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 while we create your personalized cruise experience.

Featured Cruises

Columbia and Snake River Cruises

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. Join us for the March 27, 2015 cruise and receive a free night aboard the ship with an extra day of special events in Portland.  Learn More >>

Mississippi River Cruises

Explore the Mississippi River with an authentic paddlewheel riverboat cruise. Visit the historic battlefields of the Civil War and discover the musical heritage of Memphis, St. Louis and New Orleans while cruising in relaxed comfort aboard Queen of the Mississippi or American Eagle. Spring 2015 features a Civil War cruise on March 7th, a Music Cruise on March 14th, and the launching of the new American Eagle in April. Learn More >>

Puget Sound Spring Cruise Collection

Cruising Puget Sound is as much about the journey as it is about each destination. 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. Puget Sound cruises begin on April 11th with Tulip Festival cruises on April 18 and 25, 2015. Learn More >>

Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise

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>>

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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