New SF Bay Cruise To Stop In Napa Valley Wine Country


NAPA VALLEY, CA — American Cruise Lines announced its first-ever California cruise, an 8-day San Francisco Bay cruise that will explore the City on the Bay, Napa Valley and the San Joaquin Valley.

Operating round trip from San Francisco, American’s new small ships 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, the Connecticut-based cruise line announced 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, said Charles Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines.

The 8-Day San Francisco Bay cruises include a scenic sail of San Francisco Bay passing by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Treasure Island. Local San Francisco experiences include visits to Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square and Alcatraz. Special experiences include 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.

On board throughout the cruise, guests can enjoy daily sunrise yoga and unique wine country experiences with opportunities to sip and savor regional varietals. American’s culinary team will give onboard cooking demonstrations on local Northern Californian cuisine and each guest will receive a local cookbook to take home.

The 2023 departure dates for American Cruise Lines’ new 8-Day San Francisco Bay cruises are Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3 and March 10 aboard the American Jazz riverboat. Fares starts at $6,095.

American Cruise Lines’ new 2023 San Francisco Bay cruise is a first for the company in California. In 2022, American is operating six small ships in the Pacific Northwest with multiple all-domestic itineraries available on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, and Alaska. Overall, American operates 15 small ships in 34 states—also cruising close to home from ports along the East Coast, the length of the Mississippi River, and the Hudson River from New York City.

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