MS Independence

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Cruise line
American Cruise Lines

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MS Independence Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Independence

Year built 2010
Flag state USA
Builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Class
Owner American Cruise Lines Inc
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 52 m / 171 ft
Beam (width) 12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage 3000 gt
Passengers
Crew 47
Passengers-to-space ratio 30
Decks 4
Cabins 52
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2018

Review of MS Independence

Launched in 2010, ms Independence is one of American Cruise Lines ships, together with the paddlewheelers Queen of the West, American Pride, American Eagle and Queen of the Mississippi, as well as American GloryAmerican Spirit and American Star.MS Independence cruise ship

History - construction & ownership

American Cruise Lines (ACL) is a small cruise line with headquarters in Guilford, Connecticut, operational since 1991. The 3,000-ton, 104-passenger cruise ship Independence is US flagged, ACL owned and operated by US crew members. The vessel is compliant with Passenger Vessel Services Act. MS Independence was built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland, USA).MS Independence cruise ship

In 2010 ms Independence joined the similar though slightly smaller American Spirit, American Glory and American Star. Unlike like her sister ships, she is equipped for comfortable cruising with Rolls Royce stabilizers.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Independence itinerary program is based on 6-day New England cruises out of Providence RI, 6-day and 7-day from Baltimore and Portland, 7-day cruises from  Charleston and Jacksonville, 14-day from Jacksonville and Baltimore, Hudson River cruises from New York City.

Cabins

MS Independence has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 104 guests in 52 cabins, 43 of which featuring small private balconies. The staterooms have windows, interior entrances and private baths. The Independence ship boasts some of the largest staterooms in industry and elevators to all decks. 

Dining options - Food & Drinks

MS Independence has one Dining Room that offers regional cuisine. The Grand dining room seats all guests at the same time. Other options for a drink include Maindeck Lounge, Midship lounge and Passenger Deck's lounge.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Independence ship clientele consists of well-traveled Americans. The onboard atmosphere is casual and friendly. Various port visits are offered every day. Due to its smaller size, Independence can visit the smallest ports during the shore excursions. Room service is available twice a day. Internet access and Wi-Fi are complimentary. Other amenities are the flat TVs, DVDs, individual climate control, free cocktails before dinner. MS Independence ship’s interior areas, including all balconies and staterooms, are spacious and deluxe. The ship has a Library Lounge, putting green, sun shade.

MS Independence wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 94 (of which 3 Suites, 40 Balcony rooms, 51 Oceanview, 0 Inside).
  • Fitness, Library, Lifts (all decks), Lounges (4), Grand Dining Room (with open seating).
  • Room-Service (twice daily), Internet, WiFi Access (complimentary), single cabins (6), wheelchair-accessible (no), satellite TV (flats with DVDs), large picture windows, individual climate control in each cabin, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dresser, American staff and crew. Cuisine (fresh meats and seafood), open seating.
  • Cabin sizes are over 200 ft2 (19 m2), with large picture windows and private bathrooms. 80% of the staterooms are with private balconies.
  • Clientele - older North Americans, well-traveled and casual and friendly "country-club" atmosphere, interesting itineraries with numerous call ports, knowledgeable local experts on shore excursions and tours. Because of their smaller sizes, ACL ships can visit smaller ports to offer their guests exceptional tours to little known scenic sites and most charming places in the USA.
  • American Cruise Lines Independence is similar as design to the ACL ships American Star and American Spirit. However, this vessel larger in size, offering more spacious rooms and public areas. This ship is fully stabilized.
  • The Independence ship's itinerary program as destinations features "Historic South and Golden Isles" with 7-day deals from Jacksonville FL and Charleston SC, 14-day "East Coast Inland Passage" from Jacksonville and Baltimore MD, 6-day "Chesapeake Bay" and 7-day "Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage" from Baltimore, 6- and 7-day "Maine Coast and Harbors" from Portland ME, Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises leaving from New York City NY, 6-day New England cruise from Providence RI.

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MS Independence Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS Independence cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Amelia Island cruise port

25 February 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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26 Feb      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
27 Feb     Amelia Island, Florida   
27 Feb     At Sea   
28 Feb     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
28 Feb - 01 Mar     St Simons Island, Georgia   
02 Mar     Savannah, Georgia   
03 Mar     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
04 Mar     Beaufort, North Carolina   
05 Mar      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
Charleston cruise port

04 March 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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05 Mar      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
06 Mar     Beaufort, South Carolina   
07 Mar     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
08 Mar     Savannah, Georgia   
09 Mar     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
09 Mar     St Simons Island, Georgia   
09 Mar - 10 Mar     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
11 Mar     At Sea   
11 Mar - 12 Mar     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
12 Mar      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   
Amelia Island cruise port

