American Cruise Lines has announced the addition of the American Revolution Cruise to its 2018 cruise schedule. Passengers will set sail aboard the brand new, 175-person American Constitution to visit the most historically significant ports and American Revolution sites along the Chesapeake Bay over the course of eleven days.
The itinerary adds several new ports to American’s lineup, including Washington D.C., Chestertown, MD, and Mt. Vernon, VA. While in the nation’s capital, guests are invited on a guided tour of the National Mall and private tours of any of the Smithsonian Museums. In Chestertown, guests can explore the Schooner Sultana, a replica of the Royal Navy Frigate Sultana—a battleship that served in the British Royal Navy from 1768 to 1772. While in Mt. Vernon, the line’s onboard expert and historian Dr. Harold Cones will guide visitors through the estate of George Washington.
Dr. Harold Cones is a distinguished Professor of Biology, Emeritus at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, where he worked for 40 years. He is a broadly trained naturalist, consultant and nature writer who leads tours as a study leader for the Mariner’s Museum.
Another itinerary highlight is the port of call in Yorktown, where guests will travel to the last battlefield of the Revolutionary War as well as the first English settlement in nearby Jamestown. The full itinerary can be seen here, but other stops include Norfolk, VA, Williamsburg, VA, Cambridge, MD, St. Michaels, MD and Annapolis, MD.
The cruise will depart from Baltimore, MD and return there to disembark. American Revolution Cruises are set to begin in the spring of 2018; available dates include May 8, October 29, and November 8, 2018. Reservations are now being accepted.
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