GardenSMART :: Spring Cherry Blossom and Crabfest Cruises
Spring Cherry Blossom and Crabfest Cruises
By American Cruise Lines
Photographs courtesy of American Cruise Lines
This spring, American Cruise Lines newest small coastal ship, American Constitution, will cruise the historic shores of Chesapeake Bay near our nation's capital, along the Lines' new American Revolutionitinerary. These 11-day cruises celebrate this gorgeous region steeped in American history.
Cruises are available in the spring and fall, but select spring dates are further highlighted as Cherry Blossom-themed cruises and Crabfest cruises (and some dates feature both). All the cruises along the American Revolution itinerary offer a journey back in time to the dawn of America.
The Crabfest cruise dates highlight Chesapeake Bay, known as the "Blue Crab Capital of the World," as guests will savor local recipes and enjoy the freshest Maryland crab throughout their cruise. The Cherry Blossom-themed dates give guests the extra pleasure of cruising in time to view the beautiful floral display of cherry blossom trees that adorn our nation's capital and the region every spring.
All American Revolution cruises make a special stop at the Wharf in Washington, D.C. American Constitution, American's newest 175-passenger coastal ship, is the first cruise ship to stop at the Wharf in over 60 years.
All cruise long, American Constitution will transport guests to the quaint towns and historic cities that shaped this great nation and continue to inspire visitors today. Round-trip from Baltimore, this 11-day, 10-night cruise makes stops in Norfolk, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Yorktown, VA; Washington, D.C.; Mount Vernon, VA; Cambridge, MD; St. Michaels, MD, and Annapolis, MD.
American Cruise Lines brings together experts and historians that bring the rich history of this region to life. Both on board and on shore, guests will be treated to tours, lectures and presentations that illuminate the monuments, cities, and lore that shaped our nation.
Itinerary highlights include visits to the cities of the "Historic Triangle," Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown; tours of Washington, D.C.; Mount Vernon, George Washington's 18th century home; and Annapolis, home to many of the founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Guests can visit our national monuments and take a private tour of the Smithsonian Museums. They can visit Harriet Tubman's underground railroad exhibit or sail on an authentic "Skipjack" through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
American Constitutionhas the largest staterooms in the industry, most with private, furnished balconies and sliding glass doors, and all the finest cruising amenities. Guests will sail in complete comfort and splendor aboard this new, fully stabilized 2018 ship.
American's cruises include fine dining, complimentary cocktails each evening, complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner, many complimentary shore excursions, onboard entertainment and enrichment programs, as well as free Wi-Fi. Many cruises also include complimentary pre-cruise hotel and transportation packages.
About American Cruise Lines
Year after year, American Cruise Lines has won more prestigious awards than any other U.S. cruise line, including Time magazine's 2019 World's Greatest Places award which honored American Song—the first modern riverboat in the U.S. 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 between 100-200 passengers, and are built, crewed, and registered in the U.S. With over 35 itineraries in 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.
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