Small ship cruising holidays to America

In many of the far reaching destinations the only way to get the best view is to from the water. At Hamster cottage travel we recommend that better access and to get up close to the coast is to take a small ship cruise. We offer a range of cruises will ensure a holiday to remember.

Our Small Ships..........

American Cruise Lines' modern ships, each carrying no more than 150 passengers, are designed to navigate America's inland waterways and rivers, docking in the heart of each port and taking you where larger ships could never go.

Comfortable lounges and large observation decks are the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage. Glass enclosed dining salons provide an amazing, panoramic view to passing scenery.

The spacious staterooms feature large opening picture windows and roomy baths and many have private balconies. From charming small towns to gracious southern ports, American Cruise Lines fleet will bring you to the best of America.

Not only does American Cruise Lines provide unique ports on its cruises, but unique entertainment as well. Activities are designed to highlight the areas in which we visit, including guest lecturers, local musicians, demonstrations, minor theatrical performances and games. From a performance by a fife and drum corps on Chesapeake Bay to a visit from a local lobsterman in Maine or a visit from costumed antebellum characters in the historic south, activities are as rich in history and culture as the ports themselves. Unlike the mega ships, you won’t find glitzy shows or casinos, instead American Cruise Lines offers a refreshingly casual atmosphere, with an intimate ambience that is perfect for congenial camaraderie with fellow passengers and quiet relaxation. Open decks and glassed-in observation lounges allow for the watching of passing scenery and wildlife, while a well-stocked library provides reading material and videos focusing on the areas to be visited.


American Cruise Lines makes it a top priority to offer a first-class dining experience at every meal. Expect exceptional cuisine prepared by chefs who have extensive culinary credentials and training from some of the most prestigious culinary institutes. The all-American crew offers an outstanding level of service to make the most discerning passenger’s journey memorable and relaxing. Dining onboard is informal, dress is resort casual, and seating is unassigned and served in the glass-enclosed dining room, where every seat offers a panoramic view. Using only the freshest ingredients, menus are inspired by regional and local specialties. Each evening before dinner, passengers are invited to mingle and share their day’s adventures over complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Standard Ship Features

    * Oversized staterooms – largest in industry
    * Most with private balconies
    * Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms
    * Wireless internet access shipwide
    * Hairdryers in all staterooms
    * Individual climate control in all staterooms
    * 4 decks
    * Elevators to all decks
    * 4 oversized lounges
    * Large, glass-enclosed single seating dining salon


To Book
Call our Hamster styled travel experts on:
0800 125 1125 or contact us via email.