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AMERICAN CRUISE LINES
8 Days | The Great Rivers of Florida


JACKSONVILLE ROUNDTRIP

Day 1| Jacksonville, Florida Area (Amelia Island). Departing for Palatka, you will enjoy a leisurely journey along the slow-moving waters of St. Johns River, one of only three rivers in the nation that flows north. For the avid birdwatcher, this river is home to over 200 species of birds including the bald eagle, swallowtail kite, and wood stork.

Day 2 | Palatka, FL. Once known for its worldwide shipping commerce of citrus and timber, Palatka attracted a number of wealthy northerners looking to relocate to a warmer climate. Today, it remains a charming river town with restored plantation houses that stand as a testament to distinguished residents that once called Palatka home. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the beautifully landscaped Ravine Gardens State Park.

Day 3 | Cruising the St. Johns to Lake George. Ocala National Forest. Continue your cruise from St. Johns River to Lake George, which shares a border with the Ocala National Forest. The lake hosts a variety of wildlife ranging from migratory water birds to marine animals. Local springs in Lake George feed enough salt to the system to make the habitat suitable for marine species like Atlantic stingray, striped bass, and blue crab.

Day 4 | Green Cove Springs, FL. In the 1800s, Green Cove Springs attracted a surge of vacationers from the North, drawn to the warm mineral springs reputed to have medicinal qualities and healing powers. Steamboat services brought the elite, searching for a warm retreat from the winter’s harsh climate. Today, visitors can also explore the historic district, which includes historic homes and gorgeous surroundings.

Day 5 | Cruising the Tolomato River. Travel along one of the most impressive stretches of inland waterways in the United States, the Tolomato River. Witness many spectacular sites, including a rare glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean, visible over the Barrier Islands. Join our onboard naturalist on the open observation decks for views of native wildlife, captivating sunsets, hidden villages, and miles of pristine landscapes.

Day 6 | St. Augustine, FL. In the late 1800s, oil tycoon Henry Flagler developed St. Augustine in an attempt to fulfill his vision of establishing an American Riviera along Florida's eastern shores. Although this "golden era" ended in the early 1900s, Flagler's legacy remains. Explore historic ruins, unique architecture, and the narrow streets of a city once used as a remote outpost by the Spanish Empire.

Day 7 | Amelia Island, FL. Discover the unspoiled beauty of Amelia Island, with miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, featuring restored 19th-century Victorian homes and shops. Explore Amelia Island's charm as you stroll along the tree-lined avenues.

Day 8 | Amelia Island. Jacksonville, FL. Disembark. Take in the beautiful weather of northern Florida as you disembark from your tour of the South. Jacksonville offers a number of wonderful activities, including a tour of Cummer Art Museum, which houses an exclusive collection of art, including rare porcelain.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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8 DAYS | ROUNDTRIP JACKSONVILLE
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