Chesapeake Bay itineraries are perfect for history and culture-lovers.
Washington D.C. has a large number of free museums and numerous national landmarks!
Step back in time to 18th century Williamsburg and 17th century Yorktown during a US Southeast Coast cruise!
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US Southeast Coast cruises sail along the American Southeast coast with an emphasis on Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. On a US Southeast Coast cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to visit historic towns, step back in time to the Civil and Revolutionary wars, and enjoy the beautiful weather of this region among so much more. Depending on your itinerary, you’ll get to see many famous landmark sites, such as the Jamestown Settlement, Washington D.C., Millionaire’s Village, and Fort Sumter’s National Monument, and more. US Southeast Coast cruises are perfect for history buffs, who are interested in learning more about the roots of U.S. history.
US Southeast Coast cruises are very popular among residents of the US east coast because it provides a way to vacation without the hassle of taking a flight. There are US Southeast Coast cruises from Charleston, Baltimore, and Jacksonville. A typical US Southeast Coast cruise is typically 7- to 14-nights in length. Depending on your itinerary, some of the cities you might stop at along the way include Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, Savannah, St. Simons Island, Amelia Island, Norfolk, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Annapolis, St. Augustine, and more.
American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all US Southeast Coast cruises booked with us. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next US Southeast Coast cruise!
Highlighted US Southeast Coast Cruise Attractions
The following are just a few of the many things to do while in the US Southeast Coast:
If your US Southeast Coast calls to Washington D.C., you can experience all that our incredible nation’s capital has to offer! Washington D.C. has a large number of wonderful museums, many of which feature free admission (such as the National Museum of American History, the National Air Space Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery). You will also be able to see famous landmarks such as the White House, the Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court, and all of the presidential monuments!
There are endless opportunities to learn about American history during a US Southeast Coast cruise. During itineraries that focus on the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, you can step back in time to 18th century Williamsburg and 17th century Yorktown. You’ll be able to see the site of the Revolutionary War final battle, learn about the first settlement colony at Jamesburg, and discover what life was like for English colonists.
The Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Bay itineraries are perfect for history and culture-lovers. Touching on the sites of America’s first English colonies (Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown), you will also be able to visit fishing villages (where you can learn about crabbing), take a skipjack boat into Maryland’s eastern shore, and see major landmarks such as the Choptank River Lighthouse, the Baltimore Aquarium, the Civil War Museum, and even visit the U.S. Naval Academy.
The following cruise lines offer US Southeast Coast:
River Cruise Lines
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
Specialty Cruise Lines
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
Mainstream Cruise Lines
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
Cruising year-round from across the United States of America, American Cruise Lines is an expert on American cruising. Having a seven ship fleet, their itineraries span from coast to coast, and even cover most of the waterways in between. With ships built in America and having crews comprised solely of Americans, American Cruise Lines surely lives up to their name. With hundreds of itineraries that explore a variety of interesting ports of call, there's something for everyone when traveling with them.
American Queen Voyages, a consolidation of American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines, offers an expanded exploration of the American heartland with river, lakes and ocean, and expedition adventures. Enjoy a relaxing and historic cruise along the beautiful rivers of the United States of America aboard one of American Queen Voyages' gorgeous paddlewheelers. While on board, you'll be transported to an era of leisurely and romantic travel, perhaps like Mark Twain did years ago. Gracious service, elegant decor, rousing entertainment and rewarding enrichment awaits you!
