Our Small Cruise Ships

American Cruise Lines' modern ships are a testament to premier nautical engineering, luxurious comfort and river cruising convenience. Our fleet of vessels feature paddlewheelers and small cruise ships that offer the latest in modern amenities, state-of-the-art navigation and safety equipment.

Cruising on our world-class ships, you will enjoy comfortable lounges and large observation decks that offer the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage. Glass enclosed dining salons provide panoramic views of the spectacular scenery you will see on every American Cruise Lines trip.

Our spacious staterooms are the largest in the small cruise ship industry. These hotel-like rooms feature large opening picture windows, roomy baths, and many of our staterooms offer guests private balconies. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, the American Cruise Lines fleet will bring you to your desired destination in luxury and comfort. 




The America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in...

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American Pride

American Pride

American Pride offers an unparalleled experience never before available on the Columbia and Snake...

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Cruise Ships



The Independence is equipped with the largest staterooms in the industry with most suites featuring ...

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American Spirit

American Spirit

The modern American Spirit is for the traveler who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to...

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American Star

American Star

The American Star will offer guests the same style of cruising that has become the hallmark of...

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Small Ship Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Elevator access to all decks of the ship
Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood
Grand dining room accommodates all guests together
Environmentally friendly ships
Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship
Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities
Private balconies
Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views
Twice daily stateroom service
Putting green on the top deck
Afternoon tea service in the Sky Lounge
Evening entertainment focuses on music and history
The newest fleet of ships
Breakfast room service
Built in the USA
All American Crew
Complimentary cocktail hour each evening
Onboard historians and naturalists
Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients
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