Independence Class Coastal Ships

Independence Class ships are styled after American Cruise Lines’ original coastwise fleet. Traditional in all respects, these hardy pioneers offer exceptional value as they travel along both the East and West Coasts. Each ship carries just 90 guests and offers the same great service for which American Cruise Lines is famous. 

Independence Class ships were introduced in 2005 and travel most of the same itineraries as the Coastal Cats and Constellation Class ships. Many staterooms feature private balconies and, though just slightly smaller than typical American Cruise Lines rooms, still offer a generous amount of space for a comfortable exploration. Cruise Close to Home® aboard the Independence Class. 


What sets us apart

Our Small Cruise Ships Our Small Cruise Ships

The newest and most modern in America

Personalized Service Personalized Service

Attentive and gracious service

World Class Cuisine World Class Cuisine

Customized by our master chefs

All-Inclusive All-Inclusive

All meals & snacks, cocktails & beverages, enrichment & excursions, tips & fees

Spacious Staterooms Spacious Staterooms

Largest staterooms in the industry

Private Balconies Private Balconies

Unobstructed views, breathtaking scenery

Onboard Enrichment Onboard Enrichment

Musicians, historians and naturalists

An American Experience An American Experience

American-made, crew and destinations