Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Inland Passage Cruise
Departing from Baltimore, MD or Charleston, SC

From Baltimore to Charleston, or Charleston to Baltimore, this unique cruise allows you to discover the fabled Intracoastal Waterway as you travel along its smooth, protected course. Between these vibrant cities and the barrier islands, you'll find living history unfolding before you. Trace the route along the Chesapeake Bay that John Smith explored in the summer of 1608, and delight in Carolina's Low Country with its antebellum charm and colonial heritage.

Your small ship is tailor-made to bring you up close to picturesque towns that are hidden treasures. With exciting ports full of history and lore, abundant wildlife, and miles of brilliant coastline, this cruise offers something for everyone.

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

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Mid Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Map  Learn more about the fascinating history of the Intracoastal Waterway while visiting ports like Norfolk, Kitty Hawk, Beaufort, and Myrtle Beach.

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Day 1
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Maryland Cruises

Baltimore offers colonial history and a rejuvenated maritime spirit. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobbled streets of the waterfront Inner Harbor. Visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner". Journey along the Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage while enjoying the exceptional views of Chesapeake Bay.

Day 2
Norfolk, VA

Cruise to Norfolk Virginia

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

Visit Kitty Hawk, NC

Experience the birthplace of human flight when you visit the historic location of Kitty Hawk. In 1903, the Wright Brothers made history with the first controlled powered airplane flights. Walk on the soft sandy ground and feel the frequent breezes that made this town ideal for testing early airplanes. 

Day 4
Day of Cruising

Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage

Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising as you continue on your journey through the Mid-Atlantic 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

Cruises from North Carolina

Tour the meticulously restored town of Beaufort, NC. 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

Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, NC aboard the Mid Atlantic Inland Passage cruise

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 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

Cruise to South Carolina

The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, Charleston abounds with history. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, experience the African-American influences of the area and stroll through magnificent parks and gardens. Warm Southern breezes, gas-lit lamps and cobblestone streets welcome you to the city best known as the site where the Civil War began.

Date # of Nights Departure Location Ship
Nov 5, 2016 7 Baltimore, MD Independence reserve now
Nov 5, 2016 7 Baltimore, MD American Glory reserve now
Nov 5, 2016 7 Baltimore, MD American Star 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:  7 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $7,075
  • AAC w/ Balcony $5,490
  • AAL w/ Balcony $4,950
  • A $4,100
  • Single w/ Balcony $5,525
  • Single $5,030

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:  7 Nights: 
  • AAC w/ Balcony $5,490
  • AAL w/ Balcony $4,950
  • AA $4,635
  • A $4,100
  • Single w/ Balcony $5,525
  • Single $5,030

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:  7 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $7,075
  • AAC w/ Balcony $5,490
  • AAL w/ Balcony $4,950
  • AA $4,635
  • A $4,100
  • Single w/ Balcony $5,525

Rates subject to change

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