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Cruising America’s First Highways

Cruising America’s First Highways

The legendary rivers of America are woven into the very fabric of our country. Before the advent of railroads and highways, rivers were the first means of transportation, connecting our biggest cities and most historic towns, yet also flowing through areas more remote than any road. Early settlements relied on the vast natural resources of the rivers, which served as economic engines for communities, providing water for agriculture and industry. 

In 1929, President Herbert Hoover said, “The development of our rivers is never a finished accomplishment; it must march with the progress of life and its inventions…It is the river that is permanent; it is one of God’s gifts to man, and with each succeeding generation we will advance in our appreciation and our use of it. And with each generation it will grow in the history and tradition of our Nation.”

The explorers Lewis & Clark depended on a variety of U.S. rivers for the very important westward expansion and control of the cities along the Mississippi River was crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. 
Rivers have also been an important part of American culture, serving as an inspiration to authors such as March Twain, whose hometown along the Upper Mississippi River became the setting of his greatest works. The music born along the shores of the Lower Mississippi River, including blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll has become an integral part of our American heritage. The Hudson River was the backdrop for the works of so many prominent artists, including Thomas Cole, the father of American landscape painting.
As American Cruise Lines brings our guests along America’s original highways, we share its stories from the vantage point of so many who have come before us. Your clients can choose from a variety of river cruise options, including 12 unique cruises in the Mississippi River region, four along the Columbia & Snake Rivers, our Great Rivers of Florida cruise, and our popular Hudson River cruise
Call today at 877-294-4053, to learn more about our Mississippi River cruises and to find out what savings are available. 
Call 877-294- 4053


*Savings per stateroom are based on limited availability. Certain restrictions apply. Ship, itinerary, savings, and schedules are subject to change. Valid on new bookings only. Travel advisors: This offer does not apply to Groups.



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