American Revolution Cruise

Travel back to the dawn of America, on our brand new 11-day American Revolution cruise. Explore the quaint towns and historic cities that have shaped our nation, including Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum with period-specific tradespeople, shopkeepers, and political figures. Step onto the last battlefield of the Revolutionary War in Yorktown, and travel to Jamestown, the site of the first English settlement in the New World. Explore our Nation’s capital and view the Smithsonian exhibitions as well as the many historic monuments, before visiting Mount Vernon, George Washington’s iconic 18th-century home. In Annapolis, take a guided city tour, and visit the homes of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Onboard and onshore, Revolutionary War experts, authors, and re-enactors join us to bring our nation’s history to life.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day
Ports of Call
1
Baltimore, MD
2
Norfolk, VA
3
Williamsburg, VA
4
Yorktown, VA
5
Washington, D.C.
6
Mount Vernon, VA
7
Cambridge, MD
8
St. Michaels, MD
9
Annapolis, MD
10
Chestertown, MD
11
Baltimore, MD

American Revolution Cruise

On this historic 11- day cruise along the Chesapeake Bay, explore monumental battlefields, authentic colonial homes, and charming seaside villages. Along the way, travel in pure comfort on board the brand new American Constitution and enjoy the scenic passing landscapes from your private fully-furnished balcony.

Ports of Call

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Yorktown, VA
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Mount Vernon, VA
  • Cambridge, MD
  • St. Michaels, MD
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Chestertown, MD
  • Baltimore, MD

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Day  1
Baltimore, MD

Start your journey in Baltimore, a great maritime city, alive with excitement, colonial history, and a busy harbor scene. Explore its history aboard the decks of legendary ships and on the cobblestone streets of the charming waterfront Inner Harbor. Cruise past Fort McHenry, where the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key‘s " Star-Spangled Banner" was fought.

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Day  2
Norfolk, VA

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has enjoyed a dramatic history dating back to 1607, when British settlers first arrived on American 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.

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Naval Station & MacArthur Memorial Tour

Norfolk is home to the largest Naval Station in the world with its beginnings closely tied to the U.S. entry into World War I. Today, Naval Station Norfolk is the hub of the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet, and home port to dozens of ships, submarines, aircraft and more. Led by our expert guide, witness aircraft carriers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, and learn about the Naval Base’s fascinating history.

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Williamsburg, VA

Colonial Williamsburg is the restored 18th-century capital of Britain's largest empire outpost in the New World. Once the political and economic center of the Virginia Colony, today it is the world's premier living history site. Led by our expert guide, stroll along its narrow streets and listen for unique native accents nearly unchanged since the days of the first English Colonists.

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Colonial Williamsburg

History comes alive at Colonial Williamsburg. As you stroll along its street witness many original 18th-century buildings, as well as those reconstructed to their 18th-century aesthetic. Interact with tradespeople who use real period tools and techniques, many of which have been around since the beginning of our civilization. These skilled men and women are true apprentices, journeymen, and masters, continuing to perfect their skills with the hammer, needle, or plow.

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Yorktown, VA

Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown make up what is known as the "Historic Triangle." Explore the port of Yorktown which was the site of the final battle of the American Revolution. Travel back in time at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century American history which tells the story of America's first permanent English colony settled in 1607.

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Yorktown Battlefield

Explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. In the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, surrounded General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army, resulting in their surrender and the independence of our nation.

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Jamestown Settlement

Near the site of the original colony, Jamestown Settlement tells the story of 17th-century Virginia and America’s first permanent English colony. Led by a local expert guide, explore re-creations of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, as well life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village. Along the way, costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in early 17th-century Jamestown.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC is our nation’s capital located on the Potomac River, and bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It is characterized by neoclassic monuments and iconic buildings including the U.S. Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. It is also home to the Smithsonian Museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

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National Monuments Tour

Led by an expert guide, explore the world famous monuments and memorials of Washington, DC along the Mall, the U.S. Capitol, and the White House. Extending from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, these attractions include the Jefferson Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, The Martin Luther King Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and the Washington Monument.

