American Cruise Lines

Explore the American spirit, culture, and history. Visit the historic sites with American Cruise Lines. Who isn’t interested in the USA with its residents, uses, regional differences and vast beauty of nature. The cruise lines and itineraries of American Cruise Lines are a great springboard to explore the country. Use the rivers to visit the places where history is written, experience the routes of the first pioneers. You can think of Jazz in New Orleans, the civil war, the expedition route of Lewis & Clark or a culinary cruise, such as the Crabfest cruise! American Cruise Lines has proven itself for 26 years as a solid cruise company, which operates with two eye-catching nautical concepts; with classic paddle wheelers (19th-century style radar steamships) and small cruise ships to sail along the North American coastline and inland waterways. While enjoying 5-star luxury you will be overloaded with American culture and nature. Think about the rich history of the Mississippi River and its surroundings. You can also choose for the more northern rivers, like the Ohio River, the Hudson River or in the Northwest on the Columbia River. Experience the well-kept cabins, excellent gastronomy, outstanding service and on every cruise a lecturer who focusses on the historic significance and natural beauty of the region. Cruises along the East Coast, Florida and New England will give you an extraordinary experience. You can also choose for a magnificent cruise in the Northwestern waterways of the USA, including Alaska. American Cruise Lines sails with small and especially cozy ships with a maximum of 185 passengers. In a casual atmosphere, you can enjoy excursions or go on your own at one of the many seaports, harbours, and interesting sites. All waterways are breathtaking and intriguing.

“Embrace Your Inner Pioneer”

Ship
Date
Days
Destination
Information
American Pride
21.04.2018
25.04.2018
4
North America, Highlights of the Columbia River
Fare from € 2.305
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Travelroute
Day 1

Portland, OR

At the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland was a sanctuary for pioneers and is a fitting place to start your journey. The city is surrounded by national parkland, but also offers an array of museums and shopping. If arriving a day early, we recommend the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum or the Portland Art Museum.

Day 2

Astoria, OR

The oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, the town of Astoria is steeped in culture and tradition. From more than 70 Victorian-era homes to the replica of Fort Clatsop, where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806, Astoria is alive with history. Astoria is well-known for being an integral part of the lucrative fur trading industry in the 1800's with the Pacific Fur Company building its primary trading post in the town in 1811.

Day 3

Mount St. Helens, WA

Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the impact of the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4

Stevenson, WA

Multnomah Falls is the landmark of the day. After cruising past the waterfall, we will bring you to the falls for an up close view of one of North America's tallest waterfalls. Stroll along the footpath to Benson Bridge for the best view of the 620-foot plunge. The village of Stevenson has a classic small town charm with a unique Northwest flair and is easily accessible from our dock.

Day 5

Portland, OR

End your cruise back in the city of Portland. The red brick of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the beautiful fountains of Waterfront Park can easily fill an afternoon. The Saturday Market, one of the largest farmer's markets in the United States is also a one-of-a-kind experience and the ideal way to conclude a week in the Northwest.

Additional charges: port charges: € 135,- pp

Please Note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Highlights of the Columbia River

Our brand new Highlights of the Columbia River cruise offers the best of the Pacific Northwest and, for the first time, the convenience of a round-trip from Portland. Much of your time on this cruise is spent in the Columbia River Gorge, a national scenic area and the only navigable route through the Cascade Mountains.

Highlights

Enjoy a carefully curated package of shore excursions that take you to some of the areas highlights including the famous Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens, and Fort Clatsop where Lewis & Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806. Ports Of Call: Portland, Astoria, Mount St. Helens and Stevenson.

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Ship information

American Pride
Vessel Type: Riverboat/Columbia Paddlewheeler
Passenger Capacity: 150
Built: 2012
American Pride offers an unparalleled experience never before available on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Aboard American Pride, guests will discover the natural beauty, history, and culture of the Pacific Northwest while enjoying the finest in accommodations and personalized service.
American Pride not only boasts the largest, most well-appointed staterooms but also offers private balconies and unobstructed views. In addition to the amazing scenery, our master chefs have been busy preparing menus that are tailored specifically to the Pacific Northwest region.

