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Princess Cruises introduces Historic America Cruisetour in celebration of its 250th anniversary

Princess Cruises unveils historic cruise tour of America, exploring America’s roots

In anticipation of America’s 250th anniversary, Princess Cruises is offering a unique 14-night cruise tour of Historic America. This experience includes a seven-day land tour of key historical sites, followed by a seven-day cruise between Canada and New England aboard the Enchanted Princess, sailing round-trip from New York City.

Highlights of the land tour

Guests on the Historic America cruise tour will explore key locations including Washington DC, Philadelphia, Williamsburg and more. The tour includes overnight stays in Washington DC, Williamsburg, Staunton, Gettysburg and Philadelphia. Travelers visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate, and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“Visiting our nation’s capital and nearby historic cities and attractions is always high on travelers’ list of things to visit in their lifetime,” said Terry Thornton, Chief Commercial Officer of Princess Cruises. “We make travel to historic America easy, educational and memorable with our knowledgeable and inspiring guides who share the incredible stories of our country’s settlers, leaders, monuments and historic sites.”

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Washington, DC
  • Day 2: Tour Arlington Cemetery, Embassy Row, National Cathedral, museums, evening tour of memorials
  • Day 3: Visit Mount Vernon and Jamestown Settlement, dinner in a colonial Williamsburg Tavern
  • Day 4: Explore the historic area of ​​Colonial Williamsburg
  • Day 5: Visit Richmond National Battlefield Park and Monticello
  • Day 6: Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Day 7: Visit Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, Liberty Bell and other historic sites
  • Day 8: Arrive in New York City and board Enchanted Princess for the cruise
  • Day 9: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Day 10: Boston, MA
  • Day 11: Portland, Maine
  • Day 12: At sea
  • Day 13: Halifax, Canada
  • Day 14: At sea
  • Day 15: Return to New York City

Booking and departure dates

The Historic America cruise tour is now available for booking with 10 departure dates in 2025, including August 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; and October 4, 11 and 18. Rates start at $4,529 per person.

Thornton added, “With America’s upcoming 250th birthday in 2026, now is the time to visit our country’s historic monuments and celebrate our independence.”