American Cruise Lines

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

  • Cruise price tracking — we monitor the price of your cruise, and if it drops, we automatically reprice it for you!*
  • 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

*If your cruise line allows for repricing.
May not apply to all passengers.

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

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“Laura and Scott are great people to help assist with any vacation needs. I found them to be very attentive to my wants and needs in planning my cruise. They have been very informative and have provided me with great suggestions to help make the most of my vacation. They’re very upfront and honest. I will definitely use Extraordinary Adventures again in the future.”

Joshua & Rachel

Scott and Laura answered all of our newbie questions. Very helpful! They got us the best deals they could and paid special attention to the details. Highly recommend!”

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Working with Scott and Laura on our cruise was so easy! I gave them a budget, what I wanted, and potential dates. They did the rest! Gave me checklists for what to pack, suggestions of things to do, and the best plans for the biggest bang for our buck. They even checked on us when we returned to be sure we had an enjoyable experience.”

Kristy & Anthony