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

Queen of the West cruises the Columbia and Snake Rivers along the legendary route pioneered by Lewis and Clark. Explore historic Fort Clatsop National Park, Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens and the frontier town of Pendleton, Oregon on an 8-day cruise from Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA. Don’t miss the Food and Wine Cruise on March 28th or the Lewis & Clark Cruise on April 11, 2015.  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. Our next Civil War Cruise is February 28, 2015 aboard Queen of the Mississippi, or join the the new 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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