Chattanooga TN (Tennessee)

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Chattanooga TN cruise port

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2023-12-11 10:25

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Chattanooga TN is a Tennessee River/Ohio River cruise port and city in Tennessee USA (Hamilton County). By population (around 185,000, metro around 550,000) the city is ranked Tennessee state's 4th-largest - after Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville). Chattanooga is approx 112 mi (180 km) southwest of Knoxville, approx 134 mi (216 km) southeast of Nashville, approx 118 mi (190 km) northwest of Atlanta Georgia, approx 102 mi (164 km) northeast of Huntsville Alabama.

Chattanooga (Tennessee USA) river cruise port

Tennessee River (fka Cherokee River) is the Ohio River's largest tributary, with length approx 652 mi (1049 km). As cruise port, Chattanooga TN is included in the schedule of the USA's largest river cruise companies - AQSC/AQV-American Queen Voyages/Steamboat Company and ACL-American Cruise Lines.

Next tables show American Duchess ship's/AQV's 7-night/8-day itineraries that visit Chattanooga. Prices started from ~USD 2500 per person with double occupancy.

Day 1Departing from Memphis, Tennessee
Day 3New Madrid, Missouri
Day 4Paducah, Kentucky
Day 5Savannah, Tennessee
Day 6Decatur, Alabama
Day 8Arriving in Chattanooga

In 2022, AQSC introduced another 7-day itinerary - between Nashville/Clarksville and Chattanooga. The southbound cruisetour starts with an overnight hotel in Nashville TN and bus travel (on the following day) to Clarksville for boarding the riverboat. The northbound cruisetour starts with an overnight hotel in Chattanooga and boarding the riverboat on the next day.

Day 1Departing from Clarksville, Tennessee
Day 2Dover, Tennessee
Day 3Paducah, Kentucky
Day 4Savannah, Tennessee
Day 5Florence, Alabama
Day 6Decatur, Alabama
Day 8Arriving in Chattanooga

In 2023, ACL introduced the 8-day "The Tennessee Rivers Cruise" itinerary between Chattanooga and Nashville, with a complimentary pre-voyage (1-night) hotel stay.

Day 1Departing from Chattanooga TN
Day 2Decatur, Alabama
Day 3Florence, Alabama
Day 4Savannah, Tennessee
Day 5Paducah, Kentucky
Day 6Lake Barkley and Cumberland River
Days 7-8 (overnight)Arriving in Nashville TN

The new route was operated by 3x ACL boats (American Serenade, American Splendor, American Symphony).

During the Civil War (1861-65), Chattanooga was a major battleground as here connected ~50% of the Confederacy's forces - deployed in the Georgia state's cities Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus and Macon. The city's railroads and processing plants were vital for the Confederacy's supply of raw materials and the production of munitions. Following the Battle of Chickamauga (September 18-20, 1863), the defeated Union Army retreated in Chattanooga. Battle of Chickamauga is considered one of three battles in 2863 that tipped the scales of the American Civil War toward the Union forces - together with the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3) and the Siege of Vicksburg (May 18-July 4). In summer 1864 followed the Atlanta Campaign (series of battles throughout Georgia and Atlanta).

As a major transportation hub (converging multiple main roads and railroads), Chattanooga grew also as one of Southeastern USA's largest heavy industrial cities. The city's current economy is based on industries like automotive (VW-Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, also producing electric vehicles), manufacturing and distribution (chemicals, heavy equipment, tires, sporting goods), food and beverage production, healthcare, insurance, logistics, real estate, office services, banking, mall shopping, tourism.

The city (nicknamed "Chatt" and "Nooga") has 9 neighborhoods and 19 suburbs. Best-known tourist attractions include Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga Zoo, Raccoon Mountain Caverns), arboretums/botanical garden devoted to trees (Reflection Riding, Bonny Oaks, Cherokee, Cherokee Trail), annual festivals (Riverbend, Nightfall, Dulcimer, National Folk, Film Festival).

The USA's fastest Internet service (one-gigabit-per-second) was first launched in Chattanooga TN in 2010 (September). Here is also Coca-Cola's first bottling plant. Chickamauga Dam impounds Chickamauga Lake (14670 hectares/~147 km2/57 mi2) and feeds into Nickajack Lake (reservoir created by Nickajack Dam in Marion County).

Port Chattanooga TN cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Chattanooga TN, Tennessee. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

17 May, 2024
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineAmerican Symphony
18 May, 2024
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineAmerican Symphony
31 May, 2024
American Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineAmerican Symphony

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