American Cruise Lines Review – Simple Elegance in River Cruising!

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I have to admit when I was approached about a partnership with American Cruise Lines, I did not know much about them. Within minutes of viewing their website, I knew there was something special here. Most people, when they think of cruising, they often think of huge ocean liners with casinos and shows. American Cruise Lines brings simple elegance to River Cruising!

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River cruising with American Cruise Lines offers something that is a little different. Because you are traveling down a narrow passageway, land and the views are never out of sight. This allows you to experience the various regions on a completely different level all from the deck of your stateroom! Every stateroom has a private balcony!

American Cruise Lines delivers culture, history, and enlightenment. They are the newest fleet in the US and every stateroom is generously sized and appointed bringing you the largest staterooms in the industry. 

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Why American Cruise Lines?

River cruise ships are also smaller and more intimate, making for a much more personal experience! American Cruise Lines offers unparalleled service, where the crew is like family. The crew takes great pride in knowing the guests’ names. They understand and know your preferences so they can make sure every detail is perfect. Guests often leave with lifelong friends and a feeling of camaraderie with the crew and fellow guests.

American Cruise Lines offers an elevated cruising experience on America’s best river destinations. The difference is, they accomplish this through personalized exploration and enrichment programs that are on the ship as well as their shore excursions.

Why is River Cruising with American Cruise Lines so special specifically?

  • The most eco-friendly fleet of small ships in the U.S.A.
  • Spacious staterooms are the largest in the small cruise ship industry – can accommodate from 1-3 people per room
  • Variety of ships to choose from (which also vary in price depending on budget or experience preference) – modern riverboats, authentic paddle wheelers, and coastal cruise ships
  • Themed cruises available
  • All-American staff

The Experience

You will experience amazing views, cuisine, onboard performances and historical sights. There are amazing ports of call from the east coast to the west coast of the USA and even in between!

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American Cruise Lines guides you through the origins and rich traditions of music on America’s legendary rivers and waterways. These shores are often home to different styles of music including Country, Jazz, Blues, and Rock n’ Roll. Both onboard and ashore, you will enjoy music inspired by each unique region. You will learn about its impact on the development of the American music industry!

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Renowned Destinations Music History

American also offers themed cruises for that history buff! Historians, naturalists, and local experts are on every cruise. There are daily lectures ranging from history to culture and cuisine.

Locally Sourced Ingredients

Their team of master chefs offers you a customized menu, featuring amazing cuisine. Each meal is crafted using locally sourced ingredients that support the small towns we visit. They will even work with you to help accommodate any special dietary requests you may have. Open seating allows you the freedom to dine where you please. All guests can be accommodated in the Grand Ballroom.

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Open Seating

Every morning there is breakfast in bed and every evening there is a complimentary cocktail hour where guests can gather and socialize. Imagine enjoying breakfast from your stateroom balcony!

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Special Occasions

If you are traveling with a group of family or friends or have an important occasion to celebrate, American Cruise Lines can accommodate the occasion! They have private dining areas to accommodate groups of 5 to 20. If you need a cake for a birthday, champagne for an anniversary, or help with any other special moments it will be taken care of. You can even invite friends on board to join you for dinner or cocktails.

Complimentary Cocktail Hour

Start Planning Your American River Cruise Today!

Right now you can see all of this and more when you order an American Cruise Lines Free Cruise Guide showing you all of the benefits. Once you sign up you will be sent a package in the mail. Everything American Cruise Lines has to offer on your dream river cruise will be available.



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88 responses to “American Cruise Lines Review – Simple Elegance in River Cruising!”

  1. Lisa Avatar

    Wow the room looks so spacious. What a fun way to vacation.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks, Lisa! The rooms are huge compared to other cruises I have been on!

  2. Amanda Avatar

    I’m a little nervous about an ocean cruise being the first cruise I take. This looks absolutely perfect! The rooms look so big and comfortable as well. I need to look more into this experience. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome, Amanda! I can’t wait to hear about your trip if you decide to go!

  3. Brianna Fitzgerald Avatar
    Brianna Fitzgerald

    This looks like a great adventure! I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise. Thank you for the information.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree. You will love cruising!

  4. Cindy Avatar

    I’ve not heard of this cruise line! I’d enjoy cruising America’s rivers.

  5. T.M. Avatar

    Oh, I’ve been dreaming of going on another cruise!!! These photos are spectacular!

  6. Taci -life Beyond zebra Avatar
    Taci -life Beyond zebra

    I have still not been in a cruise! I really have to look in to taking one, looks so great!

  7. Michele Avatar

    I have been reading about them a lot lately! I really think we should try them out!

  8. Missy Avatar

    I like open seating. That is a bonus when we are researching cruises.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree. The flexibility is a nice treat!

  9. kita Avatar

    That room looks AMAZING! I have done a few cruises (river too) and my room has never been that beautiful! That alone is a reason to book a trip with these guys!

  10. Hera Avatar

    What a splendid trip!

  11. Tara Avatar

    I like the idea of doing a small ship river cruise. I’ve never thought of this cruise line in particular, but I’ll have to check it out! Thank you!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      They really have a lot to offer!

  12. Courtney Avatar

    Time to look into a cruise on the Mississippi!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes!! Sounds like a great time!

  13. Julie Avatar

    Thinking this may be something to do for our 25th anniversary!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great idea! Better than a party!

  14. Wendy Robinson Avatar
    Wendy Robinson

    Did you go on a cruise with them? Just curious. I hadn’t heard of them before. They seem like a great option for cruising the US big rivers

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Not yet… I will be soon though!

  15. kmf Avatar

    My husband has never had any desire to do a cruise but when I told him about this one he thought it sounded like a good idea…do hopefully we’ll experience it soon.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is so awesome! I think you will both love it!

  16. Leeanne Avatar

    I would love to go on a river cruise with this company. They really seem to have it all taken care of for you. I love that.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree. It really looks amazing!

  17. Stacey Billingsley Avatar
    Stacey Billingsley

    I’ve always wanted to do a river cruise. This one looks so cool! I think I’d like this even better than going out to sea!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I think it is a unique experience as well.

  18. jen Avatar

    great article! I’m looking forward to doing a river cruise in the near future.

  19. Brianna Creef Avatar
    Brianna Creef

    Those rooms look huge! I am so inspired to try a river cruise now!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      They are! That is awesome Brianna!

  20. Lori Nielsen Avatar
    Lori Nielsen

    Balconies are the best when on a cruise! I would love to experience a River Cruise!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree. Once you have a balcony it is hard to go back to anything else.

  21. LaurenGlobe Avatar

    This is excellent! Cruising for every age is a good idea, but for the over 50 crowd it can make traveling so much simpler and more relaxing while getting to see so much! Thanks!

  22. Lisa Manderino Avatar
    Lisa Manderino

    I am interested in what there Itineraries are. The only river cruises I have heard of are in Europe, so this is really cool and new to me.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      You can order a free brochure! The link is also in the post! I would love to hear what you like.

  23. Manuelle Avatar

    Beautiful photos! There really is something special about seeing places from the water. Great to hear that American Cruise Lines has an ecofriendly fleet.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree. The water makes all the difference.

  24. Shirley Avatar

    I too, did not know much about them until viewing their website. American Cruise Lines has so much to offer that I will definitely consider cruising with them in the future!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      They really do! Thanks, Shirley!

  25. Crystal @ Our Little Bunch Avatar
    Crystal @ Our Little Bunch

    Wow, those rooms look much bigger than the staterooms on large cruise ships! It looks like a wonderful experience, thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      They are the largest in the industry!

  26. Pam Avatar

    This sounds like so much fun! I love visiting river towns and learning about new places, and the ships look and sound amazing. What fun to see a new view every morning!

  27. Jane Avatar

    I know Europe river cruising (because we’ve done it before) but I didn’t know that there’s a river cruise in America. That’s amazing! And what a great way to see places in America on a river cruise. Congrats for partnering with them.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks Jane! I find a lot of people are excited to find out about them.

  28. Tara Avatar

    River cruising sounds so intriguing! We’ve only done ocean liners but now this sounds like a really cool experience; thanks for sharing!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree! I am excited to experience a river cruise over an ocean liner.

  29. Trisha Avatar

    I love the idea of taking a cruise on a smaller ship like this. Something about those larger ones makes me nervous! 😉

  30. Robin Avatar

    Sounds super fun to go on a cruise ship on a river. What a great idea!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree! I was excited they were right here in the USA!

  31. Christina Furnival Avatar
    Christina Furnival

    Fun! I knew of river cruises for Europe, but somehow I didn’t think about American rivers!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      This is so much more convenient!

  32. Melissa Jones Avatar
    Melissa Jones

    I love cruising, but never thought about a river cruise! Very neat!

  33. Beth Avatar

    That Alaska trip is on my bucket list – how beautiful it seems. And those staterooms don’t look claustrophobic as I’ve often wondered. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Nice and spacious with VERANDAS! That is the part I like!

  34. Katherine Wolfe Avatar
    Katherine Wolfe

    That looks like an AMAZING experience. Those rooms are HUGE!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      They really are! Thanks, Katherine!

  35. heather Avatar

    We have been on several ocean cruises and I was afraid I would not like a river cruise. Boy was I wrong! I truly enjoyed it. I did not realize river cruises existed in the US. I will have to check them out.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is so much more convenient over the other river cruises.

  36. vanessa Avatar

    The trip looks incredible. I havent taken a cruise yet….but hopefully 2021 will be the year. The food looks too delicious to pass up…I’d gain 30 lbs.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      The best part about cruises like this is the food is amazing! I am always looking for the stairs!

  37. Tonya | the Writer Mom Avatar
    Tonya | the Writer Mom

    I’ve never been on a cruise, but the photos are beautiful! Hopefully someday my husband and I will be able to take a vacation together and go on a cruise.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I hope so too! Make a plan!

  38. Suzan Avatar

    This cruise line looks wonderful and love they are being eco-conscious!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes! That is so important!

  39. Sydney Delong Avatar
    Sydney Delong

    So cool! I would love to do a river cruise. The ocean scares me a little, so this will be much better for my nerves!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      This will be perfect Sydney!

  40. Cindy Avatar

    This looks like an amazing cruise line and that room in the first picture was spectacular!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I love the rooms too! Thanks, Cindy!

  41. Jennifer Avatar

    Looks like an amazing and relaxing time

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree! I am ready to go!

      1. Jennifer Avatar

        that sounds great

  42. Shirley Avatar

    That looks like something my hubby and I would love to do. Thanks for the info!!1

  43. cathy creech Avatar
    cathy creech

    We would love to go on one of those cruises! It’s on our bucket list. Thanks for the great photos and information!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I can’t wait to hear about it!

  44. Lisa Manderino Avatar
    Lisa Manderino

    Do the River Cruise stop at different destinations like a ocean cruise?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Absolutely! You can order their free brochure and see all of the ports of call!

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