On this epic cruise, you'll sail a route that adventurous passengers first followed in the 19th Century in their search for a tropical paradise. Start your voyage on St. John’s River, a designated American Heritage River, and one of the few north-flowing rivers above the equator. Then travel to Palatka, a charming town with restored plantation houses and beautiful parks. As you cruise from St. Johns River to Lake George, journey to the heart of the Ocala National Forest and observe alligators, playful manatees, and majestic bald eagle in their natural habitats. Take a horse-drawn carriage through Green Cove Springs like the travelers of yesteryear and explore the historic ruins, unique architecture, and narrow streets of St. Augustine. As you stroll along its tree-lined streets, bask in Amelia Island’s charm and admire its many restored 19th Century Victorian homes.

Highlights


• From Jacksonville to Amelia Island, explore the charming towns, impressive wildlife and native scenery on this exciting river cruise through northern Florida

• Ports Of Call: Jacksonville (Amelia Island), Palatka, Green Cove Springs, St. Augustine


Departing for Palatka, you will enjoy a journey along the waters of St. Johns River, one of only three rivers in the nation that flows north. This river is home to over 200 species of birds including the bald eagle, swallowtail kite, and wood stork. Discover unlimited recreation, celebrated history, and protected wildlife - has been distinguished as one of the fourteen American Heritage Rivers.
Once known for its worldwide shipping commerce of citrus and timber, Palatka also attracted a vast number of tourists and wealthy northerners looking to relocate to Florida. Today, it remains a charming river town with restored plantation houses standing as a testament to distinguished residents that once called Palatka home. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the beautifully landscaped Ravine Gardens State Park.
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 a number of 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.
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 members of high society, searching for a warm retreat from the winter’s harsh climate. Today, visitors can explore the historic district, which includes vintage homes and gorgeous surroundings.
Travel along one of the most impressive stretches of inland waterways in the United States, the Tolomato River. See many spectacular sites, including a rare view 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.
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.
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.
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.
We do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

A. From

$ 3725 USD pp
A. From
A category rooms are a quiet enclave for total relaxation. They come equipped with a full assortment of modern amenities and a large opening picture window. Each room is 258 sq. ft. and is ideal for cruising the inland waterways of the East Coast.

AA. From

$ 3850 USD pp
AA. From
AA Category staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 258 sq. ft. room has a large opening picture window with views of the passing scenery. The rooms also offer hotel-size bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

AAL (Private Balcony). From

$ 4575 USD pp
AAL (Private Balcony). From
AAL staterooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 263 sq. ft. of space encompassing a hotel size bathroom, a private balcony, and a large opening picture window.

AAC (Private Balcony). From

$ 4795 USD pp
AAC (Private Balcony). From
These 283 sq. ft. staterooms are located on the top deck which provides privacy and great panoramic views. The living space is comparable to that of a fine hotel room and offers a writing desk, a closet, a full-size bathroom and a private balcony.

Single (Private Balcony). From

$ 5280 USD pp
Single (Private Balcony). From
The intimate atmosphere of each single stateroom is ideal for the solo traveler. At 248 sq. ft. each room has a twin bed, a full bathroom, a private balcony, and plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From

$ 6200 USD pp
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
At 350 sq. ft., the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room offering complete comfort in a spacious private sanctuary. The room has a large sitting area and a private balcony offering expansive views from a stunning vantage point.

A. From

$ 3725 USD pp
A. From
A category rooms are a quiet enclave for total relaxation. They come equipped with a full assortment of modern amenities and a large opening picture window. Each room is 258 sq. ft. and is ideal for cruising the inland waterways of the East Coast.

AA. From

$ 3850 USD pp
AA. From
AA Category staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 258 sq. ft. room has a large opening picture window with views of the passing scenery. The rooms also offer hotel-size bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

AAL (Private Balcony). From

$ 4575 USD pp
AAL (Private Balcony). From
AAL staterooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 263 sq. ft. of space encompassing a hotel size bathroom, a private balcony, and a large opening picture window.

AAC (Private Balcony). From

$ 4795 USD pp
AAC (Private Balcony). From
These 283 sq. ft. staterooms are located on the top deck which provides privacy and great panoramic views. The living space is comparable to that of a fine hotel room and offers a writing desk, a closet, a full-size bathroom and a private balcony.

Single (Private Balcony). From

$ 5280 USD pp
Single (Private Balcony). From
The intimate atmosphere of each single stateroom is ideal for the solo traveler. At 248 sq. ft. each room has a twin bed, a full bathroom, a private balcony, and plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From

$ 6200 USD pp
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
At 350 sq. ft., the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room offering complete comfort in a spacious private sanctuary. The room has a large sitting area and a private balcony offering expansive views from a stunning vantage point.

A. From

$ 3725 USD pp
A. From
A category rooms are a quiet enclave for total relaxation. They come equipped with a full assortment of modern amenities and a large opening picture window. Each room is 258 sq. ft. and is ideal for cruising the inland waterways of the East Coast.

AA. From

$ 3850 USD pp
AA. From
AA Category staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 258 sq. ft. room has a large opening picture window with views of the passing scenery. The rooms also offer hotel-size bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

AAL (Private Balcony). From

$ 4575 USD pp
AAL (Private Balcony). From
AAL staterooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 263 sq. ft. of space encompassing a hotel size bathroom, a private balcony, and a large opening picture window.

