American Cruise Lines announces its full line-up of Holiday themed cruises for the upcoming 2019 season. Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year or just the spirit of the season, gather your loved ones and create lifelong memories together on a joy-filled holiday cruise. American Cruise Lines will handle every detail while you relax and enjoy an unforgettable stress-free vacation to the most beautiful destinations in the U.S.A. American's 2019 Holiday themed cruises create a perfect seasonal setting for couples, solo travelers, and family groups.
The Intracoastal Waterway, home to some of the most beautiful historic cities in America, is a protected network of bays, rivers, and canals. Start your journey in Charleston, lined with cobblestone streets and antebellum houses, and where the first shots of the Civil War were heard.
Continue to scenic Beaufort and learn what life was like on a southern plantation from our resident expert in period costume. Enjoy the scenic beaches and abundant wildlife at Hilton Head, before traveling to Savannah to tour its historic districts showcasing 19th-century wealth and opulence.
In Jekyll Island, visit "Millionaire's Village," a National Historic Landmark with 240 acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages built over 100 years ago. On your final stop at Amelia Island, take a river cruise and walking tour through the Victorian seaport of Fernandina Beach.
On this epic cruise, sail a route that adventurous passengers first followed in the 19th century in their search for a tropical paradise. Start your voyage on St. John's River, a designated American Heritage River, and one of the few north-flowing rivers above the equator.
Then travel to Palatka, a charming town with restored plantation houses and beautiful parks. As you cruise from St. Johns River to Lake George, journey to the heart of the Ocala National Forest and observe alligators, playful manatees, and majestic bald eagles in their natural habitat.
Take a horse-drawn carriage through Green Cove Springs like the travelers of yesteryear and explore the historic ruins, unique architecture, and the narrow streets of St. Augustine. As you stroll along its tree-lined streets, bask in Amelia Island's charm and admire its many restored 19th-century Victorian homes.
Board one of our brand new riverboats, as we celebrate the music, history, and culture of the Lower Mississippi. Your journey begins and ends in New Orleans, a melting pot of French, African, and American culture. Here you can enjoy exclusive access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisines.
On our curated tours of area plantations such as Oak Alley, Frogmore, and Rosedown, hear stories about southern life from a team of passionate experts who we have assembled to show you each place in detail.
Explore historic towns and beautiful gardens along the way and be treated to an exclusive American Cruise Lines classical piano concert at the famous J.N. Stone House. In Vicksburg, our expert guides show you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic sites throughout the city.
About American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines celebrated its most award-winning year ever in 2018, winning 14 travel awards, and is on pace to surpass it for 2019. Among the many prestigious awards won are Condé Nast's Readers' Choice Award for Top Small Cruise Lines and Cruise Critic's Cruisers' Choice Award for Best River Line in the U.S. & Canada. American operates the largest and newest fleet of coastal cruise ships, Victorian-style paddlewheelers, and the only modern riverboats in the U.S. All ships accommodate 100-200 passengers and are built, crewed, and registered in the U.S.A. With over 35 itineraries to 25 states, including many theme and holiday cruises, American cruises along the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.
By Kelsey Minalga, Ball Ingenuity
Photographs courtesy of Ball Ingenuity
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