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, will allow guests to fully appreciate the unspoiled beauty of some of the most preserved areas in the country. From the unique vantage point of a small ship, discover the soaring 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.

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Early Bird Discount: Book early and Save $800 or more per stateroom on this cruise.

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East Coast Inland Passage Cruise Map  This 15-day cruise explores the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and includes stops in intriguing ports-of-call including Kitty Hawk, Wilmington, and Hilton Head.

To learn more about the East Coast Inland Passage, click the blue Day by Day tab above.  


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 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 Naval Station.

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 you 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 comfortable lounges.


Day 5
Beaufort, NC / Morehead City, NC

Morehead City North Carolina Cruises

Morehead City is always bustling with boat activity. There are plenty of boutique shops to browse 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
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 8
Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC Cruise

The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, Charleston is built on history. Visit Fort Sumter National Monument, experience the African-American influences of the area while strolling through parks and gardens. 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 9
Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Horses by Museum

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

Day 10
Hilton Head, SC

Florida Coast Cruises

Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and miles of pristine beaches. 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 11
Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA Cruises

Recognized as the country’s first planned city, Savannah is a bustling seaport with renowned historic districts that preserve its 19th century opulence. Join a narrated tour of Savannah’s “Historic and Victorian Districts”, brave an evening Ghost Walk, or explore the area's exotic shops. Discover Savannah’s proud history and festive energy. Watch a Savannah video, click here.

Day 12
Sapelo Island, GA

Sapelo Island Oyster Roast

Experience the forested uplands, salt marshes, and beach dune systems as you spend the day in Sapelo Island. Take a narrated island tour to visit the top attractions of Sapelo's Hog Hammock Community, the local lighthouse, and the mansion of the last millionaire to own the island, R.J. Reynolds.

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, wealthy men in America, including J.P. Morgan and William Rockefeller, 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 Departure Location Ship
Nov 5, 2016 14 Baltimore, MD Independence reserve now
Nov 5, 2016 14 Baltimore, MD American Star reserve now
Nov 5, 2016 14 Baltimore, MD American Glory reserve now


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:  14 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $13,690
  • AAC w/ Balcony $10,735
  • AAL w/ Balcony $9,685
  • A $7,955
  • Single w/ Balcony $10,940
  • Single $10,170

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:  14 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $13,690
  • AAC w/ Balcony $10,735
  • AAL w/ Balcony $9,685
  • AA $8,985
  • A $7,955
  • Single w/ Balcony $10,940

Rates subject to change

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:  14 Nights: 
  • AAC w/ Balcony $10,735
  • AAL w/ Balcony $9,685
  • AA $8,985
  • A $7,955
  • Single w/ Balcony $10,940
  • Single $10,170

Rates subject to change

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