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Historic South & Golden Isles

Historic South & Golden Isles

Save up to $1,200 per stateroom on select 2017 cruises. Call for details.

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At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL

From: $3,995

Season: February-May, November - December

Activities: History, Wildlife

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American Cruise Lines

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 dressed in period costume. Enjoy the scenic beaches and abundant wildlife at Hilton Head, before traveling to Savannah where you will tour 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.

My husband and I went on the Historic South Cruise. We had the most wonderful time of our lives!

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Charleston, SC

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, the city is considered by many to be a living museum. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Learn how Charleston’s African-American heritage has contributed to the city’s history and unique culture. Enjoy the beauty of the area with a stroll through magnificent parks and gardens.

Day 2 - Beaufort, SC

Beaufort’s history includes European explorers, Native American cultural influences, British settlements and Civil War battles. Today, horse-drawn carriages clatter along the narrow streets of this historic district, past 18th and 19th century homes famous for unique Beaufort-style architecture. View historic forts and elegant homes and discover why Beaufort was once heralded as the “Newport of the South."

Day 3 - Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and miles of scenic beaches. A boat tour of The Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you a close-up view of Hilton Head's indigenous plant and animal life, including the American Alligator.

Day 4 - Savannah, GA

With its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture, Savannah is still a bustling seaport with renowned historic districts that preserve its phenomenal 19th century wealth and opulence. Join a narrated tour of Savannah’s “Historic and Victorian Districts," brave an evening Ghost Walk, or explore the area's magnificent shops.

Day 5 - Cumberland Island, GA

Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest barrier island and one of the most spectacular natural habitats in the Northern Hemisphere. Home to over 9,800 acres of congressionally designated wilderness, view the Island’s pristine maritime forests and undeveloped beaches. Within the Island’s marshes, abundant wildlife resides, from shrimp and fish, to osprey, and even alligators. Enjoy the beautiful sight of the sun setting over the marshes of Cumberland, one which continually draws visitors back.

Day 6 - St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island, GA

Discover the compelling history of Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. Today, Jekyll Island is part of Georgia’s Sea Isles and boasts “Millionaire’s Village," 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages, now recognized as a National Historic Landmark. St. Simons Island offers guests a view of he area's past including the momentous 18th century battlefields and sprawling, antebellum plantations.

Day 7 - Cruising to Amelia Island, FL

Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th Century Victorian homes and shops.

Day 8 - Jacksonville, FL Area (Amelia Island)

Take in the beautiful weather of northern Florida as you disembark from your tour of the South. Jacksonville offers a number of wonderful activities, including a tour of Cummer Art Museum, which houses an exclusive collection of art, including rare porcelain.

Dates & Rates

Save up to $1,200 per stateroom on select 2017 cruises. Call for details.

Special Offer
Date Ship A AA AAL AAC AAM Veranda Owner's Suite Single Single w/ Balcony
Nov 18, 2017 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 25, 2017 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 27, 2017 American Constellation $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 2, 2017 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 4, 2017 American Constellation $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 9, 2017 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 11, 2017 American Constellation $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 16, 2017 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 22, 2017 American Constellation $3,630 $4,410 $4,645 $5,020 $5,640 $6,155 $4,130 $4,665
Dec 30, 2017 American Constellation $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Feb 17, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Feb 24, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 3, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 7, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 10, 2018 Independence $3,495 $4,410 $4,645 $6,155 $4,130 $4,665
Mar 14, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 17, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 21, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 24, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 31, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 31, 2018 American Star $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,665
Apr 4, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Apr 7, 2018 Independence $4,270 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Apr 7, 2018 American Star $3,770 $3,915 $4,745 $4,995 $6,605 $5,055
Apr 11, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Apr 14, 2018 Independence $4,270 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Apr 14, 2018 American Star $4,270 $4,415 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $6,055
Apr 18, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Apr 21, 2018 American Star $4,270 $4,415 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $6,055
Apr 28, 2018 American Star $4,270 $4,415 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $6,055
May 5, 2018 American Star $4,270 $4,415 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $6,055
Nov 17, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 24, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 24, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 1, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 1, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 8, 2018 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 8, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 22, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 30, 2018 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Feb 16, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Feb 23, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 2, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 9, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 9, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 16, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 16, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 23, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 23, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 30, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 30, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Apr 6, 2019 Independence $4,270 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Apr 6, 2019 American Constitution $4,415 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $6,555 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Apr 13, 2019 Independence $4,270 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Apr 20, 2019 Independence $4,270 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Apr 20, 2019 American Star $4,270 $4,415 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $6,055
Apr 27, 2019 American Star $4,270 $4,415 $5,245 $5,495 $7,105 $6,055
Nov 16, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 17, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 23, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 24, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 30, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 1, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 7, 2019 Independence $3,995 $4,910 $5,145 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 8, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 20, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 28, 2019 American Constitution $4,130 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665

Per person fare includes passage, dining service, snacks, complimentary cocktail parties, and entertainment aboard the ship. Fares do not include most shore tours (unless otherwise noted), port charges and fees, or service charge.

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Historic South & Golden Isles

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American Star

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American Constellation

American ConstellationAmerican Constellation is the latest cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways, 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...


American Constitution

American ConstitutionThe newly-announced American Constitution has a capacity of 175 passengers and features the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution also features large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges. View ship details...


Indepenence

IndepenenceAmerican Cruise Lines is proud to introduce the Independence, the newest addition to the ACL fleet. While the passenger capacity will be the same as the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship will be larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence will also be fully stabilized, with Rolls Royce stabilizers, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort. View ship details...

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