East Coast Inland Passage

The East Coast of America is unique and diverse, and the intracoastal waterway is a great way to experience the regional changes and history that formed our nation. From the horse-drawn carriages in Beaufort, to the cobblestone streets of Charleston, the Wright Brothers’ great flying machine in Kitty Hawk, and the 18th century battlefields on St. Simons Island – the history of America will unveil itself before your eyes on this cruise!


Baltimore | Savannah | Hilton Head | Beaufort | Charleston | Myrtle Beach | Norfolk | Kitty Hawk

Cruise Details

Clock15 Days & 14 Nights

Double Occupancy from $8,320 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $11,860 pp

CalendarNovember 4, 2023

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Embark in Jacksonville, FL
    You'll be greeted at the ship, and we'll enjoy a Welcome Reception onboard.

    2Jekyll Island, GA
    Planned excursions include the Jekyll Island Tram Tour and a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

    3St. Simon's Island, GA
    Wander the moss draped oaks on your way to the Battle of Bloody Marsh tour, and enjoy your visit to the Lady Jane Shrimp Boat!

    4Cumberland Island, GA
    Take the Island Tour and indulge in an oyster roast!

    5Savannah, GA
    A city of majestic old oak trees, historic districts, cobblestone streets, and fantastic shopping. See Savannah by trolley, dare a ghost walk tour, or visit the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

    6Hilton Head, SC
    A world-class resort town known for golf courses and miles of pristine beaches. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Alligator Tour or a trip off shore to find friendlier bottle-nose dolphins.

    7Beaufort, SC
    A Low Country Heritage Tour is included, as well as a historic horse-drawn carriage ride! You might enjoy an expert guide led walking tour of local movie sites - quite a number have been filmed here including the Big Chill, Forrest Gump, and Rules of Engagement. The town has wonderful architecture showcasing its Spanish, French, and English influences.

    8Charleston, SC
    Take a city tour on the cobblestone streets of Charleston! This charming town is known for its beautiful pastel antebellum homes, gas-lit lamps, and many fascinating museums. The site of historic Civil War and Revolutionary War battles, legends of pirates, and the legendary Fort Sumter. Visit the beautiful Magnolia Gardens plantation on one of the excursion options.

    9Myrtle Beach, SC
    Myrtle Beach is a great stop! Take a walk along the beach, but also visit the Brookgreen Gardens and maybe the Palace Theatre.

    10Wilmington, NC
    Tour the antebellum homes and historic mansions in the busy port of Wilmington.

    11Beaufort, NC/Morehead City, NC
    Included for tour: Double-Decker Bus Tour! Beaufort's 21 block historic district is bordered by a wood boardwalk and unique shops to wander. The 300 year old history comes alive with stories of unique characters found on the Historical Burial Grounds Exploration guided tour.

    12Day of Cruising
    Take a day to rest! Enjoy the cuisine, the wine, and the break from sight-seeing. Make sure you’ve got room on your camera for a great photo of the coastline and a sunset.

    13Kitty Hawk, NC
    Forever known for the birth of the airplane, a visit to the Wright Brothers Memorial is a highlight. The wide open sandy beaches and even winds were the perfect spot for the brothers to use as their testing ground.

    14Norfolk, VA
    Visit the Norfolk Naval Base and MacArthur Memorial, as well as the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse and Botanical Gardens. The day is filled with options for excursions to suite your fancy. The Naval Academy's chapel is a stunning piece of architecture to see, or a visit to the local aquarium or art museum, or a personally guided tour to Portsmouth where you can visit the Historic Trinity Episcopal Church established in 1762..

    15Disembark in Baltimore, MD
    Enjoy breakfast and a tour of Baltimore before you head home.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$14,580 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$10,770 pp
AAL (Private Balcony)$10,160 pp
A$8,320 pp
Single (Private Balcony)$11,860

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*Prices may vary due to seasonality

Onboard Experience

The American Cruise Line fleet of ships are the newest and most environmentally friendly small ships in the US. The cruise line prides itself on their hospitable staff, and that you’ll be graciously received no matter which ship you cruise on. The large staterooms with interior entrances ensure you have a relaxed, private area to watch the river from, or visit any of the many onboard lounges. Daily entertainment will be brought onboard, including musicians, historians and naturalists.

Regionally-Inspired Menus

American Cruise Lines uses fresh, local ingredients to show off the culinary glory of the region you’re cruising in. On the Mississippi River, that could mean Andouille Gumbo, a po’boy with red beans and rice, and bourbon pecan pie. In New England, you could find Littleneck clam ceviche on the menu followed by a spiced apple pudding with maple whipped cream. In the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find fresh fish on the menu, including shrimp bisque or Dungeness Crab cake, and a marionberry cheesecake that’ll make your mouth water! Your ship will provide you with a list of all the locally-sourced ingredients when you unpack.

Eagle Society

Once you’ve cruised aboard any American Cruise Line ship, you are an Eagle Society member. It’s free to be a member, but your loyalty to American Cruise Lines is greatly rewarded. You’ll receive Eagle Society luggage tags, and member-only gifts when you board each cruise. After 3 cruises, you’ll receive complimentary premium shore excursions. After 10 cruises, you’ll get a complimentary 11th cruise. There are special Eagle Society cruise dates every year. Plus all Eagle Society member benefits can be used when booking with USA River Cruises, plus you’ll still be eligible for our loyal customer benefits as well.

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East Coast Inland Passage

Book Now Request More Info

or call 800.578.1479