At a capacity of just 125 guests, American Pioneer offers the best qualities of expedition adventure cruising with the refinement, luxury, stability, and land proximity of river cruising. The design of the ship allows rare access into small ports and has enhanced stabilization for a comfortable experience on board.

All of the large staterooms offer a private balcony with cabins ranging from 310 sq ft to a luxurious 620 sq ft grand suite.  Relax in your private sanctuary and enjoy the scenic views from your private balcony. Or sit at one of the observation areas and admire the splendid vistas with fellow travelers.

A sophisticated aesthetic tailors an onboard atmosphere for American Pioneer that evokes a sense of pride and appreciation for U.S. history. The choice of color palettes, furnishings, and artwork will reflect the culture of the New England, Chesapeake Bay, and the Southeast.

The inaugural cruise season will be in 2025 on itineraries along the East Coast from Maine to Florida, along with her sister ship, the American Patriot.


  • 125 guests
  • Inauguration date: 2025
  • 6 common areas
  • 5 decks
  • 56 rooms
  • Patriot Class coastal ship