friends new and old.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Single w/ Balcony Single
6 Nights $3,440 $3,875 $4,175 $4,610 $4,620 $4,140
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $5,365 $4,885

Rates subject to change


American Star

The American Star entered service in June 2007. Similar to the American Spirit, it will offer guests the same unique style of cruising that has become the hallmark of American Cruise Lines. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere created by our staff.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony
6 Nights $3,440 $3,875 $4,175 $4,610 $5,955 $4,620
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $6,870 $4,885

Rates subject to change


Independence

The Independence was built in 2010. The ship is similar to the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship is larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence is also fully stabilized, with Rolls Royce stabilizers, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAL Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
6 Nights $3,440 $4,175 $5,955 $4,620 $4,140

Rates subject to change



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