East Coast Autumn Cruise

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.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day
Ports of Call
1
New York City, NY
2
Philadelphia, PA
3
Baltimore,MD
4
Annapolis,MD
5
ST. Michaels,MD
6
Yorktown,VA
7
Norfolk,VA
8
Beaufort,NC
9
Wilmington,NC
10
Charleston,SC
11
Charleston,SC

East Coast Autumn Cruise

From New York to Charleston, this one-of-a-kind cruise allows you to discover the Hudson River and the fabled Intracoastal Waterway as you travel along its smooth, protected course. Between these vibrant cities and the barrier islands, you'll find living history unfolding before you.

Ports of Call

  • New York City, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore,MD
  • Annapolis,MD
  • ST. Michaels,MD
  • Yorktown,VA
  • Norfolk,VA
  • Beaufort,NC
  • Wilmington,NC
  • Charleston,SC
  • Charleston,SC

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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.

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Narrated City Tour

Enjoy a wonderful 3.5 hour narrated tour of the Big Apple. This is a fantastic way to experience the sights, sounds, and history of this extraordinary city. While on tour, a stop will be made at Ground Zero.

This is a Signature Tour and must be arranged in advance of your cruise. Please call (800) 460-4518 for more information.

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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

 

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Historic City Tour

Past meets present during this two hour tour of historic Philadelphia. Be enlightened and entertained as you travel to Philadelphia’s most iconic attractions. During the tour, your guide will share the stories of a city that forged a nation, cheered for Rocky, invented the soft pretzel and is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

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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.

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Narrated City Tour

Discover the best of Baltimore during a captivating tour of the city. This tour will take you to some of Baltimore’s most noted landmarks including Federal Hill, Oriole Park – home to the Baltimore Orioles, and Mount Vernon Place where you will have an up close view of Baltimore’s Washington Monument.

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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."

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Trolley Tour of Annapolis

Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, was founded in 1649, served briefly as the nation's capital in 1783, and boasts more 18th century brick buildings than any other city in the country. Your one-hour trolley tour travels through the charming historic streets of the 1690s, while your guide introduces you to 350 years of Annapolis' living history, architecture, and folklore. Along the way, you will see and hear about three homes of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Naval Academy Tour

Founded in 1845 by the Secretary of the Navy, the U.S. Naval Academy is located in the heart of historic Annapolis. You can experience "life on the yard," as you tour the academy's grounds with our expert guide. During this walking tour, catch the noon meal formation or take in breathtaking views of the campus. Passengers will need a Photo ID in order to take this tour.

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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.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

This 18-acre waterfront museum, which is dedicated to furthering the understanding of the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay area, features 10 exhibit buildings, a historic lighthouse, and a working boatyard. Docking right in the heart of the museum, American Cruise Lines’ passengers will enjoy a private tour of this fascinating site.

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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.

 

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Yorktown Trolley

The port of Yorktown was the site of the final battle of the American Revolution where on October 19, 1781 Lord Cornwallis surrendered his British Army to the combined American-French forces under Washington and Rochambeau. The Yorktown trolley stops at 9 different locations throughout historic Yorktown, including battlefields, the Visitors Center and the Watermen’s Museum.

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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.

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Narrated Beach Tour

Explore Virginia Beach on a relaxing riding tour. This guided bus tour includes stops at the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse as well as the breathtaking Norfolk Botanical Gardens, which feature 155 beautiful acres intertwined by bridges, coastal waterways, and 12 miles of pedestrian trails.

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Narrated Bus Tour

Enjoy a historic, narrated bus tour of the city including the Norfolk Navy Base, the largest naval installation in the world. Take a ride through Norfolk's lovely historic district and restored areas dating back over 300 years. The tour will also stop at the MacArthur Memorial, a memorial celebrating Army General Douglas MacArthur, one of the most controversial figures in American history.

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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.

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Beaufort City and House Tour

From atop a 1967 English double-decker bus, local narrators weave stories about Beaufort’s past, featuring pirates, star-crossed lovers, and Confederate spies. After you finish making your way through the historic district, you will visit two of Beaufort’s most beautiful historic homes.

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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.

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City Tour & Bellamy Mansion

Enjoy a narrated trolley tour of Wilmington’s historic district where you can view numerous historical sites and magnificent mansions. Following the tour, you will visit Bellamy Mansion, one of North Carolina’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture. After the mansion tour, there will be time to browse the many shops and attractions within walking distance from the ship.

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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.

