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This 11-night Cruise Is the Only One in the World to Dock in Washington, D.C. — How to Get on Board

Meet American Cruise Line's American Revolution cruise.

<p>Courtesy of American Cruise Lines</p>

Courtesy of American Cruise Lines

If you're looking to experience a little American history on your next vacation, look no further than American Cruise Lines' new American Revolution cruise. In 2018, the company became the first to dock in Washington, D.C., in more than 60 years — and this year, it is upping its game. Now, it'll operate its 11-night itinerary round trip from Washington, D.C., instead of Baltimore.

Before embarking on the ship, guests sailing an American Revolutionary journey can stay at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C., for an overnight pre-trip. Then they'll board one of American Cruise Lines' new small ships American Constitution or American Glory for the voyage. The cruise will feature several of the company’s newest Coastal Cats catamarans sailing the itinerary in 2024-2025, each of which can sleep up to 100 passengers in 56 spacious cabins. (The cabins start at 300 square feet.)

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Courtesy of American Cruise Lines

<p>Courtesy of American Cruise Lines</p>

Courtesy of American Cruise Lines

After departing Washington, D.C., guests will make three stops in Maryland, including one at Annapolis, where they can tour the U.S. Naval Academy on an excursion. Then it'll have a day at sea, followed by an overnight in Norfolk. (For excursions, guests can book a day trip to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina's Outer Banks or tour the MacArthur Memorial and Chrysler Museum of Art, among other options.)

Next up are visits to Virginia's “Historic Triangle,” including Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown. Finally, the ship will head for Mount Vernon, where guests can tour George Washington's famous home, before returning to Washington, D.C.

<p>Courtesy of American Cruise Lines</p>

Courtesy of American Cruise Lines

"American’s small U.S. ships offer guests opportunities to visit ports of call inaccessible by larger ships, plus itineraries that are the only cruises of their kind on the market; sailing fully in the U.S.A. throughout," Melissa Young, Director of Business Development at American Cruise Lines, said in a statement provided to Travel + Leisure. "The American Revolution cruises are a testament to what is only possible with American’s extraordinary fleet. And this itinerary also features a fabulous new option for the drive-to market, allowing many guests to skip flights and jump on board hassle-free."

Rates for the American Revolution Cruise start at $6,160; book your trip at americancruiselines.com.

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