Why River Cruising?

The Riverboat Experience

Riverboats are inherently smaller with fewer guests onboard, making for a more intimate and personalized travel experience. Guests often make lasting friendships with other travelers and may even book future river cruises together.

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The Crew Connection

The crew and onboard experts also become well-acquainted with passengers and can cater to individual tastes and requests. It’s not uncommon that the crew knows each passenger by name and that onboard historians share a meal with guests.

Land and Sea

Unlike cruising on the open ocean, the riverboat journey is a smooth one, with land never far out of sight and beautiful landscapes nearly close enough to touch. A riverboat is able to dock in the heart of destinations inaccessible to large cruise ships, resulting in an up-close exploration of the small towns and unique cities that define America.

Why Us? River Cruising, American Style.

American Cruise Lines offers the finest U.S. River Cruises available. You can choose from a variety of riverboat cruise options to find the one that’s right for you.

Enrichment

As we travel along America’s legendary rivers, we provide our guests with an elevated cruise experience, through immersive cultural exploration, well-designed enrichment programs on board and ashore, and all the comforts that come with cruising on the newest fleet in the country.

Modern Riverboats

Our brand new series of modern riverboats, including American Song, American Harmony, and American Jazz, showcases contemporary styling and gracious amenities that bring river cruising to a new level of sophistication. Featured on each are private balconies in every stateroom, a central multi-story glass atrium, and spectacular views from everywhere on the ship.

What sets us apart

Our Ships

Our Ships

The newest and most modern in America

Personalized Hospitality

Personalized Hospitality

Attentive and gracious service

World Class Cuisine

World Class Cuisine

Sourced by our master chefs

An American Experience

An American Experience

American-made, crew and destinations

Onboard Entertainment

Daily Onboard Entertainment

Musicians, historians and naturalists

Spacious Accommodations

Spacious Accommodations

The largest staterooms of any cruise ship

Complimentary & Inclusive

Complimentary & Inclusive

Cocktails, pre-cruise stay, excursions

Private Balconies

Private Balconies

Unobstructed views, breathtaking scenery