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Chesapeake Bay (Crabfest Cruise)

7 days with American Cruise Lines   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 Baltimore, MD
Baltimore is a great maritime city, alive with excitement, colonial history, and a busy harbor scene. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobblestone streets of the charming Inner Harbor. Visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner".
 
Day 2 Yorktown / Williamsburg, VA
Step back in time in a town that transformed the history of a nation. Yorktown is known for its monumental battlefields, authentic colonial homes, and storied past. Discover museum exhibits, recreated Continental Army camps and restored homes from the 1700's. Also visit Colonial Williamsburg, once the political and economic center of the Virginia Colony, today the world's premier living history site.
 
Day 3 Crisfield, MD / Tangier, VA
Settled in 1608 by Captain John Smith, the charming island of Tangier retains many customs and much of the appearance of an earlier era. Stroll through the delightful village, crab shanties, shops, and unique homes, on a personalized guided walking tour of the "Blue Crab Capital of the World."
 
Day 4 Cambridge, MD / Oxford, MD
Cambridge is an authentic Chesapeake town known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, and vibrant arts scene. Sail on an authentic skipjack or visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and witness the diverse wildlife and shorebirds that inhabit the area. Explore Oxford, a charming coastal village and one of the oldest towns in America. Discover its rich maritime history, with houses dating back to the late 1600s, fascinating museums, and the original Oxford-Bellevue Ferry.
 
Day 5 St. Michaels, MD
Stroll along the waterfront of St. Michaels, or peruse the charming gift shops and boutiques on tree-lined Talbot Street. As you dock at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, once a famed shipbuilding village, get a glimpse into life in the 1800's.
 
Day 6 Annapolis, MD
This 18th-century port pleasingly preserves its Colonial American charm. With city streets boasting thousands of historic buildings in several different architectural styles, Annapolis is often called a "museum without walls."
 
This vibrant city is also home to the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark. 
 
Day 7 Baltimore, MD
Spend your day visiting Baltimore, one of America's finest cities. A number of excursions are available for you and your travel group, many related to Baltimore's deep maritime history. Make sure you tour the Baltimore Aquarium and Civil War Museum as well.
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The Chesapeake Bay abounds in history and culture. From the vibrant harbor of Baltimore, travel to Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown, known as the "Historic Triangle."

In Yorktown, visit monumental battlefields and authentic colonial homes. Stroll through the narrow streets of a Colonial Williamsburg, nearly unchanged since the days of the first English colonists. In Jamestown, learn about this first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

Discover why Crisfield, once a small fishing village is now considered “The Crab Capital of the World,” and sail on an authentic skipjack in Cambridge. Take a trolley tour through the charming streets of Annapolis and listen to amazing stories about its 350-year history from our local expert guide.

Cruise the scenic Chesapeake Bay and delight your palate with fresh seafood from the "Blue Crab Capital of the World". On our 8-day Chesapeake Bay Crabfest cruise, you will sample tasty blue crab while learning about the culinary and economic importance of these Callinectes sapidus, or "beautiful swimmers."
  • A week-long exploration of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Visits to historic seaside towns and Colonial villages
  • Unobstructed views of passing scenery
  • Staterooms up to 350 sq. ft.
  • Cocktail hour each evening
  • All gourmet meals
  • Award-winning enrichment programs
  • 4 unique shipboard lounges
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities aboard the ship
  • Personalized service from a dedicated crew
     
Accommodations
Cabin onboard American Star or Independence
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.
  • Fares do not include port charges.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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