American Cruise Lines is one of the few river cruise companies that operates in the United States only. There are currently eight ships in its fleet with cruises available on the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, Hudson, St. Johns, Columbia and Snake rivers.
USA – Staterooms
Compared to other river cruise ships in the United States and globally, American Cruise Lines has some of the largest staterooms in the industry. Staterooms range in size from 135 to 240 square feet for single cabins and from 175 to 600 square feet for double cabins. The average size measures from 220 to 300 square feet.
All ships have single cabins and most have suites available.
American Cruise Lines Waterways Stateroom Size Comparisons
The largest staterooms, which are between 210 and 600 square feet, are found on the Mississippi and Columbia and Snake Rivers. This includes the American Eagle, Queen of the Mississippi and the American Pride. Of these three ships, the American Pride on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, has the largest accommodations.
There is variation is stateroom size for all ships, except the the American Glory, which sails on the Hudson River and the Atlantic Coastal waterways. For this ship all double occupancy cabins are 220 square feet. The American Glory is the only vessel that does not have suites onboard.
The smallest Owner’s Suites are found on the Independence. They measure 315 square feet. Smallest cabins on this ship, though, are some of the largest in the fleet. Double occupancy rooms start at 265 square, which also happens to be the most common stateroom size on the Independence.
On the Columbia and Snake rivers, the Queen of the West has the smallest double cabins, which start at 175 square feet. Owners Suites on this ship are between 330 and 390 square feet. Average stateroom size is 300 square feet, which is rather large compared to the other vessels.
In the chart below, each ship for American Cruise Lines is listed. There are a few variations among the ships in the American Cruise Lines’ fleet. However, even with regard to the ships with the smallest staterooms, these cabins are much larger in size compared to other ships in the industry.
|Ship||River(s)||Single Stateroom Size||Smallest Double Stateroom Size||Largest Double Stateroom Size||Most Common Stateroom Size|
|America||Mississippi||Categories S & SB||Category A||Owner's Suite||Category AAL|
|American Eagle||Mississippi||Categories S & SB - 210 sq ft||Category A - 280 sq ft||Owner's Suite - 352 to 600 sq ft||Category AAL - 300 sq ft|
|American Glory||St. Johns & Atlantic Coastal Waterways||Category S & SB||Categories A, AA, AAL & AAC - 220 sq ft||Categories A, AA, AAL & AAC - 220 sq ft||Category AAC - 220 sq ft|
|American Pride||Columbia & Snake||Categories S & SB||Category A - 300 sq ft||Owner's Suite - 352 to 600 sq ft||Category AAL - 300 sq ft|
|American Star||Hudson River & Atlantic Coastal Waterways||Category SB - 180 sq ft||Categories A, AA, AAL & AAC - 240 sq ft||Owner's Suite - 400 sq ft||Category AAC - 240 sq ft|
|Independence||Hudson River & Atlantic Coastal Waterways||Category S & SB - 180 to 240 sq ft||Category A - 265 sq ft||Owner's Suite - 315 sq ft||Category AAL - 265 sq ft|
|Queen of the Mississippi||Mississippi||Categories S & SB - 210 sq ft||Category A - 300 sq ft||Owner's Suite - 352 to 600 sq ft||Category AAL - 300 sq ft|
|Queen of the West||Columbia & Snake||Category S - 135 sq ft; Category SB - 155 sq ft||Category AAG - 175 sq ft||Owner's Suite - 330 to 390 sq ft||Category AAL - 300 sq ft|
If you take a river cruise with American Cruise Lines, regardless of the stateroom you choose, you will probably appreciate how spacious your accommodations are.
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Del Housworth says
There are several of our friends (couples) that are interested in doing a Mississippi River cruise on a paddle boat . We are interested in knowing the size and cost of the rooms, bed sizes some of the guys are 6’5” + .
Roberta H.Ostar says
How wide is the cabin door, also the bathroom door on the American Indepence?
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Frank T Alcaraz says
Does American crusie the Great Lakes/
ilana blomquist says
Hi. I was wondering if American cruise lines had separate bed options. I would like to take my dad and would like to know.