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Celebrate the Holidays 
with American Cruise Lines

Holiday Cruises
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Join us for joyful celebrations aboard our holiday cruises. Enjoy cruising the warm waters of the Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterways on ships adorned with festive decor. Dine on traditional favorites with regional flair, partake in local customs and enjoy classic holiday music.

Each holiday cruise celebration includes a complimentary night aboard the ship before your cruise with a specially planned dinner ashore at a highly regarded local restaurant.

New Orleans Round Trip Cruise

Surround yourself with friends and festive holiday decor aboard American Eagle while exploring fascinating ports-of-call on Southern Christmas or New Year's celebration.

This year's highlights include a tour of Oak Alley Plantation as they mark their 40th year of celebrating the holidays along with a holiday concert in the music room of the beautifully preserved JN Stone House in Natchez.

Christmas Cruise
December 21, 2016
(Free night December 20)
Highlight: Pre-cruise celebration at Antoine's restaurant.

New Year's Cruise
December 28, 2016
(Free night December 27)
Highlight: an onboard traditional Reveillon dinner and a performance by contemporary gospel group Voices of Hope.

  Natchez Belles on River Cruise 
New Orleans Round Trip cruise map

Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise

River Cruises to Savannah Georgia 

  Explore the holiday traditions of the Historic South as we celebrate Christmas and New Year's on the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Independence.

Enjoy festive holiday-themed shore excursions including a tour of the renowned Amelia Island Gingerbread Display at the Ritz Carlton, Charleston's Festival of Lights and a private dockside Oyster Roast on Sapelo Island.

Christmas Cruise
December 21, 2016
(Free night December 20)
Highlights: View the sight of the S.S. Amelia Gingerbread pirate ship as it docks in the lobby for the 2015 holiday season at the Ritz-Carlton and disembark at James Island County Park for the Charleston Festival of Lights.

New Year's Cruise
December 28, 2016
(Free night December 29)
Highlights: A special Oyster Roast on Sapelo Island and dinner onshore at renowned McCrady's Restaurant.


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  • Another wonderful trip on one of your outstanding cruises. We always look forward to the next one!
    Thomas and Jeannette D., Historic South & Golden Isles New Years Cruise
  • The service was truly first class. The waitstaff was always smiling. One never waited for service.
    Theodora S., Historic South & Golden Isles Christmas Cruise
  • We enjoyed celebrating the Christmas holiday with so many interesting people and a most accommodating staff. The overall experience was very festive!
    James R., Historic South & Golden Isles Christmas Cruise 

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