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 intimate access to America's most iconic and historic cruise destinations. Every luxurious stateroom aboard our ships offers a front row seat discovering the United States while our all-American crew creates your ultimate vacation experience.

Featured Cruises

  • Mississippi River Paddlewheel Cruises

    Cruise the Mississippi River aboard Queen of the Mississippi with 7 unique itineraries cruising the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland Rivers. Discover a unique perspective on American History as we explore the historic and mesmerizing communities along the Mighty Mississippi including New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Hannibal, Louisville, St. Louis, St. Paul and Cincinnati. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, exceptional regional cuisine, and captivating entertainment with free guided shore excursions at each port. Featured Cruise: Memphis to St. Louis on June 28, 2014. Learn More ›


  • Maine Coast and Harbors cruises

    Discover the maritime history, natural beauty, sparkling bays and world-renowned Lobster of Maine on a week cruising the Maine Coast and Harbors. Your journey will bring you to charming seaport villages famous for their shipbuilding and the wondrous Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. Enjoy smooth-water sailing and breathtaking views of Maine's magnificent coastline from the comfort of our small ships. Featured Cruise: Lobsterbake cruise on July 5, 2014. Learn More ›

  • Columbia and Snake River Cruises

    This fabulous 8-day cruise follows the legendary route of explorers Lewis and Clark as they pioneered the Western frontier. Discover these iconic rivers for yourself aboard the elegant paddlewheeler Queen of the West. From high desert canyons of the interior to the dense mountain forests of the Pacific Coast, the dynamic landscape is filled with history and natural beauty. Free Guided Shore Excursions on Columbia and Snake cruises. Learn More ›

  • Grand New England Cruise

    Discover the majestic seafaring heritage of New England's coastal towns and quaint island villages on the Eleven-day Grand New England cruise aboard American Glory. From Southern New England to Maine, experience the best of the northeast with visits to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Gloucester, Boothbay Harbor, and Bar Harbor, Maine. Call today for special savings on the July 5, 2014 Grand New England cruise. Learn More ›


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