Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Southeast Cruise
Departing from Charleston, SC or Jacksonville, FL

The Intracoastal Waterway is a protected network of bays, rivers, and canals which is home to the most beautiful historic cities in America, including Savannah, Charleston, Jekyll Island, and Beaufort. Your cruise will take you to the heart of each unique place. As you cruise between ports, expansive wildlife refuges and remote islands stretch out before you, offering an extraordinary view into the wilderness and wildlife of the South. This is a region of history, legend, grace, and beauty that will leave you inspired.

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Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise Map A true historic cruise, this itinerary includes stops along some of the East Coast's best locales. Learn about the incredible pasts of Beaufort, Hilton Head, and much more on this cruise route.

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Day 1
Charleston to Beaufort, SC

Charleston South Carolina Cruise

Docking along the banks of the tranquil Ashley River, you will have the opportunity to truly appreciate Southern antebellum culture. The scene of major Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, Charleston is brimming with history. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, experience the African-American influences of the area and stroll through magnificent parks, gardens and plantations. Warm Southern breezes, gas-lit lamps and cobblestone streets welcome you to the city that is best known as the site where the Civil War began.


Day 2
Beaufort, SC

South Carolina Cruise

Beaufort’s 500-year history includes Spanish and French explorers, Native American inhabitants, British settlements and significant Civil War battles. Today, horse-drawn carriages bring visitors through the narrow streets of this historic district past 18th and 19th century homes famous for unique Beaufort-style architecture. View tabby ruins, historic forts, elegant homes and majestic plantations and discover why Beaufort was once heralded as the “Newport of the South.”


Day 3
Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head, SC Cruise

Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and natural beauty. 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 native, American Alligator.


Day 4
Savannah, GA

Georgia Coast Cruise

With historic city squares, beautiful flowering parks and classic Southern grace, Savannah has earned its nickname as “Hostess City of the South”. Recognized as the country’s first planned city, 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 exotic shops. Discover why Savannah’s proud history, unbounded natural beauty and festive energy always make this stop a passenger favorite. Watch a brief video on Savannah, click here.


Day 5
Sapelo Island, GA

Sapelo Island Oyster Roast
Experience the forested uplands, salt marshes, and beach dune systems as you spend the day in Sapelo Island. Take a narrated island tour to visit the top attractions of Sapelo's Hog Hammock Community, the local lighthouse, and the mansion of the last millionaire to own the island of R.J. Reynolds.

Day 6
St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island, GA

Jekyll Island Cruise

Discover the fascinating 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 recognized as a National Historic Landmark. St. Simons Island offers passengers an enthralling past of momentous 18th century battles and sprawling, antebellum plantations.


Day 7
Cruising to Amelia Island, FL

Downtown Fernandina Beach Florida

Discover the unspoiled beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes, surrounded by calm waterways and the Nassau Sound. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles just steps from your ship. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th century Victorian homes and shops. You may also take a leisurely stroll along the shady tree-lined avenues and explore Amelia Island's charm at your own pace.


Day 8
Jacksonville, FL Area (Amelia Island)

Jacksonville Florida Cruise

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.



Historic South Cruise video

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Nov 8, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Nov 15, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Nov 15, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Nov 22, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Nov 22, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Glory
Nov 22, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Nov 29, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Nov 29, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Dec 6, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Dec 6, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Dec 13, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Dec 13, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Dec 20, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Dec 20, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Dec 28, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Dec 28, 2014 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Feb 28, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Mar 7, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Mar 7, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Mar 14, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Mar 14, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Mar 21, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Mar 21, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Mar 28, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Mar 28, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Apr 4, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Apr 4, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Apr 11, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Apr 11, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Apr 18, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Apr 18, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Apr 18, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Glory
Apr 25, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Apr 25, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
May 2, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
May 9, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
May 16, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Nov 14, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Nov 14, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Glory
Nov 21, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Nov 21, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Nov 28, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Nov 28, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Dec 5, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Dec 5, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Dec 12, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Dec 12, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
Dec 19, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Dec 19, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL Independence
Dec 26, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Jacksonville, FL American Star
Dec 26, 2015 7 Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise Charleston, SC Independence

Independence

The Independence was built in 2010. The ship is similar to the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship is larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence is also fully stabilized, with Rolls Royce stabilizers, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
7 Nights $3,985 $4,805 $5,330 $6,870 $5,365 $4,885

Rates subject to change


American Star

The American Star entered service in June 2007. Similar to the American Spirit, it will offer guests the same unique style of cruising that has become the hallmark of American Cruise Lines. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere created by our staff.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $6,870 $5,365

Rates subject to change


American Glory

The American Glory offers discerning travelers the most unique and modern style of small ship cruising. Each unique and off-the-beaten path port visited, gives guests a glimpse into the cultural heritage that is the fabric of our great nation. The country-club atmosphere onboard allows guests to relax, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interests in American history and culture. The spacious public lounges and observation decks are frequented by guests who wish to mingle with friends new and old.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Single w/ Balcony Single
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $5,365 $4,885

Rates subject to change



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