America

America Review and Specifications

Specifications of America

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Classpaddlewheel riverboat
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage2700 gt
Passengers185
Crew57
Decks6
Cabins98
Decks with cabins5
Former namesAmerican Eagle

Current itinerary of America

America current cruise is 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans. Prices start from USD 3073 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Mar, 2019 and ends on 31 Mar, 2019.

Date / TimePort
24 Mar     Memphis, Tennessee   
25 Mar     Mississippi River, USA   
26 Mar     Vicksburg, Mississippi   
27 Mar     Natchez, Louisiana   
28 Mar     St Francisville, Louisiana   
29 Mar     Baton Rouge, Louisiana   
30 Mar     Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana   
31 Mar      Arriving in New Orleans, Port NOLA, Louisiana   

Review of America

Launched in 2016, America is paddle-wheeler riverboat from the American Cruise Lines fleet. The company's other paddle-wheel ships are Queen of the West, Queen of the Mississippi (new ship 2015) and American Pride (old Queen of the Mississippi steamboat).

History - construction & ownership

American Cruise Lines (ACL) is a small cruise line with headquarters in Guilford, Connecticut, operational since 1991. "American Eagle" was the name previously chosen for the new Queen of the Mississippi boat - sister ship (of similar design) to American Pride. In 2015, American Cruise Lines decided to rename the old "Queen of the Mississippi" to "American Pride" and the new vessel ("American Eagle") to "Queen of the Mississippi". On August 4, 2015, American Cruise Lines announced that the "American Eagle" boat would be renamed (first to "American Eagle") and repositioned from Mississippi to Columbia-Snake River System in early 2016, and replaced on the Mississippi by the ship "America". Another new paddle-wheeler constructed at Chesapeake Shipbuilding assumed the name "Queen of the Mississippi".

MS America cruise ship

America is American Cruise Lines’ 8th ship and its 2nd brand-new vessel launched in 2016, homeported in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to the line, "America is the finest Mississippi paddle-wheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat". America is slightly bigger than previous ACL riverboats and features 185-passenger capacity. Her hull was launched on 7 August 2015 and moved to a basin where the construction of upper decks and outfitting took place. America entered service on May 7, 2016.

MS America cruise ship construction

Cruise itineraries

America itinerary program is based on Mississippi river cruises, including Grand Heartland Cruise and round-trip New Orleans sailings. Some of the American Cruise Lines riverboat deals are on themed voyages. Among those themes are "Food and Wine", "Fall Foliage", "Music", the Holiday themed sailings for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. 

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Cabins

America cruise ship staterooms are among the roomiest in small ship cruising - all more than 200 square feet in size, each featuring large opening picture windows and private bathroom. Most accommodations have private balconies.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The Grand Dining Room can accommodate all passengers. The culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Each evening, America offers a complimentary cocktail hour. Afternoon tea service in ship's Sky Lounge is also available.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

America features a relaxed atmosphere and casual ambience while providing unique panoramic views of passing scenery. With just 185 guests onboard, fellow passengers quickly become new friends. The ship boasts many lounges to relax, an open-air exercise area, putting green on Top Deck, jazz and evening musical entertainment. The all American crew offers personalized service. Historians and naturalists are onboard for interesting lectures.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

America wiki

This infographic shows the American Pride cruise ship (Queen of the Mississippi's and America's sister-ship). Here you can see what is what and where on these unique riverboats.

American Pride cruise ship (Queen of the Mississippi) infographic

Fun fact is that this American Cruise Lines ship has a namesake - the 2012-launched "HANJIN America". The vessel is among the world's largest container ships (capacity 13,102 containers) and operated by HANJIN Line.

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America Itineraries

The below listed America cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Feb 23 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2404
2019 Mar 02 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2019 Mar 09 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2481
2019 Mar 16 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2019 Mar 23 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2019 Mar 30 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2019 Apr 06 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2019 Apr 13 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2019 Apr 20 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3262
2019 Apr 27 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2019 May 04 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $3285
2019 May 11 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2019 May 18 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3262
2019 May 25 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2019 Jun 01 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2019 Jun 08 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2019 Jun 15 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2019 Jun 22 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2019 Jun 29 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2019 Jul 06 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1485
2019 Jul 10 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1792
2019 Jul 14 11 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis New Orleans $4238
2019 Jul 24 11 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis New Orleans $3777
2019 Aug 03 22 days, one-way from New Orleans to Minneapolis-Saint Paul New Orleans $8669
2019 Aug 24 15 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $5469
2019 Sep 07 11 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis New Orleans $4815
2019 Sep 17 8 days, one-way from St Louis to Minneapolis-Saint Paul St Louis $3285
2019 Sep 24 8 days, one-way from St Louis to Minneapolis-Saint Paul St Louis $3285
2019 Oct 01 8 days, one-way from St Louis to Minneapolis-Saint Paul St Louis $3285
2019 Oct 08 15 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $6565
2019 Oct 22 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1912
2019 Oct 26 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2019 Nov 02 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3285
2019 Nov 09 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3285
2019 Nov 16 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3285
2019 Nov 23 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $2900
2019 Nov 30 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $2900
2019 Dec 12 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2019 Dec 20 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $2900
2019 Dec 28 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $2900
2020 Feb 15 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2020 Feb 22 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2020 Feb 29 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2020 Mar 07 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2020 Mar 14 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2020 Mar 21 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2020 Mar 28 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2020 Apr 04 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 Apr 11 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 Apr 18 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 Apr 25 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 May 09 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 May 16 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 May 23 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 May 30 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3492
2020 Jun 06 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2020 Jun 13 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2020 Jun 20 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2020 Jun 27 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3073
2020 Jul 04 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $3073
2020 Jul 11 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $3073
2020 Jul 18 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $3073
2020 Jul 25 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1792
2020 Jul 29 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1792
2020 Aug 02 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1792
2020 Aug 06 22 days, one-way from New Orleans to Minneapolis-Saint Paul New Orleans $8669
2020 Aug 27 15 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $5777
2020 Sep 10 11 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis New Orleans $4815
2020 Sep 20 8 days, one-way from St Louis to Minneapolis-Saint Paul St Louis $3285
2020 Sep 27 8 days, one-way from St Louis to Minneapolis-Saint Paul St Louis $3285
2020 Oct 04 8 days, one-way from St Louis to Minneapolis-Saint Paul St Louis $3285
2020 Oct 11 15 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $6565
2020 Nov 12 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1669
2020 Nov 16 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1285
2020 Nov 20 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1669
2020 Nov 24 5 days, round-trip Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans $1669
2020 Dec 12 8 days, round-trip New Orleans Round Trip New Orleans $2865
2020 Dec 20 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3285
2020 Dec 28 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis $3285