Christmas Cruise in the US
Christmas cruises on the rivers of Europe are amazing. But, you don’t have to venture overseas to take part in a holiday-themed river vacation. It’s possible to enjoy a US Christmas cruise.
American Cruise Lines will offer a new Colonial Holiday cruise aboard American Constitution.
The round-trip cruise from Baltimore departs December 23. The 11-day itinerary celebrates both Christmas and New Year’s along the line’s popular American Revolution itinerary in Chesapeake Bay. It’s filled with quaint towns and historic cities, all done up in their holiday finest.
To keep guests in the spirit of the season, expect fireworks displays, lights festivals, boat parades and Christmas caroling along the way.
Come Christmas day, guests will be in Colonial Williamsburg. They’ll hear a special musical performance by a Fife and Drum Corps. Also in store are a New Year’s Eve gala on board, along with other holiday meals with all the trimmings.
Of course, the ship will be adorned from stem to stern with festive décor. Special holiday-themed shore excursions are planned, as well. Guests can even take part in a holiday gift exchange as well as activities such as Christmas cookie-making.
American Cruise Lines’ Holiday cruises include a complimentary night on board the ship before sailing, with a welcome reception and special holiday dinner. The Colonial Holiday cruise calls at Norfolk, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Yorktown, VA; Washington, D.C.; Mount Vernon, VA; Cambridge, MD; St. Michaels, MD; Annapolis, MD; and Chestertown, MD.
Not familiar with American Cruise Lines?
It’s the largest cruise line in the US, with a hard-earned reputation for innovation. The line is known for introducing new ships. In 2018, the American Cruise Lines fleet consists of ten vessels. They include authentic paddlewheelers, small coastal cruise ships and the only modern riverboat in the country.
By modern, we mean ships akin to those you’ll find on the most popular European rivers.
The line offers over 35 itineraries visiting 25 states. American Cruise Lines itineraries include the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.