American Cruise Lines Launches 2024 Mississippi River Cruise Season

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American Cruise Lines Launches 2024 Mississippi River Cruise Season
American Cruise Lines Launches 2024 Mississippi River Cruise Season

American Cruise Lines began its 2024 Mississippi River cruise season with the arrival of its first guests in New Orleans this week.

The company anticipates all five of its Mississippi riverboats to navigate the Lower Mississippi within the coming weeks, offering travelers many new experiences and itineraries to explore.

A diverse range of itineraries offered

This year, American Cruise Lines introduces 16 unique itineraries on the Mississippi and its tributaries, including the Tennessee, Ohio, and Cumberland rivers.

Among these, travelers can look forward to exciting additions, such as cruises to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a 12-day itinerary from Knoxville to Nashville, Tennessee.

Additionally, the company will launch its first-ever 35-day “Civil War Battlefields” cruise, encompassing stops at over 20 historical battlefields.

An incredible record-breaking expedition

August marks a historic moment for American Cruise Lines as it unveils its 61-day “Great United States” itinerary, touted as the longest river cruise in the country’s history.

This remarkable journey will cross the entire Mississippi River, spanning 20 states and featuring visits to three national parks, four rivers, and exploration along the East Coast and the Hudson River.

Expanding the fleet and planning for the future

With a fleet of 19 small ships and riverboats, American Cruise Lines is expanding its reach across the United States.

This year, the vessels will dock at more than 140 U.S. ports, from the East Coast to inland rivers.

The company’s ambitious growth strategy includes plans to triple its fleet size over the past five years.

Currently, five additional ships are under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Maryland, focusing on further expanding its footprint on the Mississippi River.

A chance to explore the country’s history and natural beauty 

American Cruise Lines’ expansion aligns with the growing interest in U.S. tourism, offering travelers unparalleled opportunities to explore the country’s rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture.

With the company’s constant innovation and expansion of its offerings, compliance with U.S. immigration requirements remains essential for travelers seeking to take on these captivating voyages.

Citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries intending to visit the U.S. can ensure a smooth travel experience by obtaining pre-approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).