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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. 



Paddlewheeler America

American Eagle®

American Eagle


Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi Riverboat



Queen of the West

Queen of the West Paddlewheeler



Independence River Cruise



American Star

American Star Small Cruise Ship


American Spirit

American Spirit Alaska Cruise Ship



American Glory

American Glory Riverboat

Small River Boat Features

All American ships - American built, flagged and crewed

Newest small ships in the industry

Largest staterooms in industry

Most staterooms include private balconies

All staterooms feature interior entrances and large, opening picture windows

Elevators to all decks

Large, glass-enclosed single seating dining salon

Spacious lounges

Complimentary wireless internet access shipwide

Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms

Hairdryers in all staterooms

Individual climate control in all staterooms

Variety of 6-, 7- and 14-night cruise itineraries