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.