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East Coast Autumn Cruise

East Coast Autumn Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights

Coverage: New York City, NY to Charleston, SC

From: $4,690

Season: October

Activities: History, Nature

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American Cruise Lines

Cruising the East Coast in autumn is a delight for the senses. This unique itinerary begins in New York City where you’ll cruise along the Hudson River enjoying picturesque views of fall foliage and the Manhattan skyline. Continue to the historic city of Philadelphia home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Discover the bustling maritime city of Baltimore with its charming waterfront harbor, before heading to Annapolis for an exclusive guided tour the US Naval Academy. Explore Yorktown the site of the final battle of the American Revolution, and Norfolk where tall schooners share waters with naval vessels and oystermen. View Beaufort from a top of a 1967 English double-decker bus and then travel to Charleston the scene of naval battles, pirate tales and Civil War sieges. End your journey at Amelia Island on a relaxing riverboat cruise where you can view the surrounding waters’ unique maritime life.

Enjoyable, relaxing trip and a learning experience, too. . . it was perfect!

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - New York City, NY

Begin your foliage cruise in the world famous New York City. Known as the cultural capital of the world, New York City consists of 5 boroughs each with their own distinct characteristics. After boarding the ship, you will enjoy a delightful afternoon cruising along the Hudson River viewing the sights of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan’s stunning skyline and the cliffs of Palisade Mountains.

Day 2 - Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s largest city, known for its rich history particularly during the Revolutionary War. The city is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, and other American Revolutionary sites. The steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film "Rocky” is also a popular attraction.

Day 3 - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore offers colonial history and a rejuvenated maritime spirit. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobbled streets of the waterfront Inner Harbor. Visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner". Journey along the Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage while enjoying the exceptional views of Chesapeake Bay.

Day 4 - Annapolis, MD

This 18th Century port pleasingly preserves its colonial American charm, showcasing its magnificent architecture and is home to the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark. With city streets boasting thousands of historic buildings in several different architectural styles, Annapolis is often called a "museum without walls."

Day 5 - 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 6 - Yorktown, 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.

Day 7 - Norfolk, VA

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has enjoyed a dramatic history dating back to 1607, when British settlers first arrived to America's shores. Today, the city embraces its colorful past while thriving as a modern metropolis. Tall schooners share the surrounding waters with naval vessels and oystermen. Enjoy tours of historic districts, museums, restored homes and the Norfolk Navy Base.

Day 8 - Beaufort, NC

Tour the meticulously restored town of Beaufort, NC. Beaufort is the third oldest town in North Carolina and has a 21-block historic district that includes a boardwalk lined with boats on one side and unique shops perfect for browsing on the other.

Day 9 - Wilmington, NC

Founded in 1739, Wilmington prospered during its early years as a major port and ship-building center. Today, the city continues to flourish and boasts an outstanding reputation as a leader in preservation efforts. Explore Georgian, Victorian and antebellum-style homes, buildings and houses restored to their original grandeur. Stroll through beautiful gardens and city streets lined with shopping venues and seafood eateries.

Day 10 - Charleston, SC

The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, Charleston abounds with history. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, experience the African-American influences of the area and stroll through magnificent parks and gardens. Warm Southern breezes, gas-lit lamps and cobblestone streets welcome you to the city best known as the site where the Civil War began.

Day 11 - Charleston, SC

Disembark today for your travel home.

Dates & Rates

Dates A AA AAL (Private Balcony) AAC (Private Balcony) AAM (Private Balcony) Veranda Suite (Private Balcony) Owner's Suite (Private Balcony) Single Single (Private Balcony)
Oct 28, 2017 $4,690 $5,450 $5,960 $6,705 $7,520 $8,260 $9,105 $5,175 $5,815
Oct 27, 2018 $5,690 $6,450 $6,960 $7,705 $8,520 $9,260 $10,105 $7,175 $7,815

Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Cruise and accommodations aboard ship.
  • Meals and snacks onboard ship
  • Complimentary cocktail parties
  • All entertainment.

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to and from your home city
  • Shore tours.
  • Port charges and/or fees
  • Gratituities
  • Fuel charges (if applied to future cruises)

Map

East Coast Autumn Cruise itinerary map

Ships

American Constellation

American ConstellationUniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast, American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can't access. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes. View ship details...

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