From Richmond Times Dispatch
RICHMOND, Va. — The cruise ship Yorktown will dock at Richmond’s Intermediate Terminal on Friday and Nov. 1 on a history-oriented excursion through areas near the Chesapeake Bay.
Its port of call in Richmond is the first by a cruise ship in more than a decade.
New York-based Travel Dynamics International is operating two weeklong cruises on the 138-passenger Yorktown between Philadelphia and Alexandria. The itinerary includes Annapolis and St. Michaels in Maryland and Tangier Island, Richmond, Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and Alexandria in Virginia.
While docked in Richmond, passengers will visit the State Capitol, St. John’s Episcopal Church, the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
This is the first year the company has offered this itinerary featuring “The Historic Towns & Sites of the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware, James and Potomac Rivers,” said Diana Ditto, Travel Dynamics manger of direct marketing. Its popularity has encouraged the cruise company to repeat it next year. The Yorktown also will visit Richmond in May and October next year on Civil War 150th anniversary cruises to and from Savannah, Ga., she said.
“We’re looking forward to having them here and having them return on a regular itinerary,” said city tourism coordinator Anedra Bourne.
The 257-foot-long Yorktown has an 8-foot draft that allows it to travel on inland waterways that large cruise ships can’t navigate. ….MORE
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