The American Cruise Lines Difference

American Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the U.S. As a small ship cruise line, we are able to offer guests a customized experience on each of our 35 plus itineraries which visit the most captivating destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, the Southeast, and the Mississippi River region.

The gracious hospitality and personalized service of the American Cruise Lines staff is what we are known for, as is the exquisite cuisine prepared each day by our master chefs. On board and ashore, we work with our guests to accommodate specific interests, tastes, and needs.

Our motto is Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly.® 


 Our People 

The talent and dedication of the American Cruise Lines employees have made us the leader in U.S. Cruising.  The employees at ACL share a strong work ethic, are highly motivated, and consistently dependable.  

Our onboard staff goes above and beyond to exceed guest expectations, anticipating and accommodating their every need. Our guests are greeted with smiles and treated to gracious hospitality, which keeps them coming back cruise after cruise.

Our corporate team takes pride in keeping the ship “afloat,” providing professional financial, operational, marketing, sales, and customer service support.  By seeking out the most captivating ports, sourcing the highest quality culinary ingredients, and contracting the finest entertainment, we are committed to providing our guests with the best possible experience before, during, and after their cruise.

Our Culture

At American Cruise Lines there is a “team” mentality which fosters cohesion between all its members, no matter what position, on board or on shore. Every employee contributes to our overarching goal of providing our guests with the best possible cruise experience aboard the newest fleet in the U.S.  

Our strategy is to hire ambitious, talented people and provide them with the training and support needed to be successful.  At American Cruise Lines, we not only recognize and reward our outstanding employees, we celebrate them.




Our Fleet

The largest cruise line in the U.S.

American Cruise Lines, leads the way with the newest fleet of small cruise ships, paddlewheelers, and modern riverboats in the country. 

Our ships are a testament to premier nautical engineering, luxurious comfort, and river cruising convenience.  American Cruise Lines boasts the most spacious staterooms in the industry featuring all the amenities of a modern hotel, including full-size bathrooms and private balconies.

With a current fleet of 10 and more currently under construction, we are committed to elevating the standard of cruising across the U.S.   

Our Destinations

American Cruise Lines offers a variety of captivating cruise itineraries throughout the United States, including the Mississippi River region, Southeast, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Join us as we travel through the beautiful scenic rivers of the U.S.