With a fleet that consists of authentic paddle steamers and standard river ships, American Cruise Lines can take you along waterways all over the USA. From the mighty Mississippi to the Hudson and the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, you will discover the stories of Lewis and Clarke, delve deep into Southern culture and learn of important historic events like the American Civil War.
Along with this, there is also the opportunity to explore coastal areas such as Chesapeake and Penobscot Bay. The ships that sail these itineraries are specifically built to handle these waters but still offer the small ship experience that everybody looks for in a river cruise. The onboard ambience reflects the regions through which you sail, with an attentive, all-American crew looking out for you all the time. They will get to know you personally and offer a friendly level of service that immediately lifts the atmosphere on board.
Wine and beer are complimentary at mealtimes and a special cocktail hour is organised every day so that you can reconnect with other guests after your latest foray on the shore. Certain excursions are also included in the price and entertainment is provided by the musicians and historical experts that join you on board.