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River Cruises Across America

Cruise to Over 30 States with the Leader in American River Cruising - Find the best at River Cruises - USA.

Top100 Affordable River Cruises in the US on the Mississippi, Columbia & Snake Rivers,

New England, Florida, Chesapeake Bay & Alaska Waterways


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American Cruise Lines – Simple Sophistication - Realized.
With American Cruise Lines, it’s about Simple Sophistication. As we travel to the most amazing destinations across the United States, they offer guests an elevated cruise experience - not expressed through black tie affairs and formal gatherings, but rather through personalized exploration, well-designed enrichment programs on board and ashore, and all the comforts that come with cruising on the newest fleet in the country.
American Cruise Lines delivers culture, history, and enlightenment, without the distractions of buffets, casinos, and wave pools. Every itinerary is a unique experience and a delight for the senses. Viewing our country’s beautiful landscapes and historic landmarks up-close, tasting the best regional cuisine, listening to the area’s finest entertainment, and feeling the warm camaraderie of the crew and fellow guests, are the intangibles not offered by other cruise lines.
Small ship design creates an intimate environment in which guests are treated with the utmost care and attention. Crew members take pride in knowing guests by name and understanding their preferences. Every stateroom is a spacious sanctuary in which to relax after a day of discovery and contemplate the adventures that lie ahead. Guests come back from an American Cruise Lines cruise relaxed, enriched, and with new lifelong friends.

An All-American Company
American Cruise Lines offers a unique experience that emphasizes the history and culture of the United States. American Cruise Lines is an American company and operates ships which are built and registered in the United States. Additionally, all crew members and employees are Americans.

Why River Cruising?
The Riverboat Experience

Riverboats are inherently smaller with fewer guests onboard, making for a more intimate and personalized travel experience. Guests often make lasting friendships with other travelers and may even book future river cruises together.
The Crew Connection
The crew and onboard experts also become well-acquainted with passengers and can cater to individual tastes and requests. It’s not uncommon that the crew knows each passenger by name and that onboard historians share a meal with guests.
Land and Sea
Unlike cruising on the open ocean, the riverboat journey is a smooth one, with land never far out of sight and beautiful landscapes nearly close enough to touch. A riverboat is able to dock in the heart of destinations inaccessible to large cruise ships, resulting in an up-close exploration of the small towns and unique cities that define America.
River Cruising, American Style.

American Cruise Lines offers the finest U.S. River Cruises available. You can choose from a variety of riverboat cruise options to find the one that’s right for you.

As we travel along America’s legendary rivers, we provide our guests with an elevated cruise experience, through immersive cultural exploration, well-designed enrichment programs on board and ashore, and all the comforts that come with cruising on the newest fleet in the country.
Modern Riverboats
Our brand new series of modern riverboats, including American Song, American Harmony, and American Jazz, showcases contemporary styling and gracious amenities that bring river cruising to a new level of sophistication. Featured on each are private balconies in every stateroom, a central multi-story glass atrium, and spectacular views from everywhere on the ship.
Newest Fleet of Paddle wheelers
If a Victorian-style riverboat is more your style, get on board America, American Pride, Queen of the Mississippi, or Queen of the West. Enjoy the nostalgia and romance of an authentic paddle wheeler, while experiencing all of the modern amenities and conveniences of a new ship.


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American Cruise Lines' modern ships are a testament to premier nautical engineering, luxurious comfort, and river cruising convenience.  A fleet of modern riverboats, paddlewheelers, & small cruise ships offer the latest amenities, state-of-the-art navigation, and safety equipment. 


American Cruise Lines has exciting new ships and a new schedule of amazing cruises for 2021 & 2022.

American Cruise Lines operates 13 small ships—including 4 new Modern Riverboats—only available in the U.S.A. with American Cruise Lines.


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New 2021-2022 Catalog & Schedule






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Small Ship Cruising Done PerfectlyTM

American Cruise Lines has exciting new ships and a new schedule of amazing cruises for 2021 & 2022. In the upcoming season, the Line will operate 13 small ships— including 4 new Modern Riverboats—only available in the U.S.A. with American Cruise Lines. All American’s ships will cruise the country, coast to coast, including: the Mississippi River, the Columbia & Snake Rivers, Puget Sound, Alaska, New England (including the coastal islands of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island), the Hudson River, and the Southeast Coast (including Chesapeake Bay, Charleston, and Florida). American Cruise Lines continues to lead the industry with more new 100-200 passenger ships, more carefully curated itineraries, and more prestigious awards than any other U.S. cruise line—including Time magazine’s 2019 World’s Greatest Places list which recently honored American Song, the 1st modern riverboat in the U.S.A., among the most exceptional new places in the world to visit.
New For American in 2021:
New Ships for 2021: American Jazz and American Melody, the 3rd & 4th modern riverboats in American’s exciting new series will debut. 3rd ship, American Jazz, begins operating Mississippi cruises in late August, and 4th ship, American Melody, will be out toward the end of the year.
New Itinerary for 2021: American’s brand new 11-Day Alaskan Explorer Cruise. Round-trip from Juneau, this extraordinary Alaska itinerary is a once-in-a-lifetime small ship adventure to captivating destinations in Southern Alaska including a rare overnight in Glacier Bay, as well as cruising the Inside Passage.
New On board Program for 2021-2022: American is offering an immersive Art Cruise program on select cruise itineraries across the country. American’s new Art program features an artist-in-residence on board, who will offer guests daily classes in watercolor and mixed-media instruction. All levels of artist are welcome and guests will have the opportunity to display their work at an Art Show, held during the final cocktail hour of the cruise.
American’s all-inclusive cruise experience includes:
Fine dining, complimentary cocktails each evening, complimentary beer & wine with lunch and dinner, many complimentary shore excursions, complimentary onboard entertainment and enrichment programs, as well as free WiFi. Many cruises also include complimentary pre-cruise hotel and transportation packages.

