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Southern Coastal Charm – 2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^ – 19 Nov 2023

Cruise and Stay 11 nights with Victory I departing 19th November 2023

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^
Make a new booking on this 2023 departure and pay no deposit until the 31st of January 2022!
Offer valid for bookings by Australian guests between 1st Aug – 31st Dec 2021.
Capacity controlled and not valid on Owner`s Suites.
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SOUTHERN COASTAL CHARM CRUISE: From the historic South to pristine beaches, a voyage from the Southeast coast to The Bahamas delivers just the right balance of excitement and relaxation. Charleston and Savannah offer a glimpse into coastal Southern living and architecture, while the islands of The Bahamas feature a tropical oasis just 50 miles from the U.S. coastline. On these incredible voyages, you will be able to enjoy included excursions that highlight each destination. Perhaps you have a specific interest that can be best served on a thoughtfully crafted premium experience.

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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 11 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 19 November 2023 – hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Cruise Begins: 20 November 2023 – embark, Amelia Island, USA
Cruise Ends: 30 November 2023 – disembark, Fernandina Beach Amelia Island, USA
Ship: Victory I
Region: South and Southeast USA

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Jacksonville
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 10 night Southern Coastal Charms small ship cruise aboard Victory I round trip from Amelia Island
• All onboard meals
• Complimentary range of included shore excursions
• Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise
• Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening
• Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water
• Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary)
• Port charges of USD $549 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $175 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in all categories for Australian residents!
Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*.

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat E Ocean View Stateroom – Queen bed only – Deck 1: Was $5723 – NOW $4723*
Twin Cat D Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 1: Was $6023 – NOW $5023*
Twin Cat C Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 2 or 3: Was $6323 – NOW $5323*
Twin Cat B Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 3: Was $6523 – NOW $5523*
Twin Cat A Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 3: Was $7323 – NOW $6323*
Twin Cat AA Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 4: Was $8223 – NOW $7223*
Twin Cat OS Owners Suite – one queen & one sofa bed – Deck 3: Was $10623 – NOW $9623*
Single sole use occupancy prices on request

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    12 days
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    Fernadina Beach, Amelia Is, Florida
  • Fernadina Beach, Amelia Is, Florida

    Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County, Florida, United States, on Amelia Island. It is the northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater Jacksonville. It is also the seat of Nassau County. The area was first inhabited by the Timucuan Indian people

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    Brunswick, Georgia (for Jekyll & St. Simons Islands)
  • Brunswick, Georgia (for Jekyll & St. Simons Islands)

    Brunswick is an American city in the state of Georgia and the seat of Glynn County. The municipality is located in southeastern Georgia on a harbor on the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of Florida.

    Brunswick has a busy waterfront and its downtown area features Victorian commercial buildings and offers visitors and residents alike a sole experience with limitless shopping, dining and cultural activities.

    Brunswick includes the second largest concentration of documented historic structures in Georgia. The nearby islands of St. Simons and Jekyll lure visitors with the promise of beaches, resorts, and historic sites.

    Things to See & Do

    * Downtown area

    * Art galleries

    * Historic sites * St. Simons and Jekyll islands

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 44.6 km² Population – 17, 000 approx Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Transport Links – Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK, previously known as “Glynco Jetport”) has daily flights from Atlanta on Delta Airlines.

    The nearest major airports are Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV) to the north, and Jacksonville International (JAX) to south, in Florida. Each is about 1.5 hours away by car.

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    Savannah, Georgia, USA
  • Savannah, Georgia, USA

    The most common association with this historic town is its tie to the Battle of Shiloh – a major Civil War battle also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, fought on April 6, 1862. Uncover the stories and history associated with Savannah, and explore the city’s many trails and paths winding down the lush banks of the Tennessee River. 

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    Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  • Charleston, South Carolina, USA

    Charleston is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is located just south of the mid-point of South Carolina’s coastline, at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers.

    Charleston boasts many historic buildings, art and historical museums, and other attractions. The current downtown skyline, is dominated by church steeples and the stunning Arthur Ravenel cable-stay bridge completed in 2005 over the Cooper River.

    The city is a major port on the eastern seaboard of the US and a popular destination for domestic and international tourists.

    Things to See & Do

    * The Battery and White Point Gardens * Charleston Museum * Fort Sumter * French Quarter * The Market

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 361.2 km²

    Population – 126,600 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The Port of Charleston consists of five terminals. Three are on the Harbor and the other two are on the Cooper River just north of Charleston’s bustling harbor.

    Travel Links – Charleston is served by Charleston International Airport, located about 12 miles northwest of historic downtown.

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    Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
  • Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

    Charted in 1711, Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina behind Charleston.

    It is located on Port Royal Island in the heart of Sea Islands and Lowcountry.

    Beaufort has been called “Americas Happiest Seaside Town” and is known for its historic architecture and exquisite local cuisine.

    Remnants of the original English colonial settlement can be found in the downtown (historic district) area and it is one of only a handful of US towns that has had its entire downtown designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    A coastal town that has wonderful B&Bs and restaurants, Beaufort is also known for its outstanding golf courses, beaches, and outdoor adventures.