Finely Appointed Staterooms
American Pride's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

American Pride Amenities and Features:
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Lewis and Clark library, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge, Breakfast room service, Built in the USA, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window.

America
21.04.2018
28.04.2018
7
North America, Lower Mississippi River Cruise
Fare from € 4.540
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Travelroute
Day 1

New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 3

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4

St. Francisville, LA

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called “one of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day 5

Natchez, MS

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez, is a city full of history and Southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the JN Stone House.

Day 6

Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative Historian guides us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Day 7

Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day 8

Memphis, TN

Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street and, of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You'll get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.

Overview

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Travelling the Lower Mississippi is an experience like no other. Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with activities and interactive discussions. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as our historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defence of this city. As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

Highlights

Travel from New Orleans to Memphis, delight in the area’s rich history and culture • Listen to the finest musicians and dine on delectable, regionally-inspired cuisine • Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis

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Ship information

America

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 185

Built: 2016

America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

America's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies with sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views. Twice daily stateroom service. Mark Twain library and chart room. Putting green on the top deck. Laundry facilities. Individual climate control. Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge. Jazz and evening musical entertainment. Breakfast room service. Brand new ship built in the USA with an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

Queen of the West
22.04.2018
29.04.2018
7
North America, Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage
Fare from € 3.130
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Travelroute
Day 1

Portland, OR

Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland's history is forever entwined with the fortunes of the great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today, highlights include the Portland Art Museum, the International Rose Test Garden and the famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.

Day 2

Astoria, OR

A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.

Day 3

Mount St. Helens

Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the effect the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4

Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. A popular recreational destination, the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area. The cliffs of the gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating waterfalls.

Day 5

Stevenson, WA

Named after early American settler George H. Stevenson, this town rose to prominence quickly due to economic expansion made possible by the Columbia River. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center showcases the area's unique cultural and historical diversity, from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Gorge, to Lewis and Clark and 19th-century loggers.

Day 6

The Dalles. OR

Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, on the south bank, The Dalles is a perfect photographic spot. Discover the area where Lewis & Clark camped at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1805-1806.

Day 7

Pendleton, OR / Richland, WA

Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes and network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Looking through the lens of The Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River is the Reach Museum in Richland which tells the rich and fascinating stories of the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts and tours.

Day 8

Clarkston, WA

The twin cities of Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA, are known as the Northwest’s most inland seaports. Along the Snake River you’ll find Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. This canyon is known for its pristine scenery and thriving wildlife.

Additional charges: port charges: € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage

Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel along the epic route forged by Lewis and Clark more than 200y ears ago. View the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and be awed by the magnificent Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens with our local expert and learn how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities. Enjoy a trip to wine country with a stop at the Maryhill Winery and be entertained by onboard musicians performing maritime songs, sea shanties, and selections from “The Great American Songbook”.

Highlights

From the deepest canyon in America to the awesome sight of the Multnomah Falls, each stop along your journey on the route of Lewis and Clark has its own story, embodied in the history and culture of the region.

Ports Of Call: Portland, Astoria, Mount St. Helens, Stevenson, The Dalles, Pendleton / Richland and Clarkston.

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Ship information

Queen of the West

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Columbia Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built / Refurbished: 1995 / 2011

A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent major renovations with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room. Meticulous care and attention to detail went into the reconstruction, from the newly designed and custom built furniture to the expanded staterooms and the addition of more private balconies.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

Queen of the West staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies. Twice daily stateroom service. Lewis and Clark library. Putting green on the top deck. Individual climate control. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship was built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

 

Queen of the Mississippi
05.05.2018
12.05.2018
7
North America, Lower Mississippi River Cruise
Fare from € 4.540
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Travelroute
Day 1

New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 3

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4

St. Francisville, LA

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called “one of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day 5

Natchez, MS

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez, is a city full of history and Southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the JN Stone House.

