In the spring and fall, the ships will spend time, divided into three
fleets (with the Canadian vessels returned), in the Chesapeake Bay, the
Carolinas, Georgia and Bermuda, visiting such historic places as
Baltimore, Annapolis, London Town, Poplar Hill, Stratford Hall,
Alexandria, Washington, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Yorktown, Jamestown,
Shirley Plantation, Richmond, Ocracoke, Beaufort, Wilmington, Georgetown,
Charleston, Savannah, Hamilton and Saint George.
During the winter, the Offshore Squadron will cruise the Caribbean, visiting such historic ports as Paramaribo (Suriname), Scarborough (Tobago), Bridgetown (Barbados), Carriacou and Saint George’s (Grenada), the Grenadines, Kingstown (Saint Vincent), The Pitons, Castries and Marigot Bay (Saint Lucia), Fort de France and Diamond Rock (Martinique), Portsmouth (Dominica), the Iles des Saintes, Basseterre (Guadeloupe), English Harbour (Antigua), some port in Montserrat, Charlestown (Nevis), Basseterre (Saint Kitts), Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Roadtown (Tortola), Charlotte Amalie (Saint Thomas), Christiansted (Saint Croix) and San Juan (Puerto Rico); on the homeward passage, the ships could visit Willemstad (Curacao), Cartagena (Colombia), Puertobelo (Panama), Corn Island (Nicaragua), Saint Andrew’s Island and Providence Island (Colombia), Roatan Island (Honduras), Saint George’s Cay (Belize), Port Royal and Montego Bay (Jamaica), Havana (Cuba if permitted by law), Tortuga and Cap Haitien (Haiti). The Midshore Squadron will cruise Florida and the Gulf Coast, visiting Saint Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Tampa/Saint Petersburg, Pensacola, Mobile, Biloxi, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Galveston. The Inshore Squadron will cruise eastern Florida and the Bahamas.
Obviously, political and military situations may rule out certain ports from time to time, as may volcanic eruptions (as in Montserrat).