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Crown Cruise Vacations | September 23, 2023

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California Dreamin’ With American Cruise Lines

California Dreamin’ With American Cruise Lines
Jackie Sheckler Finch

American Cruise Lines is heading to California and inviting cruisers to come along. Beginning in 2023, the country’s largest small ship cruise line will offer a brand new eight-day San Francisco Bay cruise.

American Cruise Lines’ first-ever California cruise will explore the City on the Bay, Napa Valley and the San Joaquin Valley.

“American continues to expand the possibilities for exceptional domestic small ship cruises across the country,” Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines, said in a news release.

The new itinerary stops in San Francisco, Napa, Vallejo, Stockton and Sacramento and cruises San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, the Napa River and the San Joaquin River.

“Exploring this beautiful region of Northern California by riverboat will provide a new opportunity for our guests to discover the Bay area and the Napa Valley in an exceptional way,” Robertson said. “Many have driven there, but not many can say they have actually cruised through wine country.”

The itinerary will highlight the region’s historical, cultural and geographical influences that gave rise to the stunning seaside city of San Francisco, as well as the lush vineyards and flourishing agricultural communities present through the Bay area and its surrounding valleys today.

Operating year-round trips from San Francisco, American Cruise Lines will transport guests from San Francisco into the heart of wine country along the Napa River. Special experiences will include a Napa Valley Winery Experience and a NASCAR-style driving experience at the Stockton 99 Speedway.

Other local San Francisco experiences include visits to Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square and Alcatraz. The cruise also includes a scenic sail of magnificent San Francisco Bay passing by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Treasure Island.

In addition, the cruise will offer a guided tour of Old Sacramento’s underground city and port, and a visit to the California Railroad Museum, home to five full-size steam locomotives as well as many exhibits including one honoring the Chinese contribution to the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and the infamous Golden Spike which commemorated the completion of the celebrated railroad in 1869.

On board throughout the cruise, guests will enjoy unique Wine Country experiences. Special wine presentations will offer guests opportunities to learn, sip and savor regional varietals. American’s culinary team also will give onboard cooking demonstrations on local Northern California cuisine and each guest will receive a local cookbook to take home.

Photos courtesy of American Cruise Lines

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