The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.
- A week on the newest riverboats in the U.S.
- Up to 800 sq. foot staterooms
- Pre-cruise hotel package
- Daily shore excursions
- Cocktail hour each evening
- All gourmet meals
- Breakfast room service
- Acclaimed enrichment program
- 7 unique shipboard lounges
- Wi-Fi throughout the ship (connection speed may vary)
- Memphis departures: 2-day Deluxe Graceland Pre-Cruise package (with extra fee)
- Destination Guide
- Suggested Shore Excursions
New Orleans 04/03/2023Nowhere is this city's spirit more evident than in the famed French Quarter, with its architectural mix of Spanish, French, Creole, and American styles. Also known as Vieux Carré - or the "Quarter" to locals - it sits on a bend of the Mississippi River on some of the highest grounds in New Orleans. Intimate and special, the city's oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hearn, and John James Audubon. During your visit to New Orleans, you will begin to understand the city's unique ability to integrate history, absorb new influences, and fashion one-of-a-kind delights that continue to amaze not only much of the world, but also the inhabitants of New Orleans themselves.,
Houmas House 04/04/2023Located on the Mississippi River between the historic cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the Grande Dame of the Great River Road. A quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees forms an impressive avenue that leads you to this classic Greek-revival style antebellum home. This imposing mansion has been restored to its 19th-century glory, a noble tribute to those who left an indelible mark on this rich river region.,
Baton Rouge 04/05/2023Experience the wonder of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital city, one that is rich in culture and heritage. Known affectionately as the Red Stick, Baton Rouge is home to legendary Louisiana Cajun cuisine, fascinating plantation tours, and a variety of attractions and events. There is everything you would expect to find in a state capital, but with a down-home flavor that is part of its seductive charm. Baton Rouge is a destination with true Southern hospitality. Let us give you the grand tour of one of the most historic, vibrant and unforgettable cities in the South.,
St. Francisville 04/06/2023This quaint southern town is filled with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called "one of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America". During your stop in St. Francisville, taking a stroll through its historic center awakens an awareness of history, with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles. Nearby plantations beckon you back to a time when coquettish southern belles and their chivalrous suitors sipped mint juleps on the shady porches of these grand estates.,
Natchez 04/07/2023Sitting high on the bluff above the mighty Mississippi River rests Natchez, a city 300 years in the making. At first glance, Natchez appears to be frozen in time, with perfectly preserved homes and buildings that remind us of days gone by. In fact, over 1,000 of its historic structures are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Upon closer inspection, you will soon discover that Natchez, while indeed a reflection of the past, is also alive in the present – filled with arts, music, culture, events, commerce, and natural beauty.,
Vicksburg 04/08/2023In Vicksburg, you'll find Southern hospitality in its most authentic form. This is a city bursting at the seams with history at some of its most poignant turns, art at its most creative angles, food at its finest flavors, and outdoor adventure at its most thrilling. With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage along with hallowed stories of Civil War battles.,
Memphis 04/09/2023Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun while lounging in the Queen of the Mississippi's many luxurious spaces, including the sun deck or Paddlewheel Lounge.,
Memphis 04/10/2023The largest city in Tennessee offers everything a curious tourist, hungry gourmet, or history buff could want to do and see at attractions that include music museums, art galleries, Mississippi riverboat tours, and the Memphis Zoo. Be sure to visit Graceland, and then visit the other side of Memphis at the W.C. Handy Museum, Shelby Farms, the largest urban park in the country, or the "twisted" National Ornamental Metal Museum. In the heart of "Blues City", you'll find the Peabody Memphis, one of the city's most popular attractions. Legendary, charming, and elegant are adjectives that perfectly describe this grand hotel, where its famous Peabody Ducks march to and from the Grand Lobby.,
American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the newest ship in our revolutionary series of modern riverboat series. American Melody will begin its inaugural season on the Mississippi River in the summer of 2021 and was specifically designed to navigate this region.
American Melody features panoramic views throughout, including an impressive four-story glass atrium in the center of the ship. Ranging from 250 to 650 square feet, all of the spacious staterooms feature full-size bathrooms, roomy closets, and private balconies where you can enjoy daily breakfast room service. As with her sister ships, American Melody will also offer the Back Porch Café for casual dining, an option that has been very popular with our guests.
The new ship also features many spacious lounges, where you can share the day's adventures with fellow guests, as well as an onboard fitness center and yoga studio. At the end of each incredible day, unwind in your luxurious Grand Suite or Veranda Suite and enjoy “suite treats” which have been delivered to your stateroom, such as mini cheesecakes or chocolate-covered strawberries.
Experience the American Melody for yourself on the Mississippi River in the summer of 2021.
Information provided within these pages has been updated as of November 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.
All fares are quoted in US Dollars.