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Celebrate Thanksgiving with American Cruise Lines


American Cruise Lines observes Thanksgiving with three exceptional All American cruise celebrations. 

This year we encourage you to celebrate with us as we cruise the Lower Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans, the Historic South & Golden Isles from Jacksonville to Charleston and a Great Rivers of Florida cruise.

Enjoy festive decorations aboard the ship, exceptional traditional cuisine and revel in the holiday spirit of each community we visit along the way. Begin the holiday season with style as we celebrate Thanksgiving together.

American Cruise Lines will continue its annual "Give-Back" program this holiday season. For each ticket sold on our Thanksgiving cruises, we donate $50 to the Connecticut Food Bank. Last year we raised over $10,000 to help alleviate hunger.


Memphis to New Orleans 

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a festive 8-day journey aboard American Eagle as we cruise the Lower Mississippi River between Memphis and New Orleans.

Enjoy a guided shore excursion to Oak Alley Plantation, often referred to as the Grande Dame of the Great River Road. Walk under the quarter-mile canopy of 300-year old trees and learn about the significance of this historic plantation.

November 21, 2016

  Oak Alley Plantation
Historic South & Golden Isles

Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving cuisine while exploring the beautiful Historic South aboard the Independence as we cruise from Jacksonville to Charleston. 

This cruise offers the opportunity for intriguing shore excursions including a trolley tour of beautiful Savannah and a visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

November 21, 2016

Great Rivers of Florida

Join us for an 8-day/7-night cruise through the scenic waterways of northern Florida. Board the American Glory as we traverse the St. John's River to the heart of Ocala National Forest. 

On this cruise you'll have the chance to see America's oldest surviving European settlement in St. Augustine, visit the warm mineral springs in Green Cove and explore 50 blocks of restored 19th century homes on Amelia Island. 

November 21, 2016

  Charleston, South Carolina on a River Cruise

Flagler College on Florida River Cruise 

Thanksgiving Cruise Special Events & Activities

  • Thanksgiving Eve reception/cocktail party
  • Thanksgiving Day meal
  • Demonstration of the making of a bread cornucopia.  Guests will be given the recipe.
  • Local entertainment and guest speaker
  • Special Thanksgiving blessing given by the ship’s captain.
  • Autumn/Thanksgiving décor throughout the ships
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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
  • Great service from top to bottom!
    Leroy C. and Mary R., Historic South & Golden Isles New Years Cruise

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