American Cruise Lines caters especially well to mature sophisticated travelers in search of culturally unique American experiences. All ships in the fleet have elevators to all passenger decks, as well as both single and handicap staterooms (singles available without a single supplement). American has won Cruise Critic’s Best for Solo Travelers Award, 2 years in a row.

FULL Listing of American’s 2021-2022 Cruises by Region Below:

Alaska Cruises: American will offer 3 different Alaska cruises; 8, 11, or 15-day sailings (between Juneau and Seattle), including a brand new 2020 Alaskan Explorer’s Cruise, Round-Trip from Juneau.
Southeast Alaska: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Juneau Alaska Inside Passage: 15-Day cruises, between Seattle and Juneau *Alaskan Explorer: 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Juneau (*new in 2020)

Mississippi River Cruises: American will offer over 9 Mississippi River itineraries from 5 to 22 Days in length, as well as seasonal holiday cruises and special theme cruises, and will have 4 ships sailing the Mississippi in 2020; 2 modern riverboats and 2 Victorian-style paddle wheelers.

New Orleans-New Orleans: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from New Orleans Lower Mississippi River: 8-Day cruises, between New Orleans & Memphis Upper Mississippi River: 8-Day cruises, between St. Louis & St. Paul Complete Mississippi River: 22-Day cruises, from New Orleans to St. Paul Highlights of the Mississippi River: 5-Day cruises, round-trip from New Orleans Mississippi River Gateway: 11-Day cruises, from New Orleans to St. Louis Grand Heartland: 15-Day cruises, from St. Paul to New Orleans Cumberland River: 8-Day cruises, between Nashville & St. Louis Ohio River: 11-Day cruises, between St. Louis & Pittsburgh

Mississippi Theme Cruises & Holiday Cruises: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s & Spirit of the Season cruises, New Orleans Music cruises, Nashville Country & Blues cruises, Civil War cruises, Mark Twain cruises, Fall Foliage cruises, Food & Wine cruises, Culinary cruises and new Art cruises.

Pacific Northwest- Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruises: American will offer over 3 different Columbia & Snake River itineraries from 5 to 11 Days in length, as well as additional theme cruises, and will have one modern riverboat and 2 Victorian-style paddlewheelers sailing the gorgeous region.

Columbia & Snake Rivers: 8-Day cruises, between Clarkston & Portland Northwest Pioneers: 11-Day Columbia & Snake Rivers cruises, between Clarkston & Portland Highlights of the Columbia River: 5-Day cruises, round-trip from Portland

Columbia & Snake Rivers Theme Cruises: Lewis & Clark cruises, Fall Foliage cruises & new Art cruises.

Pacific Northwest- Puget Sound Cruises: American will offer 2 different itineraries in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, 8-Day and 11-Day cruises, all departing from Seattle, as well as additional theme cruises.

Grand Puget Sound: 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Seattle Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Seattle Puget Sound Theme Cruises: Fall Foliage cruises and Tulip Festival cruises.

Hudson River Cruises: American offers 8-Day and 7-Day Hudson River cruises, highlighting spectacular seasonal fall foliage, all round-trip from New York City.

Hudson River: 8-Day and 7-Day cruises, round-trip from New York City Hudson River Theme Cruises: All Hudson River cruises are Fall Foliage-themed. New Art cruises.

New England Cruises: American will offer 3 different New England cruises, and theme cruises.

Grand New England: 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Boston New England Islands: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Providence Maine Coast & Harbors: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Portland New England Theme Cruises: Lobsterbake cruises
Southeast Coast Cruises: American offers several itineraries along the Southeast Coast including Chesapeake Bay, Charleston, and Florida as well as holiday cruises and theme cruises.

Historic South & Golden Isles: 8-Day cruises, between Charleston & Jacksonville Chesapeake Bay: 7 & 8 Day cruises, round-trip from Baltimore American Revolution (on Chesapeake Bay): 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Baltimore Great Rivers of Florida: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Jacksonville East Coast Inland Passage: 15-Day cruises, between Baltimore & Jacksonville Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage: 8-Day cruises, between Baltimore & Charleston

Southeast Holiday Cruises & Theme Cruises: Colonial Christmas cruises, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Spirit of the Season cruises, Fall Foliage cruises, Civil War cruises, Cherry Blossom cruises, Crabfest cruises and new Art cruises.

