Small Ship Cruising -- American Cruise Lines
United States Rivers and Coastal Waterways
East Coast, South, Florida
Contact Stoney Creek  Travel
877-658-2582
Weaverville / Asheville, NC
American Cruise Lines is one of the elite small ship cruising companies with an Onboard Experience that is sure to please.

American Cruise Lines operates three unique vessels on East Coast and Southern itineraries.

The American Star           

The American Glory         

The Independence


Stateroom and Lounge Photos

Ships are new and fully comply with the new USA safety regulations.

Tastefully designed staterooms are all water view:
•Two Twin Beds  or King-Sized Bed
•Large Opening Picture Window
•Private Balconies on Some Rooms
•Twice-Daily Stateroom Service by an all American crew
•Remote-Controlled Satellite TV with DVD Player
•Internet Access
•Individual Climate Control System
•Writing Desk & Stationery
•Hair Dryer
•Spacious Closet
* Full length mirror
•Four-Drawer Dressers & Night Tables
•110-Volt Outlets
Maine Coast & Harbors
The Maine Coast and Harbor Itinerary is perfect for small ship cruises with its magnificent coastal bays, rivers, and island passages. Guests are treated to magnificent natural sites that also feature historic forts, lighthouses, quaint fishing villages with an abundance of fishing vessels and pleasure craft. You will lhave an opportunity to see a multitude of wildlife including whale watching. Nautical history is evident in the maritime museums. The Maine coast is filled with picturesque islands which are a gorgeous sight as your ship winds through narrow passages.

2014 Independence (RT Portland, ME)
June 1 (6 Night)
June 7 (7 Night)
June 14 (7 Night)
June 21 (7 Night)
June 28 (7 Night)

July 5 (7 Night)
July 12 (7 Night)
July 19 (7 Night)
July 26 (7 Night) Lobsterfest

August 2 (7 Night)
August 8 (7 Night)
August 16 (7 Night) Lobsterfest'
August 23 (7 Night)
August 30 (7 Night)

September 6 (7 Night)
September 13 (7 Night)
September 20 (7 Night)
September 27 (6 Night)

2014 American Glory
July 19 (7 Night)

August 2 (7 Night)
August 9 (7 Night)
August 16 (7 Night) Lobsterfest

7 Night Schedule Shown Below. 6 Night Schedule may compress stops (2 in one day with half day stop at each or one stop may be dropped.)  Schedule not finalized by port authorities until about 6 weeks prior to departure
Itinerary:
Day 1:  Portland, ME to Bar Harbor, ME
Day 2:  Bar Harbor, ME
Day 3:  Castine / Belfast, ME
Day 4:  Camden, ME
Day 5:  Rockland, ME
Day 6:  Boothbay, ME
Day 7:  Bath, ME
Day 8:  Portland, ME

2014 Rates Per Person:  Add $250 Taxes For 7-Night and $235 for 6-Night

American Glory
Category A:  7-Night $3750 / 6-Night $3245
Category AA  7-Night $4180 / 6-Night $3600
Category AAL (Balcony):  7-Night $4470 / 6-Night $3880
Category AAC (Balcony):  7 Night $$4950 / 6-Night $4280
Single (Balcony):  7-Night $4985 / 6-Night $4290
Single (No Balcony) 7-Night $4540 / 6-Night $3850

Independence
Category A: 6 Night $3245
Category AAL 6 Night $3880
Category AAC  6 Night $4280
Owner Ste 6 Night $5450
Single with Balcony 6 Night $4290
SIngle 6 Night $3850
Historic South and Golden Isles
American Cruise Lines visits stately historical towns in the antebellum south.  The elegance and charm of Charleston, SC; Beaufort, SC; Hilton Head Island; Savannah, GA; St. Simons Island, GA; Jekyll Island; and Amelia Island have beckoned history buffs, romantic travelers, and wildlife enthusiasts for years.

Now, cruise guests can visit all these charming river and beach towns in one visit and in an elegant, comfortable style -- never having to pack more than one time.   Leave the highways behind as you glide through nature filled rivers to experience the old south.

As you cruise through southern rivers and bays of the smooth east coast inland waterway, your small ship will bring you to charming ports such as historic Beaufort, with its beautifully restored antebellum homes, remote islands filled with legends of bygone eras, and the grand southern cities of Charleston and Savannah that exemplify the graciousness and true southern hospitality of one of America's most elegant regions. For the naturalist, coastal wildlife preserves provide ample opportunity to view the flora and fauna that make this natural environment so unique. Visit the site where the civil war began, listen to the stories of buried pirate treasure or relish in delicious southern cuisine. This combination of historical significance and natural beauty assures you a voyage that will both enlighten and enchant.

