American Cruise Lines: Only Cruise Line to Dock In Washington, D.C. in Over 60 Years
Guilford, CT—April 29, 2021— 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 Constitution began 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.
On board 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.
American’s 2021 cruises have voluntary capacity reductions and COVID-19 mitigation practices, including pre-boarding testing and medical staff on board. Review a summary of the plan here.
About American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines offers the finest river cruising and coastal cruising in the U.S.A. Year after year, American continues to launch the newest small ships and uniquely curated itineraries for exploring and Cruising Close to Home. ™ On all American’s cruises, guests discover the history, spirit, and culture of the United States aboard the most sophisticated fleet of modern riverboats and small cruise ships in the country. American operates 13 ships, all accommodating just 100-190 passengers, which cruise in 30
states around the country.
Given that American Constitution Resumes Cruising with Stops in Washington D.C., would you consider one of these cruises closer to home this summer? Have you ever taken a U.S. river cruise? Drop us an anchor below to share your summer 2021 travel plans.