As the recognized leader in the small ship cruising, in the homeland, American Cruise Lines  offers the best in shore excursions, onboard experts, musical entertainment, and a customized menus featuring the latest in culinary creations.

With over 35 different cruise itineraries traveling to 28 different states, the only question left is where can they take you next?

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Mississippi River Cruises

American Cruise Lines Mississippi

Cruising the Mississippi River and its tributaries is an exploration of the American spirit. Gliding past the rolling farmland on “The Queen of the Mississippi” and “America”, the world’s two newest paddlewheel riverboats, is an experience set in a time long since past and a tribute to the original the pioneers who first sailed these waters. Immerse yourself  in the culture of the the region brought to life through delicious regional cuisine, great on on board music, and customized excursions to historical landmarks. Or enjoy one of thier themed cruises along the river, perfect for music aficionados, culinary connoisseurs and history enthusiasts.

  • New Orleans – New Orleans
  • Lower Mississippi River
  • Grand Heartland Cruise
  • Complete Mississippi River
  • Upper Mississippi River
  • Ohio River Cruise
  • Mississippi River Gateway
  • Cumberland River Cruise
  • Highlights of the Mississippi River

New England Cruises

American Cruise Lines New England

The islands and harbors of the Northeast are among the most desired vacation retreats. Explore the Hudson River, Maine, and the rest of New England aboard the newest small ship of American Cruise Lines the American Constitution.  

  • New England Islands Cruise
  • Maine Coast & Harbors
  • Hudson River Cruises
  • Grand New England Cruise

Pacific Northwest & Alaska Cruises

American Cruise Lines Pacfic NorthWest

The Pacific Northwest is world renowned for its diverse ecosystems and wildlife.  American Cruise Lines as explores the spectacular beauty of Alaska, Puget Sound, and the Columbia & Snake Rivers. A collection of itineraries highlight everything from the trail of Lewis and Clark to the orcas of Puget Sound.

  • Columbia and Snake Rivers
  • Highlights of the Columbia River
  • 11 Day Northwest Pioneers
  • Highlights of the Puget Sound Cruise
  • Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
  • Grand Puget Sound Cruise
  • Southeast Alaska Cruise
  • Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Southeast Cruises

American Cruise Lines Pacfic Southeast US

European explorers first discover the bountiful lands of the Southeast centuries ago. Now these tranquil waterways serve as a highway for  American Cruise Lines to provide guests with an exploration of history and natural beauty. Learn what Southern charm is all about as they cruise the Intracoastal Waterway or the early American ideal on a Chesapeake Bay cruise.

  • Historic South and Golden Isles
  • American Revolution Cruise
  • Chesapeake Bay Cruise
  • Great Rivers of Florida
  • East Coast Inland Passage

Special Theme Cruises

American Cruise Lines Pacfic Theme Cruises

American Cruise Lines offers a variety of theme cruises that explore the most intriguing aspects of American culture and history in-depth. Options include New Orleans jazz, Civil War history, the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and, of course, culinary cruises which highlight the delicacies of each region visited.

  • Lewis & Clark Cruises
  • Hudson River Fall Foliage
  • Puget Sound Fall Foliage
  • Civil War Cruise
  • Mark Twain Tribute Cruise
  • Puget Sound Tulip Festival
  • Music Cruise
  • Culinary Cruise
  • New England Lobsterbake
  • Crabfest Cruise
  • Food & Wine Cruise
  • Nashville Country & Blues
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Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly!

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

Cruising on our world-class ships, you will enjoy comfortable lounges and large observation decks that offer the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage.

Personalized Service!

Highly personalized service and a relaxed atmosphere prevail onboard all thier modern fleet of ships. The accommodating, all-American crew welcomes you with an unequaled level of attention.

Each evening before dinner, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’ouevres, as you mingle with other passengers to share the adventures of the day.

Set your own pace on your vacation and relax in the casual comfort and exceptional care that is the hallmark of American Cruise Lines.