American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines offers distinctive river boat cruises providing an experience that larger ships cannot offer. American Cruise Line's small ship cruises provide up close and personal views of indigenous wildlife and landscapes surrounding you. The small ships encourage a fellowship among guests and crew creating a delightful, memorable cruise experience. Each stateroom has a flat screen television with DVD player, a hairdryer, individual climate control in each cabin as well as wireless internet access throughout the entire ship. The comfortable lounges on these small ship cruises are a wonderful place to meet other guests, share stories with each other and enjoy the view from the large panoramic windows.
It's the destinations that set American Cruise Lines apart from other US river cruise lines. Guests have the extraordinary opportunity to become truly immersed in their surroundings. Sailing on America's rivers and inland waterways is a perfect way to learn about America's history and culture as well as about the different wildlife and ecosystems that make the region so inspirational. Knowledgeable lecturers, including historians, biologists, and naturalists, offer enlightening perspectives in an informal setting onboard as well as guiding guests onshore sharing some of America's favorite treasures and best-kept secrets. Enjoy the fall foliage on a Hudson River Cruise or the wonderful southern plantations on a Mississippi River Cruise.
American Cruise Lines small ships visit many distinctive destinations and tucked away ports including New England, the historic south, the Columbia and Snake Rivers, the Maine coast, Chesapeake Bay, the Mississippi River, the Hudson River, New England, the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast inland passages, the rivers of Florida and Alaska. They offer over 35 itineraries ranging from 6 to 14 days.
American Cruise Lines Fleet
American Cruise Lines Highlights
First-class dining is always on the menu on an American Cruise Lines ship. Their highly-trained chefs have widespread credentials from some of the finest culinary institutes. Dining is informal, served in a glass enclosed dining salon on the main deck, where all guests enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. Attire is resort casual and guests can sit where and when they want. Special dietary needs can be accommodated. The menus reflect many of the regional specialties using only the best local ingredients. Masterfully skilled chef creates delectable feasts for each meal (menus announced well in advance). Carefully selected fresh seafood, meats and produce are often purchased in the regions visited, allowing your chef to highlight the cuisine with local flavor.
All American Experience
A true all-American experience, the American built, flagged and crewed ships boast 35 cruise itineraries to 28 states in America. Their accommodating, all-American crew welcomes you with an unequaled level of attention. American Cruise Lines are one of the few to offer a cruise experience on many of America's rivers and waterways. River boat cruises allow guests to explore the legendary rivers that many that helped shape the birth of the United States. The small cruise ships sail in the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River, the Southeast US and New England. And, with all departure ports in the U.S., you leave your passport (and worries) at home. With a smaller amount of passengers onboard, the local communities visited are welcoming to their guests and never feel overwhelmed.
American Cruise Line ships are unique and the largest ship carries just 140 guests. The staterooms are spacious and all have large picture windows or balconies to view the ever changing scenery of charming towns and amazing scenery. Their modern fleet of paddlewheelers and riverboats is designed for passenger comfort. These brand-new ships provide guests a personal oasis with a private view of the passing scenery. Every stateroom category is among the most spacious in the industry and the perfect respite from a rewarding day's activities. Some of the small ship features include free WiFi, elevator access to all decks, multiple lounges for relaxing, sliding glass balcony doors, putting green on the top deck, afternoon tea service and complimentary cocktail hour each evening.
Daily American Entertainment
American Cruise Lines guides you through the origins and rich traditions of music on America's rivers and is home to many celebrated styles of music including Country, Jazz, Blues and Rock n' Roll. Explore famous cities along historic river banks that offer guests the opportunity to learn how important this region was to the development of popular American musical styles. You may visit musical ports like Nashville, known as "Music City" (home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Grand Ole Opry). Another stop, Memphis, is one of America's most renowned music towns and launched the careers of Elvis Presley, B.B. King and many other legendary country and blues musicians. St. Louis provides opportunity to experience the genre called "St. Louis Blues."