US River Cruises

American Cruise Lines is Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly. Our modern fleet of small ships and paddlewheelers provide guests an exceptional, personalized cruising experience with access to America's most iconic, historic and exclusive cruise destinations. Every luxurious stateroom aboard our ships offers a front row seat discovering the natural beauty, history and culture of the United States of America while our all-American crew creates your personalized cruise experience.

Featured Cruises


New Years Eve Cruises 2014

Join American Cruise Lines for an unforgettable New Year's Celebration cruising the Mississippi River aboard the Queen of the Mississippi or the Historic South and Golden Isles aboard the Independence. Each itinerary features a complimentary night aboard the ship and an exclusive pre-cruise celebration at a local restaurant on December 27th. Fantastic on-board entertainment, sumptuous menu choices and spectacular on-shore experiences await you as we celebrate the arrival of 2015. Learn More>>


Mississippi River Paddlewheel Cruises

Experience the charm of the South exploring the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland Rivers aboard the Queen of the MississippiDiscover a unique perspective on American History and culture as we explore the iconic riverfront communities of Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and many more. Join us for an eight day New Orleans to Memphis cruise and immerse yourself in the rich history of the lower MississippiLearn More >>

Columbia and Snake River Cruises

Follow the legendary route of explorers Lewis and Clark as they pioneered the Western frontier of the United States of America on a Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise. Discover the national history and natural beauty of the stunning, dynamic landscapes we cruise from Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR aboard Queen of the West. Witness one of the most spectacular Fall Foliage experiences anywhere in the world. Learn More >>

Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruises

The Puget Sound and San Juan Islands are renowned for their diverse natural splendor and considered to be some of the best cruising grounds in the United States. Experience the area's unique culture on several fascinating guided tours and enjoy stunning views from the comfort of the American SpiritLearn More >>

Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise

The treasures of the South will be yours to admire on this exquisite cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway. Experience the unparalleled beauty, grand history and hospitable warmth of the region as you cruise between Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL. Immerse yourself in history and culture in Charleston, tour Beaufort via carriage, and soak in the incomparable grace of Savannah and Jekyll Island. Learn More>>


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