American Cruise Lines' Chesapeake Bay sailings typically call in Crisfield, Maryland. Known as the 'Crab Capital of the World,' this quaint village set on the Tangier Sound is big on fresh seafood -- local events like the Crab Derby and clam bakes maintain the fresh fish vibe.
From kayaking in the placid bay to walking tours in Crisfield's historical downtown, there are several enchanting shore excursion options. There are also noteworthy museums in town, including the Ward Brothers Workshop and the maritime-themed J. Millard Tawes Museum. Grab your binoculars and go bird watching at nearby Janes Island State Park or Martin's National Wildlife Refuge.