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Life On Board American Cruise Lines


Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly

American Cruise Lines prides itself on delivering culture, history and enlightenment, without the distractions of buffets and casinos. Every itinerary has been carefully designed to offer passengers a unique experience and a delight the senses.

American Cruise Lines operate a premium fleet of 100 to 200-passenger ships, creating an intimate environment in which their guests are treated with the utmost care and attention. Each stateroom is a spacious sanctuary in which to relax after a day of discovery and contemplate the adventures that lie ahead. Guest come from an American Cruise Lines cruise relaxed, enriched and with new lifelong friends and memories.

What Sets Them Apart?

The Ships

The newest and most environment friendly small cruise ships and riverboats in America.

Gracious Hospitality

Attentive and personalised service is the hallmark of American Cruise Lines.

Exquisite Cuisine

Locally sourced and regionally inspired cuisine, prepared by master chefs.

All-American Experience

American built, flagged, and crewed ships operating 35 cruise itineraries to 30 states.

Private Balconies

Sliding glass doors lead to private, spacious balconies offering panoramic river views from every angle.

Daily Entertainment

Musicians, historians, and naturalists join every cruise, creating an entertaining onboard experience.

Spacious Amenities

The largest staterooms of any cruise ship. And with interior entrances, every view is entirely private.


Evening cocktail hours, pre-cruise hotel stays, and exciting featured shore excursions on select cruises.


Your home away from home

Our staterooms are the most spacious in the small ship industry and offer all the amenities of a fine hotel, including full-size bathrooms and large wardrobes. With interior entrances and private balconies, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the American landscapes as it glides gently by.

Relax in your own private sanctuary and unwind after a fulfilling day, as you anticipate the journey that lies ahead. If you have special requests or need something you may have forgotten at home, don’t worry, American Cruise Lines will be happy to accommodate you.

Stateroom Amenities

  • Full-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities.
  • Twice daily stateroom service.
  • Elevator access to all decks.
  • Sliding glass balcony doors.
  • Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship.
  • Private balconies.
  • Breakfast room service.
  • Complimentary Wifi.

Culinary Experience.

Master chefs who are passionate about their craft

American Cruise Lines has a team of master chefs who are passionate about their craft. Our culinary teams are encouraged to use locally grown, sustainable ingredients to masterfully create regionally inspired and traditional American cuisine. Each menu offers something for everyone and changes to compliment the seasons.

Menu Sample


Caesar Salad

Asiago Cheese Crisp, Olive Oil Marinated Anchovies, Romaine Heart, Caesar Dressing



Lobster Alfredo

Sautéed Zucchini, Grape Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano Cheese, Arugula


Dijon Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb

Lemon Risotto, Sautéed Broccoli, Cranberry-Mint Marmalade


Gulf of Maine Cod Fillet

Sautéed Spinach, Lobster Salsa, Garlic-Chive Potatoes, Citrus Lobster Broth



Mount Lebanon Spiced Apple Pudding

Maple Whipped Cream


Blackberry Buttermilk Cake

The American Ships.

Constellation Class

The American Constellation and American Constitution operate on both coasts of the United States and provide the most premium atmosphere in the industry. These brand new ships (built in Maryland in 2017 and 2018) are designed to accommodate modern expectations and offer all the latest amenities. Expansive rooms offer sweeping views from every vantage point, while furnished private balconies allow for total relaxation as you glide to each spectacular destination.

Independence Class

The American Star, Independence, and American Spirit cruise many of the same itineraries as the Constellation Class ships and offer a similar atmosphere on board. They have slightly smaller staterooms, though still nearly twice the size of other riverboats or small cruise ships, and offer a selection of gracious public spaces and amenities.

Modern Paddlewheelers

America, Queen of the Mississippi, and American Pride offer an authentic paddlewheeler experience with modern design features. Guests can enjoy large staterooms, private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, and a variety of spacious lounges.

Queen of the West

The Queen of the West offers the same amazing cruise experience as the other riverboats, including interior entrances, private balconies, spacious lounges, and an intimate onboard atmosphere. This authentic paddlewheeler has slightly smaller staterooms and was refurbished in 2011.

New Revolutionary Riverboats

In 2018, American Cruise Lines introduced the first in a new class of modern riverboats to America’s rivers. The first of its kind, American Song will elevate the standard for U.S. riverboat cruising, including contemporary styling, a grand four-storey atrium, and each stateroom with a private balcony. American Harmony will follow in 2019.

Themed Cruises

American culture, history, and landscapes

American Cruise Lines offers a variety of theme cruises that explore the most intriguing aspects of American culture, history, and landscapes. Whether you are a history enthusiast, music aficionado, culinary connoisseur, love to explore the breath-taking scenery of America, or just wish to have a stress-free holiday, American Cruise Lines has the perfect themed cruise for you.

Themed cruises include – Fall Foliage, Music Along the Mississippi, Nashville Country & Blues, Lewis & Clark, Civil War, Mark Twain, Mississippi Culinary, Food & Wine, Lobsterbake, and Crabfest.

Eagle Society.

Pre-Cruise Hotel Packages and Tailor-made Land Tours.

American Cruise Lines Ships

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