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Celebrate Thanksgiving with American Cruise Lines


Enjoy the celebration of a traditional American Thanksgiving with American Cruise Lines. Board your ship - adorned with Thanksgiving accents and decorations - and take one of three different cruises through the Southeast US. Whether you visit New Orleans, the rivers of Florida or the mansions of the Historic South, indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving feast with new-found friends and fellow passengers.

The ACL Give-back Program


For each ticket sold on these three cruises, American Cruise Lines will donate $50 to the Connecticut Food Bank, helping give nutritious meals to persons in need throughout Connecticut.


Mississippi River Thanksgiving Cruises
Thankgiving Cruises in Florida
River Cruises to Hilton Head

Memphis - New Orleans

Celebrate Thanksgiving with new friends and old alike on the Lower Mississippi River.

Nov. 23 - Queen of the Mississippi

Great Rivers of Florida

Bask in Florida's beautiful weather and sunny skies during this wonderful celebration.

Nov. 23 - American Glory

Historic South & Golden Isles

Indulge in Thankgiving favorites like turkey and stuffing while exploring the Historic South.

Nov. 23 - Independence

2013 Thanksgiving Menu

  • Warm Cider
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Hors  D'oeuvres
  • Shrimp Cocktail with Zesty Cocktail Sauce
  • Baked Brie with Cranberry Compote
  • Smoked Salmon - Potato Cake with Scallion Cream
  • Grille Duck Sate with Spiced Orange Relish
  • Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts with Dried Fall Fruits
  • Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, & Warm Cider Vinaigrette
  • Gingered Butternut Squash Bisque with Prosciutto Ham, Pumpkin Seeds, and Croutons

  • Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy
  • Maple-Dijon Crusted Baked Ham with Caramelized Pineapple
  • Cider-Poached Filet of Salmon with Braised Cabbage, Apple-Onion Hash, and Horseradish-Calvados Cream
Bread Basket
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits
  • Cheddar Corn Muffins
  • Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cider Caramel
  • Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream
  • Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Classic Pumpkin Pie

Special Thanksgiving Events & Activities

  • Thanksgiving Eve reception/cocktail party
  • Thanksgiving Day meal
  • Demonstration of the making of a bread cornucopia.  Guests will be given the recipe.
  • Local entertainment and guest speaker
  • Special Thanksgiving blessing given by the ship’s captain.
  • Autumn/Thanksgiving décor throughout the ship

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Mississippi River paddlewheel cruises on Queen of the Mississippi

  • Another wonderful trip on one of your outstanding cruises. We always look forward to the next one!
    Thomas and Jeannette D., Historic South & Golden Isles New Years Cruise
  • The service was truly first class. The waitstaff was always smiling. One never waited for service.
    Theodora S., Historic South & Golden Isles Christmas Cruise
  • Great service from top to bottom!
    Leroy C. and Mary R., Historic South & Golden Isles New Years Cruise