American Cruise Lines sails the rivers and coastlines of the United States. From the coast of Maine to the Mississippi River and all the way to Alaska, you will experience the culture, history and natural wonders of the US. All while getting the intimate small ship experience.
Four different itineraries are offered for New England. Cape Codder, Grand New England, New England Islands and Maine Coast & Harbors.
this is an 8 night adventure beginning with an over night in Boston MA. Visit locations along the Massachusetts coast like Gloucester, Plymouth and Martha's Vineyard. You will sail on the 170 passenger American Constitution.
Grand New England
A longer itinerary, 11 nights, also beginning with an over night in Boston MA is the Grand New England. This one heads north to Maine and RI. Visit towns know for ship building like Bath, ME other towns like Bar Harbor ME, Portland ME and more. Then back to Boston with stops at Martha's Vinyard and Gloucester. This itinerary also sails on the 170 passenger American Constitution.
New England Islands
This 8 night itinerary begins with an overnight this time in Providence RI. Visit ports like Nantucket, Newport, Bristol and more. Sail this itinerary on the 100 passenger American Star
Main Coast & Harbors
Begin your 8 night itinerary with an overnight stay in Portland ME. Sail along the Maine coast on the 100 passenger Independence visiting Bar Harbor, Bath, Boothbay Harbor and more
For the Mississippi, you have several options with trips beginning in Memphis, New Orleans or even St. Louis visiting the Antebellum South and the home of country and the blues. This is a sample of some of the itineraries available in this region.
Your 8 Night Music City cruise takes you from Memphis to Nashville and start with an overnight stay in Memphis. Cruise the Mississippi and Ohio River on your way to Paducah KY, Clarksville, TN. You will finish your stay with a night on the ship in Nashville allowing you to explore the home of country music before heading home. This itinerary is on the 190 passenger American Jazz.
New Orleans Roundtrip
Further South you can cruise Roundtrip New Orleans visiting Baton Rouge, LA, Vicksburg, MS, Natchez MS and more. Your trip begins with an overnight stay in New Orleans giving you a chance to explore this home of Mardi Gras.
Other longer itineraries include the Lower and Upper Mississippi plus the Ohio River heading all the way to St. Louis.
A variety of ships sail these itineraries from modern river boats to paddle wheelers depending on the date and itinerary.
Columbia & Snake Rivers
Columbia & Snake River
Start off your 8 night adventure with an overnight in Hayden Island, OR and on your cruise, you will visit Astoria OR the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Visit the famed Mt. St Helen and view this magnificent mountain from a high overlook. Continue with a cruise through the Columbia River Gorge and end your cruise in Clarkston, WA. For this itinerary you will sail on one of the modern river boats, American Harmony or American Song or the classic paddle wheelers Queen of the West of American Pride
Northwest Pioneers Cruise
This 11 Night itinerary also begins with an overnight in Hayden Island, OR. In addition to the stops included in the Columbia and Snake River itinerary, you will add Pendleton, OR, Hood River, OR and more. This itinerary also finishes in Clarkston, WA. For this itinerary you will sail on one of 3 ships, the modern river boats American Harmony or American Song or the classic but new paddleboat American Pride.
Experience the wonders of Alaska and visit the charming small towns along the southeast coast. You will find adventure, history and culture.
The 11 night Alaskan Explorer cruise will get you to places the large cruise ships do not get you like Petersburg and Wrangel. Start with an overnight in Juneau Alaska. On your cruise visit the gold rush town of Skagway, the Tongas Rainforest in Ketchikan and get two days cruising Glacier Bay. Finish your cruise back in Juneau, Alaska.
If you are looking for a little shorter cruise, check out the Southeast Alaska cruise, also roundtrip Juneau. Visit Tracy Arm, Petersburg, Haines and cruise Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage.
Both of these itineraries are offered on the 175 passenger American Constellation.
If you want to find something with a little different, check out the Theme Cruises offered by American. Celebrate the holidays, culinary experiences, foliage adventures, art and history and more.
Some of the theme cruises include Music Cruises, Mark Twain Cruise, Food and Wine Cruise plus holiday cruise like Christmas, New Years and more.
Small ship cruising is about the destinations you visit. There are no slides or deck parties, with these river and coastal cruises, you immerse your self into the ports and towns you visit. Whether it be adventure, history, food or just relaxation you're seeking , you will find something enjoyable to you.
American Cruise Line offer the modern riverboats and authentic paddlewheelers in their fleet. Large observation decks, glass enclosed dining rooms with panoramic views and some of the largest rooms in the small ship cruise industry. Rooms are hotel like and feature either a picture window that opens or a furnished balcony.
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