Princess Cruises Details New ‘Historic America’ Cruisetour Set to Launch in 2025

Princess Cruises has announced a new Historic America cruisetour launching just in time for America's 250th anniversary.

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Princess Cruises passengers sailing on a Canada and New England voyage in 2025 out of New York City will have the opportunity to experience a new cruisetour.

The seven-night Historic America cruisetour will take guests on a hosted land tour with overnight stays in Washington D.C., Williamsburg, Stauton, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia prior to boarding a seven-day voyage aboard Enchanted Princess roundtrip from the Big Apple.

They’ll be able to tour the nation’s capital, interact with early settlers at a living history museum, visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and stand on the same soil as Thomas Jefferson at his Monticello estate.

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(Photo via Princess Cruises)

“Visiting our nation’s capital, nearby historic cities and landmarks always ranks high on travelers’ lists of places to visit in their lifetime,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer, Princess Cruises. “We make traveling to historic America easy, educational and memorable with our knowledgeable and inspiring tour guides sharing the incredible stories of our country’s settlers, leaders, landmarks and historic sites.”

The Historic America cruisetour includes hotels, motorcoach transportation, sightseeing, and most breakfasts and dinners. Here’s a sample itinerary including the cruise portion:

  • Day 1: Arrive Washington, DC
  • Day 2: Tour Arlington Cemetery, Embassy Row, National Cathedral, museums of choice, evening illumination tour of Lincoln, Vietnam, World War II, and Korean War Memorials
  • Day 3: Visit Mount Vernon, George Washington’s iconic estate, and Jamestown Settlement before arriving in Williamsburg for dinner at a Colonial Williamsburg Tavern
  • Day 4: Full day of Colonial Williamsburg historic area
  • Day 5: Tour Richmond National Battlefield Park and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate
  • Day 6: Enjoy Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and guided tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Day 7: City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, for Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, First Bank, Carpenter’s Hall, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley and Christ Church
  • Day 8: Arrive in New York City to embark Enchanted Princess for cruise
  • Day 9: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Day 10: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Day 11: Portland, Maine
  • Day 12: At Sea
  • Day 13: Halifax, Canada
  • Day 14: At Sea
  • Day 15: Return to New York City
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(Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

There are 10 Historic America cruisetour options in 2025 which are on sale now. Departure dates are August 16, 23, and 30; September 6, 13, 20, and 27; and October 4, 11, and 18. Rates start at $4,529 per person.

This new cruisetour option comes as the United States of America will be celebrating its 250th anniversary.


Have you ever taken a cruisetour with Princess Cruises or another cruise line? Are you interested in the Historic America tour? Drop us an anchor below and let us know your thoughts about this new cruisetour!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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