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The Premium Graceland Pre-Cruise Package includes VIP Graceland tickets. Pictured here is the Graceland trophy room PHOTO: American Cruise Lines

American's premium pre-cruise packages, from Graceland to Hells Canyon

American Cruise Lines is offering three premium pre-cruise packages with select sailings throughout the year. From exhilarating jet boat tours to luxury hotels and Graceland, these programs offer a memorable way to begin cruises from Memphis, Boston and Clarkston, Washington.

This year, American is operating 35 river and coastal cruises to more than 25 states aboard its fleet of 11 small ships.


All 2019 cruises from Memphis offer the Premium Graceland Pre-Cruise Package with two nights at the Guest House Hotel (right next door to Graceland), VIP Graceland tickets (including lunch) and a Memphis city tour and transportation to the ship. American regularly operates more than nine itineraries on the Mississippi River. The Premium Graceland Pre-Cruise Package is available with eight-day Lower Mississippi cruises between Memphis and New Orleans.

Four Seasons Boston

The line's 11-day Grand New England Cruises, round-trip from Boston, offer a luxurious Premium Four Seasons Pre-Cruise Package, including one night at the Four Seasons with a full breakfast at the hotel’s Bristol Restaurant. After breakfast, participants go on a narrated Boston city tour visiting highlights such as Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and Old South Church. Transportation to the ship is also included.

Hells Canyon

All of American’s 2019 Pacific Northwest cruises departing from Clarkston (eight-day Columbia & Snake River Cruises and 11-day Northwest Pioneers Cruises) offer a two-night Premium Hells Canyon Pre-Cruise Package with Jet Boat Tour. Clarkston is home to the deepest canyon in North America and tour participants are sure to be thrilled by the Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour which includes lunch at a remote ranch deep within this natural wonder. This package also features two nights in Clarkston at a hotel located right at the ship’s dock. Luggage assistance is included.

Pricing for these packages varies by departure date and is available by contacting a reservations agent.

In addition, American offers Complimentary Pre-Cruise Packages, including hotel and transportation to the ship, with cruises departing from Memphis, Clarkston, St. Paul, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Portland (Oregon), New Orleans and Juneau.

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