American Melody Debuts With Longest U.S. River Cruise

American Melody debuts with the longest U.S. River Cruise, a 22-day Complete Mississippi River Cruise from Natchez, MS to St. Paul, MN.

American Melody Debuts With Longest U.S. River Cruise

American Melody Debuts With Longest U.S. River Cruise

The inaugural season for American Cruise Lines’ newest ship, American Melody, has begun. This newest U.S. riverboat departed on Friday, September 3rd for the line’s longest Mississippi River cruise.

Guests aboard celebrated Labor Day Weekend exploring the lower Mississippi on ACL’s 22-Day Complete Mississippi River Cruise.

American Melody Debuts With Longest U.S. River Cruise

The cruise was originally scheduled to operate from New Orleans, LA, to St. Paul, MN. However, due to Hurricane Ida, guests embarked in Natchez, MS instead.

Throughout American Melody’s inaugural season, guests will cruise the country’s most iconic river, while being treated to complimentary pre-cruise nights on board, festive cocktail parties, Mississippi-inspired gourmet dinners, and special inaugural season gifts.

Through the end of December 2021, American Melody will also operate several 8-Day Upper Mississippi River cruises between St. Louis, MO, and St. Paul, MN, as well as 8-Day Lower Mississippi River cruises. These include 8-Day New Orleans Roundtrip itineraries and special holiday cruises for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

American Melody Debuts With Longest U.S. River Cruise

American Melody accommodates 175-passengers and is the most sophisticated and elegant riverboat on U.S. waters. The new riverboat advances American Cruise Lines’ ongoing development and elevation of U.S. River cruising. It represents the latest evolution in the company’s groundbreaking Modern Series.

American Melody showcases a gorgeous multi-level sky-lit atrium, spacious indoor and outdoor lounges, a grand dining room as well as a casual outdoor café, a large fitness center, and a spectacular Skywalk on the top deck which features an ellipse cutout dramatically cantilevered over the ship’s 4th deck.

American Melody also offers 100% private-balcony staterooms, singles, and suites—a hallmark of all the brand’s Modern Series riverboats. From its U.S. built architecture to its curated interior design, American Melody sets the new gold standard for domestic small ships.

American Melody Debuts With Longest U.S. River Cruise

American Melody is the Line’s 2nd new modern riverboat this year and the 4th riverboat in American’s growing Mississippi fleet. The Line launched American Jazz in March 2021 and has already announced the names of 2 more modern riverboats coming in 2022—American Symphony & American Serenade.

American Cruise Lines first introduced their revolutionary Modern Series in 2018, with American Song, the 1st modern riverboat in the U.S.A. Since then, the Line has rapidly expanded the popular series, introducing 6 of these new ships in just 4 years. American is the only cruise line to offer these modern riverboats for cruises along both the Mississippi River and the Columbia & Snake Rivers.

2021-2023 cruise schedules, deck plans, and virtual tours for American Melody are available on the company’s website. For more information or for a sneak peek tour of the Line’s newest modern riverboats please click HERE.

About American Cruise Lines:

American Cruise Lines was the first cruise line to resume cruising in the U.S.A. earlier this year on March 13th, 2021. The Line offers the finest river cruising and coastal cruising in the country. Year after year, American continues to launch the newest small ships and uniquely curated, 100% domestic itineraries for exploring and Cruising Close to Home.™ On all American’s cruises, guests discover the history, spirit, and culture of the United States aboard the most sophisticated fleet of modern riverboats and small cruise ships in the country. American currently operates 13 ships, all accommodating just 100-190 passengers, which cruise more than 35 itineraries in over 30 states.

For reservations or to learn more about American Cruise Lines 2021-2023 Seasons, please call 1-800-814-6880 or visit:


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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