American Cruise Lines announced the opening of its 2023 season on February 18 when the American Star departs from Florida.
“2023 is poised to be the most exciting cruise season ever for American Cruise Lines. More small ships exploring in more states than ever before is the best way that I can think of to celebrate 50 years cruising American’s waterways,” said Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines.
American Cruise Lines will begin the new season with two riverboats and two small ships sailing along the East Coast from Florida and South Carolina, the West Coast from California, and the Mississippi River from Louisiana.
The American Star and American Independence will depart on February 18 and 25 respectively.
The American Star will begin the season with a roundtrip from Jacksonville while the American Independence will sail the Line’s eight-day Historic South and Golden Isles itinerary between Charleston, South Carolina and Amelia Island, Florida.
The American Jazz will set sail on a historic cruise from San Francisco on February 24, 2023, becoming the first U.S. riverboat in over 80 years to explore San Francisco Bay and the California Delta.
The American Heritage will begin the 2023 season with an eight-day Lower Mississippi itinerary from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Memphis, Tennessee, departing February 25.
American’s Chesapeake Bay cruises will begin in March; Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises and Puget Sound cruises in April; New England cruises in May; Alaska cruises in June; Hudson River cruises in September, and Holiday cruises in November and December.
The cruise line offers five riverboats and 11 itineraries on the Mississippi river in 2023.