American Cruise Lines' brand new cruise ship, American Constitution, just completed its inaugural sailing on Chesapeake Bay. The cruise departed from Baltimore on April 18th and passengers were thrilled with both the gorgeous new 175-passenger ship and the fantastic new 10-night American Revolution itinerary. “American Constitution has been exceptionally well received and all the spring 2018 American Revolution cruises are already sold out,” a company official said.
During the inaugural sailing last week, American Constitution made additional news as it docked inside the District of Columbia at The Wharf. This was the first time a cruise ship has called on D.C.’s Southwest waterfront in over 60 years. With the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, guests aboard enjoyed spectacular scenic views, guided shore tours, and world class onboard entertainment. Itinerary highlights included visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown; and tours of Washington, D.C.
The inaugural cruise was further highlighted by distinguished onboard expert, Dr. Harold Cones, emeritus Professor of Biology, Christopher Newport University. A broadly trained naturalist, historian and writer, Dr. Cones gave wonderful talks about the less commonly known aspects of American history and the historical sites throughout the storied region. As well, guests dined on the finest cuisine and were treated to the freshest Maryland Blue Crabs, as the new ship sailed through the Blue Crab Capitol of the World.
American Constitution is the newest ship in American Cruise Lines’ expanding fleet of 10 coastal and river ships. When the spring American Revolution itineraries conclude late May, the new ship will head north to do the Line’s popular Grand New England Lobsterbake cruises over the summer and Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises in the fall. American Constitution will return to Chesapeake Bay in late October, 2018 for a few more 10-night American Revolution cruises including one very special Colonial Holiday cruise departing December 23, 2018.