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American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines specializes in small-ship cruising along the inland waterways and rivers of the United States. Each of the line’s vessels features spacious staterooms, an attentive crew and an intimate atmosphere. Guests will find all the comforts of a luxury hotel on board.

The company’s cruise fares are highly inclusive, as gourmet cuisine, wine and beer with meals, a daily open-bar cocktail hour, enriching onboard entertainment and a selection of complimentary excursions are covered in the upfront rate. Historians and riverlorians join every sailing, leading informal lectures and discussions about the regions explored.

Trip ratings on this site are based on the quality of accommodations, the number of included meals and activities and the level of service delivered. ACL's vacations are categorized as deluxe on the industry rating scale (budget, first class or deluxe).


Limited-Time Offers on Sailings with American Cruise Lines!
  • Fly for free from select gateways on certain river cruises. Expires May 26. Click here.
  • Save up to $4,000 per couple off select cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires May 26. Click here.
  • Receive a free $150 per couple onboard credit on all sailings. Click here.
  • Receive free shore excursions on select cruises. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.
Ship Name Year Built Refurbished Passengers
American Heritage 2015 -- 150
American Melody 2021 -- 175
American Serenade 2023 -- 180
American Splendor 2016 2022 185
American Symphony 2022 -- 175