American Cruise Lines Announces Theme Cruises for 2018-2019 Season

Rendering of one of the new riverboats from American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines has announced its lineup of themed cruises for the 2018-19 cruise season. The new schedule includes sailings that explore American history and culture, including the music, cuisine, and literature.

Travelers looking for a history- or literary-themed experience, American Cruise Lines offers the Civil War, Lewis & Clark and Mark Twain Tribute Cruises. Music-themed cruises include the Lower Mississippi Music Cruise and the Nashville Country and Blues Cruise, which visits the famous Grand Ole Opry concert hall. Additionally, the Food & Wine, Lobsterbake, Crabfest and Culinary cruises are ideal for foodies and wine connoisseurs.

To enhance the experience, authors, historians, and entertainers will join passengers to bring each theme to life, including Ecologist Tom Stanley, actor/historian Richard Garey and Jefferson Davis’ great great grandson Bertram Hayes-Davis.


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The cruise schedule includes:

History & Literature

  • American Revolution & Crabfest Cruises, Chesapeake Bay (April, May, October, November)
  • Mississippi River Civil War Cruises (March, April, May, October)
  • Historic South Civil War Cruises (March and April)
  • Lewis & Clark Cruises, Columbia and Snake Rivers (April-October)
  • Mark Twain Tribute Cruises, Upper Mississippi (August and September)

Wine & Cuisine

  • Grand New England Lobsterbake Cruises (May-September)
  • New England Islands Lobsterbake Cruises (June-September)
  • Maine Coast & Harbors Lobsterbake Cruises (June-September)
  • Columbia Wine Cruises, Columbia & Snake Rivers (April-September)
  • Puget Sound Food & Wine Cruises (October)
  • Lower Mississippi Culinary Cruises (June and October)
  • Mississippi Gateway Food & Wine Cruises (July)


  • Mississippi River Music Theme Cruises (March, April, December)
  • Nashville Country & Blues Cruises, Cumberland River (September)


  • Tulip Festival Cruises, Puget Sound and San Juan Islands (April)
  • Holiday-Themed Cruises (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s)
  • Fall Foliage Cruises (October)

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