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New California-Intensive Cruise from American Cruise Lines Debuts in 2023

American Jazz Cruise Ship

Sail beyond the coast of sunny California with American Cruise Lines’ 8-day “San Francisco Bay” itinerary, its first California cruise. Operating round trip from San Francisco, the 190-passenger American Jazz —launched in 2020 —will carry guests along the Napa, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Rivers for a truly unique week spent sailing the Golden State. Cruise into the heart of wine country with a stop in Napa, joined by calls in Vallejo, Stockton, and Sacramento.

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

Guest experiences onboard and ashore will focus on the region, including a scenic sail of the San Francisco Bay, which passes by the Golden Gate Bridge as well as Alcatraz.

Available excursions include a NASCAR-style driving experience at the Stockton 99 Speedway; a guided tour of Old Sacramento’s underground city, including a visit to the California Railroad Museum; and a Napa Valley winery experience.

Onboard, enrichment will include presentations on how to identify, sip, and savor local wines, as well cooking demonstrations on Northern Californian cuisine, which will include a cookbook for guests to take home. Daily sunrise yoga will be offered.

The 2023 departure dates for American Cruise Lines’ “San Francisco Bay” voyages are February 17; February 24; March 3; and March 10. Flat-rate airfare is offered by the cruise line for all its U.S.-based cruises.

American Cruise Lines currently operates 15 small ships in 34 states — all within the U.S.

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