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Private Tours of Smithsonian Museums

Let American Cruise Lines help you arrange a visit to any of the Smithsonian Museums including the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Castle, National Air and Space Museum, and National Portrait Gallery, among others.

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Day  6
Mount Vernon, VA

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to our nation’s first President. Originally a one and one-half story house built by his father in 1735, President Washington acquired Mount Vernon in 1754, and over the next 45 years slowly enlarged the home to create the magnificent 21-room residence we see today. George Washington personally supervised each renovation and advised on design, construction, decoration, and landscaping—even during the Revolutionary War.

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George Washington's Estate

Enjoy a private tour of the estate grounds of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. One of the nation’s most iconic historic homes, Mount Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through its beautiful gardens and grounds as well as intriguing museum exhibits honoring George Washington’s life and legacy.

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Day  7
Cambridge, MD

Cambridge is an authentic Chesapeake town known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, and vibrant arts scene. 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.

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center immerses visitors in Tubman’s world through informative, evocative and emotive exhibits. The immersive displays show how the landscape of the Choptank River region shaped her early years and the importance of her faith, family and community. The exhibits also feature information about Tubman’s life beginning with her childhood in Maryland, her emancipation from slavery, her time as a conductor on the Underground Railroad and her continuous advocacy for justice.

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Choptank River Lighthouse - Complimentary Excursion

Take a short walk to visit the Choptank River Lighthouse. The lighthouse keeper will greet you upon arrival and speak about the history of the lighthouse that is a replica of a historic lighthouse that once guided mariners along the Choptank River. The lighthouse features a mini-museum for you to explore.

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Skipjack Nathan

Since the 1880s, skipjacks - a type of sailboat developed for oyster dredging - have sailed the Chesapeake Bay. There once were as many as 800 of these vessels, but fewer than two dozen of the original dredge boats remain today. Of these, only a handful still dredge for oysters, the last remnant of America's surviving commercial sailing fleet. Visit the skipjack Nathan for a unique opportunity to experience your own skipjack trip on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Sail on the scenic Choptank River, help raise her sails or take a turn at the helm.

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Day  8
St. Michaels, MD

Stroll along the waterfront of St. Michaels, or peruse the charming gift shops and boutiques on tree-lined Talbot Street. Dock at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, once a famed shipbuilding village, the quiet enchantment, exciting past and romantic atmosphere of this restored town will give you a glimpse of what life was like in the 1800's.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

This 18-acre waterfront museum, which is dedicated to furthering the understanding of the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay area, features 10 exhibit buildings, a historic lighthouse, and a working boatyard. Docking right in the heart of the museum, American Cruise Lines’ passengers will enjoy a private tour of this fascinating site.

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Winnie Estelle Ecology Cruise

Enjoy this fascinating cruise that focuses on Chesapeake Bay’s history, ecology, and economics. During the cruise, witness critters on an oyster reef and try your hand at water quality testing. Bird watchers will enjoy the route, known for its eagle and osprey population and heron rookery.  Don’t forget your camera!  

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Day  9
Annapolis, MD

The state capital of Maryland, Annapolis was founded in 1649, served briefly as the nation's capital in 1783 and boasts more 18th-century brick buildings than any other city in the country. Travel through the charming historic streets of the 1690s, while your guide introduces you to 350 years of Annapolis' living history, architecture, and folklore. Along the way, you will see and hear about three homes of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Annapolis City & Statehouse Tour

Chosen by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the country’s “Top Waterfront Towns,” Annapolis is a city steeped in history and maritime culture. Visit homes of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as the Statehouse where the Treaty of Paris was ratified in 1784, officially ending the Revolutionary War.