AAC (Private Balcony). From

$ 4795 USD pp
AAC (Private Balcony). From
These 283 sq. ft. staterooms are located on the top deck which provides privacy and great panoramic views. The living space is comparable to that of a fine hotel room and offers a writing desk, a closet, a full-size bathroom and a private balcony.

Single (Private Balcony). From

$ 5280 USD pp
Single (Private Balcony). From
The intimate atmosphere of each single stateroom is ideal for the solo traveler. At 248 sq. ft. each room has a twin bed, a full bathroom, a private balcony, and plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From

$ 6200 USD pp
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
At 350 sq. ft., the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room offering complete comfort in a spacious private sanctuary. The room has a large sitting area and a private balcony offering expansive views from a stunning vantage point.

A. From

$ 3725 USD pp
A. From
A category rooms are a quiet enclave for total relaxation. They come equipped with a full assortment of modern amenities and a large opening picture window. Each room is 258 sq. ft. and is ideal for cruising the inland waterways of the East Coast.

AA. From

$ 3850 USD pp
AA. From
AA Category staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 258 sq. ft. room has a large opening picture window with views of the passing scenery. The rooms also offer hotel-size bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

AAL (Private Balcony). From

$ 4575 USD pp
AAL (Private Balcony). From
AAL staterooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 263 sq. ft. of space encompassing a hotel size bathroom, a private balcony, and a large opening picture window.

AAC (Private Balcony). From

$ 4795 USD pp
AAC (Private Balcony). From
These 283 sq. ft. staterooms are located on the top deck which provides privacy and great panoramic views. The living space is comparable to that of a fine hotel room and offers a writing desk, a closet, a full-size bathroom and a private balcony.

Single (Private Balcony). From

$ 5280 USD pp
Single (Private Balcony). From
The intimate atmosphere of each single stateroom is ideal for the solo traveler. At 248 sq. ft. each room has a twin bed, a full bathroom, a private balcony, and plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From

$ 6200 USD pp
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
At 350 sq. ft., the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room offering complete comfort in a spacious private sanctuary. The room has a large sitting area and a private balcony offering expansive views from a stunning vantage point.

A. From

$ 3725 USD pp
A. From
A category rooms are a quiet enclave for total relaxation. They come equipped with a full assortment of modern amenities and a large opening picture window. Each room is 258 sq. ft. and is ideal for cruising the inland waterways of the East Coast.

AA. From

$ 3850 USD pp
AA. From
AA Category staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 258 sq. ft. room has a large opening picture window with views of the passing scenery. The rooms also offer hotel-size bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

AAL (Private Balcony). From

$ 4575 USD pp
AAL (Private Balcony). From
AAL staterooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 263 sq. ft. of space encompassing a hotel size bathroom, a private balcony, and a large opening picture window.

AAC (Private Balcony). From

$ 4795 USD pp
AAC (Private Balcony). From
These 283 sq. ft. staterooms are located on the top deck which provides privacy and great panoramic views. The living space is comparable to that of a fine hotel room and offers a writing desk, a closet, a full-size bathroom and a private balcony.

Single (Private Balcony). From

$ 5280 USD pp
Single (Private Balcony). From
The intimate atmosphere of each single stateroom is ideal for the solo traveler. At 248 sq. ft. each room has a twin bed, a full bathroom, a private balcony, and plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From

$ 6200 USD pp
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
At 350 sq. ft., the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room offering complete comfort in a spacious private sanctuary. The room has a large sitting area and a private balcony offering expansive views from a stunning vantage point.

A. From

$ 3725 USD pp
A. From
A category rooms are a quiet enclave for total relaxation. They come equipped with a full assortment of modern amenities and a large opening picture window. Each room is 258 sq. ft. and is ideal for cruising the inland waterways of the East Coast.

AA. From

$ 3850 USD pp
AA. From
AA Category staterooms are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Each 258 sq. ft. room has a large opening picture window with views of the passing scenery. The rooms also offer hotel-size bathrooms and plenty of closet space.

AAL (Private Balcony). From

$ 4575 USD pp
AAL (Private Balcony). From
AAL staterooms are a spacious retreat with all the amenities a modern traveler expects. Each room offers 263 sq. ft. of space encompassing a hotel size bathroom, a private balcony, and a large opening picture window.

AAC (Private Balcony). From

$ 4795 USD pp
AAC (Private Balcony). From
These 283 sq. ft. staterooms are located on the top deck which provides privacy and great panoramic views. The living space is comparable to that of a fine hotel room and offers a writing desk, a closet, a full-size bathroom and a private balcony.

Single (Private Balcony). From

$ 5280 USD pp
Single (Private Balcony). From
The intimate atmosphere of each single stateroom is ideal for the solo traveler. At 248 sq. ft. each room has a twin bed, a full bathroom, a private balcony, and plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From

$ 6200 USD pp
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
At 350 sq. ft., the Owner’s Suite is an oversized room offering complete comfort in a spacious private sanctuary. The room has a large sitting area and a private balcony offering expansive views from a stunning vantage point.

Additional charges:

Port Charges: 250 USD pp

American Star

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2007

From charming small towns to gracious ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere, which is serviced by attentive all—American staff.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Star's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passangers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

American Star Amenities and Features:

Complimentary wi-fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any crusie ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Twice daily stateroom service, Putting green on the top deck, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Built in the USA, All american crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window.

Cabin layout for American Star
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