U.S. Eastern Coastal Cruises
U.S. Eastern Coastal Cruises
Coastal cruises up and down the U.S. eastern seabord are becoming very popular.
Last week, we shared with you U.S. coastal cruises in New England, and now we’d like to share with you the wide variety of itineraries that are available farther south.
Because of the Jones Act, the well-known ocean cruise brands cannot sail from American port to American port. They must have an international port in their itineraries.
This is why you will typically see eastern coastal cruises hop over to Bermuda to get an international port in the itinerary.
However, American-owned cruise brands can offer eastern seaboard cruises that sail from American port to American port.
If you click on the map above, this is an example of American Cruise Lines’ 15-day East Coast Inland Passage Cruise.
The itinerary starts in Baltimore, MD, and ends in Amelia Island, FL. However, the exciting part is that you will have the opportunity to visit many eastern seaboard cities, like Charleston, SC, that you will never get to see on the large cruise ship brands.
Furthermore, because you are sailing in U.S. coastal waters, you will enjoy less sailing and more time visiting ports. I like that. 🙂
Six U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Coastal Cruises
Take a peek at these six different mid-Atlantic and southeast coastal cruises from our friends at American Cruise Lines:
- Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise: 8-days Charleston, SC to Amelia Island, FL
- American Revolution Cruise: 11-days Baltimore, MD to Baltimore, MD
- Great Rivers of Florida Cruise: 8-days Jacksonville, FL to Amelia Island / Jacksonville, FL
- Chesapeake Bay Cruise: 8-days Baltimore, MD to Baltimore, MD
- East Coast Inland Passage Cruise: 15-days Baltimore, MD to Amelia Island, FL
- Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise: 8-days Charleston, SC to Baltimore, MD
All of these itineraries look fabulous to me. If I had to choose one, I’d pick the 15-day East Coast Inland Passage Cruise.
Sailing the Inland Passage is certain to be as smooth as a river cruise. Plus, there are several cities on that itinerary that are on my bucket list. With Charleston being one at the top of my list.
How to Book a Cruise with American Cruise Lines
Of course, you can book this cruise directly with the cruise line.
However, the price is the same booking with us as it is booking direct.
With that being the case, why not take advantage of our relationship with American Cruise Lines and let us do all the work.
Like we say, “We do the work. You have the fun!”
Free Perk When You Book With Us
Furthermore, as a perk for booking with us, we will throw in $100 that you can use towards an optional shore excursion.
Here is a fun example of one you might choose:
Lady Jane Shrimp Boat Experience:
After a hearty breakfast, meet your skipper for the day at the gangway of the ship before making your way to the Lady Jane. Relax while the refreshing scent of saltwater fills the air as you sail to your captain’s favorite shrimping grounds. As the retired shrimping vessel makes its way through the scenic Marshes of Glynn, south of St. Simons Sound, be sure to be on the lookout for wildlife such as dolphins and pelicans. Once you arrive at your captain’s favorite spot, you will have the opportunity to pull in your very own catch!
For more information or to book an American Cruise Line cruise, please call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here), and we’ll reach out to you.
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