The 100-passenger American Star made its debut in summer 2007. The ship is quite similar to its fleetmate American Spirit (see full review), though it includes a few more modern touches like flat-screen satellite TV and DVD payers in all cabins. American Star sails a variety of six-, seven- and 14-night itineraries to regions along the East Coast from Maine to Florida.
American Cruise Line's paddlewheel riverboat Queen of the Mississippi combines modern amenities with design elements reminiscent of the days when steamboat paddlewheelers plied the Mississippi River.
American Cruise Lines introduced the 104-passenger Independence in 2010. Some 75 percent of Independence's cabins have balconies. The ship has seven cabins for solo travelers.
The 120-passenger Queen of the West cruises the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Itineraries include six-, seven- and 14-night sailings from Portland, Oregon.