Carnival Cruise Line is one of the largest and most popular cruise lines in the world. Known for its festive-yet-casual atmosphere, Carnival offers a variety of on-board dining, entertainment and activity options to suit any mood or taste. Carnival's WaterWorks is a fabulous water park found onboard many of their ships. Among the many cruise destinations offered by Carnival are Alaska, the Bahamas, Canada, Caribbean, Europe and Mexico.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is proud to present Freestyle Cruising, aboard one of the youngest fleets of cruise ships in the world. Enjoy open seating dining, where you can dine whenever and with whomever you wish. Don't want to pack formal wear on your vacation? With the resort casual evening attire, you don't have to! All of the Norwegian ships feature a slew of specialty restaurants and entertainment venues. An NCL cruise is perfect for guests of all ages, and includes complimentary youth programs. Their award-winning entertainment options include Broadway-style production shows, world-class acrobats, and much more. The Haven by Norwegian™, available on select ships, is an exclusive enclave for suite guests staying in NCL's most luxurious accommodations. Some Norwegian cruise ships have Studio accommodations, designed and priced for solo travelers. NCL is the only major cruise line to offer year-round Hawaii cruises.
What type of traveler is Royal Caribbean right for? All types! Royal Caribbean is popular with families, seniors, couples, honeymooners, singles, and large groups (regardless of travel experience). Why? Because there's something for everyone on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Royal Caribbean has one of the largest fleets in the world, consisting of some of the most beautiful and modern ships in the cruising industry. Their ships are destinations within themselves! Possibilities aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship include Broadway-style shows, casinos that will make you think you're in Las Vegas, a variety of dining venues, great programs for children, as well as (depending on the ship), innovations like surfing simulators, sky-diving simulators, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, and much more.
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The following are just a few of the more popular tour operators that offer US Southeast Coast. Use the search box that's higher up on this page, or contact us, if you're interested in pricing, availablity and our special deals on other brand.
These tour operators give customers the option of picking and choosing pieces, creating a vacation that fits their preferences. Whether it's selecting specific hotels, or visiting specific destinations, the options are plentiful and sure to please you! We can arrange for as customized and specific of a tour that you would like, whether it be escorted, independent, or a bit of both. Contact us today to get the conversation started with one of our experienced travel advisors.
An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.
Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).
Also referred to as self-guided travel, independent travel gives you the freedom to do things at your own pace. You don't have a guide with you like you would on an escorted tour, but you can make your own schedule and choose your own itinerary.
This option is usually significantly less expensive than an escorted tour that includes similar components; however, cost and quality simply depends on the tour you select as both budget and luxury tour operators offer this type of travel.
The tour operators that we list as offering a "Budget" product are those that tend to have pricing that is considered more economical, and as a result often include components (i.e. accommodations and tours) that are good but not quite top tier.
When a tour operator offers "Adventure Travel" it often means that their tours include very active itineraries, usually involving the in-depth exploration of the area(s) being visited, and possibly visiting remote locations. This type of tour tends to appeal to thrill-seekers, and those that like to participate in activities that include a good amount of physical exertion.
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Common inclusions on the tours offered by these companies are luxury accommodations, private or small groups, exclusive/VIP experiences, and more. Although these tour operators are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
Family owned and operated since 1972, Central Holidays provides great personalized service and care. They offer escorted tours of select countries in Europe (including Italy, Spain, France, Greece and more), Egypt, the USA, Africa, West Asia and Latin America. Ask us about Journeys, their luxury travel experiences.
Cosmos provides affordable, budget-priced, escorted tour packages. Their packages may include air, accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, many meals, and the services of a Tour Director for much less than if you booked them all on your own.
One of the world's leaders in luxury travel, Globus has been arranging tours since 1928. By booking a Globus tour (referred to by them as "journeys") you'll gain VIP access to many sites visited during your journey, special excursions that are included in the price of your tour, access to an expert Tour Director that has unique knowledge about the destinations, and you'll stay in first-class and above pre-selected hotels (with breakfast and dinner usually included), located in prime areas. Portage is included with all Globus tours, so you won't have to worry about lugging your luggage from one place to another. Some tour operators over-schedule you, but Globus weaves in just the right amount of free time for individual exploration.
