Ships meet or exceed EPA Tier 3 emissions requirements. Tier 3 cuts NOx and particulate matter emissions by 80% over pre-tier levels.
While the effect of cruise ships on the environment is a reality, at American Cruise Lines, we proudly commit to mitigating our effects and fostering positive change.
Our dedication to environmental respect and emission reduction reflects our unwavering commitment to a more sustainable and eco-friendly cruise experience.
Advanced route planning techniques and rigorous officer training standards ensure that we minimize our impact on wildlife and work with, rather than against, the tides to move efficiently and quietly throughout the country. We minimize route miles and operate slowly, often overnight, to further reduce emmissions.
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.