Day 6

Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative Historian guides us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Day 7

Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day 8

Memphis, TN

Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street and, of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You'll get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.

Overview

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Travelling the Lower Mississippi is an experience like no other. Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with activities and interactive discussions. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as our historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defence of this city. As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

Highlights

Travel from New Orleans to Memphis, delight in the area’s rich history and culture • Listen to the finest musicians and dine on delectable, regionally-inspired cuisine • Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis

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Ship information

Queen of the Mississippi

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler
Passenger Capacity: 150
Built: 2015
Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, Wi-Fi, and more. Built in 2015, the Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
Cruise the Mississippi in comfort aboard Queen of the Mississippi, All third and fourth deck staterooms and suites feature sliding glass doors to access private balconies allowing guests to experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of their staterooms as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the river.
Queen of the Mississippi Amenities and Features:
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Mark twain library and chart room, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge, Jazz and evening musical entertainment, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, Built in the USA, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window.

America
12.05.2018
19.05.2018
7
North America, Lower Mississippi River Cruise
Fare from € 4.540
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Travelroute
Day 1

New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 3

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4

St. Francisville, LA

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called “one of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day 5

Natchez, MS

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez, is a city full of history and Southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the JN Stone House.

Day 6

Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative Historian guides us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Day 7

Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day 8

Memphis, TN

Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street and, of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You'll get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.

Overview

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Travelling the Lower Mississippi is an experience like no other. Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with activities and interactive discussions. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as our historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defence of this city. As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

Highlights

Travel from New Orleans to Memphis, delight in the area’s rich history and culture • Listen to the finest musicians and dine on delectable, regionally-inspired cuisine • Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis

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Ship information

America

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 185

Built: 2016

America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

America's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies with sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views. Twice daily stateroom service. Mark Twain library and chart room. Putting green on the top deck. Laundry facilities. Individual climate control. Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge. Jazz and evening musical entertainment. Breakfast room service. Brand new ship built in the USA with an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

Independence
13.05.2018
19.05.2018
6
North America, New England Islands Discovery
Fare from € 2.495
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Travelroute
Day 1

Providence, RI

The state capitol of Rhode Island is known as the “Renaissance City," with a host of attractions for visitors to enjoy including acclaimed theaters, fine arts and Philharmonic performances. Over three centuries of fascinating history are preserved in Providence from Benefit Street’s “Mile of History” to the immaculate examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture.

Day 2

New Bedford, MA

In the mid-19th century, New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world, and became the inspiration behind Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby Dick, in 1841. Today, New Bedford is still known as "The Whaling City," with an authentic seaport village, large fishing fleet and working waterfront.

Day 3

Nantucket Island, MA

Be transported back to the 18th century as you step off your ship onto the timeworn cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Discover how this delightful island evolved from a small farming community to be the center of the American whaling industry and then to a popular resort community. Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture.

Day 4

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for whaling fleets and merchant ships, with exotic cargo from far corners of the world arriving on her shores. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns, including Chilmark and Vineyard Haven. The most genteel town on the island is historic Edgartown, prim and proper with its freshly painted colonial homes and manicured gardens.

Day 5

Block Island, RI

Stroll along Mohegan Bluffs and admire the Southeast Lighthouse, located along the southern shore of the island. The bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean and stretch 3 miles along the shoreline. This small island off the coast of Rhode Island has become a popular summertime destination, adored for its easy-going attitude, splendid nature trails and breathtaking views.

Day 6

Newport, RI

Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighbourhoods, bustling wharves and scenic waterfront, you'll find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."

Day 7

Bristol, RI

Visit Battleship Cove, a unique "floating" museum recognized as the world's largest collection of 20th century U.S. naval fighting ships. Relive childhood memories on the magnificent, fully-restored carousel at Battleship Cove, the oldest functioning carousel in America. Explore the collection of intricate model ships and other nautical keepsakes at Fall River's Marine Museum.

