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Cruise America! American Cruise Lines New 2020-2021 Catalog & Schedule

Source: American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines has exciting new ships and a new schedule of amazing cruises for 2020 & 2021. In the upcoming season, the Line will operate 13 small ships— including 4 new Modern Riverboats—only available in the U.S.A. with American Cruise Lines. All American’s ships will cruise the country, coast to coast, including: the Mississippi River, the Columbia & Snake Rivers, Puget Sound, Alaska, New England (including the coastal islands of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island), the Hudson River, and the Southeast Coast (including Chesapeake Bay, Charleston, and Florida). American Cruise Lines continues to lead the industry with more new 100-200 passenger ships, more carefully curated itineraries, and more prestigious awards than any other U.S. cruise line—including Time magazine’s 2019 World’s Greatest Places list which recently honored American Song, the 1st modern riverboat in the U.S.A., among the most exceptional new places in the world to visit.

New For American in 2020:

New Ships for 2020: American Jazz and American Melody, the 3rd & 4th modern riverboats in American’s exciting new series will debut. 3rd ship, American Jazz, begins operating Mississippi cruises in late August, and 4 th ship, American Melody, will be out toward the end of the year.

New Itinerary for 2020: American’s brand new 11-Day Alaskan Explorer Cruise. Round-trip from Juneau, this extraordinary Alaska itinerary is a once-in-a-lifetime small ship adventure to captivating destinations in Southern Alaska including a rare overnight in Glacier Bay, as well as cruising the Inside Passage.

New On board Program for 2020-2021: American is offering an immersive Art Cruise program on select cruise itineraries across the country. American’s new Art program features an artist-in-residence on board, who will offer guests daily classes in watercolor and mixed-media instruction. All levels of artist are welcome and guests will have the opportunity to display their work at an Art Show, held during the final cocktail hour of the cruise.

American’s all-inclusive cruise experience includes:

Fine dining, complimentary cocktails each evening, complimentary beer & wine with lunch and dinner, many complimentary shore excursions, complimentary onboard entertainment and enrichment programs, as well as free WiFi. Many cruises also include complimentary pre-cruise hotel and transportation packages.

American Cruise Lines caters especially well to mature sophisticated travelers in search of culturally unique American experiences. All ships in the fleet have elevators to all passenger decks, as well as both single and handicap staterooms (singles available without a single supplement). American has won Cruise Critic’s Best for Solo Travelers Award, 2 years in a row.

FULL Listing of American’s 2020-2021 Cruises by Region Below:

Alaska Cruises: American will offer 3 different Alaska cruises; 8, 11, or 15-day sailings (between Juneau and Seattle), including a brand new 2020 Alaskan Explorer’s Cruise, Round-Trip from Juneau.

Southeast Alaska: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Juneau

Alaska Inside Passage: 15-Day cruises, between Seattle and Juneau

*Alaskan Explorer: 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Juneau (*new for 2020)

Mississippi River Cruises: American will offer over 9 Mississippi River itineraries from 5 to 22 Days in length, as well as seasonal holiday cruises and special theme cruises, and will have 4 ships sailing the Mississippi in 2020; 2 modern riverboats and 2 Victorian-style paddlewheelers.

New Orleans-New Orleans: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from New Orleans

Lower Mississippi River: 8-Day cruises, between New Orleans & Memphis

Upper Mississippi River: 8-Day cruises, between St. Louis & St. Paul

Complete Mississippi River: 22-Day cruises, from New Orleans to St. Paul

Highlights of the Mississippi River: 5-Day cruises, round-trip from New Orleans Mississippi River Gateway: 11-Day cruises, from New Orleans to St. Louis

Grand Heartland: 15-Day cruises, from St. Paul to New Orleans

Cumberland River: 8-Day cruises, between Nashville & St. Louis

Ohio River: 11-Day cruises, between St. Louis & Pittsburgh

Mississippi Theme Cruises & Holiday Cruises: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s & Spirit of the Season cruises, New Orleans Music cruises, Nashville Country & Blues cruises, Civil War cruises, Mark Twain cruises, Fall Foliage cruises, Food & Wine cruises, Culinary cruises and new Art cruises.

Pacific Northwest- Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruises: American will offer over 3 different Columbia & Snake River itineraries from 5 to 11 Days in length, as well as additional theme cruises, and will have one modern riverboat and 2 Victorian-style paddlewheelers sailing the gorgeous region.

Columbia & Snake Rivers: 8-Day cruises, between Clarkston & Portland

Northwest Pioneers: 11-Day Columbia & Snake Rivers cruises, between Clarkston & Portland

Highlights of the Columbia River: 5-Day cruises, round-trip from Portland

Columbia & Snake Rivers Theme Cruises: Lewis & Clark cruises, Fall Foliage cruises & new Art cruises.

Pacific Northwest- Puget Sound Cruises: American will offer 2 different itineraries in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, 8-Day and 11-Day cruises, all departing from Seattle, as well as additional theme cruises.

Grand Puget Sound: 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Seattle

Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Seattle

Puget Sound Theme Cruises: Fall Foliage cruises and Tulip Festival cruises.

Hudson River Cruises: American offers 8-Day and 7-Day Hudson River cruises, highlighting spectacular seasonal fall foliage, all round-trip from New York City.

Hudson River: 8-Day and 7-Day cruises, round-trip from New York City

Hudson River Theme Cruises: All Hudson River cruises are Fall Foliage-themed. New Art cruises.

New England Cruises: American will offer 3 different New England cruises, and theme cruises.

Grand New England: 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Boston

New England Islands: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Providence

Maine Coast & Harbors: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Portland

New England Theme Cruises: Lobsterbake cruises

Southeast Coast Cruises: American offers several itineraries along the Southeast Coast including Chesapeake Bay, Charleston, and Florida as well as holiday cruises and theme cruises.

Historic South & Golden Isles: 8-Day cruises, between Charleston & Jacksonville Chesapeake Bay: 7 & 8 Day cruises, round-trip from Baltimore

American Revolution (on Chesapeake Bay): 11-Day cruises, round-trip from Baltimore Great Rivers of Florida: 8-Day cruises, round-trip from Jacksonville

East Coast Inland Passage: 15-Day cruises, between Baltimore & Jacksonville

Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage: 8-Day cruises, between Baltimore & Charleston

Southeast Holiday Cruises & Theme Cruises: Colonial Christmas cruises, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Spirit of the Season cruises, Fall Foliage cruises, Civil War cruises, Cherry Blossom cruises, Crabfest cruises and new Art cruises.

About American Cruise Lines: American Cruise Lines celebrated its most award-winning year ever in 2018, winning 14 travel awards, and is on pace to surpass it for 2019. Among the many prestigious awards won are, Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Award, for Top Small Cruise Lines; and Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best River Line in the U.S. & Canada. American operates the largest and newest fleet of coastal cruise ships, Victorian-style paddlewheelers, and the only modern riverboats in the U.S. All ships accommodate 100- 200 passengers and are built, crewed, and registered in the U.S.A. With over 35 itineraries in 25 states, including many theme and holiday cruises, American cruises along the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.


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