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American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines specializes in small-ship cruising along the inland waterways and rivers of the United States. Each of the line’s vessels features spacious staterooms, an attentive crew and an intimate atmosphere. Guests will find all the comforts of a luxury hotel on board.

The company’s cruise fares are highly inclusive, as gourmet cuisine, wine and beer with meals, a daily open-bar cocktail hour, enriching onboard entertainment and a selection of complimentary excursions are covered in the upfront rate. Historians and riverlorians join every sailing, leading informal lectures and discussions about the regions explored.

Trip ratings on this site are based on the quality of accommodations, the number of included meals and activities and the level of service delivered. ACL's vacations are categorized as deluxe on the industry rating scale (budget, first class or deluxe).


Limited-Time Offers on Sailings with American Cruise Lines!
  • Cyber Monday Offer! The cost of port charges will be covered by American Cruise Lines, providing customers with a savings of up to $880 per couple. Click here.
  • Save up to $800 per couple off select cruises. Click here.
  • Receive free shore excursions on select river cruises. Click here.
  • Enjoy a free open-bar cocktail hour every evening before dinner. Click here.
  • Receive one free hotel night before your cruise, plus transfers to your ship on the day of departure when you book one month in advance. Click here.
  • Save $400 per couple off American Cruise Lines departures when you book nine months in advance. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.
Ship Name Year Built Refurbished Passengers
American Constitution 2018 -- 175
American Harmony 2019 -- 190
American Jazz 2020 -- 190
American Melody 2021 -- 175
American Pride 2012 -- 150
American Song 2018 -- 190
American Splendor 2016 2022 185
American Star 2007 -- 100
American Symphony 2022 -- 175
Independence 2010 -- 104
Queen of the Mississippi 2015 -- 150
Queen of the West 1995 2010 120