American Cruise Lines is set to embark on its 2023 U.S. cruise season on February 18th, with American Star departing from Florida. This year, American is operating more small ships from U.S. ports than ever before, with 2 riverboats and 2 small ships exploring the East Coast, West Coast, and Mississippi River.
“2023 is poised to be the most exciting cruise season ever for American Cruise Lines,” says Charles B. Robertson, President & CEO of American Cruise Lines. “More small ships exploring in more states than ever before is the best way that I can think of to celebrate 50 years cruising American’s waterways.”
The West Coast itinerary features the historic cruise of American Jazz, which will embark on an all-new 8-Day San Francisco Bay itinerary on February 24th. On the East Coast, two of the company’s smallest ships, American Star and American Independence, will depart on February 18th and 25th respectively. American Heritage, a newly renovated classic paddlewheeler, will begin the 2023 season on the Mississippi River on February 25th.
With a growing fleet of new small ships and riverboats, American Cruise Lines offers 5 new riverboats and 11 itineraries on the Mississippi alone in 2023 and a total of 50+ itineraries in 35 states. All cruises are 100% U.S. itineraries and the company has a 100% U.S. flagged fleet of riverboats and small cruise ships, making it the only cruise line in the world to offer such a distinction.
American’s 2023 season also includes Chesapeake Bay, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Puget Sound, New England, Alaska, Hudson River, and holiday cruises. The small ship cruises offer an all-inclusive experience, including over 400 shore excursions, fine cuisine, and onboard enrichment and entertainment. All ships offer 100% outward-facing accommodations, Starlink Wi-Fi, and private balconies. Pricing includes port charges, fees, tips, and gratuities, as well as domestic flat-rate airfare and extended pre-cruise packages and hotel stays.
American Cruise Lines remains dedicated to offering the finest U.S.-built ships and enriching domestic itineraries while keeping the fleet small with ships accommodating just 90 to 180 guests. Book your 2023 cruise with American Cruise Lines today.
WRITTEN BY: STEPHEN PETERS