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Special Theme Cruises
from American Cruise Lines

The river towns and coastal regions we visit are world-renowned for their contributions to our national history, music, culture, and cuisine. Experience these regions like never before with this collection of eight Special Theme Cruises celebrating local history and culinary specialties.

Enjoy the taste of lobster in New England, a Crabfest on the Chesapeake Bay or delight in Southern favorites on a Savories of the South Cruise. Whatever cruise you choose, we'll make the journey unforgettable.

Vicksburg Battlefield Museum

American Civil War Cruises

Delve deep into the history of the American Civil War as we explore historic battlefields, monuments and museums on these Civil War Cruises, including Vicksburg Military Park. The onboard program emphasizes the personalities and strategies of both sides of the war.


Historic South & Golden Isles - March 29, 2014
New Orleans to Memphis - April 5, 2014
Memphis to New Orleans - November 15, 2014

            Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

Mississippi River Music Cruises

The sounds of beautiful harmonies fill the Queen of the Mississippi as your cruise down the Mississippi River. Help us pay tribute to the musicians and regions that helped influence the emergence of music in America with special onboard performances and unique tours on this special theme cruise.

New Orleans to Memphis - May 3, 2014

            Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

Jazz Saxaphone

Curtis Island Lobsterbake

New England Lobster Cruises

The best lobster in the world comes from New England. During the Lobster Cruise, you'll indulge in everything lobster as you enjoy specially prepared dishes that highlight this savory delight. Join us for fine dining on this New England cruise.

New England Islands - June 21, July 19, August 2, 30, & September 6, 2014
Maine Coast and Harbors - June 7, July 19 & August 16, 2014
Grand New England - June 14 & September 3, 2014

            Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

Savories of the South

American Cruise Lines' culinary masters have created this delectable 7-night New Orleans river cruise to highlight the amazing flavors of the South, from Cajun to Creole. Featuring specially invited featured chefs, exclusive cooking demonstrations and tastings.


New Orleans Round Trip - December 6, 2014

            Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise
Fine Dining Aboard American Cruise Lines

Lewis & Clark Cruises

Two hundred years ago, Lewis & Clark set out on their pioneering journey into the West. Follow their path on this Columbia and Snake Rivers with opportunities to step onto their former campsites, see artifacts from the expedition, and more.


Columbia & Snake Rivers - May 17, 2014
Columbia & Snake Rivers - August 23, 2014

            Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

Food & Wine Cruises

Explore the culture, history, and exquisite cuisine in some of America's finest regions. Explore the vineyards of the Columbia River, the delectable seafood in Puget Sound, and Charleston's famous selection of sumptuous food and drink.


Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise - April 19, 2014
Puget Sound & San Juan Islands - April 26, 2014
Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise - October 18, 2014


Wine and Cheese Platter

Mark Twain Tribute Cruise

This Mississippi River cruise focuses on the life and times of Samuel Clemens. Explore the river that served as inspiration to Mark Twain, complete with a Mark Twain impersonator and a special behind-the-scenes tour in Hannibal, MO, Twain's hometown.

St. Paul to St. Louis - July 12, 2014

            Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

Chesapeake Bay Crabfest Cruises

Chesapeake Bay is the Blue Crab capital of the world. During this cruise you'll learn about the fascinating lives of the watermen who have crabbed in this region for centuries while savoring local recipes prepared with the freshest Maryland crab. If you love fresh seafood, you'll love this Chesapeake Bay cruise.


Chesapeake Bay Cruise - May 31 & November 8, 2014

            Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

2014 American Cruises Lines Brochure


  • "A first class operation. We definitely recommend the Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise."
    Barbara and Cal E., Fort Myers, FL, Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise
  • "It was a great way to see the New England states and for that I am truly grateful."
    Norman F., Bloomfield Hills, MI, New England Islands Cruise
  • "This was our seventh sailing with ACL - it and all others have been terrific!"
    William and Emma W., Wilmington, NC, Grand New England Cruise
  • 'Well organized all the way. We had a great time. The fall foliage was beautiful."
    Douglas and Karen H., Arroyo Grande, CA, Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise