Longest U.S. River Cruise in History is SOLD OUT

GUILFORD, CT — December 5, 2023 — American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that their 61-Day Great United States and 35-Day Civil War Battlefields cruises have sold out for 2024. Both new itineraries were just announced earlier this year, with the 61-Day Great United States cruise representing the longest U.S. River cruise itinerary in history. Demand for domestic itineraries, especially longer experiences, remains strong. The company has continued to respond to the interest by announcing several new National Parks cruises, ranging from 12 to 19 days in length — including two Alaska National Parks cruises, featuring guided visits to Denali, Kenai Fjords, and Glacier Bay National Parks. American Cruise Lines’ overall fleet growth, including the introduction of three new ships in 2023 alone, has made the development of many of these extended U.S. cruise itineraries possible.

“The Great United States cruise and Civil War Battlefields cruise showcase the unbelievable geography that we have available for cruising in the U.S. They also highlight our operational breadth and expertise,” said Charles B. Robertson, President & CEO of American Cruise Lines. “As we continue to grow, we will continue to introduce new extended experiences in Alaska and the mainland U.S.”

American’s focus on developing longer river cruise itineraries for the U.S. market has proven successful. The sold-out 2024 departure dates for the new Great United States and Civil War Battlefields itineraries are an indicator of the enthusiasm for longer domestic experiences. While 2024 dates are full, the company is now accepting bookings for 2025 and 2026 departure dates. There also remains some availability for 2024 National Parks cruises, including Alaska, as well as additional dates for those itineraries into 2025 and 2026.

More details and links to the full itinerary information pages for American’s historic 61-Day Great United States, 35-Day Civil War Battlefields, and new 2024 National Parks cruises can be found below:

19-Day Grand Alaska National Parks: includes 11-Day Alaska cruise and 7-Days of guided exploration in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks; and cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, the Inside Passage, and Frederick Sound. Available from Fairbanks, AK to Juneau, AK.

16-Day Alaska National Parks: includes 8-Day Alaska cruise and 7-Days of guided exploration in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks; and cruising in Glacier Bay National Park. Available from Fairbanks, AK to Juneau, AK.

16-Day National Parks & Legendary Rivers: includes 8-Day cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and 7-Days of guided exploration in 3 National Parks — Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton. Newly available in 2024 from both directions; Jackson, WY, or Portland, OR.

12-Day Great Smoky Mountains National Park: includes a cruise on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers and 2-Days of guided explorations in Great Smoky National Park. Available in both directions from Knoxville, TN, or Nashville, TN.

To view American’s new dedicated National Parks webpage where you can search all American’s itineraries that visit U.S. National Parks click here.

Longest-Ever U.S. River Cruise Itineraries (Sold Out for 2024), limited space available for 2025

American’s historic 61-Day Great United States and a 35-Day Civil War Battlefields cruise both sailing for the first time in 2024. Each itinerary includes exploration aboard 3 or more of American’s small ships and riverboats. The 61-Day itinerary explores 20 U.S. states (sailing August 16th to October 14th), and the 35-Day itinerary explores 20 Civil War Battlefields (sailing May 3rd to June 6th).


About American Cruise Lines:

American Cruise Lines is the largest small ship and river cruise operator in the U.S.A. The company’s award-winning ships offer luxury experiences in 35 states that explore the history, spirit, and culture of the United States. The Line’s rapid introduction of new ships has led to an innovative array of new itineraries, amenities, and experiences. In 2023, American will operate 17 ships, each accommodating just 90-180 passengers, which cruise more than 50 domestic itineraries.


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