Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Inland Passage Cruise
Departing from Baltimore, MD or Charleston, SC

From Baltimore to Charleston, or Charleston to Baltimore, this unique cruise enables you to discover 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. Trace the route along the Chesapeake Bay that John Smith explored in the summer of 1608, and delight in Carolina's Low Country with its antebellum charm and colonial heritage. Your small ship is tailor-made to bring you up close to picturesque towns that are hidden treasures. With exciting ports full of history and lore, abundant wildlife, and miles of brilliant coastline—this cruise offers something for everyone.

 Early Bird Discount: Book early and Save $400 or more per stateroom on this cruise.

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Mid Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Map  Learn about the history of the Intracoastal Waterway while visiting ports like Norfolk, Beaufort, and Myrtle Beach.

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Day 1
Baltimore, MD / Cruising the Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore Maryland Cruises

Baltimore is a great American city, bustling with excitement, colonial history and a rejuvenated maritime spirit. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobbled streets of the charming waterfront Inner Harbor, or visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner". Then, begin your journey along the Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage while enjoying the exceptional views of Chesapeake Bay from your ship.

Day 2
Norfolk, VA

Cruise to Norfolk Virginia

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 3
Kitty Hawk, NC

Visit Kitty Hawk, NC

Learn about the birth of flight in Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers successfully piloted sustained powered flights in the first incarnations of modern airplanes.

Day 4
Day of Cruising

Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage

Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising as continue on your journey through the Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage. Take in breathtaking views of the shoreline and relax in one of your ship's majestic lounges. 

Day 5
Beaufort, NC / Morehead City, NC

Cruises from North Carolina

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 6
Wilmington, NC

Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, NC aboard the Mid Atlantic Inland Passage cruise

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 7
Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Cruises

Recognized as one of America's most spectacular beaches, Myrtle Beach is an exciting city with dazzling theatres and unique shops located on Broadway on the Beach. Its fascinating lakeside entertainment includes the Grand Strand with over 100 specialty shops, the Palace Theatre and Ripley's Aquarium.

Day 8
Charleston, SC

Cruise to South Carolina

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.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Apr 25, 2015 7 Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Charleston, SC American Glory
May 2, 2015 7 Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Charleston, SC Independence
May 23, 2015 7 Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Charleston, SC American Star
Nov 7, 2015 7 Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD Independence
Nov 7, 2015 7 Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD American Glory
Nov 14, 2015 7 Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise Baltimore, MD American Star

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

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


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

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