American Cruise Lines is set to launch its first-ever California cruise beginning in 2023 – a San Francisco Bay voyage.
Operating roundtrip from San Francisco, the brand-new 8-day itinerary will explore the City on the Bay, Napa Valley and the San Joaquin Valley from the comfort of American Cruise Lines’ riverboat, American Jazz, in February and March 2023.
The cruise will transport guests from San Francisco into the heart of wine country along the Napa River. 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.
“American continues to expand the possibilities for exceptional domestic small ship cruises across the country,” said Charles B. Robertson, President & CEO of American Cruise Lines.
“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…many have driven there, but not many can say they have actually cruised through wine country.”
American’s San Francisco Bay itinerary highlights the region’s historical, cultural, and geographical influences that gave rise to the seaside city of San Francisco, as well as the lush vineyards and flourishing agricultural communities present throughout the Bay area and its surrounding valleys today.
Experiences on the sailing will include passing by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Treasure Island. Local
San Francisco experiences include visits to Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square and Alcatraz.
Guests will enjoy a Napa Valley Winery experience and a NASCAR-style driving experience at the Stockton 99 Speedway. The cruise also offers a guided tour of Old Sacramento’s underground city and port and a visit to the California Railroad Museum, and more.
Wine Country experiences, wine presentations and onboard cooking demonstrations on local Northern Californian cuisine will also be highlights.
In 2022, American Cruise Lines is operating six small ships in the Pacific Northwest with multiple all-domestic itineraries available on the Columbia & Snake Rivers, in Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands, and Alaska.
Overall, American operates 15 small ships in 34 states – also cruising the entire East Coast, the length of the Mississippi River, and the Hudson River from NYC.
2023 departure dates for American Cruise Lines’ new 8-Day San Francisco Bay cruises are: 17 and 24 February and 3 and 10 March 2023.