American Cruise Line offers small ship cruises on calm inland waterways. Sail either north or south from Charleston on the Intracoastal Waterway and explore the beautiful towns and islands along the way.
American Cruise Line's ships hold less than 120 passengers and have the advantage of being small enough to visit interesting ports that big cruise ships cannot reach. Think of it as an American version of the river cruises that are so popular in Europe.
The ships are modern and built in America, and crewed by Americans. Many staterooms have private balconies. The Independence ship has choices ranging from big "owner's suites" to single staterooms for the solo traveler. The dining room seats all passengers at the same time. There are four lounges for relaxing and socializing.
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