Cruises on the American Glory
The America Glory offers discerning travelers the most unique and modern style of small ship cruising. Each unique and off-the-beaten path port visited gives guests a glimpse into the cultural heritage that is the fabric of our great nation. The country-club atmosphere onboard allows guests to relax, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interests in American history and culture. The spacious public lounges and observation decks are frequented by guests who wish to mingle with friends new and old.
Cruises on the American Spirit
A small ship cruise on the modern American Spirit is for the traveler who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the magnificent East Coast, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most fascinating places in America. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests find that fellow travelers share their passion for these historic places, and often become fast friends. It’s easy to relax and feel comfortable in the huge public spaces onboard.
Cruises on the American Star
The American Star entered service in June 2007. Similar to the American Spirit, it will offer guests the same unique style of cruising that has become our hallmark. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, the American Star will bring guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. Onboard, each guest will be able to unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere created by our staff.
Cruises on the American Eagle
The 49-passenger American Eagle is the perfect ship for a cruise along the magnificent East Coast. Designed specifically for gliding through lakes, bays, and rivers, the American Eagle brings guests up-close to America’s best-kept secrets. Instead of spending days in the open sea, guests visit a different port every day, sharing their experience with like-minded travelers. The Nantucket Lounge and large dining salon seat all passengers comfortably, and make it easy to get to know everyone onboard. With some of the largest staterooms in small ship cruising, the American Eagle provides each and every guest with the utmost in comfort and repose.
Year Built: 2000
Number of Lounges: 4
Number of Decks: 4
Number of Staterooms: 31 (all interior entrances; some with private balconies)
Satellite TVs in all staterooms
View from Staterooms: all have large opening
Speed: 13 knots
Inspected By: U.S. Coast Guard
Flag: United States
Number of Passengers: 49
Designer and Builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding,
Cruises on the Independence
We are proud to introduce the Independence, the newest addition to the fleet. While the passenger capacity will be the same as the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship will be larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence will also be fully stabilized, with Rolls Royce stabilizers, allowing us to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort.
Cruises on the The Queen of the West
The 230-foot Queen is propelled by a three-story-high churning paddlewheel. But unlike earlier paddlewheelers, the Queen of the West doesn’t rely on a steam engine. Instead, it is powered by a revolutionary hydraulic propulsion system that uses environmentally safe biodegradable hydraulic oil. The 45-foot-long bow ramp allows passengers to go ashore anywhere along the river, much as the 19th-century vessels did. Launched in 1995, the Queen of the West is the first overnight passenger sternwheeler to be built and operated in the West in 80 years.
Cruises on the The Queen of the Mississippi
The first brand new overnight sternwheeler built for the Mississippi in nearly 20 years, Queen of the Mississippi will be the grandest ever boasting oversized staterooms larger than those of all former Mississippi riverboats, private balconies and all of the amenities today’s travelers expect.
Watch a video of the Queen of the Mississippi under construction:
This new paddlewheeler will recreate the grandeur of past riverboats while possessing the latest safety, environmental and construction technologies. The ship will have the look of a traditional riverboat along with more amenities, a faster speed, and an unmatched level of comfort. Features include six unique lounges, a library, an elegant dining salon, elevator service to all decks, and exceptionally large staterooms.
The Queen of the Mississippi is a historically accurate riverboat carrying only 150 passengers. Designed to navigate America’s inland waterways and rivers, she will dock in the heart of each port, taking you where larger ships could never go. Comfortable lounges and large observation decks are the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage. Glass enclosed dining salons provide an amazing, panoramic view to passing scenery. The spacious staterooms feature large opening picture windows and roomy baths; many also have private balconies.
Owner’s Suite stateroom aboard The Queen of the Mississippi