Passenger Vessels

American Cruise Lines Repositions American Jazz To Offer California River Cruises

American Cruise Lines announced January 26 that its American Jazz, the newest of the company’s 10 riverboats, is repositioning from the Mississippi River to the West Coast for river cruises beginning in February.

The cruises in the San Francisco Bay and California Delta areas are the first of their kind since the 1940s, the company said. The first voyage, an eight-day round-trip cruise departing February 24 from San Francisco, will travel the bay and visit wine country, cruising the Napa River, Sacramento River and San Joaquin River. The American Jazz is already en route to California via the Panama Canal.

“Exploring San Francisco Bay and the California Delta by U.S. riverboat is a momentous occasion for domestic river cruising and another first for American Cruise Lines,” said Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “We are proud to provide this new opportunity for our guests to experience the joys of cruising close to home, as they discover yet another beautiful area of the country by riverboat. American continues to expand the possibilities for exceptional domestic small ship cruises by introducing brand new U.S. flagged riverboats and small cruise ships each year.”

American plans to offer the itinerary in February and March and again in November and December.