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American Cruise Lines - Chesapeake Bay Cruise 2016 & 2017

Chesapeake Bay is alive with history and culture. Along the scenic shoreline, you'll pass shipwrights, marinas and lighthouses, gliding into ports accessible only to small cruise ships. The destinations you'll visit played crucial roles in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

We offer 6 and 7-night cruise options and feature special Crabfest theme cruises on several itineraries. Enjoy shore excursions with personal guides well-versed in the unique history of the Chesapeake Bay as you journey to Colonial Williamsburg, Tangier Island and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis.

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

Your Holiday Includes

American Cruise Lines’ per person fare includes passage, dining service, snacks, complimentary cocktail parties, and entertainment aboard the ship.

Fares do not include shore tours (except for Alaska cruises), service charges,or port charges and fees.

Prices may vary with the fluctuating rate of exchange.

Suggested Itinerary/Excursions

Day 1
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore is a great maritime city, alive with excitement, colonial history and a busy harbor scene. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobblestone 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
Yorktown / Williamsburg, VA
Step back in time in a town that transformed the history of a nation. Yorktown is known for its monumental battlefields, authentic colonial homes, and storied past. Discover museum exhibits, recreated Continental Army camps and restored homes from the 1700's. Also visit Colonial Williamsburg, once the political and economic center of the Virginia Colony, today the world's premier living history site.

Day 3
Crisfield, MD / Tangier, VA
Settled in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, the charming island of Tangier retains many customs and much of the appearance of an earlier era. Stroll through the delightful village, crab shanties, shops and unique homes on a personalized guided walking tour of the "blue crab capital of the world".

Day 4
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.

Day 5
Oxford, MD
Founded in 1683, Oxford gained its prominence as a thriving seaport in colonial days after being mandated in 1694 as the first and only port of entry on the Eastern Shore. Today the town invites guests to discover a rich maritime history, with houses dating back to the late 1600s, historically fascinating museums, and the original Oxford-Bellevue Ferry

Day 6
St. Michaels, MD
Stroll along the waterfront of St. Michaels, or peruse the charming gift shops and boutiques on tree-lined Talbot Street. Docking 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

Day 7
Annapolis, MD
This 18th century port pleasingly preserves its colonial American charm, showcasing its magnificent architecture and the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark. With city streets boasting 1,300 pre-1900 buildings in 15 different architectural styles, Annapolis is often called a "museum without walls".

Day 8
Baltimore, MD
Spend your day visiting Baltimore, one of America's finest cities. A number of excursions are available for you and your travel group, many related to Baltimore's deep maritime history. Make sure you tour the Baltimore Aquarium and Civil War Museum as well.

Accommodation Details

American Cruise Lines modern fleet of paddlewheelers and riverboats are designed for passenger comfort. These brand-new ships provide guests a personal oasis with a private view of the passing scenery. Every stateroom category is among the most spacious in the industry and the perfect respite from a rewarding day's activities.

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