East Coast Inland Passage Cruise

Fifteen-Day / Fourteen Night East Coast Cruise
Departing from Baltimore, MD or Jacksonville, FL

Every port on this 14-night, grand coastal tour will give you a unique glimpse of America. The East Coast Inland Passage, comprised of connecting rivers, bays, estuaries, and canals, allows cruise passengers to fully appreciate the natural, unspoiled beauty of some of the most scenic preserved areas in the country. From the unique vantage point of a small ship, discover the limitless birds and wildlife that call this passage their home. Cruise the East Coast Inland Passage and through a rich past that has influenced the shape of our country since the days of early exploration. Experience the elegance of a restored southern mansion, the solemn serenity of a Civil War battlefield, and the sheer enormity of a plantation and the secrets it holds.

Savannah GA Video Introduction

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East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Map  This impressive 15-day journey explores the oft-forgetten route along the Intracoastal Waterway, which features ports like Kitty Hawk, Wilmington, and Hilton Head.

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Day 1
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Maryland Cruises

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 1


Day 2
Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA Cruise

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has enjoyed a dramatic history dating back to 1607, when British settlers first arrived to America's shores. Today, the city embraces its colorful past while thriving as a modern metropolis. Tall schooners share the surrounding waters with naval vessels and oystermen. Enjoy tours of historic districts, museums, restored homes and the Norfolk Navy Base.


Day 3
Kitty Hawk, NC

Learn about the birth of flight in Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers successfully piloted sustained powered flights in the first incarnations of modern airplanes.

Day 4
Day of Cruising


Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising as continue on your journey through the East Coast Inland Passage. Take in breathtaking views of the shoreline and relax in one of your ship's majestic lounges.

Day 5
Beaufort, NC / Morehead City, NC

Morehead City North Carolina Cruises

Morehead City is a popular port along the Intracoastal Waterway and is always bustling with boat activity and excitement. There are plenty of interesting shops to browse in Morehead or you can tour the meticulously restored town of Beaufort, just across the Newport River. Beaufort is the third oldest town in North Carolina and has a 21-block historic district that includes a boardwalk lined with boats on one side and unique shops perfect for browsing on the other.


Day 6
Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC Cruise Destinations

Founded in 1739, Wilmington prospered during its early years as a major port and ship-building center. Today, the city continues to flourish and boasts an outstanding reputation as a leader in preservation efforts. Explore Georgian, Victorian and antebellum-style homes, buildings and houses restored to their original grandeur. Stroll through beautiful gardens and city streets lined with shopping venues and seafood eateries.


Day 7
Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway

East Coast Cruises
Spend a day relaxing on the sun deck as you enjoy the beautiful vistas and wildlife which border this spectacular waterway.

Day 8
Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Coast Cruises

Recognized as one of America's most spectacular beaches, Myrtle Beach is an exciting city with dazzling theatres and unique shops located on Broadway on the Beach. Its fascinating lakeside entertainment includes the Grand Strand with over 100 specialty shops, the Palace Theatre and Ripley's Aquarium.


Day 9
Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC Cruise

Docking along the banks of the tranquil Ashley River, you will have the opportunity to truly appreciate Southern antebellum culture. The scene of major Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, Charleston is brimming with history. Visit the historic Fort Sumter National Monument, experience the African-American influences of the area and stroll through magnificent parks, gardens and plantations. Warm Southern breezes, gas-lit lamps and cobblestone streets welcome you to the city that is best known as the site where the Civil War began.


Day 10
Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Horses by Museum

Beaufort’s 500-year history includes Spanish and French explorers, Native American inhabitants, British settlements and significant Civil War battles. Today, horse-drawn carriages bring visitors through the narrow streets of  this district past 18th and 19th century homes, famous for unique Beaufort-style architecture. View tabby ruins, historic forts, elegant homes and majestic plantations and discover why Beaufort was once heralded as the “Newport of the South”.


Day 11
Hilton Head, SC

Florida Coast Cruises
Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and natural beauty. A boat tour of The Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you a close-up view of Hilton Head's indigenous plant and animal life, including the native, American Alligator.

Day 12
Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA Cruises

With historic city squares, beautiful flowering parks and classic Southern grace, Savannah has earned its nickname as “Hostess City of the South." Recognized as the country’s first planned city, Savannah is still a bustling seaport with renowned historic districts that preserve its phenomenal 19th century wealth and opulence. Join a narrated tour of Savannah’s “Historic and Victorian Districts”, brave an evening Ghost Walk, or explore the area's magnificent exotic shops. Discover why Savannah’s proud history, unbounded natural beauty and festive energy always make this stop a passenger favorite. To watch a brief Savannah GA video, click here.


Day 13
St. Simon's Island, GA

Georgia Coast Cruises

From shady lanes lined with moss-draped oaks to a diverse range of wildlife, St. Simons Island offers passengers an enthralling past of momentous 18th century battles and sprawling, antebellum plantations. Make sure to visit St. Simons Lighthouse, which houses a fantastic museum devoted to the history of the Georgia Coast.


Day 14
Jekyll Island, GA

Jekyll Island Cruise Destination

Discover the fascinating history of Jekyll Island. At the end of the 19th century some of the wealthiest men in America, including J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, William Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt, purchased the entire island as a hunting resort prized for its “splendid isolation." Today, Jekyll Island is part of Georgia’s Sea Isles and boasts “Millionaire’s Village” - 240 acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages recognized as a National Historic Landmark.


Day 15
Jacksonville, FL area (Amelia Island)

Jacksonville, FL Cruises

Take in the beautiful weather of northern Florida as you disembark from your tour of the South. Jacksonville offers a number of wonderful activities, including a tour of Cummer Art Museum, which house an exclusive collection of art, including rare porcelain.



Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Apr 19, 2014 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Glory
Apr 26, 2014 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
May 17, 2014 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Nov 8, 2014 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD Independence
Nov 8, 2014 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD American Glory
Nov 15, 2014 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD American Star
Apr 18, 2015 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Glory
Apr 25, 2015 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
May 16, 2015 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Nov 7, 2015 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD Independence
Nov 7, 2015 14 East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD American Glory
Nov 14, 2015 14 East Coast Inland Passage 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
14 Nights $7,500 $8,350 $8,995 $9,970 $10,160 $9,450

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
14 Nights $7,500 $8,350 $8,995 $9,970 $12,720 $10,160

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 AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
14 Nights $7,500 $8,995 $9,970 $12,720 $10,160 $9,450

Rates subject to change