Day 8

Providence, RI

Providence offers a number of shore excursions that will delight any member of your travel group. Simply take a walk through Waterplace Park to the River Walk, or admire the architecture of the Cathedral of Saints Paul and Peter. No matter what type of activity you are looking for, Providence has it all.

Additional charges: port charges. from € 200,- pp

Overview

New England Islands Discovery

Travel with us as we discover the New England Islands. Each day is filled with customized shore excursions narrated by private island guides, and knowledgeable onboard experts. Explore the rich marine history of New Bedford, once known as the whaling capital of the world and the inspiration behind the classic American novel, Moby Dick. While in Nantucket, learn about the island’s early history, the popular rose-covered cottage style homes, and popular art community. Visit the many historic towns in Martha’s Vineyard, and stop at a local gingerbread house for fresh lemonade and cookies. You will be amazed by the awe-inspiring Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island and the opulent seaside estates along the “Avenue of the Mansions” in Newport.

Highlights

A cruise through the New England Islands will take you to the beautiful seaside villages and stunning locales such as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, adorned with the finest examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture. As you island hop, enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared with locally sourced seafood. Ports of call: Providence, New Bedford, Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Newport and Bristol.

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Independence

Vessel type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2010

The Independence is equipped with the largest staterooms in the industry, with most suites featuring private balconies. Featuring the latest in navigation and safety technology, the Independence is fully stabilized, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort. Complete with an exercise area and putting green, the Independence offers guests a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

Queen of the Mississippi
19.05.2018
26.05.2018
7
North America, Lower Mississippi River Cruise
Fare from € 4.540
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Travelroute
Day 1

New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 3

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4

St. Francisville, LA

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called “one of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day 5

Natchez, MS

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez, is a city full of history and Southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the JN Stone House.

Day 6

Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative Historian guides us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Day 7

Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day 8

Memphis, TN

Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street and, of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You'll get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.

Overview

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Travelling the Lower Mississippi is an experience like no other. Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with activities and interactive discussions. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as our historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defence of this city. As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

Highlights

Travel from New Orleans to Memphis, delight in the area’s rich history and culture • Listen to the finest musicians and dine on delectable, regionally-inspired cuisine • Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis

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Queen of the Mississippi

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler
Passenger Capacity: 150
Built: 2015
Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, Wi-Fi, and more. Built in 2015, the Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
Cruise the Mississippi in comfort aboard Queen of the Mississippi, All third and fourth deck staterooms and suites feature sliding glass doors to access private balconies allowing guests to experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of their staterooms as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the river.
Queen of the Mississippi Amenities and Features:
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Mark twain library and chart room, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge, Jazz and evening musical entertainment, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, Built in the USA, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window.

Queen of the West
19.05.2018
26.05.2018
7
North America, Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage
Fare from € 3.130
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Travelroute
Day 1

Portland, OR

Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland's history is forever entwined with the fortunes of the great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today, highlights include the Portland Art Museum, the International Rose Test Garden and the famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.

Day 2

Astoria, OR

A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.

Day 3

Mount St. Helens

Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the effect the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4

Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. A popular recreational destination, the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area. The cliffs of the gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating waterfalls.

Day 5

Stevenson, WA

Named after early American settler George H. Stevenson, this town rose to prominence quickly due to economic expansion made possible by the Columbia River. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center showcases the area's unique cultural and historical diversity, from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Gorge, to Lewis and Clark and 19th-century loggers.

Day 6

The Dalles. OR

Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, on the south bank, The Dalles is a perfect photographic spot. Discover the area where Lewis & Clark camped at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1805-1806.

Day 7

Pendleton, OR / Richland, WA

Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes and network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Looking through the lens of The Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River is the Reach Museum in Richland which tells the rich and fascinating stories of the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts and tours.

Day 8

Clarkston, WA

The twin cities of Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA, are known as the Northwest’s most inland seaports. Along the Snake River you’ll find Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. This canyon is known for its pristine scenery and thriving wildlife.