Day-To-Day:  Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL (reverse ports for Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC)

Day 1:  Charleston to Beaufort, SC. Board 10 AM. Depart 1:30 PM
Day 2:  Beaufort, SC
Day 3: Hilton Head, SC
Day 4: Savannah, GA
Day 5:  Sapelo Island, GA
Day 6:  St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island, GA
Day 7:  Cruise to Amelia Island Area
Day 8: Disembark 8:30 AM

NOTE:  Jacksonville, FL is about 25 miles from cruise ship located at Fernandina Beach, FL. The cruise line does not provide transfers to the ship but for a nominal cost does provide transfers from the ship to the airport or back to port of origin at the end of the cruise.

2014 Independence
February. 22:  Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL

March 1: Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
March 8  Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
March 15:Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
March 22: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
March 29: Jacksonville, Fl to Charleston, SC

April 5:  Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
April 12: Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
April 19: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
April 26: Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC

November 15:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
November 22: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville (Thanksgiving Cruise)
November 29:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC

December 6:  Jacksonville, FL  to Charleston, SC
December 13: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
December 20:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
December 27: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL

2014 American Star
March 1:  Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
March 8:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
March 15: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
March 22: Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
March 29: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL

April 5:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
April 26:  Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL

May 3:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
May 10: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
May 17: Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC

November 22: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
November 29: Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC

December 6: Charleston, SC to Jacksonsville, FL
December 13: Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
December 20: Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL
December 27:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC

2014 American Glory
April 19:  Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC
November 15:  Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL

2014 Rates Per Person:  Add $250 Taxes

American Glory
Category A:  $3750
Category AA:  $4180
Category AAL (Balcony):  $4470
Category AAC (Balcony):  $4950
Single (Balcony):  $4985
Single: $4540

American Star
Category A:  $3750
Category AA: $4180
Category AAL (Balcony): $4470
Category AAC (Balcony): $4950
Owner's Suite $6385
Single with Balcony: $4985

Independence
Category A: $3750
Category AAL(Balcony): $4470
Category AAC (Balcony): $4950
Owner's Suite: $6385
Single with Balcony: $4985
Single: $4540
American Cruise Lines New England Islands itinerary brings you the heritage of America like no other cruise line.  Visit the quaint fishing village of New Bedford and Nantucket with their historic whaling heritage. See the Victorian homes on Martha's Vineyard. Historians will enjoy the famous battleship, Massachusetts, and nature lovers will enjoy hiking the trails on Block Island.  This area is resplendant with scenic overlooks above the Atlantic ocean.  The towns boast museums with nautical keepsakes.  Fishing fleets abound along the coast and towns brim with old world architecture, cobblestone streets, and charming shops.

All cruises are round trip Providence, RI
7 Night Schedule Shown Below. 6 Night Schedule may compress stops (2 in one day with half day stop at each or one stop may be dropped.)  Schedule not finalized by port authorities until about 6 weeks prior to departure.
Itinerary:
Day 1:  Providence, RI cruising to New Bedford, MA
Day 2:  New Bedford, MA
Day 3:  Nantucket Island
Day 4:  Martha's Vineyard
Day 5:  Bristol, RI / Fall River, MA
Day 6:  Newport, RI
Day 7:  Block Island, RI
Day 8:  Return to Providence, RI

2014 Independence
May 18 (6 Nights)
May 24 (6 Nights)

2014 American Star
June 15 (6 Nights)
June 21 (7 Nights) Lobsterfest
June 28  (7 Nights) Independence Day Cruise

July 5 (7 Nights)
July 12 (7 Nights)
July 19 (7 Nights)  Lobsterfest
July 26 (7 Nights)

August 2 (7 Nights) Lobsterfest
August 9 (7 Nights)
August 16 (7 Nights)
August 23 (7 Nights)
August 30 (7 Nights) Lobsterfest

September 6 (7 Nights) Lobsterfest
September 13 (7 Nights)
September 20 (7 Nights)

American Glory
June 8 (6 Nights)

2014 Rates Per Person:  Add $250 Taxes For 7-Night and $235 for 6-Night

American Glory
Category A:  7-Night $3750 / 6-Night $3245
Category AA  7-Night $4180 / 6-Night $3600
Category AAL (Balcony):  7-Night $4470 / 6-Night $3880
Category AAC (Balcony):  7 Night $$4950 / 6-Night $4280
Single (Balcony):  7-Night $4985 / 6-Night $4290
Single (No Balcony) 7-Night $4540 / 6-Night $3850

American Star
Category A:  7 Night $3750 / 6 Night $3245
Category AA: 7 Night $4180 / 6 Night $3600
Category AAL: 7 Night $4470 / 6 Night $3880
Category AAC: 7 Night $4950 / 6 Night $4280
Category Owner Ste: 7 Night $6385 / 6 Night $5540
Category Single w/ Balcony 7 Night $4985 / 6 Night $4290

Independence
Category A: 6 Night $3245
Category AAL 6 Night $3880
Category AAC  6 Night $4280
Owner Ste 6 Night $5450
Single with Balcony 6 Night $4290
SIngle 6 Night $3850
New England Islands
Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Bay is steeped in colonial history. Baltimore's Inner Harbor will remind you of days gone by as you gaze upon schooners, and Baltimore Clippers.  Williamsburg is America's premier living history site. See quaint fishing villages with charming homes where residents have lived off the sea for centuries.  Cambridge is a perfectly preserved slice of history.  Nature lovers will enjoy the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.  Like to shop?  Then you'll love the boutiques and shops in St. Michaels -- and history buffs will delight in the Chesapeake Maritime Museum with its numerous maritime exhibits.  Annapolis has been an icon of American history for over 200 years.

Cruises are Round Trip Baltimore, MD.

7 Night Schedule Shown Below. 6 Night Schedule may compress stops (2 in one day with half day stop at each or one stop may be dropped.)  Schedule not finalized by port authorities until about 6 weeks prior to departure.

Day 1: Depart Baltimore, MD. Board 10 AM
Day 2: Yorktown / Williamsburg, VA
Day 3: Crisfield MD / Tangier, VA
Day 4: Cambridge, MD
Day 5: Oxford, MD
Day 6: St. Michaels, MD
Day 7: Annapolis, MD
Day 8: Return to Baltimore. Disembark 8:30 AM

2014 American Glory
May 3  (7 Night)
May 10 (6 Night)
May 17 (7 Night)
May 24 (7 Night)
May 31 ( 7 Night) -- Crabfest
November 2 (6 Night)

2014 Independence
May 10 (7 Night)
November 2 (6 Night)

2014 American Star
May 31 (6 Night) -- Crabfest
June 7 (6 Night)
November 2 (6 Night)
November 8 (7 Night)

2014 Rates Per Person:  Add $250 Taxes For 7-Night and $235 for 6-Night

American Glory
Category A:  7-Night $3750 / 6-Night $3245
Category AA  7-Night $4180 / 6-Night $3600
Category AAL (Balcony):  7-Night $4470 / 6-Night $3880
Category AAC (Balcony):  7 Night $$4950 / 6-Night $4280
Single (Balcony):  7-Night $4985 / 6-Night $4290
Single (No Balcony) 7-Night $4540 / 6-Night $3850

American Star
Category A:  7 Night $3750 / 6 Night $3245
Category AA: 7 Night $4180 / 6 Night $3600
Category AAL: 7 Night $4470 / 6 Night $3880
Category AAC: 7 Night $4950 / 6 Night $4280
Category Owner Ste: 7 Night $6385 / 6 Night $5540
Category Single w/ Balcony 7 Night $4985 / 6 Night $4290

Independence
Category A: 6 Night $3245
Category AAL 6 Night $3880
Category AAC  6 Night $4280
Owner Ste 6 Night $5450
Single with Balcony 6 Night $4290
SIngle 6 Night $3850
Hudson River Fall Foliage
Cruise along a river passageway that has remained virtually untouched since the seventeenth century.  The Hudson River flows for over 300 miles from the mountains of upstate New York to the New York City harbor.  Historians will love walking on the grounds of historic West Point and viewing the West Point Museum. Kingston was once a popular Dutch trading post and many historic homes still stand.  As you cruise along the river, you'll be amazed at Vanderbilt's magnificent estate and "Springwood," the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as many other grand, stately homes perched on towering cliffs. But, the main attraction is the beautiful fall colors of gold, crimson, and orange.

Cruises are Round Trip New York City

2014 Independence 
October 5 (6 Nights)
October 11 (7 Nights)
October 18 (7 Nights)
October 25 (6 Nights)

2013 American Star
September 28 (6 Night)
October 4  (7 Nights)
October 11 (7 Nights)
October 18 (7 Nights)
October 25 (6 Nights)

2014 American Glory 
September 27 (7 Nights)
October 4 (7 Nights)
October 11 (7 Nights)
October 18 (7 Nights)
October 25 (6 Nights)

Itinerary:
Day 1:  Depart New York City 
Day 2:  Catskill, NY
Day 3:  Troy/Albany, NY
Day 4:  Kingston, NY
Day 5:  Poughkeepsie, NH
Day 6:  West Point, NY
Day 7:  Sleepy Hollow, NY
Day 8:  New York, NY

2014 Rates Per Person:  Add $250 Taxes For 7-Night and $235 for 6-Night

American Glory
Category A:  $3750
Category AA:  $4180
Category AAL (Balcony):  $4470
Category AAC (Balcony):  $4950
Single (Balcony):  $4985
Single: $4540

American Star
Category A:  $3750
Category AA: $4180
Category AAL (Balcony): $4470
Category AAC (Balcony): $4950
Owner's Suite $6385
Single with Balcony: $4985

Independence
Category A: $3750
Category AAL(Balcony): $4470
Category AAC (Balcony): $4950
Owner's Suite: $6385
Single with Balcony: $4985
Single: $4540
Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage
7 Night cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway is an enchanting experience with stops in the 400 year-old seaport of Norfolk, Morehead and Beaufort with history and homes dating back to the 1700's, the alluring shops and museums of Wilmington, the excitement of Myrtle Beach, and stately Charleston. This cruise offers something for everyone. Beaufort is the 3rd oldest town in North Carolina and boasts a 21 block historical district. This cruise is great for history buffs who will enjoy the Revolutionary and Civil War sights. The route traces Chesapeake Bay and the Inland Passage Way, stopping at small ports between Charleston, SC.and Baltimore, MD.

2014 Independence
May 3  Charleston, SC to Baltimore, MD
November 8  Baltimore, MD to Charleston, SC

2014 American Star 
May 24  Charleston, SC to Baltimore, MD
November 15 Baltimore to Charleston, SC

2014 American Glory
April 26  Charleston, SC to Baltimore, MD
November 8  Baltimore, MD to Charleston, SC

Itinerary
Day 1:  Baltimore, MD cruising through Chesapeake Bay
Day 2:  Norfolk, VA
Day 3:  Kittyhawk, NC
Day 4:  Cruise Day
Day 5:  Morehead City, Beaufort, NC
Day 6:  Wilmington, NC
Day 7:  Myrtle Beach, SC
Day 8:  Charleston Disembark
Reverse Itinerary Charleston, SC to Baltimore, MD

2014 Rates Per Person:  Add $250 Taxes

American Glory
Category A:  $3750
Category AA:  $4180
Category AAL (Balcony):  $4470
Category AAC (Balcony):  $4950
Single (Balcony):  $4985
Single: $4540

American Star
Category A:  $3750
Category AA: $4180
Category AAL (Balcony): $4470
Category AAC (Balcony): $4950
Owner's Suite $6385
Single with Balcony: $4985

Independence
Category A: $3750
Category AAL(Balcony): $4470
Category AAC (Balcony): $4950
Owner's Suite: $6385
Single with Balcony: $4985
Single: $4540
This cruise is great for nature enthusiasts. Cruise down the north-flowing St. John's River, which was selected as one of 14 American Heritage Rivers in the United States.  The cruise travels through the heart of the Ocala National Forest, teaming with wildlife such as bald eagles, great white herons, alligators, and the Florida panther.  Palatka was once known as "The Gem of the St. John's", and Ravine Gardens State Park is still stunning with over 100,000 azaleas and other subtropical plants.  The cruise  also visits Green Cove Springs, home to a cool mineral springs, shimmering lakes, and beautiful forests.  St. Augustine, established in 1565, is America's oldest surviving European settlement.  Finally, Amelia Island features a lovely historical center with St. Peter's Episcopal Church and 16 blocks of restored 19th century Victorian homes and shops.


2014 American Glory  (RT Jacksonville, FL)  Seven Night Cruise
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29

April 5
April 12

November 22 (Thanksgiving Cruise)
November 29

December 6
December 13
December 20
December 27

NOTE:  Jacksonville, FL is about 25 miles from cruise ship located at Fernandina Beach, FL. The cruise line does not provide transfers to the ship but for a nominal cost does provide transfers from the ship to the airport  at the end of the cruise.

Itinerary:
Day 1:  Depart Jacksonville Area (Fernandina Beach, FL)
Day 2:  St. John's River, Cruise to Palatka, FL
Day 3:  Palatka / Lake George, FL (Ocala National Forest)
Day 4:  Green Cove Springs, FL
Day 5:  Tolomato River
Day 6:  St. Augustine, FL
Day 7:  Amelia Island, FL
Day 8: Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach), FL

2014 Rates Per Person:  Add $250 Taxes
American Glory
Category A:  $3750
Category AA:  $4180
Category AAL (Balcony):  $4470
Category AAC (Balcony):  $4950
Single (Balcony):  $4985
Single: $4540
East Coast Inland Passage
This American Cruise Lines majestic 14 night / 15 day cruise of the east coast takes you through the entire eastern coastal waterway system of connecting rivers, bays, and canals from Baltimore, MD to Jacksonville, FL. 

Every port on this 14-night grand coastal tour will give you a unique glimpse of America. The East Coast Inland Passage, comprised of connecting rivers, bays, estuaries, and canals, allows passengers to fully appreciate the natural unspoiled beauty of some of the most scenic preserved areas in the country. From the unique vantage point of a small ship, discover the limitless birds and wildlife that call this passage their home. Cruise through a rich past that has influenced the shape of our country since the days of early exploration. Experience the elegance of a restored southern mansion, the solemn serenity of a Civil War battlefield, and the sheer enormity of a plantation and the secrets it holds.

2014 Independence
April 26 Jacksonville, FL to Baltimore, MD
November 8  Baltimore, MD to Jacksonville, FL

2014 American Star
May 17 Jacksonville, FL to Baltimore, MD
November 15 Baltimore MD to Jacksonville, FL

2014 American Glory
April 19 Jacksonville, FL to Baltimore, MD
November 8 Baltimore MD to Jacksonville, FL

NOTE:  Jacksonville, FL is about 25 miles from cruise ship located at Fernandina Beach, FL. The cruise line does not provide transfers to the ship but for a nominal cost does provide transfers from the ship to the airport at the end of the cruise.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Jacksonville Area / Fernandina Beach
Day 2:  Jekyll Island, GA
Day 3:  St. Simon's Island, GA
Day 4:  Savannah, GA
Day 5:  Hilton Head, SC
Day 6:  Beaufort, SC
Day 7:  Charleston, SC
Day 8:  Myrtle Beach, SC
Day 9:  Cruising
Day 10:Wilmington, NC
Day 11: Beaufort, NC / Morehead City, NC
Day 12: Cruise
Day 13: Kitty Hawk, NC
Day 14: Norfolk, VA
Day 15: Baltimore, MD Disembark

2014 Rates {Per Person).  Add $339 Taxes

American Glory
Category A:  $7280
Category AA: $8105
Category AAL (Balcony): $8735
Category AAC (Balcony): $9680
Single with Balcony: $9865
Single: $9175

American Star
Category A: $7280
Category AA: $8105
Category AAL (Balcony): $8735
Category AAC (Balcony): $9680
Owner's Suite: $12350
Single with Balcony: $9865

Independence
Category A:  $7280
Category AAL (Balcony): $8735
Category AAC (Balcony): $9680
Owner's Suitie: $12350
Single with Balcony: $9865
Single: $9175
Onboard Experience
A personalized experience awaits you on an American Cruise Lines ship, with one crew member for each 2 passengers.  Less people also allows for more satisfying daily activities since there are less persons on shore excursions and there can be more one-on-one time with naturalists and historians.

An all American crew makes communication more simple and cruising on American rivers and waterways means no passports are required.

Corporations like to book cruises on American ships because the meetings can be deducted on their taxes.

Naturalists & Historians:  Carefully selected “enlighteners”- naturalists, historians, and other experts – to join you onboard to enhance your cruise experience. During informal lectures, open discussions and activities, they bring the local history, nature and culture alive with their knowledge and passion for American heritage. They also lead shore excursions, giving guests behind-the-scenes tours of some of America’s best-kept secrets and favorite treasures.

Onboard Activities: Evening activities and entertainment onboard are just as unique as the ports visited, and include lectures, guest musicians from the local towns, demonstrations, minor theatrical performances and games. Each activity is rich in history and culture, and is designed to highlight the areas visited. You’ll find the absence of casinos, glitzy shows and discos to be much appreciated. The library and numerous lounges found on each vessel are ideal for curling up with a good book, and the observation decks serve as perfect vista points for the passing scenery and wildlife.

Dining Experience:  The dining experience with American Cruise Lines is a very special one. Each ship has a spacious dining salon that seats all passengers at one time. Highly skilled chefs trained at the some of the most prestigious culinary Institutes prepare each meal to order with the utmost care and quality. There are a variety of choices at every meal that frequently include a specialty dish highlighting flavors from the local region. The young, all-American dining room staff is always friendly and accommodating, and eager to pamper you, making sure that your dining experience is just the way you like it. Special diets can be accommodated.

Grand New England: Northeast America with its historic architecture, landscape, museums, and culture.

Discover the majestic seafaring heritage of coastal towns and quaint island villages on the 10-night Grand New England Odyssey. Your elegant small ship will dock in the heart of each historic harbor, amidst working boats and luxurious private yachts. Steps away you'll find whaling and maritime museums, scenic bluffs and beaches, cobblestone streets and unique shops.

By meticulously selecting the most captivating ports of call from southern New England to Maine,  this epic cruise invites you to discover America's birthplace and savor the local cuisine, from the succulent lobsters of the Penobscot Bay and a warm slice of fresh blueberry pie, to the best chowders of Nantucket.

Your one-way journey begins either in Providence, RI or Portland, ME and harbor hops along the historic coastline to such legendary destinations of Bar Harbor, Martha's Vineyard, Rockland, Nantucket and Camden, to name a few. You'll linger in these summer paradises, with plenty of opportunity to explore on your own or participate in shore excursions led by guides whose expertise is informed by generations of native lore and a passion for the past. As you cruise through the Cape Cod Canal and sail around the islets that skirt the coast of Maine you'll want to keep a lookout for the whales, seals and puffins that frequent New England's northern waters.

From beautifully preserved historic districts to the enticing delights of small shops and farm markets, to the breathtaking natural splendor of national parks, your cruise will leave you with enduring, resonant recollections of this wonderful corner of America.

2014 American Glory -- 10 Nights / 11 Days
6/14: Providence, RI to Portland, ME
6/24: Portland, ME to Providence, RI
7/5:  Providence, RI to Portland, ME
8/23: Portland, ME to Providence,  RI
9/3:  Providence, RI to Portland, ME

10-Night Itinerary (Reverse Ports Portland to Providence)

Day 1:  Providence, RI
Day 2:  Nantucket, MA
Day 3:  Martha's Vineyard, MA
Day 4:  Gloucester, MA
Day 5:  Bath, ME
Day 6:  Boothbay, Harbor, ME
Day 7:  Bar Harbor, ME
Day 8:  Belfast, ME
Day 9:  Camden, ME
Day 10: Rockland, ME
Day 11: Portland, ME

2014 Per Person Pricing
Add $339 Tax Per Person

Category A:  $5210
Category AA:  $5815
Category AAL (Private Balcony): $6280
Category AAC (Private Balcony): $6950
Single (Private Balcony): $7050
SIngle (No Balcony):  $6470
Itineraries and Pricing Are Subject To Change

Call 828-658-2582 / 877-658-2582 to inquire about unadvertised special rates.

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What Is Included In An American Cruise Lines Cruise?
  • Large accommodations over 220 square feet
  • Delectable dining, including wine with lunch & dinner
  • Snacks
  • Soft drinks
  • Complimentary cocktail party each evening
  • Naturatlist and Historian
  • Low key entertainment with lecturers, guitarist, etc.

Not Included  Fares do not include shore tours,and fees or gratuities.
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Western: Columbia & Snake Rivers  Queen of the West
The Queen of the West steamboat which actually is a paddleboat that operates one of a kind cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers on the United States Pacific Northwest Rivers.
American Cruise Lines offers small ship overnight cruising in the Eastern United States along the intercoastal waterway, in the South East between Charleston, SC and Jacksonville, FL, and on the waterway rivers of Florida.  The Florida river cruises emphasize nature and history.  The United States intercoastal inland passage small ship cruises stop at interesting historic towns along the USA coast.

