Why Choose Us?

Thank you for your interest in French America Line.

As some of you may have heard, our flagship, the Louisiane, has been chosen to assist with hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean and we are proud and gratified to play a small part in the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. While much progress has been made, a great deal remains to be done and we are gratified that we can assist, even in a small way, by chartering our riverboat to accommodate relief workers as well as those who are still homeless.

The Louisiane will be refreshed and return to passenger service in late summer 2018, with new itineraries and new destinations including some rivers not previously offered. Look for significant on board enhancements and a stylish array of pre- and post-cruise options. To obtain special advance notice of 2018 schedules and offers, please click here to be added to our priority list.

Intimate, Exclusive, and Elegant

We are delighted to have the singular pleasure of introducing America's premium river cruise tour. Sail from the charms of the Mississippi Headwaters along the upper Mississippi to the intoxicating Creole, Cajun, and French tapestry of the Deep South. From the River Crossroads of the Ohio River Valley to the rugged beauty of Tennessee’s Wilderness Rivers region, the Louisiane will sweep you off your feet. With the soul of a romantic and the enthusiasm of an explorer, she has been specifically designed to offer unique itineraries such as voyages along the Red River, Arkansas River and the Illinois River. French America Line celebrates the cultural and epicurean influences of la belle France mixed with warm Southern hospitality and refined, unobtrusive service. We invite you to experience river cruising in America like never before. Bon voyage!

Our Signatures Details Make the Difference

  • America’s premium river cruise experience
  • The only American river cruise line to offer voyages on the rarely-visited Red, Arkansas and Illinois Rivers
  • Boutique cruise experience with only 75 suites and staterooms
  • Complimentary one-night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay in your embarkation city with breakfast, porterage and transfers to the Louisiane on sailing day
  • Traveler Collection™ complimentary custom-crafted shore excursions in every port of call; Curator Collection™ exclusive excursions for an additional charge
  • Complimentary free-flowing hand-selected spirits, wines, and beers, in addition to illy® coffees, Dammann Frères® loose-leaf teas, soft drinks, and Natura® sparkling and still water throughout your voyage
  • Fine cuisine featuring Southern and Continental menus by award-winning Chef de Cuisine Regina Charboneau
  • Open seating at breakfast, lunch and dinner; dine when and with whom you wish
  • Casual but sophisticated onboard ambiance with a distinctive French flair
  • Illuminators™, our onboard history experts, interpret the world around you
  • Unparalleled onboard entertainment, celebrating the best of America
  • Complimentary bicycles, helmets and local maps
  • The only American river cruise line with iPads® in each suite and stateroom, pre-loaded with e-books, shore excursions, daily programs, and menus
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service from a select menu
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi where available


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