Hudson River Cruises

Eight-Day / Seven-Night New York Cruise
Departing from New York, NY

Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains on the western shore and the Taconic and Berkshire Hills to the east, the Hudson is rich in both history and beauty. The cities and towns along the way date back to Dutch and English rule, featuring some of the most magnificent architecture in America. Begin and end your voyage in the most exciting city in the world, New York City. Dock in Manhattan and experience renowned art and history museums, famous landmarks and a gorgeous cityscape.

Early Bird Discount: Book early and Save $400 or more per stateroom on this cruise.

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Enjoy pristine views of spectacular fall foliage during this 8-day cruise through the Hudson Valley during colorful peak season. 

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Day 1
New York, NY

New York City Cruises

After boarding your ship in New York City, enjoy a delightful afternoon cruising from the metropolitan area to the Hudson River region.

Day 2
Catskill, NY

NY River Cruise
In Catskill, visit the Clermont State Historic Site, home to Robert Livingston Jr., the first minister of foreign affairs who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. You will also have the chance to visit Olana, home of artist Frederick Church.

Day 3
Troy / Albany, NY

Albany, NY River Cruise

The picturesque region of what is today the city of Albany was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 on a failed attempt to find an expedited passage to China for the Dutch East India Company. Today, the capital city of New York welcomes visitors with majestic architecture and grand views of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Be sure to explore the New York State Museum and the newly-renovated State Capitol building, originally built in the late 1800s.

Day 4
Kingston, NY

New York River Cruise

With the invention of the steamboat in 1807, the Hudson River became a waterway of leisurely travel with hundreds of vessels making their way up and down the picturesque passage. Kingston helps preserve the maritime heritage of the Hudson River at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Kingston is also located in an area of the Hudson River often referred to as "Millionaires Row" - which is replete with palatial estates and grand mansions built by wealthy New York businessmen who bought the property for summer retreats.

Day 5
Poughkeepsie, NY

Hudson River Cruise

Spared from battle during the Revolutionary War, Poughkeepsie became the second capital of New York. Due to the area’s natural beauty and proximity to New York City, families such as the Astors and Vanderbilts built sprawling weekend homes nearby. Hyde Park, located just north, was the birthplace of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His Springwood estate is now the site of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.

Day 6
West Point, NY

Hudson Cruise Excursions

Steeped in history and tradition, the United States Military Academy at West Point offers visitors the opportunity to walk on the grounds once trekked by some of the nation's greatest generals, like Patton, Eisenhower and MacArthur. Founded in 1802 by an act of Congress, the Academy has been of significant military importance to America since Revolutionary days. Tour the West Point Museum and Cadet Chapel, while viewing magnificent vistas of the Hudson Valley from atop the campus grounds.

Day 7
Sleepy Hollow, NY

Sleepy Hollow River Cruise

The riverside town of Sleepy Hollow is forever immortalized in the works of one of the country's first great writers, Washington Irving. The author found inspiration in the Hudson Valley, creating legendary stories like Rip Van Winkle. Today, Irving's country home, Sunnyside, is a National Historic Landmark and welcomes visitors with tales of the man himself.

Day 8
New York, NY

New York City Riverboat Cruise

Cap off your trip with a day in the Big Apple. Once you have docked in Manhattan, enjoy all of the offerings that New York City embodies. Take in cultural events at the Metropolitan Opera House, exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art or simply go sightseeing throughout this metropolitan wonderland. 

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Cruise the scenic Hudson River with American Cruise Lines for a unique and breathtaking exploration nature and history.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Sep 27, 2015 6 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY American Star
Oct 3, 2015 7 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY American Star
Oct 4, 2015 6 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY Independence
Oct 10, 2015 7 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY Independence
Oct 10, 2015 7 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY American Star
Oct 17, 2015 7 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY Independence
Oct 17, 2015 7 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY American Star
Oct 24, 2015 6 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY Independence
Oct 24, 2015 6 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY American Star
Oct 25, 2015 6 Hudson River Cruises New York, NY American Glory

American Glory

The American Glory offers discerning travelers the most unique and modern style of small ship cruising. Each unique and off-the-beaten path port visited, gives guests a glimpse into the cultural heritage that is the fabric of our great nation. The country-club atmosphere onboard allows guests to relax, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interests in American history and culture. The spacious public lounges and observation decks are frequented by guests who wish to mingle with friends new and old.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Single w/ Balcony Single
6 Nights $3,440 $3,875 $4,175 $4,610 $4,620 $4,140
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $5,365 $4,885

Rates subject to change

American Star

The American Star entered service in June 2007. Similar to the American Spirit, it will offer guests the same unique style of cruising that has become the hallmark of American Cruise Lines. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere created by our staff.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AA AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony
6 Nights $3,440 $3,875 $4,175 $4,610 $5,955 $4,620
7 Nights $3,985 $4,500 $4,805 $5,330 $6,870 $5,365

Rates subject to change


The Independence was built in 2010. The ship is similar to the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship is larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence is also fully stabilized, with Rolls Royce stabilizers, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
6 Nights $3,440 $4,175 $4,610 $5,955 $4,620 $4,140
7 Nights $3,985 $4,805 $5,330 $6,870 $5,365 $4,885

Rates subject to change

Special theme cruises offered on the Hudson River cruise:

Fall Foliage Cruises

Hudson River - Departures from September 28, October 18, or October 25, 2014 

Experience the vibrant season of autumn and its famous fall foliage of rich reds, bright oranges, and golden yellows that outline the shoreline of the Hudson River during a stunning Fall Foliage cruise that takes you to impressive regions like West Point, Sleepy Hollow, and much more.

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