    Things to see and do

    * Henry C Chambers Waterfront Park * Hunting Island State park

    * Hunting Island Lighthouse * John Mark Verdier House * The Sands Beach

    * Farmers Market

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency – US Dollar (USD) Language – English Land area – 48.2 km2 Population – 12,361

    Time – GMT minus five hours Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below International Country Telephone Code – +1

    Port location – Downtown Beaufort

    Transport links

    Beaufort is served by Hilton Head Domestic Airport 63km and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

    77km Regular bus service

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    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Situated in Duval County, in northeastern Florida, Jacksonville stands in the great double loops of St. John’s River, next to the Atlantic Ocean. Its locals often know Jacksonville as ‘JAX’, after the city’s nearby airport.

    Jacksonville offers tourists kilometers of beaches used all year round, the scenic Southbank Riverwalk, a Skyway Monorail, museums and numerous art galleries located in the downtown Jacksonville district. The Spanish discovered Jacksonville in 1513, and the cities many tourist attractions are often full of historic information, celebrating Jacksonville’s rich past.

    Jacksonville has a host of popular tourist attractions, including Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park, ALLTEL Stadium home to the Jacksonville Jaguars American football team, Jacksonville Zoological Gardens – with more than 1,000 rare and exotic animals, regarded locally as a ‘Walking Safari’; and the Jax Expo Center hosting many notable events, festivals and concerts in downtown Jacksonville.

    Some of the main museums and art galleries in Jacksonville include the Cummer Museum of Art and Garden, the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History, the Museum of Weapons and Early American History, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art.

    Things to see and do

    * Jax Expo Center * Jacksonville Zoological Gardens * Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park * The Landing – A downtown shopping district * Jacksonville beach

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – Sept Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area

    – 2,033 square kilometers Population – 775,000 Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time –

    GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code –

    + 1

    Port Location –Jaxport Cruise Terminal is located in North Jacksonville approximately 7.5 miles from downtown Jacksonville.

    Transport Links – Jacksonville International Airport, greyhound buses and Amtrak trains provide links to other US destinations.

    A variety of bus services operate in the city and an elevated train system, called the Skyway service operates between downtown destinations. Taxis are readily available throughout Jacksonville, however car rental is a better option.

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    West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

    West Palm Beach is a vibrant and growing metropolis in the heart of South Florida, United States. It is part of the South Florida (Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach) Metropolitan area.

    Downtown West Palm Beach, Clematis Street is the area’s nightlife hub, with a great selection of bars, clubs, and restaurants. City Place is West Palm’s version of Mizner Park; shops, restaurants, and other entertainment options liven up this area. In addition to good beaching, boating, and diving, a unique beach activity is watching space shuttles launch out over the ocean.

    Things to see and do

    * Flagler Museum * Norton Art Museum * McCarthys Wildlife Sancturary *

    Viewing space shuttle launches from the beach * Snorkeling at Breaker’s reef or John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – Sept Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area –

    142.8 km²

    Population – 122,000 approx Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time –

    GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code –

    1

    Port Location – The Port of Palm Beach is located on the northern edge of the city limits.

    Transport Links – Palm Beach International Airport is a small, yet highly adequate airport. While both the Miami and the Fort Lauderdale airports are busy, PBI is easy to get in and out of, and is about five minutes from downtown West Palm Beach. Travelers flying into South Florida or the Bahamas should strongly consider PBI.

    Amtrak has a stop in the downtown West Palm Beach, and the Tri-Rail runs between Miami and West Palm.

    PalmTran

    runs throughout Palm Beach County. At the corner of Quadrille and Clematis you will find a popular hub, connecting many different routes.

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    Freeport, Bahamas
  • Freeport, Bahamas

    Freeport is a city, district and free trade zone located on the island of Grand Bahama of the North-west Bahamas. It is located just 65 miles (105 km) off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida and on the major EW – NS shipping routes.

    Visitors to Freeport will have lots of opportunities to snorkel, sail, build sand castles and even go scuba diving with dolphins.

    Duty free shopping is available on cameras, watches, porcelain and fine jewelry. Sightseeing opportunities include tranquil botanical gardens bursting with tropical flowers as well as gardens of coral under the sea.

    Things to see and do

    * Lucayan National Park * Port Lucaya * Garden of the Groves * Beaches

    * Duty free shopping

    General Information

    Cruise Season – Jan – Dec Currency –

    Bahamian dollar (BSD) Language –

    English

    Population – 27,000 approx Land Area – 558 km²

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code – + 1 – 242

    Port Location – The port of Freeport is not near the city, transfer will be required to reach the city center.

    Transport Links –

    The main airport serving the city is the Grand Bahama International Airport.

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    Fernadina Beach, Amelia Is, Florida
  • Fernadina Beach, Amelia Is, Florida

    Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County, Florida, United States, on Amelia Island. It is the northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater Jacksonville. It is also the seat of Nassau County. The area was first inhabited by the Timucuan Indian people

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Fernadina Beach, Amelia Is, Florida

Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County, Florida, United States, on Amelia Island. It is the northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater Jacksonville. It is also the seat of Nassau County. The area was first inhabited by the Timucuan Indian people

Pricing and Cabins

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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States and Canada must complete an online ESTA /CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discount of up to $1000 USD per person. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included. ^2023 Zero Deposit offer is valid for new bookings by Australian guests on any 2023 American Queen Voyages departure (capacity controlled, some departures may have offer withdrawn without prior notice), in any category except Owners Suite. Bookings must be made between 01Aug-31Dec 2021 and will be confirmed without deposit until the 31st of January 2022. On 31Jan22, all bookings must be deposited (from which time normal cancellation conditions apply) or if not deposited, bookings will auto-cancel. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages sailing.

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