Jobs with American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines specializes in operating small ships along the rivers and inland waterways of the Eastern United States. Each ship carries no more than 120 passengers, which allows those on board to receive highly-personalized attention.

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American Cruise Lines Ships

American Cruise Lines operates the following vessels:

  1. Queen of the Mississippi
  2. American Glory
  3. American Spirit
  4. American Star
  5. Independence
  6. Queen of the West

The company's ships feature comfortable lounges and large observation decks. Glass enclosed dining areas allow guests to enjoy the local scenery while eating. Many of the stateroom have large windows or private balconies. All the passenger rooms are equipped with a flat screen television and a DVD player. Wireless Internet service is available on board, as well.

American Cruise Destinations

American offers six-, seven- and 14-day cruises to the following destinations:

  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Columbia and Snake Rivers
  • East Coast Inland Passage
  • Grand New England
  • Great Rivers of Florida
  • Great Western Rivers
  • Historic South and Golden Isles
  • Hudson River
  • Maine Coast and Harbors
  • Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage
  • New England Islands
  • Philadelphia and Potomac

Onboard Activities

The American Cruise Lines experience is much different than what a guest on a large cruise ship can expect. The atmosphere is more casual, and the onboard entertainment is likely to be a local guest lecturer or a local musician. The ships feature well-stocked libraries and a selection of DVDs and videos so the guests can educate themselves about the areas they are visiting.

Dining on board an American Cruise Lines ship is a memorable experience. The meals are prepared by fully-trained chefs who use only the highest quality ingredients. The daily menus include foods that reflect local and regional specialties. The atmosphere is casual and seating is unassigned. Guests are encouraged to meet and mingle with each other, and the complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres that are served before dinner help to break the ice.

Working for American Cruise Lines

The company is recruiting employees for a variety of shipboard employment opportunities, including the following:

  • Captain
  • Chef
  • Cruise Director
  • Deckhand
  • Galley Steward/Dishwasher
  • Hotel Manager/Assistant Hotel Manager
  • Mate
  • Second Chef
  • Steward

This is but a sampling of the jobs often advertised by American Cruise Lines. There are corporate, land-based positions too.


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