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The 2015 Spring Cruise Collection
from American Cruise Lines

 Discover an intimate and relaxing travel experience with American Cruise Lines as we explore the great rivers and waterways of the United States. Celebrate the beauty of spring as you enjoy historic ports of call and breathtaking landscapes on one of five featured spring cruises. 

 

Experience the heritage and culture of the Old South with a spectacular Lower Mississippi River Cruise. Relive American history as you sail the Columbia and Snake Rivers along the legendary route traveled by Lewis and Clark 200 years ago. Sail the pristine waters of the St. John's Rivers on a Great Rivers of Florida Cruise or explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with an unforgettable cruise through the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands

 


 

Puget Sound & San Juan Islands Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruises
Departing from Seattle, WA



   
Whale Sighting on Cruise

Diverse Wildlife

 


 

Guests will be relaxed and rejuvenated after eight days enjoying the delicious crisp springtime air of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. They’ll feel the warm sun on their backs and the cool calming wind as they explore one of the most magnificent cruising regions in the U.S. Nestled between Canada’s Vancouver Island and the U.S. mainland are hundreds of islands – many of which are uninhabited – and home to a diverse natural wonderland filled with wildlife, including sea lions, hawks, and whales. Refreshing and enlightening, this Puget Sound cruise is perfect for a relaxing springtime adventure. 

Highlights: Seattle, Puget Sound, Anacortes, Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Port Townsend, Poulsbo and more...

Departure Dates:
March 28, 2015
April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015
May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015

Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

 


 

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruises
Departing from New Orleans, LA


   
Mississippi Paddlewheel Riverboat

Queen of the Mississippi Paddlewheeler

 

 

Springtime cruising on the Mississippi River is a spectacular way to experience the American Heartland. The riverbanks and historic river towns come alive as sprawling acres of gardens bloom with regional flora. Take a relaxing journey aboard the elegant Queen of the Mississippi and soak up the warm Mississippi sunlight while marveling at the breathtaking views around every bend of the river.

Ports of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis, and more.

Departure Dates:
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015
April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015
May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015

Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise

 


 

Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruises
Departing from Charleston, SC or Jacksonville, FL



Savannah Georgia Cruises
Forsyth Fountain in Savannah, GA
 

Spring in the South is an awakening of color and wildlife. Azaleas line shady lanes and plantation gardens erupt with color. Migratory birds and waterfowl soar above while guests travel through the vivacity of spring on the Intracoastal Waterway, and visit the historically-rich gem cities of the South.

Ports of Call: Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savannah, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Amelia Island, Jacksonville, and more.

Departure Dates:
April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015
May 2, 9 & 16, 2015

New England Cruises



 

Columbia and Snake River Cruise

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruises
Departing Portland, OR or Clarkston, WA



 Columbia and Snake River Cruise

Columbia River Gorge



  Aboard Queen of the West, an authentic paddlewheeler, guests are introduced to the stunning springtime beauty of the Pacific Northwest and its rich tapestry of ever-changing landscapes, thriving wildlife habitats and fascinating human endeavors. Deep river canyons, lush forested slopes and sparkling waterfalls make this a place like no other.

Ports of Call: Portland, Rainier, Stevenson, Pendleton, Clarkson, and more.

Departure Dates:
April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015
May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015


New England Small Ship Cruise

 



Great Rivers of Florida

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruises
Departing from Jacksonville, FL


Great Rivers of Florida Cruise

The Gorgeous Beaches of Amelia Island


   

This cruise along the St. Johns River is the perfect escape to a tropical paradise. In the spring time, Florida is a botanical haven, with bright, blooming flowers amidst the palm trees that border the river. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy close-up views of indigenous wildlife from the top deck of the ship including manatee and alligators. Warm mineral springs, sub-tropical blooms and historic ruins make this Florida river cruise the perfect spring getaway.

Ports of Call: Jacksonville, Palatka, Ocala National Forest, Green Cove Springs, St. Augustine, and Amelia Island.

Departure Dates: 
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015
April 4 & 11, 2015

Hudson River Cruises




                   Passenger Testimonials

“The 5:30 cocktail hour was a pleasant end-of-day and a great way to meet other guests.” -Charles S.
 Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise

“I learned so much about the Mississippi River; it was like a wonderful history lesson for me. The guides on the tours were the best- they were interesting and filled with information…” –Fran J.
New Orleans to Memphis Cruise

“Enjoyed learning about the culture of the low country. The time in Beaufort and the Gullah culture tour were the best!” – Gary S. 
Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise

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