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Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Baltimore, MD

From: $3,255

Season: May - November

Activities: History, Wildlife

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The Chesapeake Bay is alive with history and culture. From the vibrant harbor of Baltimore, you will 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, and listen for unique native accents thought to be 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 hear amazing stories about its 350-year history from our local expert guide.

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Day-to-Day Itinerary

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 waterfront Inner Harbor, or 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 / Tangier Island, VA

Settled in 1608 by Capt. 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

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 see the diverse wildlife and shorebirds that inhabit the area. End your day with a special tea party hosted in the historic LaGrange Plantation.

Day 5 - Oxford, MD

Founded in 1683, Oxford is a charming, tree-lined and coastal village, one of the oldest towns in America. Today, the town invites guests to discover a rich maritime history, with houses dating back to the late 1600s, historically fascinating museums, and the original Oxford-Bellevue Ferry.

Day 6 - St. Michaels, MD

Stroll along the waterfront of St. Michaels, or peruse the charming gift shops and boutiques on tree-lined Talbot Street. Docking at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, once a famed shipbuilding village, the quiet enchantment, exciting past and romantic atmosphere of this restored town will give you a glimpse of what life was like in the 1800's.

Day 7 - Annapolis, MD

This 18th Century port pleasingly preserves its colonial American charm, showcasing its magnificent architecture and is home to the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark. With city streets boasting thousands of historic buildings in several different architectural styles, Annapolis is often called a "museum without walls."

Day 8 - 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.

Dates & Rates

Date Ship A AA AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single Single w/ Balcony
May 11, 2019 Independence $3,730 $4,585 $4,805 $6,215 $4,790 $5,290
May 18, 2019 American Star $3,330 $3,460 $4,185 $4,405 $5,815 $4,490
May 24, 2019 American Star $3,730 $3,860 $4,585 $4,805 $6,215 $5,290
May 30, 2019 American Star $3,730 $3,860 $4,585 $4,805 $6,215 $5,290
Oct 27, 2019 Independence $3,255 $4,000 $4,190 $5,420 $4,180 $4,615
Nov 3, 2019 American Star $3,255 $3,365 $4,000 $4,190 $5,420 $4,615
May 9, 2020 Independence $3,730 $4,585 $4,805 $6,215 $4,790 $5,290
May 16, 2020 American Star $3,730 $3,860 $4,585 $4,805 $6,215 $5,290
May 22, 2020 American Star $3,730 $3,860 $4,585 $4,805 $6,215 $5,290
May 28, 2020 American Star $3,730 $3,860 $4,585 $4,805 $6,215 $5,290
Oct 25, 2020 Independence $3,255 $4,000 $4,190 $5,420 $4,180 $4,615
Nov 1, 2020 American Star $3,255 $3,365 $4,000 $4,190 $5,420 $4,615

Per person fare includes passage, dining service, snacks, complimentary cocktail parties, and entertainment aboard the ship. Fares do not include most shore tours (unless otherwise noted), port charges and fees, or service charge.


Chesapeake Bay


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