Announcing the Only Cruises in the World to Dock in Washington, D.C.

GUILFORD, CT — February 5, 2024 — American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that this year, their exclusive American Revolution cruises, sailing the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, and the York River, will operate roundtrip from Washington, D.C. In 2018, American Constitution, one of the company’s small ships, was the first to dock in D.C. in over 60 years. Throughout 2024, the American Revolution cruises are operating roundtrip from D.C. and remain the only cruises in the world to sail on the Potomac River into the heart of the nation’s capital, docking just steps from the country’s most historic and treasured national monuments.

2024 cruises will depart from The Wharf, home to one of D.C.’s most vibrant and bustling communities along the southeast waterfront. The American Revolution itinerary explores throughout the Chesapeake Bay, visiting the region’s most storied ports of call from Yorktown and Mount Vernon to Annapolis and D.C. Guests are transported to the quaint towns and historic cities that shaped this great nation and continue to inspire visitors today.

"We are thrilled to offer our American Revolution cruises roundtrip from D.C. this year. All across the country, we offer cruises and experiences no one else offers, from our small ships docking in D.C., to new ships exploring the country’s National Parks,” said Melissa Young, Director of Business Development. “American’s small U.S. ships offer guests opportunities to visit ports of call inaccessible by larger ships, plus itineraries that are the only cruises of their kind on the market — sailing fully in the U.S.A. throughout. The American Revolution cruises are a testament to what is only possible with American’s extraordinary fleet. And this itinerary also features a fabulous new option for the drive-to market, allowing many guests to skip flights and jump on board hassle free.”

In 2024, American Cruise Lines is operating the American Revolution cruises in spring and fall. Some early spring dates offer guests the added benefit of sailing the Chesapeake during its beautiful Cherry Blossom season, like the first cruise of the season departing March 26, 2024. All cruises highlight curated entertainment and enrichment on board, as well as regionally inspired cuisine featuring Maryland’s famous Blue Crabs. Both on board and on shore the itinerary illuminates the area’s historical significance and natural beauty. Highlights include visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown; and excursions in Washington, D.C., including guided tours of the Capitol including the Crypt, Rotunda, and Statuary Hall; as well as the district’s famous Smithsonian museums. Guests can also visit Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad exhibit, and sail on an authentic “Skipjack” through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, plus much more.

2024 American Revolution cruises are offered aboard 170 passenger American Constitution and 100- passenger American Glory, one of the Line’s brand new Coastal Cats. Roundtrip from Washington, D.C., the 11-day, 10-night cruises stop in: Annapolis, MD; St. Michaels, MD; Cambridge, MD; Norfolk, VA; Williamsburg/Yorktown, VA; and Mount Vernon, VA; also exploring Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Historic Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Arlington, and Old Town Alexandria.

Select Spring 2024 dates currently offer savings up to $1500-off and complimentary airfare. American Revolution cruises also offer opportunities for guests to add pre-cruise hotel stays at the Four Seasons, D.C.; as well as packages that include a visit to the Smithsonian’s new Entertainment Nation exhibit, featuring Judy Garland’s famous Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz, which are presented by American Cruise Lines.


About American Cruise Lines:

American Cruise Lines is the largest river cruise line in the U.S.A. exploring the Mississippi River and domestic waterways around the country. The company’s award-winning small ships and riverboats offer luxury experiences in 35 states that explore the history, spirit, and culture of the United States. American’s rapid introduction of new ships has led to an innovative array of itineraries, amenities, and experiences—including exclusive coastal cruises that operate just like the Line’s river cruises, visiting only U.S. ports of call. In 2024, American is operating 19 ships, which cruise more than 50 U.S. itineraries and accommodate just 90 to 180 guests.


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