One of the world's leaders in premium guided travel, cruise, riverboat and family travel adventures, Tauck was founded in 1925. This family-owned, three-generation, award-winning company offers over 100 fantastic vacation packages throughout the world. Every detail of a Tauck tour is handled perfectly, including your luggage being brought to your hotel room ahead of you, preferred seating at shows, meals being included, staying at distinguished hotels in premium locations, and the expert knowledge of an insightful Tour Director. Rest assured, that although your itinerary is planned for you, there will be time experience the destinations on your own too.
With over 70 years of experience, Trafalgar provides hassle-free vacations to some of the most popular destinations in the world. Among the possibilities are Europe, Britain, Egypt, the USA, Canada, South America, China, New Zealand and Australia. Trafalgar is especially well known for their outstanding quality, service and reliability. Their expertly designed tours include transportation (via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship), first class hotel accommodations, daily sightseeing tours, the professional services of a knowledgeable Tour Director (that provides guests with concierge service) and most meals. Of course, in addition to the scheduled activities, Trafalgar tours also give guests free time on their own to explore and relax at their own pace. By booking a Trafalgar tour with American Discount Vacations, you can save up to 40% of the cost of doing it all on your own. With over 300 tour itineraries available from Trafalgar, you're sure to find the perfect vacation! Plus, you can put your mind at ease after learning that Trafalgar has a 98% satisfaction rating from past guests.
The following are just a few of the more popular hotel and resort brands that offer US Southeast Coast. Use the search box that's higher up on this page, or contact us, if you're interested in pricing, availablity and our special deals on other brand.
These resorts include a variety of amenities in their pricing. Of course, accommodations are included, but this usually means that the resort also includes meals (usually breakfast, lunch and dinner), as well as beverages (often meaning soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks, gratuities), and possibly other services (perhaps activities and entertainment). Contact us to find out the specific inclusions per resort.
Family Friendly Resorts
Resorts that are considered "Family Friendly" accept children in their property, although they may have a minimum age for children. Such resorts usually offer a variety of wonderful amenities that are geared towards guests of all ages. They may offer a supervised children’s program, and may have areas specifically meant for children (i.e. playroom) or teens (i.e. teen club). Some resorts offer professional babysitting services. Other possibilities, depending on the resort, may include water parks, mini-golf courses, water sports, a variety of activities and events, and even more.
When staying in a luxury resort, you can expect excellent service, accommodations, dining, and more. Luxury resorts are usually classified as either four-star or five-star (as some four-star resorts do market themselves in the "Luxury" category).
From one of the world leaders in All-Inclusive resorts, a Club Med vacation includes gourmet dining, premium alcoholic beverages, live entertainment, children's clubs, and much more. That makes for a convenient, stress-free vacation, at a great value. Club Med offers a bit of everything within their collection of fabulous resorts - some are Adults-Only, some are Family-Friendly, some are on beaches, while others are ski resorts.
The world-famous Hard Rock brand has a unique and exciting collection of music-inspired hotels and resorts, located throughout the world. Among the memorabilia-dressed Hard Rock Hotels & Resorts properties are fabulous resorts (some which are all-inclusive), and well-located City Hotels.
With over 100* properties located throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most well known vacation destinations. From beachfront hotels and resorts to city hotels located near top tourist attractions, Iberostar offers something for everyone. Outstanding service, great food, and sustainable practices are among the brand staples you can count on when staying at an Iberostar hotel or resort.
*Note: Due to United States law, we cannot offer reservations on Iberostar's Cuba properties, so they are not listed on our web site.
RIU Hotels & Resorts offers you a wide variety of hotels in the world's best destinations so that you can enjoy unforgettable holidays. At their hotels, you'll find complete facilities where you can enjoy an extensive gastronomic offer, the best entertainment and a host of exclusive services.
The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family’s third generation. The company specializes in holiday resorts and 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has more than 100 hotels in its collection.
Located in Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, featuring 4 unique theme parks. The properties that are part of this Disney family of brands range from resorts that are geared towards customers that are budget-minded all the way up to truly luxurious resorts.
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