American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines is the leader in small ship cruising! Carrying no more than 100 passengers, all of the small ships are able to easily navigate America's smooth, inland waterways and dock in the heart of each charming port. From Maine to Florida, the itineraries are designed to allow passengers to experience intimately each area's local culture, fascinating history and natural splendor.

Unsurpassed personal attention and intimate ambience make American Cruise Lines the leader in small ship cruising. The all-American crew is friendly, polite and eager to pamper you. Highly skilled chefs treat passengers to delectable feasts, masterfully prepared with the utmost in care and quality, highlighting the flavors of the local regions.

Refreshingly casual, flexible and unregimented - American Cruise Lines provides an intimate ambience conducive to camaraderie. Curl up with a book in the library, chat with new friends in one of the lounges, or watch the passing scenery from one of the open observation decks.

Each night, passengers relive the day's adventures over complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before dinner.

Ships

Queen of the West, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Portland to Clarkston

7 Night Cruise sailing from Portland to Clarkston aboard Queen of the West.

NZ$5,963
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American Constitution, Grand New England ex Boston Return

10 Night Grand New England cruise departing roundtrip from Boston onboard American Constituation.

NZ$10,239
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American Star, New England Islands ex Providence Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Providence roundtrip aboard American Star.

NZ$6,373
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Independence, Maine Coasts & Harbors ex Portland Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Portland roundtrip aboard Independence.

NZ$6,373
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American Spirit, Puget Sound & San Juan Is ex Seattle Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Seattle roundtrip aboard American Spirit.

NZ$7,179
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Queen of the Mississippi, Upper Mississippi Cruise ex St Paul to St Louis

7 Night Cruise sailing from St Paul to St Louis aboard Queen of the Mississippi.

NZ$5,963
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American Pride, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Portland to Clarkston

7 Night Cruise sailing from Portland to Clarkston aboard American Pride.

NZ$7,590
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American Constellation, Southeast Alaska Cruise ex Juneau Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Juneau roundtrip aboard American Constellation.

NZ$8,410
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American Song, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Clarkston to Portland

7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Portland aboard American Song.

NZ$8,575
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Queen of the West, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Clarkston to Portland

7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Portland aboard Queen of the West.

NZ$5,963
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American Pride, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Clarkston to Portland

7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Portland aboard American Pride.

NZ$7,590
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Queen of the Mississippi, Cumberland River Cruise ex St Louis to Nashville

7 Night Cruise sailing from St Louis to Nashville aboard Queen of the Mississippi.

NZ$5,963
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America, Mississippi River Gateway Cruise ex New Orleans to St Louis

10 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to St Louis aboard America.

NZ$9,343
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American Constellation, Alaska Inside Passage ex Juneau to Seattle

14 Night Cruise sailing from Juneau to Seattle aboard American Constellation.

NZ$16,224
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American Song, Columbia & Snake Rivers ex Portland to Clarkston

7 Night Cruise sailing from Portland to Clarkston aboard American Song.

NZ$8,575
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Queen of the Mississippi, Cumberland River Cruise ex Nashville to St Louis

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nashville to St Louis aboard Queen of the Mississippi.

NZ$5,963
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American Harmony, Grand Heartland Cruise 2019 ex St Paul to New Orleans

14 Night Cruise sailing from St Paul to New Orleans aboard American Harmony.

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America, Upper Mississippi River Cruise ex St Louis to St Paul

7 Night Cruise sailing from St Louis to St Paul aboard America.

NZ$6,373
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Independence, Maine Coasts & Harbors ex Portland Return

6 Night Cruise sailing from Portland roundtrip aboard Independence.

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American Constellation, Grand Puget Sound ex Seattle Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Seattle roundtrip aboard American Constellation.

NZ$10,239
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The dining experience with American Cruise Lines is a very special one. Each ship has a spacious dining salon that seats all passengers at one time. Our highly skilled chefs trained at the some of the most prestigious Culinary Institutes prepare each meal to order with the utmost care and quality. There are a variety of choices at every meal that frequently include a specialty dish highlighting flavors from the local region. The young, all-American dining room staff is always friendly and accommodating, and eager to pamper you, making sure that your dining experience is just the way you like it.

The atmosphere for dining is informal - no gowns or tuxedos, please - but do sit with whomever you like. Each table has an outside view, so take your time - meals are cooked to order and this is a great time to build new friendships.

Dining times

Meal Normal Sitting Late Sitting
Breakfast 7.30am - 9.00am
Lunch 12.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm

Tipping

Tipping is, of course, at the individual's preference, but American Cruise Lines asks that you do not tip until the last day of the trip. A customary amount is US$125.00 per person, but feel free to tip as you see appropriate. Cash, personal or travelers' checks are the preferred method. Credit cards are also accepted, with requests that passengers paying with credit cards contact the Hotel Manager at least one day before the end of the cruise.

Children

American Cruise Lines ships and itineraries are designed for travelers who share an interest in history, culture and nature. Guests truly enjoy the onboard ambiance, and feel very at home in our huge lounges, single-seating dining salon, and oversized staterooms.

Thus while children are welcome there are no specific facilities or baby sitting services provided.