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U.S. Naval Academy Tour

The first U.S. Navy ships were launched in 1797 and were aptly named the United States, the Constellation, and the Constitution. In 1825, President John Quincy Adams advised Congress to establish a Naval Academy in order to adequately prepare officers for service. Twenty years later, in 1845, the Naval Academy was formed by George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy, with a class of 50 midshipmen and seven professors. Tour the Academy's historic grounds with our expert guide and experience "life on the yard." Witness the noon meal formation and take in breathtaking views of the campus.

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Day  10
Chestertown, MD

With a colonial history dating back to the 17th century, Chestertown, Maryland is proud of its maritime heritage, serving as a major port of entry during colonial times. Today, sailing ships can still be seen coming into port. Visit the Schooner Sultana, an exact replica of an 18th-century ship that served in the British Royal Navy, now operating as an educational vessel. Every Memorial Day, the city hosts The Chestertown Tea Party Festival, which celebrates colonial resistance to British rule, proudly tossing the British tea overboard.

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Schooner Sultana

Visit the Schooner Sultana a reproduction of a Boston-built merchant vessel that served for four years as the smallest schooner ever in the British Royal Navy. From 1768 to 1772 the original Sultana was manned by a 25-person who patrolled the coastline of colonial North America enforcing the hated Townsend Acts or “Tea Taxes.” Sultana’s reproduction is based directly on a well-preserved 1768 Royal Navy survey of the original schooner, making it one of the most accurate 18th-century replicas in the world today.

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Day  11
Baltimore, MD

Your historic journey ends where it began, in the vibrant city of Baltimore. If you choose to extend your stay, a number of great excursions are available, including the Baltimore Aquarium and Civil War Museum. Feel free to call an American Cruise Lines specialist to assist you with your travel arrangements.

American Constitution

The newly-announced American Constitution is scheduled to begin cruising the East Coast in spring of 2018. With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution will feature the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution will also feature large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.


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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

At up to 450 sq. ft., the American Constitution Owner's Suites are both spacious and elegantly appointed. Located on a private deck, each secluded suite offers our distinguished travelers amazing views from the private walk-out balcony. The well-furnished suites come fully equipped and offer a sitting area, writer’s desk, sliding glass door, and full hotel-size bathroom.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

With a generous up to 450 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full hotel-size bathrooms, and large living area with sliding glass door.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Our AAM staterooms are designed to offer the privacy you desire while cruising. Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms are elegantly furnished and feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private walk-out balcony where the grandness of the Northeast, Hudson, and Southeast scenery can be enjoyed.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Featuring the most modern amenities, our spacious AAC staterooms offer the perfect retreat for travelers. With over 350 sq. ft., each stateroom offers all of the comforts of a fine hotel and is configured to maximize the interior living space. These stateroom also feature full sliding glass doors and a private walk-out balcony which provides spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

AAL (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Our AAL staterooms offer all the comforts of home and amazing panoramic views. At 350 sq. ft. each room includes an interior entrance, expansive private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area. These staterooms are the perfect sanctuary to relax in after a day of exploration.

AA

Deckplan

Centrally located, these 302 sq. ft. staterooms offer amazing views and easy access to the lounge areas. You will enjoy the expansive views out of your own large opening picture window. Each room comes equipped with a large closet and hotel-size bathrooms.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Solo travelers will find relaxing comfort in our Single staterooms complete with a walk-out private balcony. Enjoy one of the largest Single staterooms in the industry at 250 sq. ft., featuring a comfortable twin bed, large sliding glass door, and spacious full-size bathrooms.

Single

Deckplan

Find modern amenities and relaxing comfort in our 226 sq. ft. Single staterooms. With a large picture window, twin size beds and sizable bathrooms, these Single staterooms are perfect for solo travelers.

American Constitution Deck Plan

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Crabfest Cruise


Cruise the scenic Chesapeake Bay and delight your palate with fresh seafood from the "Blue Crab Capital of the World". On our 11-day American Revolution Crabfest cruise, you will sample tasty blue crab while learning more about the culinary and economic importance of the Callinectes sapidus, or "beautiful swimmer."

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