About American Cruise Lines:
American Cruise Lines celebrated its most award-winning year ever. Among the many prestigious awards won are, Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Award, for Top Small Cruise Lines; and Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best River Line in the U.S. & Canada. American operates the largest and newest fleet of coastal cruise ships, Victorian-style paddle wheelers, and the only modern riverboats in the U.S. All ships accommodate 100200 passengers and are built, crewed, and registered in the U.S.A. With over 35 itineraries in 25 states, including many theme and holiday cruises, American cruises along the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.

To to learn about American Cruise Lines: Please call 800.365.1445 or visit: www.rivercruises-usa.com




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Important Information

American Cruise Lines, Inc.’s per person fare includes passage, dining service, snacks, complimentary cocktail parties, and entertainment aboard the ship. Fares do not include most shore tours (unless otherwise noted), port charges or fees. Guests are not expected to leave a gratuity. Every American Cruise Lines shore tour falls into one of three categories: 1) FEATURED shore tours are complimentary. Featured tours are selected tours which typically are offered daily on Columbia & Snake River, Mississippi River, and Alaska Cruises. 2) PREMIUM shore tours typically cost between $20 and $70 and may be purchased onboard with your Hotel Manager. 3) SIGNATURE shore tours are particularly unique tours with limited-availability and which often cost more than $70. We recommend that you reserve these tours in advance with your Cruise Specialist. A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and a deposit of $900.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 10 nights or more. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the sailing date. Any Reservation made within 90 days of the departure date must be accompanied by full payment and is subject to Cancellation Terms. Contact American Cruise Lines, Inc. for additional deposit and payment information concerning groups. American Cruise Lines, Inc. does not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change. Some Intracoastal Waterway cruises may travel coastwise at times. The Mississippi River between St. Paul and St. Louis has particularly fickle river conditions which may require itinerary modification.


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About : American Cruise Lines 

We provide guests an extraordinary river cruising experience while exploring the historic waterways of the United States. Cruise in comfort aboard our modern fleet of river boats and paddlewheelers. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and personalized service on every cruise.

Why American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines, the largest cruise line in the U.S., is committed to continuous growth through innovative shipbuilding programs that elevate the standard of cruising in America. The company leads the way with more than 35 itineraries, ranging from 5 to 22 days in length, which visit the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, the Southeast, and the Mississippi River. American Cruise Lines has been consistently recognized for providing superb service aboard the finest ships creating a seamless and personalized experience.
American Cruise Lines has a fleet of 9 ships with 2 more currently under construction. The ships are the newest and most environmentally friendly in America. By continually designing and building brand new ships, American Cruise Lines is able to exceed the expectations of seasoned European river travelers here in the U.S. Each ship is known for its spacious staterooms and gracious lounges.
American Cruise Lines provides a true all American experience for their guests with American built and crewed ships. American Cruise Lines is outfitted with the world's newest fleet of U.S. flagged small cruise ships, all designed to provide exclusive access to the most unique places.
American Cruise Lines’ new ship design creates an intimate atmosphere for guests looking to receive the attentive and personalized service that is the hallmark of the brand. The line boasts the most spacious staterooms in the industry featuring all the amenities of a modern hotel, including full-sized bathrooms and private balconies. With interior entrances to each room, guests have unobstructed views through floor to ceiling glass doors.
Locally Sourced Cuisine
Every cruise features a delectable all-American menu tailored with a delightful regional twist. Carefully sourced ingredients are of the highest quality and prepared by the finest chefs in America. Our chefs are encouraged to use locally grown, sustainable ingredients to masterfully create the regionally inspired and traditional American cuisine we are known for. Each menu offers something for everyone and changes to complement the season and the region guests are traveling. All dietary needs and special requests are handled with precision and care. Meals are prepared to order and served in the Dining Room where every seat offers a panoramic view of the passing scenery.
On board and ashore, American Cruise Lines works with our guests to accommodate specific interests, tastes and needs. We offer over 160 guided shore excursions that bring out the distinct flavor and unique culture of the regions visited. Each excursion is meticulously planned and supported with personal guides who are well-versed in the history of the region, so guests can fully appreciate the significance of each port-of-call. The line also invites carefully selected naturalists, historians and musicians on board for enrichment programs, including informal lectures, open discussions, concerts and activities that bring local history, nature and culture to life.
The American Cruise Lines Experience
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As a small ship cruise line, American Cruise Lines is able to provide your clients with a customized experience on each of our 35 plus itineraries in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, the Southeast, and the Mississippi River region. Aboard the newest fleet of small cruise ships and riverboats, clients will enjoy all the comforts of a fine hotel, all while cruising to the most captivating destinations across the country. We offer the largest staterooms in the industry, most with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges and observation decks.

If you would like to experience the future of small ship cruising, we invite you to get on board with American Cruise Lines.

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