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Celebrate the Season
with American Cruise Lines


Join us for a magnificent celebration aboard a holiday cruise. Enjoy cruising the warm waters of the Mississippi and coastal waterways of the Atlantic on ships adorned with festive decor.
Each Christmas cruise celebration includes a complimentary night aboard the ship before you cruise with a specially planned dinner ashore at a highly regarded local restaurant.

This year we offer two festive itineraries; New Orleans round trip and Historic South and Golden Isles.

New Orleans Round Trip Cruise

Surround yourself with friends and festive holiday decor aboard American Eagle while exploring fascinating ports-of-call on this Southern holiday celebration.

This year's special events include a tour of Oak Alley Plantation along with a holiday concert in the music room of the beautifully preserved JN Stone House in Natchez.

Top off the holidays with a traditional feast including regional favorites sourced locally and prepared by our expert chefs.

Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1 - New Orleans, LA
Day 2 - Oak Alley, LA
Day 3 - Natchez, MS
Day 4 - Vicksburg, MS
Day 5 - St. Francisville, MS
Day 6 - Baton Rouge, LA
Day 7 - Houmas House, LA
Day 8 - New Orleans, LA
  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 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.

Bask in the warm air and gentle coastal breezes as you experience the holiday season in traditional Southern style.  

Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1 -Charleston, SC
Day 2 - Beaufort, SC
Day 3 - Hilton Head, SC
Day 4 - Savannah, GA
Day 5 - Sapelo Island, GA
Day 6 - St Simons Island/Jekyll Island, GA
Day 7 - Cruising to Amelia Island, FL
Day 8 - Jacksonville, FL


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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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New Year's Cruises

This year we are also offering special New Year's Cruises which feature a complimentary pre-night on the ship. Enjoy ringing in the new year with celebratory trips on the Mississippi River and the Golden Isles as we bring fireworks, Festival of Lights, regional cuisine and local flair that will start your New Year on a high note.


New Orleans Round Trip Cruise
  Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise