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+44 1756 706500

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines offers an exciting range of cruises across the USA including the Mississippi River, Alaska and New England. Their small ships and paddlewheelers carry up to just 190 guests. Enjoy attentive and personalised service on board, exquisite cuisine with regionally inspired dishes and daily entertainment including musicians, historians and naturalists joining every cruise.

  • American Constellation
  • Mount St Helens
  • Glacier Bay, Alaska
  • Maine Coastal Harbour
  • American Pride
  • Memphis Tram
  • American Queen
  • St Louis
  • American Song
  • Vicksburg
  • American Star
  • America
  • American Constitution
  • American Star
  • Newport
  • Independence
  • Bears in Alaska
  • Bald Eagles in Alaska
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Memphis
  • Portland, Oregon

About American Cruise Lines


The 'mighty' Mississippi is one of the most popular river cruises in America. Journey into the heart and soul of the Deep South. Highlights include Memphis, the musical heartland of Rock n' Roll, New Orleans and historic Vicksburg. Visit iconic sites including Oak Alley, Baton Rouge and Natchez. Guests can 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 bale eagle nests in Red Wing. The Lower and Upper Mississippi river cruises can also be combined.

Explore the wilderness, history and native culture in Alaska on American Spirit and American Constellation. Look out for the diverse wildlife including orcas, bald eagles and brown bears. Highlights include the spectacular Medenhill Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord, Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage.

Discover the majestic seafaring history, coastal towns and quaint island villages New England. See Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown, Gloucester and Bar Harbour on a cruise 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 New York along the Hudson River, north to Albany. Soak up the 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.

All Cruises Include:

• Complimentary shore excursions every day
• All gourmet meals including regional dishes
• Cocktail hour
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
• Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
• Lectures and evening entertainment
• Use of the onboard library

Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay

A complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay is available on all cruises on the Mississippi River, Columbia and Snake Rivers and Southeast Alaska. Arrive the day before the cruise departs and stay in a centrally-located hotel to explore the city at leisure. On the morning of the cruise, guests are transferred to the ship. Luggage is taken from the hotel straight to the stateroom on the ship. (Please note pre-cruise hotel stay is not available when the cruise is booked within 30 days of departure.)

Theme Cruises

American Cruise Lines offers a variety of theme cruises exploring the American history, culture and landscapes in more details. Themes include Fall Foliage Cruises, Music Cruises, Culinary Cruises, Historic Cruises and Holiday Cruises.

Glacier Bay, Alaska Queen of the West New Orleans American Spirit American Star

Cruise Collection 2019 / 2020

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  • Mighty Mississippi from New Orleans

    7 Nights - New Orleans and Back

    America Choice of Ships

    Join your ship in the lively city of New Orleans and cruise the mighty Mississippi River taking in the famous plantations of Oak Alley and Rosedown, and poignant sites of Vicksburg 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Dec 2020 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £320 per cabin!

    the French Quarter, New Orleans Cruise Only
    From £2855pp
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  • Columbia and Snake Rivers

    7 Nights - Portland to Clarkston

    American Pride Choice of Ships

    Admire the spectacular scenery of the Columbia River Gorge on this unique cruise through the Pacific Northwest from Portland to Clarkston, travelling along the route forged by pioneers over 200 years ago, with expert guides bringing the area's history to life 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2020 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £320 per cabin!

    Mount St Helens Cruise Only
    From £2855pp
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  • Upper Mississippi

    7 Nights - St Louis to St Paul

    America Choice of Ships

    Explore the rich history of the cities lining the Mississippi River banks and admire the magnificent scenery that inspired the country’s most legendary writers and artists on this 7-night Upper Mississippi River cruise 2019 - Aug, Sep, Oct 2020 - Aug, Sep, Oct Save £320 per cabin!

    Davenport Cruise Only
    From £3070pp
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  • Memphis to New Orleans

    7 Nights - Memphis to New Orleans

    America Choice of Ships

    See the magnificent mansions and plantations of the Deep South and delve into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg on this exciting cruise along the legendary Mississippi River from the 'Blues City' of Memphis. Includes guided shore excursions 2019 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Oct, Nov, Dec 2020 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £320 per cabin!

    Memphis, Tennessee Cruise Only
    From £3110pp
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  • Maine Coast and Harbours

    7 Nights - Portland and Back

    Independence Independence

    On this New England cruise explore the magical ports along the coastline of Maine, discover the stunning natural beauty of Bar Harbor and enjoy a traditional lobster bake, accompanied by expert historians and naturalists 2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep 2020 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep Save £320 per cabin!

    Bar Harbor lighthouse Cruise Only
    From £3295pp
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  • New England Islands

    7 Nights - Providence and Back

    American Star American Star

    Discover the nautical heritage, stunning scenery and elegant summer resorts of New England on this unique 7-night cruise visiting Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Newport 2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep 2020 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep Save £320 per cabin!

    Martha's Vineyard Cruise Only
    From £3515pp
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  • Hudson River Fall Foliage

    7 Nights - New York and Back

    American Constitution Choice of Ships

    Explore the historic treasures of the state of New York and see the vibrant views of fall foliage along the scenic Hudson River on this 7-night cruise with visits to Albany and Kingston. Includes shore excursions, pre-dinner cocktails and evening entertainment. 2019 - Sep, Oct 2020 - Oct Save £320 per cabin!

    Albany, NY Cruise Only
    From £3890pp
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  • Southeast Alaska

    7 Nights - Juneau and Back

    American Constitution Choice of Ships

    Discover the unique ports, colourful history and amazing wildlife of Alaska with on-board experts and local guides, with visits to Mendenhall Glacier and Glacier Bay, a cruise past Tracy Arm's stunning vertical cliffs and whale-watching opportunities 2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug 2020 - Jun, Jul, Aug Save £320 per cabin!

    Glacier Bay Cruise Only
    From £3955pp
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  • Mississippi River Gateway

    10 Nights - New Orleans to St Louis

    America Choice of Ships

    Experience the best in southern hospitality on this unique Mississippi river cruise from New Orleans to St Louis and learn about the history and culture of the area with visits to grand plantation homes and fascinating museums including Vicksburg Military Park 2019 - Jun, Sep 2020 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov Save £320 per cabin!

    New Orleans Cruise Only
    From £4295pp
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  • Grand New England

    10 Nights - Boston and Back

    American Constitution American Constitution

    Discover the seafaring heritage of coastal towns and charming island villages on this 10-night New England cruise visiting Camden, Provincetown and Bar Harbor 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep 2020 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep Save £320 per cabin!

    Acadia National Park Cruise Only
    From £5075pp
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  • Alaskan Explorer

    10 Nights - Juneau and Back

    American Constellation American Constellation

    Discover the most captivating destinations in Southern Alaska including Skagway and Wrangell, journey along the Inside Passage and admire the outstanding scenery of Glacier Bay on this 11-day cruise. Includes shore excursions, pre-dinner cocktails and evening entertainment. 2020 - Jun, Jul Save £320 per cabin!

    Brown Bear Cruise Only
    From £6385pp
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  • Alaska Inside Passage

    14 Nights - Seattle to Juneau

    American Constellation Choice of Ships

    Cruise from Seattle to Juneau to experience the majestic splendour of Alaska in the summer, sailing through the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay accompanied by local experts and naturalist guides 2019 - Jun, Sep 2020 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep Save £650 per cabin!

    Mendenhall Glacier Cruise Only
    From £7405pp
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