Spanning 60 days and covering 20 states in all four continental US time zones, this unique cruise adventure celebrates America’s rich history and natural beauty as the nation approaches its 250th anniversary of independence.
A unique American river cruise
Beginning on the Pacific coast and ending on the Atlantic in NYC, The Great United States Cruise takes guests on a journey through four major rivers and some of the country’s most picturesque coastlines. The experience culminates on the final day in New York Harbor with a view of the Statue of Liberty from the ship.
The inaugural Great United States cruise departs Portland, Oregon on August 14, 2024 and arrives in New York on October 14, 2024. The price per person ranges from $51,060 to $77,945.
For this price, guests receive a jacket and gear package from American Cruise Lines; pre-cruise hotel stay; all flights and hotels between cruise segments; daily excursions & entertainment; all meals & drinks; and Wi-Fi throughout.
Additionally, all tips, gratuities, and port dues are included when guests travel from the Northwest to the southern United States and as far as New York City.
Charles B. Robertson, President and CEO of American Cruise Lines said: “The Great United States Cruise is a fantastic showcase of our country and the breadth of American Cruise Lines. A river cruise of this magnitude has never been conducted in the United States before, and only American Cruise Lines is able to execute it successfully.”
Guests can explore America’s breathtaking national parks, mountain ranges, Midwestern farmlands and New England ports. The cruise will always sail within sight of the country and call at only domestic US ports of call.
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The journey follows in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, follows the Mighty Mississippi with Mark Twain and Elvis, ventures up the Hudson River during the peak fall season and breathes in the fresh sea air of the New England coast.
The Great United States Cruise takes place aboard the country’s newest ships. At the same time, American Cruise Lines’ dedicated travel team handles all travel arrangements to ensure guests have peace of mind throughout the cruise.
The Great United States – Itinerary
Days 1 to 8: Cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers
The Great United States cruise itinerary begins with a diverse selection of American landscapes and experiences. Guests will sail aboard from Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA American jazzexploring the Columbia and Snake Rivers from the Pacific Ocean in Astoria, OR to Hell’s Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America.
Days 9 to 14: National Parks Land Package
The adventure continues with a privately guided tour of Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. The tour begins in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Days 15 to 38: Complete Mississippi River Cruise
Guests will then cruise aboard the American Symphony from New Orleans, Louisiana to St. Paul, Minnesota, covering 1,393 miles and ten states along the Mississippi River’s most comprehensive cruise.
Day 39 to 47: Maine Coast and Harbor Tour
The itinerary takes guests aboard the American Independence from Portland, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts, where they can explore the rich maritime history of the stunning New England coast.
Days 48 to 54: Yankee Seaports
American Independence will sail from Boston, Massachusetts to New York City, visiting historic seaports and coastal villages along the way. Ports of call include Plymouth, Massachusetts; Mystic, Connecticut; Newport, Rhode Island; and Port Jefferson, New York.
Days 55 to 61: Hudson River fall foliage
The Great United States Cruise ends in New York City Harbor after cruising the Hudson River. Guests will head to Sleepy Hollow, West Point, Hyde Park and more.
Guests aboard American Cruise Lines ships enjoy fast and reliable internet connectivity throughout their journey. Thanks to the recent installation of Starlink satellite internet.
Following successful beta testing in 2022 and positive feedback from guests, Starlink’s high-speed Wi-Fi is now complimentary on all 2023 cruises, allowing passengers to stay connected throughout their amazing United States cruise adventure.
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