American Cruise Lines has released details of its exclusive American Revolution cruises which operate round trip from Washington DC and sail the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River and the York River. In 2018, American Constitution, one of the company’s small ships, was the first to dock in DC in over 60 years. Throughout 2024, the American Revolution cruises are operating roundtrip from DC and remain the only cruises in the world to sail on the Potomac River into the heart of the nation’s capital, docking just steps from the country’s most historic and treasured national monuments.
2024 cruises will depart from The Wharf, home to one of DC’s most vibrant and bustling communities along the southeast waterfront. The American Revolution itinerary explores throughout the Chesapeake Bay, visiting the region’s most storied ports of call from Yorktown and Mount Vernon to Annapolis and DC. Guests are transported to the quaint towns and historic cities that shaped the nation and continue to inspire visitors today.
“We are thrilled to offer our American Revolution cruises roundtrip from DC this year. All across the country, we offer cruises and experiences no one else offers, from our small ships docking in DC to new ships exploring the country’s National Parks,” said Melissa Young, Director of Business Development. “American’s small US ships offer guests opportunities to visit ports of call inaccessible by larger ships, plus itineraries that are the only cruises of their kind on the market and sailing fully in the USA throughout. The American Revolution cruises are a testament to what is only possible with American’s extraordinary fleet.
In 2024, American Cruise Lines is operating the American Revolution cruises in spring and autumn. Some early spring dates offer guests the added benefit of sailing the Chesapeake during its beautiful cherry blossom season, such as the first cruise of the season which departs 26th March. All cruises feature curated entertainment and enrichment on board, as well as regionally inspired cuisine featuring Maryland’s famous blue crabs. Both on board and on shore, the itinerary illuminates the area’s historical significance and natural beauty. Highlights include visits to the cities of the ‘Historic Triangle’ – Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown – and excursions in Washington, DC, including guided tours of the Capitol including the Crypt, Rotunda and Statuary Hall as well as the district’s famous Smithsonian museums. Guests can also visit Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery and Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad exhibit, as well as sail on an authentic ‘Skipjack’ through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
2024 American Revolution cruises are offered aboard the 170-passenger American Constitution and the 100-passenger American Glory, one of the line’s brand new Coastal Cats. Roundtrip from Washington DC, the 11-day, 10-night cruises stop in: Annapolis, MD; St. Michaels, MD; Cambridge, MD; Norfolk, VA; Williamsburg/Yorktown, VA; and Mount Vernon, VA; also exploring Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Historic Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Arlington and Old Town Alexandria.
Select spring 2024 dates currently offer savings up to £1,100 per person with prices from £4,850 per person cruise only including daily excursions and entertainment, all meals and beverages including beer and wine with lunch and dinner and a daily cocktail hour, WiFi, gratuities and port charges.