US River Cruises

American Cruise Lines provides extraordinary small ship cruising experiences throughout the United States. Cruise in relaxed comfort with spacious accommodations, exceptional cuisine and highly personalized service aboard our modern fleet of river boats and paddlewheelers. Discover the most intriguing destinations in America with us. Discover more, request a free US Cruising Guide..


Featured Cruises

Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

The pristine natural beauty and maritime history of Maine are legendary. Discover Acadia National Park, the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River and the first place to see the morning sun in the United States. Save up to $800 per stateroom on select summer sailings, call for details. Learn more

Cruise the Mississippi River from New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, St Paul, and more with over 13 unique cruises ranging from one to three weeks. Experience the fascinating culture and cuisine of the American heartland aboard the stunning Queen of the Mississippi, or the world’s newest Mississippi River paddlewheeler, American Eagle. All Mississippi River cruises


Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise

Cruising Puget Sound is an unforgettable adventure filled with natural beauty and wildlife, Join us aboard American Spirit as we explore everything the region has to offer from the gardens of Victoria to whale watching on the sundeck. 2015 Fall Foliage cruises still available. See Cruise Schedules

Navigate the legendary route pioneered by Lewis and Clark as we cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard Queen of the West. Admire the natural splendor of the Columbia River Gorge and Mount St. Helens. Enjoy guided tours of historic Fort Clatsop, and the iconic frontier town of Pendleton, OR. Learn More


Southeast United States Cruises

Explore the protected waterways of the Southeast United States with a memorable cruise along the East Coast Intracoastal waterway, Chesapeake Bay or the Great Rivers of Florida aboard our modern fleet of luxurious river boats. Captivating onboard experts and guided shore excursions illuminate local history and culture as we explore these iconic waterways. Learn more


New England Islands Cruise

Cruise the spectacular protected waterways of New England starting in May. Spend eight days exploring the island gems of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Block Island in a single cruise. Discover the maritime history, friendly culture and renowned seafood of New England with American Cruise Lines. Learn More


    
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