American Okeechobee Cruise
Aboard an American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise, travel to the wilds of Florida and learn about the highlights of Floridian history, culture, and nature when you visit fascinating destinations in Florida such as Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Fort Pierce, Lake Okeechobee, and Fort Meyers. An American Okeechobee cruise not only offers fun family vacations, but passengers also learn about the exciting ports of call they visit on this exciting American Cruise Line itinerary. And all you ever wanted to know about these port cities and many more are explained in detail by guest lecturers, experts in their field who enrich your cruising experience with fascinating facts and details about each port of call.
Cruise down tranquil inland waterways of Florida aboard one of the finest small ship cruising lines in the industry. Enjoy escorted shore excursions guided by expert tour guides with the inside knowledge of the culture and history of each port. An American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise ship like the American Glory allow American cruise lines passengers to venture to unreachable destinations where larger conventional ships are not allowed. Small ship cruising aboard American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise ships provides cruise passengers with a unique alternative cruising experience.
American Okeechobee Cruise - Ships
The American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise uses the American Glory on its November and December cruises to the Okeechobee area of Florida. The American Cruise Lines fleet consists of brand new ships like the American Eagle, American Spirit, and American Glory. Each ship offers passengers spacious and comfortable accommodations, impeccable service, and the opulent amenities of a large luxury cruise ship. These small ships sport three open decks, four lounges, a library, fitness center, and dining salon. Everywhere you go on an American Okeechobee Cruise ship, there's a panoramic view of the waterways and passing scenery.
The staterooms are the largest of the small ship cruise industry and each are furnished with satellite TVs, private bathrooms, large opening picture windows, and private verandahs.
American Okeechobee Cruise - Entertainment
After a day of exciting shore excursions and cruise activities at the fascinating American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise ports of call, relax with friends in the main lounge with complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy an exquisite gourmet dinner in the Dining Salon on an American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise. Sit with whomever you want and choose among the wide array of dishes offered to you by highly skilled chefs. After this delectable feast, enjoy an entertaining and enriching presentation by one of the guest speakers and learn more about the famous cities and towns along the East Coast that you visit on your American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise itineraries.
American Okeechobee Cruise - Lake Okeechobee
On this 8 day/ 7 night American Cruise Lines Okeechobee cruise tour, glide down the beautifully rugged waterways of Florida, stopping at destinations like Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Fort Pierce, Lake Okeechobee, and Fort Meyers.
Glide across Lake Okeechobee the second largest freshwater lake in the United States and get a panoramic view of the 467,000 acres of tropical beauty around you. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy eco-tours throughout the region and the up close view of Florida wildlife from the ship's observation decks. At nearby For Pierce, visit the popular Harbor Branch Oceanographic Center where the study of marine mammal research takes place. Learn more about Florida's natural environs and protecting Florida's Oculina Deepwater Coral Reefs.
American Okeechobee Cruise - Cape Canaveral
Tour the famous Kennedy Space Center once the site of 1950s military launches and today a visitor's center and museum for space travel. View the Gallery of Manned Space Flight and even the actual space shuttles and launch pads. Nearby at Cape Air Force Station stands the beautiful 160-foot Canaveral Lighthouse (1868).
American Okeechobee Cruise - Amelia Island
On this 8 day/7 night American Okeechobee cruise, learn about the long history of this small island surrounded by the Nassau Sound. Amelia Island's history dates back to the Spanish colonial occupation and remnants of the past are everywhere. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the variety of nature programs offered to passengers, and fishermen will thrive in some of the best fishing spots of Florida. Amelia Island is a fisherman's paradise with its many fishing venues and charter fishing establishments. Anglers have the opportunity of catching game fish like kingfish, barracuda, cobia, bonito, amberjack, black sea bass, snapper, and grouper.
Enjoy a day at the beach or take a waling tour of Amelia Island's Centre Street's Historic District in the island's only city Fernandina Beach. Once a bustling seaport in Victorian times, Amelia Island today is a premiere island resort with pristine beaches, rolling sand dunes, and 18-hole championship golf courses. Stroll along the narrow streets of the historic district and shop for antiques and collectibles in the quaint stores. Take a tour of the 50 blocks of restored 19th century Victorian homes and stores or visit the Zoological Gardens nearby.
American Okeechobee Cruise - St. Augustine
One of the most fascinating cruise destinations on an American Okeechobee cruise is the old town of St. Augustine. The city boasts a history dating as far back as 1565 making St. Augustine the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the United States. The influence of Spanish colonialism is heavily reflected in the architecture of homes and businesses in the historic downtown section of St. Augustine.
Tour the famous Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in the heart of downtown or relive the days of 15th century colonists in the Colonial Spanish Quarter living history museum. Just fourteen miles away lay the Fort Matanzas National Monument, Spain's last effort to fend off British encroachments from the north. The fort and its surrounding inlet was the scene of many crucial events in Spanish colonial history. French soldiers were massacred there in 1565 when the Spanish made their opening move to establish a colony in Florida. Cruise passengers can tour the embattled Spanish fort every day of the year except December 25th.
Tour the many historic sites of St. Augustine the oldest town in America. Don't forget an unforgettable tour of the famous Potter's Wax Museum!
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