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Exploring the American Experience
Martha's Vineyard was once a hub for whaling fleets and merchant ships, with exotic cargo from far corners of the world arriving on her shores. Visit on American Cruise Lines' New England Islands Cruise.
Nantucket Whaling Museum. Visit on American Cruise Lines' New England Islands Cruise.
Martha's Vineyard is one of the most popular vacation spots in New England, comprised of six distinct towns, including Chilmark and Vineyard Haven. Visit on American Cruise Lines' New England Islands Cruise.
Discover the undeniable magic found along Maine’s coast. From Boothbay to Bar Harbor, Camden to Castine, explore charming ports famous for their shipbuilding, beautiful national parks and quaint historic districts. See it all on American Cruise Lines' Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise.
Newport Harbor, Charleston, North Carolina. See it on American Cruise Lines' Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise.
Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Maryland. Cruise the Eastern Shore on American Cruise Lines' Chesapeake Bay Cruise.
Located on the Kitsap Peninsula, Poulsbo, Washington, was settled in 1892 by Norwegian loggers and fishermen who likened the fjord-cut landscape to their homeland. Visit on American Cruise Lines' Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise.
Mendenhall Glacier. See it on American Cruise Lines' Southeast Alaska Cruise.
Beneath Queen of the Mississippi's gleaming woodwork and polished brass is a framework of modern technology that provides passengers the most enjoyable Mississippi River cruise imaginable as our all-American crew delivers the personalized service that is the hallmark of American Cruise Lines. See all cruises aboard Queen of the Mississippi.
Explore the waterway that inspired Mark Twain aboard Queen of the Mississippi. See all Mississippi cruises aboard Queen of the Mississippi.
The dining room on Queen of the Mississippi. See all Mississippi cruises aboard Queen of the Mississippi.
The breathtaking San Juan Islands, nestled between Canada's Vancouver Island and the U.S. mainland. See them on American Cruise Lines' Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise.
Forsyth Fountain in historic Savannah, Georgia. Visit on American Cruise Lines' Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise.
Forsyth Fountain shadowed by large overhanging trees, Savannah, GA. Visit on American Cruise Lines' Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise.
Visit Hilton Head on American Cruise Lines' Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise.
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Columbia River Gorge. See it on Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise.
Camden Harbor, Maine. See it on American Cruise Lines' Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise.
Relaxing on the Columbia River.
Camden Lighthouse, Maine. See it on American Cruise Lines' Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise.
Relaxing on the Columbia River.
Relax on the Columbia River.
Athabascan Dancers near Fairbanks, Alaska. See performances on American Cruise Lines' Southeast Alaska Cruise.
Forsyth Fountain, Savannah, Georgia. Visit on American Cruise Lines' Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise.
See iceflows on Glacier Bay, Alaska on American Cruise Lines' Southeast Alaska Cruise.
Martha's Vineyard. Visit on American Cruise Lines' New England Islands Cruise.

Photos: Cruise America's Historic Waterways

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