Music Cities Cruise

You journey begins and ends in the musical meccas of the U.S. Along the way, discover the cities, small towns, and legendary rivers that define the heartland. 

Explore Memphis, birthplace of the blues and home to the King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley. Enjoy a day of cruising along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers whose banks inspired a variety of musical genres, ranging from bluegrass to jazz. Stroll along the riverfront of Paducah adorned with life-size mural depicting elements of the city’s cultural past. 

Experience a relaxing day of cruising the idyllic Lake Barkley and Cumberland River as you admire the rolling river landscapes from the sun deck or on your private balcony. Let our expert historians bring Civil War history to life at Fort Donelson National Park, in Dover, and Fort Defiance in Clarksville. End your amazing journey in Nashville, the official headquarters of Country music. Discover the treasures of this vibrant city on a guided exploration and take in a show at the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day
Ports of Call
1
Memphis, TN
2
Cruising the Mississippi and Ohio River
3
Paducah, KY
4
Cruising Lake Barkley and the Cumberland River
5
Dover, TN
6
Clarksville, TN
7
Nashville, TN
8
Nashville, TN

Music Cities Cruise

Listen to the songs of America’s Heartland as you travel from Memphis to Nashville on the most musical rivers in the world.  Along the way, be treated to an unrivaled level of personalized service, award-winning enrichment, and the finest amenities available in river cruising.

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Ports of Call

  • Premium and Complimentary Packages
  • Memphis, TN
  • Cruising the Mississippi and Ohio River
  • Paducah, KY
  • Cruising Lake Barkley and the Cumberland River
  • Dover, TN
  • Clarksville, TN
  • Clarksville, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Nashville, TN

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Pre-Cruise
Premium and Complimentary Packages

Our Music Cities Itinerary offers two Pre-Cruise Package options, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area.

2- Night Graceland Premium Pre-Cruise Package

Any trip to Memphis is not complete without visiting Graceland to explore the home of the King. This unique pre-cruise experience at Elvis’ home includes a 2-night stay at the Graceland Guest House with Ultimate VIP Pass & Tour. You’ll tour the museum dedicated to Elvis’ career, his famous car collection, his custom jets, and of course, his mansion, with an expert guide. On the morning of the cruise we will meet you in the lobby of the hotel to bring you to the ship for an easy boarding process. There is limited availability for this package, so please inquire when making your cruise reservation.

1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package

Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. Enjoy a 1-night premium hotel stay in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to shops, theatres, and restaurants, where you can explore the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

Call 1-800-460-4518 to speak with a Cruise Specialist about our Pre-Cruise Packages. Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.

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Day 1
Memphis, TN

Welcome to Memphis! Home to Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. This amazing city is the perfect place to begin your Mississippi River Voyage. Come a day or two early and immerse yourself in sights, sounds, and tastes of this exciting destination.

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Day 2
Cruising the Mississippi and Ohio River

Enjoy the idyllic countryside of the Ohio River and the wonder of the mighty Mississippi that inspired Mark Twain. The Ohio River was pivotal in the development and exploration of the American West and along the way we highlight much that has defined our American roots from the Civil War to bluegrass music.

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Day 3
Paducah, KY

Founded by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark), Paducah is known as a National Heritage Destination with many talented culinary artists, painters, potters, and jewelers creating and displaying their works there. Also known as “Quilt City,” there is plenty to do in Paducah from shopping to visiting one the many fine museums, to participating in a hands-on creative workshop at a local art gallery.

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Day 4
Cruising Lake Barkley and the Cumberland River

Admire the picturesque scenery of America's Heartland, including the Kentucky Lakes and rolling landscape of 170,000 acres of protected forest. Experience a relaxing day cruising Lake Barkley and admire panoramic views of the Cumberland River from the comfort of your private balcony.

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Day 5
Dover, TN

The small town of Dover is a historic treasure as well as a place of scenic beauty. Home to Fort Donelson National Park, the town played a pivot role in the Civil War as the site of a major Union victory. Within Dover is the Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, an over 8,000-acre habitat of waterfowl and plant life, as well as the Land Between Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Day 6
Clarksville, TN

Discover Clarksville, named for General George Rogers Clark, a frontier fighter, Revolutionary War hero, and brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As you explore the city led by our local guides, learn how Clarksville rose as a major tobacco port during the 1800s. Tour the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum which houses military memorabilia, or Dunbar Cave, one of the largest caves in the county.

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Day 7
Nashville, TN

From the legendary Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is the official headquarters of country music. The lively streets are lined with art galleries and unique shops that welcome you at every turn. Consider touring The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson; the gardens of Cheekwood where more than 55,000 tulips bloom in the spring, or Gaylord Opryland's nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls.

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Day 8
Nashville, TN

End your Music Cities journey in the capital of Country Music. Stay an extra day all this dynamic city has to offer including the popular Broadway Street, with an entertainment district renowned for honky tonks and live country music.

Experiences

On this 8-day cruise from “Music City” Memphis to the Country Roots in Nashville, enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the region. Let the beauty and rich history of the legendary rivers you travel transform and renew you.

Your Cruise Includes

American Harmony

The American River Cruise revolution continues with American Harmony, the second in American Cruise Lines’ highly anticipated series of contemporary riverboats. These, the first modern riverboats ever in the U.S., have introduced many pioneering innovations to America’s waters.

With a capacity of just 190 guests, American Harmony has the modern amenities and contemporary styling that today’s traveler has come to expect. Featured are expansive lounges with large glass windows, offering astounding views. This new ship also features a five-story, glass-enclosed atrium with a large domed skylight, which serves as the central gathering point for the entire ship.

Our new suite design allows for unprecedented comfort while traveling, beginning with the new Grand Suites featuring 800 square feet of private space. These spacious suites include two glass walls and a wraparound private balcony. Complimentary room service during select mealtimes is available for every stateroom, but the Grand Suites offer ample space to host small cocktail parties or private dinner events.

Experience the American Harmony for yourself on our Lower Mississippi Itineraries.


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Grand Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

The luxurious Grand Suite measures over 800 sq. ft. and offers 270◦ of panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Sliding glass doors lead out to a wrap-around balcony complete with a private dining area, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast room service or watch the sun set. Each Grand Suite features a separate bedroom and living area, ideal for gathering with family and friends after an invigorating day of exploration.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

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Each Owner’s Suite offers the finest accommodations with unsurpassed views of the passing scenery. A spectacular 645 sq. ft. of space is your private sanctuary to spread out and make yourself at home. This spacious suite features a full-size bathroom, as well as a separate bedroom and living area. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors let light pour in and allow private panoramic views from every vantage point. An expansive private balcony is a perfect place to savor a calm afternoon or to enjoy breakfast as the sun rises over the riverbank.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

With a generous 405 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing river landscapes. At 350 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to enjoy the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. These staterooms have all the comforts of a fine hotel and feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a private balcony to offer panoramic views from every angle.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the third deck and offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape. At 316 sq. ft., these staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk and full-size bathrooms.

AAL (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAL staterooms can be found on the second deck and offer a luxurious 300 sq. ft. of living space. Each room is equipped with plush seating, full-size bathroom, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Mississippi scenery. These staterooms are the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

AAR (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAR staterooms on the main deck offer complete comfort with approximately 275 sq. ft. of living space. Enjoy a full-size bathroom, large picture window, and door leading out to a furnished private balcony. These staterooms also feature a large sitting area, ideal for getting together with friends.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 250 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

American Harmony Deck Plan

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America

Launched in 2016, America is one of the finest paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on the Mississippi.  

America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow guests will quickly become new friends. 


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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Each Owner’s Suite on America offers the finest accommodations on the Mississippi River with unsurpassed views of the passing scenery. A spectacular up to 445 sq. ft. of space is your private sanctuary to spread out and make yourself at home. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to an expansive private balcony offering private panoramic views throughout the room. Every modern amenity is at your fingertips, along with a spacious seating area, desk, and full-size bathroom.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Located on the top deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing Mississippi landscape. At 328 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to enjoy the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. These staterooms have all the comforts of a fine hotel and feature floor- to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a private balcony to offer panoramic views of the Mississippi from every angle. These staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk, and full-size bathrooms and are the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the fourth deck and at 304 sq.ft offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape.

AAL (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAL staterooms can be found on the third deck of America. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with plush seating, full-size bathrooms, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Mississippi scenery.

AAR (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAR staterooms can be found on the second deck of the America. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with full-size bathrooms and a private balcony complete with an outdoor seating area.

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Deckplan

These 290 sq. ft. staterooms offer exceptional comfort and a relaxing living area. Featuring a large opening picture window, these staterooms are equipped with modern amenities, full-size bathrooms, and closet space.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 230 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

Single

Deckplan

A comfortable getaway, our Single suites offer individuals a spacious room with convenient amenities. At 203 sq. ft., these staterooms have interior entrances and large opening viewing windows where the sights of the Mississippi can be enjoyed.

America Deck Plan

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* Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.