Additional charges: port charges: € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage

Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel along the epic route forged by Lewis and Clark more than 200y ears ago. View the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and be awed by the magnificent Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens with our local expert and learn how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities. Enjoy a trip to wine country with a stop at the Maryhill Winery and be entertained by onboard musicians performing maritime songs, sea shanties, and selections from “The Great American Songbook”.

Highlights

From the deepest canyon in America to the awesome sight of the Multnomah Falls, each stop along your journey on the route of Lewis and Clark has its own story, embodied in the history and culture of the region.

Ports Of Call: Portland, Astoria, Mount St. Helens, Stevenson, The Dalles, Pendleton / Richland and Clarkston.

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Queen of the West

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Columbia Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built / Refurbished: 1995 / 2011

A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent major renovations with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room. Meticulous care and attention to detail went into the reconstruction, from the newly designed and custom built furniture to the expanded staterooms and the addition of more private balconies.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

Queen of the West staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies. Twice daily stateroom service. Lewis and Clark library. Putting green on the top deck. Individual climate control. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship was built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

Independence
25.05.2018
01.06.2018
7
North America, New England Islands Discovery
Fare from € 2.580
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Travelroute
Day 1

Providence, RI

The state capitol of Rhode Island is known as the “Renaissance City," with a host of attractions for visitors to enjoy including acclaimed theaters, fine arts and Philharmonic performances. Over three centuries of fascinating history are preserved in Providence from Benefit Street’s “Mile of History” to the immaculate examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture.

Day 2

New Bedford, MA

In the mid-19th century, New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world, and became the inspiration behind Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby Dick, in 1841. Today, New Bedford is still known as "The Whaling City," with an authentic seaport village, large fishing fleet and working waterfront.

Day 3

Nantucket Island, MA

Be transported back to the 18th century as you step off your ship onto the timeworn cobblestone streets of Nantucket. Discover how this delightful island evolved from a small farming community to be the center of the American whaling industry and then to a popular resort community. Nantucket is a world unto itself, with towering church steeples and old-world architecture.

Day 4

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for whaling fleets and merchant ships, with exotic cargo from far corners of the world arriving on her shores. Today, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns, including Chilmark and Vineyard Haven. The most genteel town on the island is historic Edgartown, prim and proper with its freshly painted colonial homes and manicured gardens.

Day 5

Block Island, RI

Stroll along Mohegan Bluffs and admire the Southeast Lighthouse, located along the southern shore of the island. The bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean and stretch 3 miles along the shoreline. This small island off the coast of Rhode Island has become a popular summertime destination, adored for its easy-going attitude, splendid nature trails and breathtaking views.

Day 6

Newport, RI

Nestled within Narragansett Bay is Newport, the yachting capital of the world. As you stroll along the beautiful beaches, historic neighbourhoods, bustling wharves and scenic waterfront, you'll find Newport offers something for everyone. Visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Explore Newport's fabled past with glimpses of opulent seaside estates along the "Avenue of the Mansions."

Day 7

Bristol, RI

Visit Battleship Cove, a unique "floating" museum recognized as the world's largest collection of 20th century U.S. naval fighting ships. Relive childhood memories on the magnificent, fully-restored carousel at Battleship Cove, the oldest functioning carousel in America. Explore the collection of intricate model ships and other nautical keepsakes at Fall River's Marine Museum.

Day 8

Providence, RI

Providence offers a number of shore excursions that will delight any member of your travel group. Simply take a walk through Waterplace Park to the River Walk, or admire the architecture of the Cathedral of Saints Paul and Peter. No matter what type of activity you are looking for, Providence has it all.

