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Introducing American Cruise Lines

Monday 19th November 2018

We are delighted to introduce a number of new USA cruises to the Blue Water Holidays cruise collection. Join America Cruise Lines and explore fascinating destinations such as New England and Alaska along with the Mississippi River, Hudson River and Columbia River on these small ship cruises.

Whale-watching in Alaska

The American Cruise Line Experience

American Cruise Lines feature the newest and most environmentally-friendly small paddlewheeler ships and riverboats in America which carry up to just 190 guests. The fleet of ships is continually expanding, American Song launched in 2018 on the Lower Mississippi and American Harmony will debut in 2019. All ships feature a contemporary interior, spacious lounges and a choice of cabins.

Enjoy an attentive and personalised service on board as well as exquisite regionally inspired dishes prepared by highly trained chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Musicians, historians and naturalists are aboard each cruise to create an abundance of daily entertainment. Each cruise also includes complimentary shore excursions, all gourmet meals, cocktail hour, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship and complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner.

Fascinating Destinations

American Cruise Lines offers a spectacular range of cruises to exciting destinations across the USA including Alaska, New England and Mississippi. A complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay is also available on all cruises on the Mississippi River, Columbia and Snake Rivers and Southeast Alaska.

Mississippi River

The 'mighty' Mississippi is one of the most popular river cruises in America! Cruises along the Mississippi allow you to journey right into the heart of the Deep South. Highlights of Mississippi cruises include Memphis, the musical heartland of Rock n' Roll, New Orleans and historic Vicksburg. Also, explore iconic sites including Oak Alley, Baton Rouge and Natchez.

You will also cruise the Upper Mississippi between St Louis and St Paul, an area which has inspired many artists and writers. Visit the boyhood home of Mark Twain in Hannibal, explore the beautiful gardens and historic homes at La Crosse and look out for bald eagle nests in Red Wing. The Lower and Upper Mississippi river cruises can also be combined for a truly unforgettable adventure.

New England

Discover the majestic seafaring history, coastal towns and quaint island villages of New England. A cruise of New England allows you to explore an array of wonderful sites including Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown, Gloucester and Bar Harbour. From Boston, cruise from Providence to Nantucket Island, New Bedford and Newport or explore the coast of Maine including Camden, Boothbay Harbour and Bath on a roundtrip cruise from Portland.

Experience cruising out of the Big Apple and along the Hudson River, north to Albany. Admire the spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains on the west and the Taconic and Berkshire Hills on the east. See magnificent architecture influenced by the English and Dutch and grand historic sites including Vanderbilt Mansion, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

American Cruise Lines Paddlewheeler Spacious, elegant suites Scenery on a Columbia Snake cruise Complimentary beverages with lunch and dinner Upper Mississippi Hudson River Alaska Wildlife Panoramic lounges

Pacific Northwest & Alaska

Discover the wilderness, history and native culture of Alaska and look out for the diverse wildlife including orcas, bald eagles and brown bears. Highlights of cruising Alaska include the spectacular Medenhill Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord, Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage.

Admire the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge on a unique cruise through the Pacific Northwest from Portland to Clarkston, travelling along the route forged by pioneers over 200 years ago. See the awe-inspiring Multnomah Falls and explore Mount St. Helens with a local expert to learn about how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities.

We can provide you with an ATOL-protected package including return flights from the UK, overseas transfers and hotel stays to suit.

Find Out More

To find out more and have a look at our range of American Cruise Line cruises, click here.

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