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Princess Cruises Launches Historic America Cruisetour To Celebrate US 250th Anniversary

Princess Cruises Historic America Cruisetour 250th Anniversary of America
Historic America Cruisetour 250th Anniversary of America [Image Princess Cruises on Facebook]
Princess Cruises has announced a new, upcoming historic America Cruisetour to celebrate the 250th anniversary of America. Guests who book will enjoy a 14-night land and cruise experience that highlight’s America’s roots. Locations include the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Williamsburg and more.

Historic America Cruisetour from Princess Cruises

A 2025 Canada and New England cruise sailing out of New York City will now offer its guests an immersive experience in Historic America. On the scenic East Coast cruise, guests will tour the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, and interact with early settlers at a living history museum.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
[Image Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on Facebook]
Moreover, they will visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia before standing on the same soil as Thomas Jefferson at his Monticello estate, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All the stops on the historic America Cruisetour

Guests experiencing Historic America Cruisetour will enjoy a seven-night, hosted land tour. This will include stays in Washington D.C., Williamsburg, Staunton, Gettysburg and Philadelphia. Next, they will board a seven-day Canada/New England cruise on the Enchanted Princess, roundtrip from New York City.

An ‘educational and memorable’ experience

Princess Cruises' HIstoric America Cruisetour
HIstoric America Cruisetour [Image Princess Cruises]
Speaking of the exciting new cruise, Terry Thornton, Chief Commercial Officer for Princess Cruises, said in a statement:

Visiting our nation’s capital, nearby historic cities and landmarks always ranks high on travelers’ lists of places to visit in their lifetime.

We make traveling to historic America easy, educational and memorable with our knowledgeable and inspiring tour guides sharing the incredible stories of our country’s settlers, leaders, landmarks and historic sites.

“With the upcoming 250th anniversary of America in 2026, now is the time to visit our nation’s historic landmarks and celebrate our independence,” Thornton added.

Princess Cruises’ Historic America Cruisetour

Arlington Cemetery
Arlington Cemetery [Image by Elsa Mayfair from Pixabay]
The Princess Cruises’ Historic America Cruisetour includes hotels, motorcoach transportation, sightseeing and most breakfasts and dinners. Meanwhile, the following is a sample itinerary for guests booking the experience:

  • Day 1: Arrive at Washington, DC
  • Day 2: Tour Arlington Cemetery, Embassy Row, National Cathedral, museums of choice, evening illumination tour of Lincoln, Vietnam, World War II, and Korean War Memorials
  • Day 3: Visit Mount Vernon, George Washington’s iconic estate, and Jamestown Settlement before arriving in Williamsburg for dinner at a Colonial Williamsburg Tavern
  • Day 4: Full day exploring Colonial Williamsburg historic area
  • Day 5: Tour Richmond National Battlefield Park and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate
  • Day 6: Enjoy Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and a guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Day 7: City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, for Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, First Bank, Carpenter’s Hall, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley and Christ Church
  • Day 8: Arrive in New York City to embark Enchanted Princess for the cruise
  • Day 9: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Day 10: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Day 11: Portland, Maine
  • Day 12: At Sea
  • Day 13: Halifax, Canada
  • Day 14: At Sea
  • Day 15: Return to New York City

Tickets are on sale with Princess Cruises and guests can choose from 10 Historic America Cruisetour options in 2025, with departure dates as follows:

  • August 16, 23, 30;
  • September 6, 13, 20, 27;
  • October 4, 11 and 18, 2025.

Rates start at $4,529 per person.

Find out more information about Princess Cruises and the new Historic American Cruisetour on the cruise line’s website. Alternatively, call 1-800-Princess (1-800-774-6237).


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