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Our Small Cruise Ships

American Cruise Lines' modern ships, each carrying no more than 150 passengers, are designed to navigate America's inland waterways and rivers, docking in the heart of each port and taking you where larger ships could never go.

Comfortable lounges and large observation decks are the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage. Glass enclosed dining salons provide an amazing, panoramic view to passing scenery.

The spacious staterooms feature large opening picture windows and roomy baths and many have private balconies. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, American Cruise Lines fleet will bring you to the best of America. 


Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi Riverboat



Queen of the West

Queen of the West Paddlewheeler



Independence River Cruise



American Star

American Star Small Cruise Ship


American Spirit

American Spirit Alaska Cruise Ship



American Glory

American Glory Riverboat

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Small River Boat Features

All American ships - American built, flagged and crewed

Newest small ships in the industry

Oversized staterooms - largest in industry

Most staterooms include private balconies

All staterooms feature interior entrances and large, opening picture windows

Elevators to all decks

Large, glass-enclosed single seating dining salon

Spacious lounges offer plenty of room to relax

Complimentary wireless internet access shipwide

Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms

Hairdryers in all staterooms

Individual climate control in all staterooms

Variety of 6-, 7- and 14-night cruise itineraries