American Cruise Lines announced today that the American Constitution, one of the Line’s 175-passenger small cruise ships has begun cruising Chesapeake Bay and making port stops in Washington, D.C. at The Wharf. American Constitution was the first cruise ship to call on D.C.’s Southwest waterfront in over 60 years during its inaugural cruise in 2018, and remains the only cruise ship to dock inside our Nation’s Capital since that time. This April, American Constitutionbegan operating the Line’s popular 11-Day American Revolution cruises which include the exceptional stop in D.C. at The Wharf. American’s curated itinerary explores the shores of Chesapeake Bay, and celebrates this region steeped in American history. Guests can also enjoy spectacular scenic views of the region’s famed Cherry Blossoms from the ship’s private balcony accommodations.
“The Wharf has become a vibrant and bustling area along D.C.’s historic waterfront. Our guests love docking there and we very much appreciate our partnership with The Wharf Community Association,” said Charles B. Robertson, President & CEO of American.
“From the moment our guests step off the ship, they can immediately start enjoying one of the hottest new spots in our beautiful capital city.” “American Cruise Lines long-term partnership with The Wharf is important in reestablishing Washington, D.C. as a true waterfront city. We are thrilled to be included in their exceptional river cruising itinerary for 2021 and continue to be delighted in the number of visits the American Constitution will make to The Wharf this year.
The sight of this magnificent vessel sailing to The Wharf, as it maneuvers from the Potomac River is breathtaking,” said Robert Rubenkonig, Director of The Wharf Community Association. Onboard and on shore, American Cruise Lines brings together Revolutionary War experts, historians, authors, and reenactors to bring history to life. Led by seasoned expert Robert Yonskie, guests experience tours, lectures, and presentations that illuminate the region’s monuments, quaint towns, historic cities, and lore that shaped our nation and continues to inspire visitors today.
Itinerary highlights include visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown. Cruises include guided tours of Washington, D.C.; Mount Vernon, George Washington’s 18th century home; and Annapolis, home to many of our Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Guests can also take a private tour of the Smithsonian Museums, visit Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad exhibit, and sail on an authentic “Skipjack” through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Each spring and fall, American offers the 11-Day American Revolution cruises as well as a shorter 8-day Chesapeake Bay cruise, both are Roundtrip from Baltimore. The 11-day American Revolution cruise stops in: Norfolk, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Yorktown, VA; Washington, D.C.; Mount Vernon, VA; Cambridge, MD; St. Michaels, MD; and Annapolis, MD.