11 March 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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12 Mar      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
13 Mar     Amelia Island, Florida   
13 Mar     At Sea   
14 Mar     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
14 Mar - 15 Mar     St Simons Island, Georgia   
16 Mar     Savannah, Georgia   
17 Mar     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
18 Mar     Beaufort, North Carolina   
19 Mar      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
Charleston cruise port

18 March 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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19 Mar      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
20 Mar     Beaufort, South Carolina   
21 Mar     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
22 Mar     Savannah, Georgia   
23 Mar     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
23 Mar     St Simons Island, Georgia   
23 Mar - 24 Mar     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
25 Mar     At Sea   
25 Mar - 26 Mar     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
26 Mar      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   
Amelia Island cruise port

25 March 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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26 Mar      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Amelia Island, Florida   
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     St Simons Island, Georgia   
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Savannah, Georgia   
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Beaufort, North Carolina   
02 Apr      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
Charleston cruise port

01 April 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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02 Apr      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
03 Apr     Beaufort, South Carolina   
04 Apr     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
05 Apr     Savannah, Georgia   
06 Apr     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
06 Apr     St Simons Island, Georgia   
06 Apr - 07 Apr     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
08 Apr     At Sea   
08 Apr - 09 Apr     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
09 Apr      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   
Amelia Island cruise port

08 April 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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09 Apr      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
10 Apr     Amelia Island, Florida   
10 Apr     At Sea   
11 Apr     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
11 Apr - 12 Apr     St Simons Island, Georgia   
13 Apr     Savannah, Georgia   
14 Apr     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
15 Apr     Beaufort, North Carolina   
16 Apr      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
Charleston cruise port

15 April 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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16 Apr      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
17 Apr     Beaufort, South Carolina   
18 Apr     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
19 Apr     Savannah, Georgia   
20 Apr     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
20 Apr     St Simons Island, Georgia   
20 Apr - 21 Apr     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
22 Apr     At Sea   
22 Apr - 23 Apr     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
23 Apr      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   
Baltimore cruise port

06 May 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4090
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07 May      Departing from Baltimore, Maryland   
08 May     Yorktown, Virginia   
09 May     Tangier Island, Virginia   
10 May     Cambridge, Maryland   
11 May     Oxford, Maryland   
12 May     St Michaels, Maryland   
12 May     Annapolis, Maryland   
13 May      Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland   
Providence cruise port

14 May 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4090
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15 May      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
16 May     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
17 May     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
18 May - 19 May     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
20 May     Newport, Rhode Island   
20 May     Block Island, Rhode Island   
21 May     Bristol, Rhode Island   
21 May      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Providence cruise port

20 May 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4090
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21 May      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
22 May     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
23 May     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
24 May - 25 May     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
26 May     Newport, Rhode Island   
26 May     Block Island, Rhode Island   
27 May     Bristol, Rhode Island   
27 May      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Portland cruise port

28 May 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4090
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29 May      Departing from Portland, Maine   
30 May     Rockland, Maine   
30 May     Castine, Maine   
31 May     Belfast, Maine   
01 Jun     Camden, New Jersey   
02 Jun     Bar Harbor, Maine   
03 Jun     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
04 Jun      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

03 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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04 Jun      Departing from Portland, Maine   
05 Jun     Bar Harbor, Maine   
06 Jun     Belfast, Maine   
06 Jun     Castine, Maine   
07 Jun     Camden, New Jersey   
08 Jun     Rockland, Maine   
09 Jun     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
10 Jun     Bath, Maine   
11 Jun      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

10 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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11 Jun      Departing from Portland, Maine   
12 Jun     Bar Harbor, Maine   
13 Jun     Belfast, Maine   
13 Jun     Castine, Maine   
14 Jun     Camden, New Jersey   
15 Jun     Rockland, Maine   
16 Jun     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
17 Jun     Bath, Maine   
18 Jun      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

17 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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18 Jun      Departing from Portland, Maine   
19 Jun     Bar Harbor, Maine   
20 Jun     Belfast, Maine   
20 Jun     Castine, Maine   
21 Jun     Camden, New Jersey   
22 Jun     Rockland, Maine   
23 Jun     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
24 Jun     Bath, Maine   
25 Jun      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

22 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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23 Jul      Departing from Portland, Maine   
24 Jul     Bar Harbor, Maine   
25 Jul     Belfast, Maine   
25 Jul     Castine, Maine   
26 Jul     Camden, New Jersey   
27 Jul     Rockland, Maine   
28 Jul     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
29 Jul     Bath, Maine   
30 Jul      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

29 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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30 Jul      Departing from Portland, Maine   
31 Jul     Bar Harbor, Maine   
01 Aug     Belfast, Maine   
01 Aug     Castine, Maine   
02 Aug     Camden, New Jersey   
03 Aug     Rockland, Maine   
04 Aug     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
05 Aug     Bath, Maine   
06 Aug      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

