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American Cruise Lines Introduces the Complete Mississippi River Cruise

GUILFORD, CT – October 6, 2014 – American Cruise Lines announces its Complete Mississippi Cruise. The 22-day cruise is being offered on the line’s newest riverboat, the American Eagle, which is currently being completed and is slated to enter service in the spring. This ultimate American river adventure begins in New Orleans and ends in St. Paul, MN, stopping in 16 of the American Heartland’s most unique towns and cities along the way.  Read more...

Mississippi River Cruises aboard the Paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi

American Cruise Lines Introduces New Referral Program

GUILFORD, CT – September 24, 2014 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announced today its new referral program, a feature of its loyalty program, the Eagle Society. Rolled out over the last few months, the referral program has been well-received by guests, many of which have already taken advantage of the benefits. Read more...

The Eagle Society of American Cruise Lines

2015 Spring Cruise Collection

GUILFORD, CT – August 25, 2014 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announced today its Spring Cruise Collection, a various selection of cruises handpicked to showcase the beautiful 2015 spring season. Cruise itineraries include Puget Sound & San Juan Islands, the Lower Mississippi River, Historic South & Golden Isles, Columbia & Snake Rivers and Great Rivers of Florida. read more.....

2014 Holiday Cruises 


GUILFORD, CT – August 7, 2014 – American Cruise Lines announced today the details and events of its 2014 holiday cruises. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve cruises will offer festive activities that showcase the beautiful regions cruised, as well as the spirit of the holidays. Read more...

American Cruise Lines Launches New Mississippi River Boat 


GUILFORD, CT – July 1, 2014 – American Cruise Lines announced today the successful launching of the new paddlewheeler being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The launching, which occurred on Sunday, went picture perfect.  Immediately after being launched into the Wicomico River, tugboats skillfully nudged the new riverboat into Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s East Outfitting Basin where the upper decks and outfitting will be completed. Read more...

American Cruise Lines Announces 2015 Theme Cruises

GUILFORD, CT – June 25, 2014
– American Cruise Lines announced today its theme cruises for 2015, including a Savories of the South cruise, a Civil War Eastern Theater theme cruise to complement the Western Theater Civil War cruises offered on the Mississippi River, and a Puget Sound Food & Wine cruise, that celebrates the regional cuisines and wine of the Pacific Northwest. Read more...

2014 Fall Cruise Collection


GUILFORD, CT – June 16, 2014 - American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announced today its Fall Cruise Collectiona selection of cruises handpicked to showcase the beautiful 2014 fall season. Cruise itineraries include the Columbia & Snake Rivers, Puget Sound & San Juan Islands, Chesapeake Bay, and the Hudson River. Read more

Cruise on Hudson

Cruise Local, Eat Local. Sustainable Cuisine Program

GUILFORD, CT – April 4, 2014 American Cruise Lines today announced the introduction of Cruise Local. Eat Local, a new dining initiative for locally-sourced produce, meats and ingredients to provide the most delicious regionalized menus onboard. Sustainable cuisine supports the many small towns American Cruise Lines visits, and ensures the least impact on the ecosystem of the regions cruised. Read more

2014 Guest Speakers

GUILFORD, CT – March 26, 2014 American Cruise Lines today announced its lineup of 2014 guest speakers. In order to enhance the passenger cruise experience, American Cruise Lines invites carefully selected experts to join them onboard, each offering expertise and unique insight on a range of topics, passing scenery and ports of call, and often accompanying guests on shore tours. Read more

Lobster Theme on All Maine Coast Cruises

Popular theme now available on all 2014 sailings

GUILFORD, CT – February 11, 2014American Cruise Lines today announced it will be offering its popular lobster theme on all 2014 Maine Coast cruises. The eight-day theme cruise features lobster cuisine, a lobster boat excursion, a traditional lobsterbake in Rockland, and more. Offered on the 49-passenger American Glory and 104-passenger Independence, cruises begin in early June and sail through September...READ MORE


Curtis Island Lobsterbake

Newbuilds for Mississippi & Columbia Rivers

New riverboats will offer the newest and finest accommodations on American rivers 

GUILFORD, CT – February 4, 2014 – American Cruise Lines today confirmed it will be placing the first of four upcoming newbuilds on the Mississippi River, where it currently operates its newest riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. The second newbuild will operate in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, where the line is operating the 120-passenger Queen of the West. Construction of both new riverboats is well underway at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD...READ MORE


Mississippi Queen River Boat Cruises

Complimentary Shore Tours and Hotel on Paddlewheel River Cruises

Available on all 2014 Mississippi and Columbia River cruises 

GUILFORD, CT – January 16, 2014 – American Cruise Lines the largest U.S. cruise company, announced today that complimentary shore excursions will be offered on all Mississippi and Columbia River cruises aboard its two authentic paddlewheelers, Queen of the Mississippi and Queen of the West. The line will offer complimentary shore excursions in each port, valued at more than $300 per person. Additionally, for a limited time, a complimentary pre-night hotel stay will also be offered on bookings made throughout Wave Season. Complimentary tours on Mississippi River cruises include...READ MORE

Explore the Upper Mississippi River on a Cruise

Guilford-Based American Cruise Lines Adding Over 50 Positions 

Currently hiring across various departments, including sales, marketing and operations 

GUILFORD, CT – December 30, 2013 – American Cruise Lines – the largest U.S. cruise company – announced today that it is hiring an additional 52 people to fill positions throughout various departments. Headquartered in Guilford, Connecticut, the company is interviewing candidates for marketing and sales positions, including supervisors and trainers, as well as shore side operations positions, including directors of hotel and marine operations. Recruitment and training positions are also available, as are roles in accounting and finance...READ MORE

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American Cruise Lines Building Four New Ships

New Cruise Ships to Operate on American rivers

GUILFORD, CT – December 16, 2013 – American Cruise Lines – the largest U.S. cruise company – today announced that it is building four new riverboats for American river cruising. Construction has already begun on the first two ships, with the first to begin cruising in in the spring of 2015. The first two new riverboats will carry between 150 and 200 guests and will cruise the Mississippi River system and the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The four new ships will enter service between 2015 and 2017. They will bring all the latest amenities and comforts to each area cruised, including the largest staterooms, private balconies, and spacious dining and lounge venues...READ MORE

Mississippi River

American Cruise Lines' Give-Back Program Raises More than $10,000 Connecticut Food Bank

Donation will help battle hunger and those in need this holiday season 

GUILFORD, CT – November 25, 2013 – American Cruise Lines (, the largest U.S. cruise company, announced today that it has raised more than $10,000 for Connecticut Food Bank with its new “Give-Back” program, a brand new initiative dedicated to helping those in need. Launched back in August, the line announced the program’s first partnership with Connecticut Food Bank in an effort to help alleviate hunger in Connecticut, which is home to its headquarters. The line promised to donate $50 to the Food Bank for each ticket sold on its Thanksgiving cruises...READ MORE

Connecticut Food Bank

Complimentary Shore Tours on the Mississippi River

Available on all 2014 Mississippi River cruises booked between now and December 25th 

GUILFORD, CT – November 20, 2013 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, announced today a special holiday promotion for all of its 2014 Mississippi River itineraries offered aboard the Queen of the Mississippi. As a special gift for guests who reserve a Mississippi River cruise this holiday season, the line will offer complimentary shore excursions in each port, valued at more than $300 per person. Complimentary featured tours will be available each day, including...READ MORE

Southern Belle on Mississippi River Cruise

Puget Sound Spring Cruise Collection

Assortment of unique theme cruises showcase region’s culture and natural beauty  

GUILFORD, CT – November 12, 2013 – American Cruise Lines (, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announced today its Puget Sound Spring Cruise Collection, a various selection of cruises handpicked to showcase the beautiful 2013 spring season on the Puget Sound & San Juan Islands. Offered on the 100-passenger American Spirit, these cruises will peak the interest of wildlife, gardening and botany enthusiasts, as well as those with an interest in regional...READ MORE

Spring Blooms

American Cruise Lines Continues to Lead the U.S. River Cruising Category

Rapid Domestic Growth and Strong Consumer Demand Lead to Further Expansion of Company Fleet  

GUILFORD, CT – November 5, 2013 – American Cruise Lines – the largest U.S. cruise company and operator of the newest fleet of ships in North America – today announces unprecedented passenger growth of over 25 percent in the past year, the third consecutive year of such growth.  American Cruise Lines attributes this growth to the following factors...READ MORE

Sapelo Island Oyster Roast

American Cruise Lines Partners with FleishmanHillard For Brand Awareness Program

American Cruise Lines is the Leading U.S. River Cruise Company


GUILFORD, CT - Oct. 31, 2013 – American Cruise Lines – the largest U.S. river cruise company and operator of the newest fleet of ships in North America – is pleased to announce a new partnership with FleishmanHillard, the world’s most complete global communications firm. The two companies will work together to share the news and growth of American Cruise Lines, which has emerged as the leader of the U.S. river cruise industry....READ MORE

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NEW Mardi Gras Celebration Cruise

Theme cruise features free nights, onboard festivities, exclusive tours & private dinner at top restaurant


GUILFORD, CT - October 24,2013 - American Cruise Lines (, the largest U.S. cruise company, announced today the introduction of a specially-themed Mardi Gras cruise. Offered on March 1, 2014, during the week of Mardi Gras, the new theme cruise will kick-off the line’s third season on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, with a complimentary pre-cruise package, specially-planned festivities, and an exclusive dinner for guests at Antoine’s, one of New Orleans’ finest and most historic dining establishments. Offered as a...READ MORE

American Cruise Lines Gears up for Busy 2014 Season

Expanded 2014 schedule includes new itineraries and more cruises 

GUILFORD, CT – October 10, 2013 American Cruise Lines (, the largest U.S. cruise company, officially announced today its 2014 cruise schedule, which includes over 35 unique itineraries. With advance bookings already ahead of the previous year, the line is preparing for an exciting year ahead, with new itineraries and plans to operate more cruises than it ever has before...READ MORE

Small Ship Cruises on the Mississippi River

American Cruise Lines Wins 2013 World Travel Award: Voted North America’s Leading River Cruise Company

Travel professionals & consumers worldwide casted votes for prestigious annual rewards program

GUILFORD, CT – September 30, 2013 – American Cruise Lines (, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has been voted this year’s leading North American cruise line by travel excellence organization, World Travel Awards. Referred to as “the Oscars of the travel industry” by the Wall Street Journal, World Travel Awards has developed into the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program in travel and tourism. Thousands of travel organizations globally are nominated and voted for pushing the boundaries of excellence and implementing...READ MORE

North America's Leading River Cruise Company