Civil War Cruising

I just finished my second two week cruise for American Cruise Lines this year.

That company was one of the first to begin cruising after the pandemic, and I was privileged to be the Civil War Speaker on two cruises in April aboard the “American Star” and the “Independence” between Jacksonville and Charleston. We traveled the Intracoastal Waterway, with stops in Jekyll Island, Savannah, Port Royal, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Charleston.

Then, from May 29 to June 13 I was the Civil War Speaker on two cruises, New Orleans to Memphis and then from Memphis to New Orleans. Along the way we stopped in Natchez, St.Francisville, and Baton Rouge, and of course spent a full day roaming the Vicksburg battle field. For this cruise we traveled on “The American Jazz,” the newest and largest ship in the fleet. Quite an experience.

I have three more cruises scheduled for this year, including one for the entire (or most of) Mississippi River, from New Orleans to St. Paul.

Below is a photo of the American Jazz, and for more information about this great cruise line, see:

Author: geneofva

Author of "Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era," and of seven more Civil War books -- with more to come!!

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