05 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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06 Aug      Departing from Portland, Maine   
07 Aug     Bar Harbor, Maine   
08 Aug     Belfast, Maine   
08 Aug     Castine, Maine   
09 Aug     Camden, New Jersey   
10 Aug     Rockland, Maine   
11 Aug     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
12 Aug     Bath, Maine   
13 Aug      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

12 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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13 Aug      Departing from Portland, Maine   
14 Aug     Bar Harbor, Maine   
15 Aug     Belfast, Maine   
15 Aug     Castine, Maine   
16 Aug     Camden, New Jersey   
17 Aug     Rockland, Maine   
18 Aug     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
19 Aug     Bath, Maine   
20 Aug      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

19 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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20 Aug      Departing from Portland, Maine   
21 Aug     Bar Harbor, Maine   
22 Aug     Belfast, Maine   
22 Aug     Castine, Maine   
23 Aug     Camden, New Jersey   
24 Aug     Rockland, Maine   
25 Aug     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
26 Aug     Bath, Maine   
27 Aug      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

26 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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27 Aug      Departing from Portland, Maine   
28 Aug     Bar Harbor, Maine   
29 Aug     Belfast, Maine   
29 Aug     Castine, Maine   
30 Aug     Camden, New Jersey   
31 Aug     Rockland, Maine   
01 Sep     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
02 Sep     Bath, Maine   
03 Sep      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

02 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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03 Sep      Departing from Portland, Maine   
04 Sep     Bar Harbor, Maine   
05 Sep     Belfast, Maine   
05 Sep     Castine, Maine   
06 Sep     Camden, New Jersey   
07 Sep     Rockland, Maine   
08 Sep     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
09 Sep     Bath, Maine   
10 Sep      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

09 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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10 Sep      Departing from Portland, Maine   
11 Sep     Bar Harbor, Maine   
12 Sep     Belfast, Maine   
12 Sep     Castine, Maine   
13 Sep     Camden, New Jersey   
14 Sep     Rockland, Maine   
15 Sep     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
16 Sep     Bath, Maine   
17 Sep      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Portland cruise port

16 September 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4090
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17 Sep      Departing from Portland, Maine   
18 Sep     Boothbay Harbor, Maine   
19 Sep     Bar Harbor, Maine   
20 Sep     Camden, New Jersey   
21 Sep     Belfast, Maine   
22 Sep     Castine, Maine   
22 Sep     Rockland, Maine   
23 Sep      Arriving in Portland, Maine   
Baltimore cruise port

29 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4090
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29 Oct      Departing from Baltimore, Maryland   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Yorktown, Virginia   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Tangier Island, Virginia   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Cambridge, Maryland   
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Oxford, Maryland   
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     St Michaels, Maryland   
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Annapolis, Maryland   
04 Nov      Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland   
Amelia Island cruise port

18 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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19 Nov      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
20 Nov     Amelia Island, Florida   
20 Nov     At Sea   
21 Nov     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
21 Nov - 22 Nov     St Simons Island, Georgia   
23 Nov     Savannah, Georgia   
24 Nov     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
25 Nov     Beaufort, North Carolina   
26 Nov      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
Charleston cruise port

25 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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26 Nov      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
27 Nov     Beaufort, South Carolina   
28 Nov     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
29 Nov     Savannah, Georgia   
30 Nov     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
30 Nov     St Simons Island, Georgia   
30 Nov - 01 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
02 Dec     At Sea   
02 Dec - 03 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
03 Dec      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   
Amelia Island cruise port

02 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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03 Dec      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
04 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida   
04 Dec     At Sea   
05 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
05 Dec - 06 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
07 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
08 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
09 Dec     Beaufort, North Carolina   
10 Dec      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
Charleston cruise port

09 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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10 Dec      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
11 Dec     Beaufort, South Carolina   
12 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
13 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
14 Dec     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
14 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
14 Dec - 15 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
16 Dec     At Sea   
16 Dec - 17 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
17 Dec      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   
Amelia Island cruise port

16 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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17 Dec      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
18 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida   
18 Dec     At Sea   
19 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
19 Dec - 20 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
21 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
22 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
23 Dec     Beaufort, North Carolina   
24 Dec      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
Charleston cruise port

23 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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24 Dec      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
25 Dec     Beaufort, South Carolina   
26 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
27 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
28 Dec     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
28 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
28 Dec - 29 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
30 Dec     At Sea   
30 Dec - 31 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
31 Dec      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   
Amelia Island cruise port

30 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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31 Dec      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
01 Jan     Amelia Island, Florida   
01 Jan     At Sea   
02 Jan     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
02 Jan - 03 Jan     St Simons Island, Georgia   
04 Jan     Savannah, Georgia   
05 Jan     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
06 Jan     Beaufort, North Carolina   
07 Jan      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina