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Fall Foliage Cruises

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Experience brilliant fall foliage with American Cruise Lines' Fall Cruises. Autumn is a beautiful time of year and we offer several opportunities to see the colorful red, orange and yellow leaves during this season of transformation. Experience the season's best as we cruise the Upper Mississippi River, Puget Sound, the Columbia & Snake Rivers and the Hudson River. 

Fall Foliage cruises are timed to coordinate with peak viewing so you experience the very best this season has to offer. Your tours along famous waterways include stops in intriguing ports-of-call with guided shore excursions that take you to prime foliage viewing locations. 

We are also pleased to announce two Thanksgiving cruises; the Historic South and Golden Isles and the Lower Mississippi River. 

Upper Mississippi River Cruises

The Upper Mississippi River is a perfect location for viewing the natural beauty of the Fall season. Our cruises between St. Louis and St. Paul during Autumn offer fascinating shore excursions to several celebrated parks for optimum viewing of the changing colors.

Cruise Dates
September 26, October 10, October 17, 2015

   Mississippi River cruise from St. Louis to Memphis


Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruises

The Pacific Northwest offers fall foliage enthusiasts something few other places can; the majestic backdrop of snow-capped mountain ranges. Explore this pristine environment on captivating cruises that journey to Friday Harbor and Olympic National Park.

Cruise Dates
September 26 and October 31, 2015 

  Mt. Hood in the Fall 

Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruises

Travel along the Columbia and Snake Rivers to retrace the steps of early American pioneers Lewis & Clark and witness the collage of changing leaves throughout the region. Enjoy fascinating views on our guided shore excursion of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Cruise Dates
September 26 and November 7, 2015

Portland Oregon Skyline

Hudson River Foliage Cruises

Take a cruise through the Hudson River valley to enjoy fascinating fall foliage. Join us as we travel this winding waterway through picturesque towns including Poughkeepsie, Sleepy Hollow and West Point and view the magnificent tree lines in colorful change. 

2015 Hudson River cruise dates are sold out. Book your 2016 cruise now.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Cruises

Historic South & Golden Isles Cruises

Spend a wonderful Thanksgiving with American Cruise Lines as we traverse the scenic Intracoastal Waterway for an 8/day-7/night cruise. 

On this cruise enjoy a special Thanksgiving Eve reception, cocktail party and traditional dinner meal. The festively decorated Independence will set the mood for a creative meal that includes Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Sweet Potato Biscuits and Pumpkin Cheesecake. 

Cruise Departs: November 21, 2015

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    Lower Mississippi River Cruises

Enjoy the scenery and warm hospitality of the South as we invite you on a special Thanksgiving Cruise.

Board the Queen of the Mississippi in New Orleans and enjoy an 8/day-7/night cruise through the Bayou while dining on traditional Thanksgiving cuisine including Grilled Duck Sate with Spiced Orange Relish, Southern Cornbread Stuffing and Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream.

Cruise Departs: November 21, 2015

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