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Small Ship River Cruises


The Newest Fleet of River Cruise Ships and Paddlewheelers in the U.S.


Small Ship US River cruises    

Enjoy the intimate, comfortable, and fulfilling experience of small ship river cruising aboard the newest fleet of cruise ships in the world. American Cruise Lines brings you to the greatest destinations along the inland waterways and rivers of the East Coast, Pacific Northwest, Mississippi and Alaska. Our modern fleet of ships offer a unique, personal voyage through America's historic waterways. With no more than 150 passengers onboard, our ships provide spacious accommodations and smooth travel through the protected waterways, sheltered harbors, and magnificent rivers of the United States of America.


Small River Boat Accommodations

"The cruise was fabulous - great crew, wonderful food, simply outstanding!"
Emma W., Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise



A Relaxing Ambience


A refreshingly relaxing atmosphere prevails onboard our small river boats. This intimate ambience is perfect for both congenial camaraderie and quiet relaxation. Each evening before dinner, passengers are invited to mingle and share their day's adventures over complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The atmosphere for dining is informal - seating is unassigned and dress is resort casual. After dinner, guest speakers bring local history, nature, and culture alive with their knowledge and passion for American heritage. Set your own pace on your vacation, and relish in the casual comfort and exceptional care that has become the hallmark of American Cruise Lines.

   Small Riverboat Ambiance
"The best vacation I've ever had. The cruise couldn't have been better."
Janet D., New England Islands Cruise



Exemplary Service and Accommodations


 River Cruise Services    

Our friendly, professional all-American crew members offer an extraordinary quality of gracious hospitality and personalized attention to discerning passengers. This outstanding level of service is always available to make your journey memorable and relaxing. Your masterfully skilled chef creates delectable feasts for each meal. Carefully selected fresh seafood, meats, and produce are often purchased in the regions we visit, allowing you to taste the delectable flavors of the local area. Meals are prepared to order and served in the glass-enclosed dining room, where every seat offers a panoramic view.


"The servers were outstanding - courteous, thoughtful, considerate, and friendly"
Edward & Josephine S., Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage Cruise



American Cruise Lines’ staterooms, most at over 220 square feet, are by far the largest in their class. Most staterooms have private balconies and feature an exquisite private bath and a large, opening picture window, allowing you spectacular views of the scenery.

Small River Boat Accommodations   Riverboat Rooms


"Everything was just perfect and beyond my expectations"
Karin D., Great Rivers of Florida Cruise