American Cruise Lines

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Passenger takes in beautiful Alaskan coastline aboard an American Cruise Line cruise

Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly™

American Cruise Lines’ cruises are the perfect choice for travelers who want to experience the beauty and history of America at their own pace on a truly unique and unforgettable journey. As the largest, most awarded cruise line in the U.S., American Cruise Lines has led the way for over 50 years, with more than 35 expertly crafted itineraries ranging from 5 to 22 days in length. Visiting the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco, the Puget Sound, Alaska, New England, the Southeast and the Florida Keys, and the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Columbia, and Snake Rivers, American Cruise Lines River Cruises and Ocean Cruises offer unparalleled, breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes, historic landmarks, and vibrant cities. Their fleet of American-built, flagged, and crewed riverboats, paddlewheelers, and small cruise ships offer the latest amenities, state-of-the-art navigation, and safety equipment, with elevator service to all decks. Cruising on their world-class riverboats and ships, you’ll enjoy comfortable lounges and large observation decks, along with attentive and gracious service, that provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share your interest in American heritage.

Overall, the decor of the American Cruise Lines’ ships and boats is sophisticated and inviting, with a focus on comfort and charm. Their ships and boats are tastefully designed, featuring classic and elegant appointments often described as traditional American style. The interiors have warm wood accents, brass fixtures, and comfortable furnishings. Many common areas are spacious and open, providing a welcoming atmosphere for passengers to relax and socialize. Additionally, the ships and boats often feature artwork and decorations that celebrate the local culture and history of the regions they sail in.


Couple enjoys an elegant dinner on an American Cruise Line ship

Cruising In Comfort with Exceptional, Personalized Service.

American Cruise Lines’ staterooms, most at more than 220 square feet, are by far the largest in their class – the majority of which have spacious private balconies and feature a roomy private hotel-like bath. In addition, they are well-furnished, with plush bedding and modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

American Cruise Lines River Cruises and Ocean Cruises are largely all-inclusive, offering guests almost everything they need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Their ships and boats are small, with only 90-180 passengers, so guests can enjoy a more intimate experience, delivering culture, history, enlightenment, and enrichment, without the distractions of buffets, casinos, and wave pools. Their crew members take pride in treating their guests with the utmost care and attention – knowing their guests by name and understanding their preferences.

American Cruise Lines’ Team of Master Chefs prepares a traditional American menu with a regional flair that features the freshest local ingredients. Fresh foods are brought aboard daily, some from the farms and vineyards you’ll visit along the way. Their culinary program is one more way that they connect your onboard experience to the destinations you’ll visit. American Cruise Lines’ cruises offer open, unassigned seating at every meal, the atmosphere is informal, and the dress is resort casual. Guests enjoy complimentary wine and beer during lunch and dinner service, and a complimentary cocktail hour with a full bar is hosted each evening before dinner.

American Cruise Lines River Cruises and Ocean Cruises offer over 400 comprehensive, guided shore excursions and tours that bring out the distinct flavor and unique culture of the regions visited. Each adventure is meticulously planned and supported by personal guides who are well-versed in the area’s history, so guests can fully appreciate the significance of each port-of-call. Small group excursions range from museums, historic landmarks, and culturally enriching sites to more active excursions such as hiking, kayaking, and bicycling. In addition, American Cruise Lines invites carefully-selected naturalists, historians, and musicians onboard for enrichment programs, including informal lectures, open discussions, concerts, and activities that bring local history, nature, and culture to life.

With American Cruise Lines, it’s about simple sophistication. As you travel to the most extraordinary destinations across the United States, you’ll enjoy an elevated cruise experience 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. If an American Cruise Lines River Cruise or Ocean Cruise seems like the perfect cruise for you, contact our American Cruise Lines’ expert travel advisors today to book your next extraordinary cruise adventure!

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What’s Included In Your Cruise Package

Your extraordinary cruise adventure comes with many included amenities from the cruise line. In addition, Extraordinary Adventures offers our clients extra complimentary benefits as well as popular upgrades to create a seamless door-to-door experience – all the more reason to select Extraordinary Adventures as your travel agency!

Included in Every American Cruise Lines Cruise

  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Master Chef prepared menus
  • Beer and wine with meals
  • Complimentary cocktail hour
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Onboard enrichment with naturalists, historians, musicians, and more
  • Gratuities

Your Extraordinary Adventures Cruise Also Includes

  • Expert guidance choosing your itinerary, ship, and stateroom
  • Recommendations on shore excursions
  • Advice on cruise and travel policies and procedures
  • Emergency assistance while on your trip
  • Recommendations on travel insurance

Add Extraordinary Adventures White Glove Service to Receive

  • We arrange car service and transfers
  • We book flights*
  • We reserve hotel stays
  • Pre-cruise and post-cruise travel planning assistance

$250 Planning Fee per stateroom
Complimentary for guests who book this cruise line
*Terms and conditions apply

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What Our Clients Say


“Helped us book our cruise. Great video content on what to expect on our ship. Leads on wonderful private excursion options. Laura was so helpful!

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Courtney D
Courtney D

“Laura and Scott are awesome! Highly recommend! We had a trip delayed several years by Covid. They took care of everything with cancelling, holding travel credits, and re-researching/rebooking when the time came. Two or three times during our trip (which was very complicated travel-wise), we were just thinking of a question (i.e. Did we ever get the code to get into tonight’s rental?) and before we could even ask, Laura was texting US! Laura was also VERY communicative and prompt during the planning phase. And while on our trip, it was so nice to have all the details taken care of so we could simply enjoy! Our trip was not a cruise (planned before they got into that business more exclusively), but I have no doubt they bring the same level of detail to cruises-perhaps even more since they have taken many of those trips themselves!”

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Kimberly T

We were referred to Laura and Scott by some cruise friends who have used them for years. A pleasure to work with, and they offer just great service! Quick to reply, better rates than you can get directly from the cruise sites plus they offer trips other than cruises. I have referred them to MY friends and have had nothing but positive responses from them as well.”

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