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Not available for 2008 - Spirit of Nantucket is being reassigned to Alaska

South Atlantic Coast - Jacksonville to Charleston or Reverse -Antebellum South along the Intra-Coastal WaterwayAntebellum South along the Intra-coastal Waterway Cruise 70a Jacksonville to Charleston or 71a Charleston to Jacksonville


DAY 1 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA Board the Spirit of Nantucket in Jacksonville, a strategic port during the Civil War. Dinner is served onboard. D

DAY 2 FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA (FOR CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GEORGIA) Fernandina Beach is a quaint village of late-Victorian architecture that dates from the mid-1500s. Join an all-day excursion to Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Explore the crumbling remnants of Dungeness, the mansion built by Thomas Carnegie in 1884, and view the beautiful plants, birds and wildlife, including wild horses, living there. BLD

DAY 3 BRUNSWICK (FOR JEKYLL ISLAND), GEORGIA Enjoy an excursion to Jekyll island, one of Georgia's famous Golden Isles. Winter home of America's rich and famous for 56 years, Jekyll Island hosted the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and Morgans, who all closed their Fifth Avenue mansions and retreated to the island's warmth and serenity. View these spectacular millionaire "cottages" - ornate mansions that have been exquisitely preserved - providing an intriguing view into the era of The Great Gatsby. Your tour concludes with luncheon in the courtyard of the lavish, elegant Crane Cottage. BLD

DAY 4 CRUISING THE INTRA-COASTAL WATERWAY / SAVANNAH, GEORGIA Cruise through the isolated Low Country today along the winding Intra-coastal Waterway. Lined with marsh grasses, wide and ocean-like one minute, narrow with plantation homes just visible through moss draped oaks the next, the Waterway supports a spectacular array of wildlife. Many species of waterfowl and wading birds inhabit this inland passage. Porpoises sport in the wake of passing boats, and shrimp, oysters and crabs thrive, along with striped bass and mullet. On shore, deer, bears, bobcats and foxes roam the thickets and cypress swamps. Arrive in Savannah early this evening, and join an optional tour of the city "by night," featuring history, ghost tales and a glimpse into lovely, after-dark Savannah. BLD

DAY 5 SAVANNAH You'll have all day to explore this historic city and its Old South charm, where cobblestone streets are lined with classic wrought-iron fences and 150-year-old,mossdraped oaks pre-dating the Civil War. Explore one of our nation's largest National Historic Landmark districts, revealing more than 270 years of history, elegantly displayed in exquisite ironwork, splendid mansions and picturesque cottages. Glimpse life as it was lived in old Savannah with a visit to a fine house museum. BLD

DAY 6 BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA / CRUISING THE INTRA-COASTAL WATERWAY The second-oldest town in South Carolina looks to the sea from Port Royal Island, one of 64 barrier islands that make up Beaufort County. Enjoy a carriage ride through the city's historic district or choose to visit Hunting Island State Park. At the Park, explore the historic lighthouse, stroll along the boardwalk to discover the salt marsh, and, along the way, be on the look-out for dolphins, deer, wading birds and other wildlife. Sail the Intra-coastal Waterway past sea islands, small harbors, and coves, catching sight of wildlife that few visitors see. Osprey, egrets and ibis feed in the swampy marshes and saw-grass flats, sunning on the muddy banks. BLD

DAY 7 CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA The lovely city of Charleston contains a wealth of 18th and 19th century mansions, but it is probably best known in American history as the site where the Civil War began at Fort Sumter. Charleston was one of the four largest cities on the Eastern Seaboard. A guided stroll through Charleston's historic streets introduces you to the charms of the city. You may then choose to join either an optional excursion that takes you to the botanical treasures of Middleton Place Plantation, or an optional historic tour that features a stop at the Joseph Manigault House, built around 1803 and one of the finest Adamesque mansions in the country, and a drive through The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. BLD

DAY 8 CHARLESTON Disembark the Spirit of Nantucket after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Request: Cruise 70a  or Cruise 71a Booking/Availability.

April 1, 15, 29, 2007 $2699 2949 3449 4049

April 8, 22, 2007 $2699 2949   3449 4049
The cost of your cruise includes service charges for land-based personnel and $299 per person which covers taxes/port charges/fees and onboard services. Onboard gratuities are neither required nor expected. Prices are per person, double-occupancy, U.S. dollars. Single/Triple rates available upon request where applicable. Airfare extra.

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