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 modern riverboats, paddlewheelers, and small cruise ships offer the latest amenities, state-of-the-art navigation, and safety equipment.

Cruising on our world-class ships, enjoy comfortable lounges and large observation decks that provide 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 offer furnished 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. Single occupancy rooms are available on all of our ships. We can also accommodate three people to a room.


Modern Riverboats | 180 Guests

Modern Riverboats
  • Contemporary Styling Throughout
  • Largest Staterooms in the Industry
  • Private Balconies with Breakfast Room Service
  • Elevator Service to All Decks
  • Spacious Sun Decks
  • Modern Design, Floor-to-Ceiling Sliding Glass Doors
  • Multiple Lounges with Panoramic Views
  • Single Seating Dining Room

Project Blue | 109 Guests

Project Blue
  • Spacious Staterooms
  • Private Balconies
  • Rolls Royce Stabilizers
  • Contemporary Styling Throughout
  • Multiple Lounges with Panoramic Views

Constellation Class | 170 Guests

Constellation Class
  • Modern Design, Floor-to-Ceiling Sliding Glass Doors
  • Largest Staterooms in the Industry
  • Private Balconies
  • Multiple Lounges with Panoramic Views
  • Spacious Sun Decks
  • Single Seating Dining Room
  • Breakfast Room Service
  • Contemporary Styling Throughout
  • Elevator Service to All Decks

Authentic Paddlewheelers | 180 Guests

Authentic Paddlewheelers
  • Private Balconies
  • Multiple Lounges with Panoramic Views
  • Spacious Sun Decks
  • Single Seating Dining Room
  • Contemporary Styling Throughout
  • Elevator Service to All Decks

Independence Class | 90 Guests

Independence Class
  • Private Balconies
  • Multiple Lounges with Panoramic Views
  • Spacious Sun Decks
  • Single Seating Dining Room
  • Contemporary Styling Throughout
  • Elevator Service to All Decks

Introducing American Melody

Introducing American Melody, the newest and most modern riverboat in American Cruise Lines’ revolutionary fleet. The ship features panoramic views throughout and includes an impressive four-story glass atrium in the center of the ship.  All of the spacious staterooms range from 250 to 650 square feet, and each room features full-size bathrooms, roomy closets, and private balconies.  Experience the grandeur of American Melody for yourself starting in August of 2021.

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Small Ship Features

Wi-Fi
Largest staterooms in industry
Flat screen TV and DVD players
Individual climate control
Variety of Itineraries
Fridge
Coffee
Complimentary wine bar
Single seating dining
Entertainment
Secure Vault
Spacious lounges
Room service
Private Balconies
Play place
Complimentary breakfast
Free parking
Conference room
All American ships
Handicap accessible
Hairdryers in all staterooms
Newest ships in the industry
Elevators to all decks
Suitable for events

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

Spacious Accommodations

Complimentary and Inclusive

Complimentary & Inclusive

Cocktails, pre-cruise stay, excursions

Private Balconies

Private Balconies

Unobstructed views, breathtaking scenery