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Charleston City Tour

The city of Charleston is as exquisitely preserved and aesthetically pleasing with its blend of antebellum architecture, picturesque streets, and historic landmarks. Tour the city with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to explore sights such as the colorful Rainbow Row, Catfish Row, the famous Battery, and more. Should you want to experience more of what Charleston has to offer, American Cruise Lines also offers a “hop on, hop off” shuttle which can bring you to any of your favorite attractions.

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Day  11
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.

American Constellation

American Constellation is the latest cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. Uniquely 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.


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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

At over 450 sq. ft. the American Constellation Owner's Suites are both spacious and elegantly appointed. Located on a private deck, each secluded suite offers our distinguished travelers amazing views from the private walk-out balcony. The well-furnished suites come fully equipped and offer a sitting area, writer’s desk, sliding glass door and full hotel-size bathroom.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

With a generous 450 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full hotel-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

At 368 sq. ft., our AAM staterooms are designed to offer the privacy you desire while cruising. Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms are elegantly furnished and feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private walk-out balcony where the grandness of the Northeast, Hudson, and Southeast scenery can be enjoyed.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

 At 350 sq. ft., each AAC stateroom offers all of the comforts of a fine hotel. These staterooms also feature full sliding glass doors and a private walk-out balcony which provide spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

AAL (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Our AAL staterooms offer all the comforts of home and amazing panoramic views. At 350 sq. ft. each room includes an interior entrance, expansive private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area.  

AA

Deckplan

Centrally located, these 302 sq. ft. staterooms offer amazing views and easy access to the lounge areas. Enjoy the expansive views out of your own large opening picture window. Each room comes equipped with a large closet and full-size bathroom.

A

Deckplan

The class A stateroom offer guests quiet and comfort during their cruise. Featuring a desk, satellite TV, large oversized picture window and a spacious living area at 260 sq. ft., these relaxing staterooms are ideal for coastal cruising.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Solo travelers will find relaxing comfort in our Single staterooms complete with a walk-out private balcony. Enjoy one of the largest single staterooms in the industry at 250 sq. ft., featuring a comfortable twin bed, large sliding glass door, and spacious full-size bathrooms.

Single

Deckplan

Find modern amenities and relaxing comfort in our 226 sq. ft. Single staterooms. With a large picture window, twin size beds and sizable bathrooms, these Single staterooms are perfect for solo travelers.

American Constellation Deck Plan

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American Constitution

The newly-announced American Constitution is scheduled to begin cruising the East Coast in spring of 2018. With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution will feature the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution will also feature large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.


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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

At over 450 sq. ft. the American Constellation Owner's Suites are both spacious and elegantly appointed. Located on a private deck, each secluded suite offers our distinguished travelers amazing views from the private walk-out balcony. The well-furnished suites come fully equipped and offer a sitting area, writer’s desk, sliding glass door, and full hotel-size bathroom.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

With a generous 450 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full hotel-size bathrooms, and large living area with sliding glass door.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Our AAM staterooms are designed to offer the privacy you desire while cruising. Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms are elegantly furnished and feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private walk-out balcony where the grandness of the Northeast, Hudson, and Southeast scenery can be enjoyed.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Featuring the most modern amenities, our spacious AAC staterooms offer the perfect retreat for travelers. With over 350 sq. ft., each stateroom offers all of the comforts of a fine hotel and is configured to maximize the interior living space. These stateroom also feature full sliding glass doors and a private walk-out balcony which provides spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.

AAL (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Our AAL staterooms offer all the comforts of home and amazing panoramic views. At 350 sq. ft. each room includes an interior entrance, expansive private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area. These staterooms are the perfect sanctuary to relax in after a day of exploration.

AA

Deckplan

Centrally located, these 302 sq. ft. staterooms offer amazing views and easy access to the lounge areas. You will enjoy the expansive views out of your own large opening picture window. Each room comes equipped with a large closet and hotel-size bathrooms.

A

Deckplan

The class A stateroom offer guests quiet and comfort during their cruise. Featuring a desk, satellite TV, large oversized picture window and a spacious living area at 260 sq. ft., these relaxing staterooms are ideal for coastal cruising.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Solo travelers will find relaxing comfort in our Single staterooms complete with a walk-out private balcony. Enjoy one of the largest Single staterooms in the industry at 250 sq. ft., featuring a comfortable twin bed, large sliding glass door, and spacious full-size bathrooms.

Single

Deckplan

Find modern amenities and relaxing comfort in our 226 sq. ft. Single staterooms. With a large picture window, twin size beds and sizable bathrooms, these Single staterooms are perfect for solo travelers.

American Constitution Deck Plan

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* Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.