ACL Announces Longest-Ever U.S. River Cruise, Covering 20 States Across 60 Daysby Daniel McCarthy /
This August, American Cruise Line (ACL) will sail the longest-ever U.S. river cruise, a 60-day long sailing that takes guests through 20 states across all four times zones in the continental U.S. on four of America’s major rivers.
The sailing, called The Great United States, comes as the country approaches its 250th anniversary, and honors America’s living history, ACL said.
“The Great United States cruise is a fantastic showcase of our country and of the breadth of American Cruise Lines. A river cruise of this magnitude has never been done before in the U.S., and only American Cruise Lines is capable of delivering it successfully,” said Charles B. Robertson, President & CEO of American Cruise Lines.
The cruise line has broken the sailing up into six segments:
- Days 1 through 8: Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise, from Portland to Clarkston aboard American Jazz.
- Days 9 through 14: an exploration of three of the U.S.’s most well-known National Parks—Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton. Wraps up in Jackson Hole.
- Days 15 through 38: a complete Mississippi River Cruise aboard American Symphony. Start in New Orleans and wraps up in St. Paul, a journey that takes guests 1,393 miles through 10 states.
- Days 39 to 47: a Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise on American Independence from Portland, ME to Boston.
- Days 48 through 54: a journey on American Independence from Boston to New York City through cities and coastal villages including Plymouth, Mystic, Newport, and Port Jefferson.
- Days 55 through 61: Hudson River Fall Foliage cruise on American Independence.
After the last segment, guests will return to New York on American Independence for disembarkation.
Bookings now open include a pre-cruise hotel stay, all flights, and hotels between segments, all meals, Wi-Fi, tips, gratuities, and port charges.