Additional charges: port charges. from € 200,- pp

Overview

New England Islands Discovery

Travel with us as we discover the New England Islands. Each day is filled with customized shore excursions narrated by private island guides, and knowledgeable onboard experts. Explore the rich marine history of New Bedford, once known as the whaling capital of the world and the inspiration behind the classic American novel, Moby Dick. While in Nantucket, learn about the island’s early history, the popular rose-covered cottage style homes, and popular art community. Visit the many historic towns in Martha’s Vineyard, and stop at a local gingerbread house for fresh lemonade and cookies. You will be amazed by the awe-inspiring Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island and the opulent seaside estates along the “Avenue of the Mansions” in Newport.

Highlights

A cruise through the New England Islands will take you to the beautiful seaside villages and stunning locales such as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, adorned with the finest examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture. As you island hop, enjoy exquisite cuisine prepared with locally sourced seafood. Ports of call: Providence, New Bedford, Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Newport and Bristol.

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Independence

Vessel type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2010

The Independence is equipped with the largest staterooms in the industry, with most suites featuring private balconies. Featuring the latest in navigation and safety technology, the Independence is fully stabilized, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort. Complete with an exercise area and putting green, the Independence offers guests a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

American Star
26.05.2018
01.06.2018
6
North America, Chesapeake Bay Voyage
Fare from € 3.155
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Travelroute
Day 1

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is a great maritime city, alive with excitement, colonial history and a busy harbour scene. Explore its history aboard the decks of celebrated ships and on the cobblestone streets of the charming waterfront Inner Harbour, or visit Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Day 2

Yorktown / Williamsburg, VA

Step back in time in a town that transformed the history of a nation. Yorktown is known for its monumental battlefields, authentic colonial homes, and storied past. Discover museum exhibits, recreated Continental Army camps and restored homes from the 1700's. Also visit Colonial Williamsburg, once the political and economic center of the Virginia Colony, today the world's premier living history site.

Day 3

Crisfield, MD / Tangier, VA

Settled in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, the charming island of Tangier retains many customs and much of the appearance of an earlier era. Stroll through the delightful village, crab shanties, shops and unique homes on a personalized guided walking tour of the "blue crab capital of the world."

Day 4

Cambridge, MD

Cambridge is an authentic Chesapeake town known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, and vibrant arts scene. Sail on an authentic skipjack or visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and see the diverse wildlife and shorebirds that inhabit the area. End your day with a special tea party hosted in the historic LaGrange Plantation.

Day 5

Oxford, MD

Founded in 1683, Oxford is a charming, tree-lined and coastal village, one of the oldest towns in America. Today, the town invites guests to discover a rich maritime history, with houses dating back to the late 1600s, historically fascinating museums, and the original Oxford-Bellevue Ferry.

Day 6

St. Michaels, MD

Stroll along the waterfront of St. Michaels, or peruse the charming gift shops and boutiques on tree-lined Talbot Street. Docking at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, once a famed shipbuilding village, the quiet enchantment, exciting past and romantic atmosphere of this restored town will give you a glimpse of what life was like in the 1800's.

Day 7

Annapolis, MD

This 18th Century port pleasingly preserves its colonial American charm, showcasing its magnificent architecture and is home to the United States Naval Academy, a National Historic Landmark. With city streets boasting thousands of historic buildings in several different architectural styles, Annapolis is often called a "museum without walls."

Day 8

Baltimore, MD

Spend your day visiting Baltimore, one of America's finest cities. A number of excursions are available for you and your travel group, many related to Baltimore's deep maritime history. Make sure you tour the Baltimore Aquarium and Civil War Museum as well.

Additional charges: port charges. From € 210,- pp

Please Note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Chesapeake Bay Voyage

The Chesapeake Bay is alive with history and culture. From the vibrant harbour of Baltimore, you will travel to Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown, known as the “Historic Triangle.” In Yorktown, visit monumental battlefields and authentic colonial homes. Stroll through the narrow streets of a Colonial Williamsburg, and listen for unique native accents thought to be nearly unchanged since the days of the first English colonists. In Jamestown, learn about this first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Discover why Crisfield, once a small fishing village is now considered “The Crab Capital of the World,” and sail on an authentic skipjack in Cambridge. Take a trolley tour through the charming streets of Annapolis and hear amazing stories about its 350-year history from our local expert guide.

