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American Cruise Lines introduces New Hudson River Summer Classic Cruises

American Cruise Lines introduces New Hudson River Summer Classic Cruises
Jackie Sheckler Finch

The only cruise line offering luxury overnight Hudson River cruises, American Cruise Lines is expanding its 8-Day Hudson River Summer Classic cruise for 2025.

For years, American Cruise Lines’ popular Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises have operated only in September and October, often selling out over a year in advance. This year, American Cruise Lines tested several early summer sailings in May and June, along a new 8-Day Hudson River Summer Classic itinerary, which sails roundtrip from New York City and explores throughout the Hudson River Valley.

Next year, the company is offering more than triple the number of summer departures, featuring sailings throughout June, July and August, in addition to the ever-popular fall departures in late September and October.

American Eagle/Photo courtesy of American Cruise Lines

The new cruise provides a great way to explore the Hudson Valley during summertime – harkening back to a time when summer sojourns throughout the region were a popular vacation option for families and couples alike.

                                      New summer cruise attractions

The new cruise offers magnificent views of Manhattan’s famous skyline, sails right past the Statue of Liberty and visits Catskill, Albany, Kingston, Hyde Park, West Point and Sleepy Hollow in New York, plus excursions in New York City.

Over the past century, the Hudson River Valley has been home to U.S. presidents, titans of industry, illustrious artists and both famous and infamous Gilded Age characters. The region is steeped in history and offers many historic sites.

Local guides and experts will lead American’s guests through the area’s renowned points of interest, including visits to West Point Military Academy, FDR’s Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, the Vanderbilt Mansion and Lyndhurst.

The new Summer Classics are also particularly convenient for New Yorkers with ships departing from Pier 81 right near the Intrepid. The itinerary also offers a guided exploration of New York City including a special World Trade Center experience, plus the opportunity to visit Sleepy Hollow where Washington Irving’s most famous novel, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, was written while Irving lived on the banks of the Hudson at his home, Sunnyside.

Cruising into New York City/ Photo by Jackie Sheckler Finch

These exclusive Hudson River cruises operate aboard the newest modern riverboats and small ships in the country, which offer 100 percent private balcony accommodations, spacious and comfortable indoor and outdoor lounges, walking tracks and amenities on par with the finest river cruises in the world.

American’s new small ships also offer sweeping river views from nearly every space on board as guests are transported along the river. All American’s Hudson River cruises are further highlighted with onboard enrichment and nightly entertainment, all-inclusive fine dining and complimentary cocktails every evening.

Statue of Liberty / Photo courtesy of Jackie Sheckler Finch

                                          About American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines is the largest river cruise line in the U.S.A., exploring the Mississippi River and waterways around the country. The company’s award-winning small ships and riverboats build on American’s 50-year history of unique exploration in the United States.

The company now offers luxury experiences in 35 states. With the only completely U.S. flagged fleet, American is the only company that sails 100 percent river and coastal cruise itineraries in the U.S.A.

World Trade Center commemorative site / Photo by Jackie Sheckler Finch

Cover photo of American Eagle cruising on the Hudson River courtesy of American Cruise Lines

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