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Released: 6/16/2010 

Philadelphia Cruise Terminal Announces Sailings with American Cruise Lines

Cruising continues at the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal. American Cruise Lines, a company that specializes in small ship cruising, recently selected the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal to introduce its new itinerary, the Philadelphia Potomac Cruise. 

Beginning on June 19th, American Cruise Lines will make three eight-day sailings from Philadelphia on the American Spirit. The Philadelphia Potomac Cruise takes passengers on a journey through America’s rich history. Stops along the way include the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, Chestertown, St. Michaels, Annapolis, St. Mary’s, Mt. Vernon and Alexandria/Washington DC. The two other sailings will take place on July 3rd and July 17th. The American Spirit will return in 2011 for two sailings May 14 and May 28.

Built in 2005, the American Spirit is a modern ship with intimate accommodations for 100 passengers. Its over-sized estate rooms, spacious observation decks and glass enclosed dining room provide the perfect setting for an enjoyable cruise experience.

“We are pleased that American Cruise Lines selected the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal for its Philadelphia and Potomac Cruise,” said John J. Matheussen, CEO of the DRPA, “There is no better place to start a cruise about America’s history than in Philadelphia.” 

Tim Pulte, COO of the Delaware River Port Authority adds, “We are excited to have American Cruise Lines sailing out of the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal in 2010 and 2011.” 

For information on cruising from Philadelphia, visit or call (856) 968-2052. For more information about travel to Philadelphia, call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676, or visit

The Philadelphia Cruise Terminal is operated by the Port of Philadelphia and Camden, a department of the Delaware River Port Authority. DRPA also owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, PATCO and the RiverLink Ferry.


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