Highlights

Cruise along the scenic shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. Pass shipwrights, marinas and lighthouses, and glide into ports accessible only to small cruise ships. Ports Of Call: Baltimore, Yorktown / Williamsburg, Crisfield / Tangier, Cambridge, Oxford, St. Michaels and Annapolis.

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American Star

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2007

From charming small towns to gracious ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere, which is serviced by attentive All American Staff.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Star's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies..

American Star Amenities and Features: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American Crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

Queen of the West
16.06.2018
23.06.2018
7
North America, Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage
Fare from € 3.130
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Travelroute
Day 1

Portland, OR

Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland's history is forever entwined with the fortunes of the great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today, highlights include the Portland Art Museum, the International Rose Test Garden and the famous Powell’s Bookstore, filling an entire city block.

Day 2

Astoria, OR

A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.

Day 3

Mount St. Helens

Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the effect the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 4

Cruising the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. A popular recreational destination, the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area. The cliffs of the gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating waterfalls.

Day 5

Stevenson, WA

Named after early American settler George H. Stevenson, this town rose to prominence quickly due to economic expansion made possible by the Columbia River. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center showcases the area's unique cultural and historical diversity, from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Gorge, to Lewis and Clark and 19th-century loggers.

Day 6

The Dalles. OR

Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, on the south bank, The Dalles is a perfect photographic spot. Discover the area where Lewis & Clark camped at Rock Fort Camp during their historic journey to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1805-1806.

Day 7

Pendleton, OR / Richland, WA

Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes and network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Looking through the lens of The Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River is the Reach Museum in Richland which tells the rich and fascinating stories of the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts and tours.

Day 8

Clarkston, WA

The twin cities of Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA, are known as the Northwest’s most inland seaports. Along the Snake River you’ll find Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. This canyon is known for its pristine scenery and thriving wildlife.

Additional charges: port charges: € 230,-

Please note: we do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Overview

Columbia and Snake Rivers Voyage

Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel along the epic route forged by Lewis and Clark more than 200y ears ago. View the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and be awed by the magnificent Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens with our local expert and learn how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities. Enjoy a trip to wine country with a stop at the Maryhill Winery and be entertained by onboard musicians performing maritime songs, sea shanties, and selections from “The Great American Songbook”.

Highlights

From the deepest canyon in America to the awesome sight of the Multnomah Falls, each stop along your journey on the route of Lewis and Clark has its own story, embodied in the history and culture of the region.

Ports Of Call: Portland, Astoria, Mount St. Helens, Stevenson, The Dalles, Pendleton / Richland and Clarkston.

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Ship information

Queen of the West

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Columbia Paddlewheeler

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built / Refurbished: 1995 / 2011

A veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent major renovations with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room. Meticulous care and attention to detail went into the reconstruction, from the newly designed and custom built furniture to the expanded staterooms and the addition of more private balconies.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

Queen of the West staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5 m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

Amenities and Features

Complimentary Wi-Fi and elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together. Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies. Twice daily stateroom service. Lewis and Clark library. Putting green on the top deck. Individual climate control. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship was built in the USA and has an All American crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients. Personalized service. American Cruise Lines has it all!

American Pride
20.06.2018
30.06.2018
10
North America, Northwest Pioneers Cruise
Fare from € 5.540
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Travelroute
Day 1

Astoria, OR

After reaching the Pacific Coast, the Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter at Fort Clatsop. Visit the fort to understand what the Corps of Discovery Expedition endured on their pioneering journey into the West. From our dock in Astoria, also visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, a tribute to mariners around the globe for their service on the high seas.

Day 2

Mt. St. Helens, WA

Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the effect of the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.

Day 3

Portland, OR

At the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland was a sanctuary for the pioneers. The city is surrounded by national parkland, but also offers an array of museums and shopping. We recommend the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum or the Portland Art Museum.

