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Grand Historic South

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 11 Days/ 10 Nights

Prices from: $5,695 pp/do*

Single Price: $7,070 pp

2017 Dates: Nov 7, 17.

2018 Dates: Feb 24.

Ships: American Constitution
American Constellation

Notes: Fares do not include port charges.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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10 Night Cruise | Roundtrip Charleston


Indulge in the charm and hospitality of the South onboard this extended 10-night cruise, roundtrip from Charleston. History will be at your fingertips as you walk the cobblestone streets of Charleston, tour antebellum homes in Wilmington, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride in Beaufort, and more.


For a 7-night cruise in the same region, check out our Historic South & Golden Isles cruise.

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Day 1: Embark in Charleston, SC

Charleston is dripping with history! Walk the cobblestone streets with gas-lit lamps as you learn how Charleston was the star location for many Revolutionary War battles, pirate lore, and Civil War sieges.

Day 2: Savannah, GA

The epitome of Southern wealth and elegance, Savannah is a historic preserve of 19th century architecture and opulence! You can choose from many tour options, including the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, a Trolley Tour of the city, or a Guided Walking Tour through the River St. section. But if you’re really brave… you’ll try the evening ghost tour! Go with someone you trust, so you have a hand to hold.

Day 3: St. Simons Island, GA

Today and tomorrow, you’ll be amazed how much these islands have to offer! You won’t be able to decide. Just try to cram in as much as you can in your schedule, and have your camera ready at all times!

Day 4: Jekyll Island, GA

Day 5: St. Augustine, FL

Established in 1565, St. Augustine is recognized as America’s oldest surviving European settlement. With its historic ruins, public rose gardens, subtropical flora, tranquil waterways, freshwater lakes and championship golf courses, St. Augustine is always a passenger favorite. In the late 1800’s, oil millionaire Henry Flagler built a number of elegant hotels and churches in the old city in an attempt to fulfill his vision of establishing an American Riviera along Florida’s eastern shores. Although this “golden era” ended in the early 1900’s, Flagler’s legacy remains, and his buildings grace St. Augustine as both monuments to early American opulence and architectural ingenuity. Spend the afternoon exploring the unique architecture, narrowed streets and balconied houses of a city once used as a remote outpost of the Spanish Empire. You may also choose to join an organized tour of the historic villages of this fantastic city, including the fabled Fountain of Youth Park and the famous Potter’s Wax Museum.

Day 6: Cumberland Island, GA

Day 7: Fernandina Beach, FL

Discover the unspoiled beauty of pristine Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes, surrounded by calm waterways and the Nassau Sound. Throughout its history Amelia Island was home to Spanish explorers, French Huguenots and British settlers before enjoying its “golden age” during the late 1800’s when several wealthy Americans relocated to the picturesque island. Once a bustling Victorian seaport, Fernandina Beach, the island’s only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles just steps from your ship. Join a walking tour of Centre Street’s Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th century Victorian homes and shops. Or take a leisurely stroll along the shady tree-lined avenues and explore Amelia Island’s charm at your own pace.

Day 8: Day of Cruising

Day 9: Hilton Head, SC

Let’s see some Alligators! We’ll head into the Sea Pines Forest Preserve in search of wildlife… including the American Alligator! The 600-acre preserve is home to many indigenous animals and plants, which your guide will expertly talk you through. It’s also just a great day to have your camera out and record some beautiful southern landscapes! In the afternoon, you’ll be able to relax on board or head into town for some shopping!

Day 10: Beaufort, SC

What could be more southern than a horse-drawn carriage tour of Beaufort? The tour will take you past buildings that have been preserved from their beginnings as pre-Civil War shops and later used as field hospitals or offices during the Civil War. An optional tour would be the Low Country Heritage tour to St. Helena Island where you’ll learn about life on a Southern plantation. The host of this tour will be onboard the ship in the evening for a private concert. If you want to venture out on your own, Parris Island Museum is a great free museum with military artifacts focusing on the history of the US Marine Corps. Hunting Island State Park is 5000 acres of walking through beaches, forests and marches.

Day 11: Disembark in Charleston, SC

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