US River Cruises

American Cruise Lines is Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly. Our modern fleet of small ships and paddlewheelers provide guests an exceptional, personalized cruising experience with access to America's most iconic, historic and exclusive cruise destinations. Every luxurious stateroom aboard our ships offers a front row seat discovering the natural beauty, history and culture of the United States of America while our all-American crew creates your personalized cruise experience.

Featured Cruises

Columbia and Snake River Cruises

Join our start of the season celebration on the Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise beginning March 27, 2015. Reserve your stateroom now and receive a complimentary night aboard Queen of the West in Portland with an exclusive tour of the Pittock Mansion, a trip to the Portland Saturday Market, and more. Cruise the legendary route traveled by Lewis and Clark as we celebrate the pioneering history of America.  Learn More >>

Mississippi River Paddlewheel Cruises

Discover American history and culture with seven Mississippi River cruise itineraries. Explore Mark Twain’s upper river, discover the musical roots of Memphis, St. Louis and New Orleans, or visit the historic battlefields of the Civil War. Spend a week exploring this iconic landmark or for a truly memorable journey we recommend the Complete Mississippi River cruise on August 8, 2015. Learn More >>

Puget Sound Spring Cruise Collection

Cruising Puget Sound is as much about the journey as it is about each destination. Join us aboard American Spirit as we explore everything the region has to offer from the gardens of Victoria to whale watching on the sundeck. Puget Sound cruises begin in April 2015 with a Food and Wine cruise on April 11th the Tulip Festival cruise on April 18, 2105. Learn More >>

New Years Eve Cruises 2014

Enjoy an unforgettable New Year's Celebration cruising the Mississippi River aboard Queen of the Mississippi. This special holiday cruise features a complimentary night aboard the ship and an exclusive pre-cruise celebration at the famous Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Nearly Sold-Out! Learn More>>

Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise

Experience the unparalleled beauty, grand history and hospitable warmth of the region as you cruise between Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL. Immerse yourself in history and culture in Charleston, tour Beaufort via carriage, and soak in the incomparable grace of Savannah and Jekyll Island. Learn More>>

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