American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that this year, their exclusive American Revolution cruises, sailing the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, and the York River, will operate roundtrip from Washington, D.C. In 2018, American Constitution, one of the company’s small ships, was the first to dock in D.C. in over 60 years. Throughout 2024, the American Revolution cruises are operating roundtrip from D.C. 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 D.C.’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 D.C. Guests are transported to the quaint towns and historic cities that shaped this great nation and continue to inspire visitors today.
In 2024, American Cruise Lines is operating the American Revolution cruises in spring and fall. Some early spring dates offer guests the added benefit of sailing the Chesapeake during its beautiful Cherry Blossom season, like the first cruise of the season departing March 26, 2024. All cruises highlight 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, D.C., 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, Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad exhibit, and sail on an authentic “Skipjack” through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, plus much more.