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Learn about the history of the USA on this Chesapeake Bay cruise, with visits to monumental battlefields and authentic colonial homes in the Historic Triangle towns of Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown

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6 nights from £3173pp

Small Ship Holiday
US Naval Academy
Baltimore
Choptank River Lighthouse
Annapolis
Yorktown Battlefield

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Chesapeake Bay has played an important part in the history of the USA, and the region's past is still alive in its small ports and towns that date back to the 1600s.

Cruise from Baltimore to the colonial buildings and battlefields of Yorktown, one of the Historic Triangle towns, for a fascinating trolley tour then visit Williamsburg, once the largest British capital in the New World. Discover why Crisfield is considered the Crab Capital of the World and hear stories of the town that date back over 400 years, then explore picturesque Tangier Island with a visit to the superb Tangier Island History Museum.

Learn about the history of Cambridge, an authentic Chesapeake town where there is the chance to sail on board a traditional oyster-dredging boat, and visit Oxford which is one of the oldest towns in America and home to the original Oxford-Bellevue ferry. Stroll along the pretty waterfront in St Michaels and perhaps visit learn more about the maritime heritage of the area at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Experience the 18th-century atmosphere of Annapolis where there is the opportunity to explore the US Naval Academy with an expert guide.

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Chesapeake Bay Itinerary

Day 1 - Baltimore (USA)

Embark ship in Baltimore, a lively maritime city full of colonial history including the famous Star-Spangled Banner flying over the revolutionary war-era Port McHenry.

Day 2 - Yorktown - Williamsburg

Yorktown transformed the history of the USA, and is home to monumental battlefields, recreate Army camps and authentic colonial homes. Today's complimentary excursion is a trolley tour through the town to see the historic buildings and battlefields. In colonial Williamsburg there is an optional tour of this living history site to interact with tradespeople who use real period tools and techniques.

Day 3 - Crisfield - Tangier

Crisfield is known as the Crab Capital of the World. There is an optional guided stroll through downtown to discover the history of this former fishing village which dates back over 400 years. The unique island of Tangier can be explored on a complimentary excursion; travel by ferry to the island and enjoy local cuisine at Lorraine's Restaurant then explore the delightful village at leisure and perhaps visit the Tangier Island History Museum.

Day 4 - Cambridge - Oxford

Cambridge is an authentic Chesapeake town with a lively arts scene. There is the chance to sail along the scenic Choptank river on skipjack Nathan, a traditional oyster dredging boat, or visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. Oxford is one of the oldest towns in America and there is a complimentary excursion to the Choptank River Lighthouse, a replica of a historic lighthouse that once guided sailors along the Choptank river. An optional excursion is a walking tour accompanied by a local guide who will tell the history of this picturesque town.

Day 5 - St Michaels

St Michaels has a picturesque waterfront, quaint boutiques and old Victorian homes. There is the option to enjoy a private tour of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum or join a cruise through Chesapeake Bay's amazing ecological systems.

Day 6 - Annapolis

Annapolis is like a living museum, with thousands of historic buildings lining the streets. There is the chance to experience naval life with a visit to the US Naval Academy where an expert guide will show you the historic grounds, or join a trolley tour through the city to learn about its 350 year history.

Day 7 - Baltimore

Disembark ship in Baltimore.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6-night full-board accommodation
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Gratuities (payable at time of booking)
  • Port charges and fees
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • Yorktown Historic Yorktown Trolley (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg
  • Crisfield Crisfield Walking Excursion
  • Tangier Tangier Island Ferry and History Museum (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Oxford Historic Oxford Walking Exploration
  • Oxford Choptank River Lighthouse (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Cambridge Skipjack Nathan
  • Cambridge Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
  • St Michaels Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • St Michaels Winnie Estelle Ecology Cruise
  • Annapolis Annapolis Trolley
  • Annapolis US Naval Academy Excursion
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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  • May
    • May 3rd - Baltimore and back - Sailing on: American Independence From: £3567
      Cat A 258 sq. ft. with picture windows Cat AAL 263 sq. ft. with private balcony Cat AAC 283 sq. ft. with private balcony Single 248 sq. ft. with private balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3567 Blue Water Price from: £4339 Blue Water Price from: £4500 Blue Water Price from: £5185
    • May 10th - Baltimore and back - Sailing on: American Independence From: £3567
      Cat A 258 sq. ft. with picture windows Cat AAL 263 sq. ft. with private balcony Cat AAC 283 sq. ft. with private balcony Single 248 sq. ft. with private balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3567 Blue Water Price from: £4339 Blue Water Price from: £4500 Blue Water Price from: £5185
    • May 17th - Baltimore and back - Sailing on: American Independence From: £3567
      Cat A 258 sq. ft. with picture windows Cat AAL 263 sq. ft. with private balcony Cat AAC 283 sq. ft. with private balcony Single 248 sq. ft. with private balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3567 Blue Water Price from: £4339 Blue Water Price from: £4500 Blue Water Price from: £5185
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    • Jun 2nd - Baltimore and back - Sailing on: American Jazz From: £5469
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2026 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 2nd - Baltimore and back - Sailing on: American Independence From: £3567
      Cat A 258 sq. ft. with picture windows Cat AAL 263 sq. ft. with private balcony Cat AAC 283 sq. ft. with private balcony Single 248 sq. ft. with private balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3567 Blue Water Price from: £4339 Blue Water Price from: £4500 Blue Water Price from: £5185
    • May 9th - Baltimore and back - Sailing on: American Independence From: £3567
      Cat A 258 sq. ft. with picture windows Cat AAL 263 sq. ft. with private balcony Cat AAC 283 sq. ft. with private balcony Single 248 sq. ft. with private balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3567 Blue Water Price from: £4339 Blue Water Price from: £4500 Blue Water Price from: £5185
    • May 16th - Baltimore and back - Sailing on: American Independence From: £3567
      Cat A 258 sq. ft. with picture windows Cat AAL 263 sq. ft. with private balcony Cat AAC 283 sq. ft. with private balcony Single 248 sq. ft. with private balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £3567 Blue Water Price from: £4339 Blue Water Price from: £4500 Blue Water Price from: £5185

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