Day 4

Stevenson, WA

Multnomah Falls is the landmark of the day. After cruising past the waterfall, we will bring you up close for a view of one of North America's tallest waterfalls. Stroll along the footpath to Benson Bridge for the best view of the 620-foot plunge. The village of Stevenson has a classic small town charm with a unique Northwest flair and is easily accessible from our dock.

Day 5

Hood River, OR

At the base of Mt. Hood lies the sleepy town of Hood River. The old trading post is most famous as the terminus of the Mt. Hood Railroad, where timber and produce would be transferred to ships and sent downriver. Now the historic railroad is a highlight of the area, winding its way high into the mountains for unprecedented views of the Gorge and the tallest peak in Oregon.

Day 6

The Dalles

Located between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, The Dalles is famous for being the last stop on the historic Oregon Trail. To the pioneers, the terrain was treacherous; to us it is simply stunning. Overlooking the river is the Maryhill Winery, the ideal place to spend an afternoon with expert sommeliers enjoying the bounty of the fertile Columbia Valley.

Day 7

Pendleton, OR

A charming city in Umatilla, OR, Pendleton began as a European-American commercial center around 1851. Incorporated as a city in 1880, Pendleton is known for its famous woolen mills. Visit the Pendleton Woolen Mill and Museum to learn about the town's weaving process that has produced world famous woolens since 1901.

Day 8

Richland, WA

Once known as the village of Chemna, Richland was incorporated as a city in 1910. Richland sits at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers and features The REACH Museum. This popular destination tells the unique stories of the culture and history of the region with over 14,000 square feet of exhibits.

Day 9

Day Of River Cruising

Grab a good book and curl up in one of our spacious lounges, or relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way to Clarkston, WA.

Day 10

Clarkston, WA

One of the Pacific Northwest's most inland seaports, Clarkston is located on the Snake River, near the famous Hells Canyon. The 10-mile wide canyon was carved out from significant events occurring 15,000 years ago, including a flood from Glacial Lake Bonneville in Utah. Frustrating many miners, explorers and settlers, Hells Canyon is now a popular recreation destination.

Day 11

Clarkston, WA

Take in the beautiful views of Clarkston one last time before enjoying a regionally inspired breakfast. Let our gracious onboard crew assist you with you travel arrangements.

Additional charges: port charges: € 280,- pp

Overview

Northwest Pioneers Cruise

Experience the historic journey of the intrepid explorers Lewis and Clark, while admiring the magnificent views of the Pacific Northwest. Retrace the last leg of the Corps of Discovery Expedition that began on the Mississippi River in 1804 and finally reached the Pacific Ocean in 1806. Visit St. Helens and bear witness to the awesome power of the once active volcano. Get an up close view of Multnomah Falls, the 2nd tallest waterfall in the country. Enjoy the scenic views and abundant wildlife of the Columbia River Gorge.

Highlights

From the high desert of the interior to the mountain forests of the Columbia River Gorge, this 11-day journey is an epic course through a rich tapestry of ever-changing landscapes, thriving wildlife habitats, and fascinating human endeavours • Ports Of Call: Astoria, Mt. St. Helens, Portland, Stevenson, Hood River, The Dalles, Pendleton, Richland, Clarkston

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Ship information

American Pride
Vessel Type: Riverboat/Columbia Paddlewheeler
Passenger Capacity: 150
Built: 2012
American Pride offers an unparalleled experience never before available on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Aboard American Pride, guests will discover the natural beauty, history, and culture of the Pacific Northwest while enjoying the finest in accommodations and personalized service.
American Pride not only boasts the largest, most well-appointed staterooms but also offers private balconies and unobstructed views. In addition to the amazing scenery, our master chefs have been busy preparing menus that are tailored specifically to the Pacific Northwest region.

Finely Appointed Staterooms
American Pride's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies.

American Pride Amenities and Features:
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Lewis and Clark library, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge, Breakfast room service, Built in the USA, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window.