American Constitution Completes Inaugural Voyage

Rendering of the new American Constitution from American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines has announced that its new cruise ship, American Constitution, just completed its inaugural sailing on Chesapeake Bay. The 175-passenger cruise departed from Baltimore on April 18th and sailed the line's new 11-day, 10-night American Revolution itinerary. 

During the inaugural sailing last week, American Constitution made additional news as it docked inside the District of Columbia at The Wharf. This was the first time a cruise ship has called on Washington, D.C.’s Southwest waterfront in over 60 years. Guests aboard experienced scenic views, guided shore tours, and onboard entertainment. Itinerary highlights included visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown; and tours of Washington, D.C.

On the inaugural cruise, guests were accompanied by expert, Dr. Harold Cones, emeritus Professor of Biology, Christopher Newport University. A trained naturalist, historian and writer, Dr. Cones gave talks about the less commonly known aspects of American history and the historical sites throughout the region. Additionally, guests were treated to fresh Maryland Blue Crabs, as the new ship sailed through the "Blue Crab Capitol of the World."

American Constitution is the newest ship in American Cruise Lines’ fleet of 10 coastal and river ships. When the spring American Revolution itineraries conclude late May, the new ship will head north to do the Line’s Grand New England Lobsterbake cruises over the summer and Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises in the fall. American Constitution will return to Chesapeake Bay in late October 2018 for a few more 11-day, 10-night American Revolution cruises including one special Colonial Holiday cruise departing December 23, 2018.

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