American Cruises Lines also has United States cruises on the Mississippi River, Columbia Snake, and Alaska Inside Passage inner coastal waterway.  This web page concentrates on the Eastern & Southern cruises.  Please click the links for Mississippi River, Columbia Snake Rivers, and Alaska cruises.

Ships are new and fully comply with the new USA safety regulations.   Because the ships are small, with no more than 104 passengers, they are able to offer unique personalized voyages.  The ambiance is initiate, relaxing, and gracious.

The ships visit quaint and charming  Southern towns along the east USA coast and vibrant Florida cities.  There is an emphasis on history, culture, and the natural beauty of the United States.  Lecturers, authors, historians, and wildlife experts treat guests to behind the scenes tours and provide area information during the cruise.

The intercoastal waterway cruises extend along the east coast to the Baltimore area, Hudson River, Chesapeake Bay, Maine, and New England Islands. with stops in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Bar Harbor, Providence RI.

Dining is an event all guests look forward to.  In the spacious dining room, every table overlooks the water.  Meals are informal.  Don't like to dress for dinner -- you'll love the resort casual attire.  Food is purchased from ports of call so it is always fresh, and it is always cooked to order.

Tastefully designed staterooms are all ocean view, spacious (over 200 square feet), and comfortable.  Each room has 2 twin beds or a king bed, a large picture window and/or balcony, private bath, hair dryer,  remote-controlled satellite TV, individual climate control, writing desk, full-length mirror, spacious closet, dresser, and twice-daily service by an all American crew.
Mississippi Paddleboat -- Queen of the Mississippi
Cruises on the Mississippi River and Tributaries.
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Please be advised that every reasonable effort has been made to keep all prices up to date and free of errors or omissions.  Prices and policies from our vendors are subject to change without notice. Invoices will be issued at the time of booking to confirm all final rates and offers.
Departure Times:
Cruises depart at 3:00 p.m. or earlier if all passengers have arrived. Passengers may board after 9:00 a.m.; crew members will be available to transfer luggage to the staterooms. Passengers are recommended to arrive no later than noon. Cruises sometimes return the evening before the last day of the cruise, and passengers, on most cruises, may stay onboard until 8:30 a.m. on the last day. Breakfast is served on the last day of every cruise.
Payment:
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and $900.00 per person on trips of 10 nights or more. Contact American Cruise Lines, Inc., for additional information concerning groups. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the sailing date. Reservations made within 90 days of departure date must be accompanied by full payment.
Schedules can change and without prior notice.  Please call  877-658-2582 to verify dates. 
Thank you!
Grand New England
Why should you cruise on an American Cruise Lines vessel?

They have new and environmentally friendly ships

They have the largest fleet of small cruise ships in America -- six small ships carrying 50 to 150 passengers

Largest staterooms with interior entrances and large, opening picture windows

Private bBalconies

Elevator service to all decks of the ships

Open seating dining allows you to eat at your leisure

All meals prepared just the way you like

Exquisite cuisine from our staff of highly trained chefs

35 Cruise itineraries to 28 states in America

A true all-American experience:  American built, flagged, and crewed ships

The only cruise line with two authentic paddlewheelers:  Queen of the West and Queen of the Mississippi

Complimentary cocktail hour hosted every evening before dinner

Complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner

Gracious hospitality and personalized service:  That is the Hallmark of American Cruise Lines

Many spacious lounges and public spaces on each ship:  perfect for congenial camaraderie or quiet relaxation

Entertainment each evening

Historians, naturalists, or local experts join every cruise with daily lectures ranging from history & ecology to quilting & cuisine

Exciting shore excursions show you the best of each area visited (shore excursions included in Alaska)

Great Rivers of Florida
Sample Stateroom Layout
Bedding Options: King or Two Twins
Staterooms
AAL / AAC Rooms
American Star Deck Plan
American Glory Deck Plan
Standard Ship Features

  • Oversized staterooms – largest in industry. Most over 220 S.F.
  • Most with private balconies
  • Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms
  • Wireless internet access shipwide
  • Hairdryers in all staterooms
  • Individual climate control in all staterooms
  • 4 decks / elevators to all decks
  • 4 oversized lounges
  • Large, glass-enclosed single seating dining salon
  • Designed and built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp., Salisbury, MD
  • United States registry
  • Variety of 6-, 7- and 14-night cruise itineraries