Our Philosophy

With American Cruise Lines, it’s about Simple Sophistication. As we travel to the most amazing destinations across the United States, we offer our guests an elevated cruise experience - not expressed through black tie affairs and formal gatherings, but rather through personalized exploration, well-designed enrichment programs on board and ashore, and all the comforts that come with cruising on the newest fleet in the country.


American Cruise Lines delivers culture, history, and enlightenment, without the distractions of buffets, casinos, and wave pools. Every itinerary is a unique experience and a delight for the senses. Viewing our country’s beautiful landscapes and historic landmarks up-close, tasting the best regional cuisine, listening to the area’s finest entertainment, and feeling the warm camaraderie of the crew and fellow guests, are the intangibles not offered by other cruise lines.


Our small ship design creates an intimate environment in which our guests are treated with the utmost care and attention. Our crew members take pride in knowing our guests by name and understanding their preferences. Every stateroom is a spacious sanctuary in which to relax after a day of discovery and contemplate the adventures that lie ahead. Guests come back from an American Cruise Lines cruise relaxed, enriched, and with new lifelong friends.

American Cruise Lines – Simple Sophistication - Realized.

What Sets American Cruise Lines Apart

Highly personalized service and a relaxed atmosphere prevail onboard our modern fleet of ships. Our accommodating, all-American crew welcomes you with an unequaled level of attention. Each evening before dinner, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, as you mingle with other guests to share the adventures of the day. Set your own pace on your vacation and relax in the casual comfort and exceptional care that is the hallmark of cruising with American Cruise Lines.

Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly®


Our Ships

The newest and most environmentally friendly small cruise ships and riverboats in America.


All-American Experience

A true all-American experience. American built, flagged, and crewed ships with 35 cruise itineraries that visit 28 states in America.


Spacious Amenities

The largest staterooms with interior entrances. Elevator service to all decks. Many spacious lounges and public spaces on each ship.


Exquisite Cuisine

Exquisite cuisine from American Cruise Lines’ highly trained chefs. Open seating dining allows you to dine where and when you want.


Private Balconies

Experience unobstructed views and breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom.


Complimentary Experiences

Our all-inclusive experience includes a daily cocktail hour, plus complimentary wine and beer with meals. Most itineraries feature exciting complimentary shore excursions.


Gracious Hospitality

Attentive and personalized service is the hallmark of American Cruise Lines.


Daily Entertainment

Historians, naturalists, and local experts join every cruise. Daily presentations cover a range of topics from history to culture to cuisine.



Historic South and Golden Isles

“We enjoyed the stress-free nature of the vacation. Everything was taken care of - excellent accommodations, wonderful food, interesting excursions and entertainment.”
– Katharine J. - Whitehouse, OH


American Revolution

“We have already signed up for 2019 cruises on the New England coast and the Columbia & Snake Rivers. We are big fans of American Cruise Lines. Your new ships, epitomized by American Constitution, are works of art.”
– Stephen M. - Nashville, TN


Highlights of the Mississippi

“The service was top-notch. The crew worked so hard and did their utmost to accommodate our every wish. Planning another cruise this year and likely next!”
– Evonne S. - San Diego, CA


Maine Coast & Harbors

“Our Cruise Director really cared about his passengers. The Chef came to each table to make sure everyone was happy. You should have a lot of repeat guests after this cruise. It was wonderful.”
– Thomas & Joan G. - Somers Point, NJ


Lower Mississippi

“Everything about this cruise was outstanding, including the food, the wonderful crew, the informative lectures, the comfort of the entire ship, and did we mention The FOOD!”
– Walter A. - Santa Ynez, CA


Columbia & Snake Rivers

“Keep providing a quality product at a reasonable price.... we don't have to go to Europe any longer for river cruising.”
– John G. - Somerset, NJ