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Recent Press releases are available below. Please contact American Cruise Lines' Media Department at media@americancruiselines.com if you need further information or would like to schedule an interview. You may also download our Media Kit by clicking HERE

10-11-18 American Harmony Construction Update
Major Hull Section for American Harmony, 2nd Modern Riverboat in the U.S., Moved To Launchways

GUILFORD, CT – October 11, 2018 – American Harmony's lower bow section has moved from Fabrication Building #4 at Chesapeake Shipbuilding to the Assembly Launchways. he second new ship in American Cruise Lines' five-ship, modern riverboat series is well on its way to completion.

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10-8-18 American Song Inaugural Cruise
First Modern Riverboat in U.S. History, American Song, Has Departed On Inaugural Cruise From New Orleans!

GUILFORD, CT – October 8, 2018 – American Song, the first modern riverboat in U.S. history, departed from the Port of New Orleans this past Saturday, October 6, 2018. Underway at 100% capacity, this historic new riverboat is off to a great start and is cruising the Mississippi River on its 8-day inaugural sailing etween New Orleans and Memphis.

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9-11 Schedules Catalog Release
American Cruise Lines' New Ship Styles & Positions Coast to Coast for 2019-2020

GUILFORD, CT – September 11, 2018 – American Cruise Lines has announced a new schedule of cruises for the 2019-2020 season, highlighting three distinct ship styles and an unmatched breadth of itineraries across the country.

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8-29-18 American Song SeaTrial
American Song, 1st Modern Riverboat in U.S. History Successfully Passes Sea Trials

GUILFORD, CT – August 29, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that brand new ship American Song has successfully passed Sea Trials and is now on its way to the "Big Easy." The first modern riverboat in U.S. history is expected to arrive in New Orleans the first week in September.

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8-27-18 Holiday Cruises
Book–Don't Cook! Celebrate the Holidays with American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – August 27, 2018 – American Cruise Lines announces its full line-up of holiday cruises for the upcoming 2018 season. Wheter you are celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's, gather your loved ones and book–don't cook!

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8-20-18 Hudson River Fall Foliage Constitution
Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruises Aboard Brand New American Constitution

GUILFORD, CT – August 20, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that this fall it will be offering its popular Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises aboard its newest 2018 ship, American Constitution. Late September through October 2018, American Constitution will sail the storied Hudson River for American's 8-day, 7-night Fall Foliage cruises which depart from New York City.

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7-31-18 American Song Construction
The First Modern Riverboat in U.S. History – American Song to Receive Final Touches!

GUILFORD, CT – August 1, 2018 – American Cruise Linesis pleased to announce that the first modern riverboat in U.S. history is nearly complete.

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6-28-18 Independence Day
Celebrating Independence Day with American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – June 28, 2018 – This Independence Day, American Cruise Lines has its entire fleet of new small ships sailing America's magnificent rivers, coastlines and waterways from "sea to shining sea!" All the line's cruises over the 4th of July will host onboard celebrations and arrive in gorgeous port cities across the U.S. in time for local celebrations.

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15-Day Alaska Inside Passage Cruises: Unforgettable Explorations with American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – May 29, 2018 – American Cruise Lines' 2018 Alaska Season will begin on June 9th with one of the Line's two incredible 15-day, 14-night Alaska Inside Passage cruises. This extraordinary

longer itinerary is offered only twice per season and includes a rare overnight in Glacier Bay -- it is an Alaska cruising experience not to be missed.

 

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New 2018 Ship American Constitution Sails Chesapeake Bay for Inaugural American Revolution Cruise

GUILFORD, CT – April 30, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that its brand new cruise ship, American Constitution, just completed its successful inaugural sailing on Chesapeake Bay. The cruise departed from Baltimore on April 18th and passengers were thrilled with both the gorgeous new 175-passenger ship and the fantastic new 11-day, 10-night American Revolution itinerary.

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4-16-18 Constitution Sea Trials
Brand New 2018 Ship American Constitution Successfully Passes Sea Trials

GUILFORD, CT – April 16, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that its first new ship of 2018, American Constitution, successfully passed Sea Trials last week in Chesapeake Bay.

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4-3-18 Season Kickoff
American Cruise Lines Kicks Off its 2018 West Coast Season this Saturday

GUILFORD, CT – April 3, 2018 – American Cruise Lines kicks off the new 2018 West Coast Season this Saturday, April 7th with American Constellation's inaugural cruise in the Northwest.

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3-26-18 Grand New England
Experience Authentic Lobsterbakes and New England Summer Fun with American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – March 26, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is sailing through New England this summer with the newest small cruise ship on the Eastern Seaboard, American Constitution.

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3-20-18 Mississippi Holiday
2018 Holiday Season Cruises on the Mississippi with American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – March 20, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce its spectacular 2018 Holiday Cruises on the Mississippi River.

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Introducing American Song's 900 Square Foot Grand Suites

GUILFORD, CT – March 5, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the spectacular 900 square foot Grand Suites available aboard the brand new American Song - the first modern riverboat ever available in the U.S.

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Construction Has Begun on the 2nd Modern Riverboat in the American Cruise Lines' Series

GUILFORD, CT – February 27, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the second modern riverboat in the series of five. The second riverboat is the sister-ship to state-of-the-art American Song, the first modern riverboat available in the U.S., which will make its inaugural cruise on the Mississippi River this October.

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Colonial Holiday Cruise Aboard Brand New 2018 Ship, American Constitution

GUILFORD, CT – February 21, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce a brand new Colonial Holiday cruise aboard American Constitution.

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The 2018 Inaugural Cruise Aboard Brand New Ship American Constitution

GUILFORD, CT – January 22, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that on April 18th, its brand new 2018 ship, American Constitution will make its inaugural cruise on Chesapeake Bay with an all new American Revolution itinerary.

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American Constellation is on its Way to Puget Sound for New 2018 Season!

GUILFORD, CT – January 9, 2018 – American Cruise Lines' ship, American Constellation, is on its way to beautiful Puget Sound for the 2018 Pacific Northwest cruise season.

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American Cruise Lines Announces Sponsorship of PBS' Washington Week

GUILFORD, CT – January 3, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that it will be a national sponsor of PBS' iconic series Washington Week, beginning this Friday, January 5th.

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American Cruise Lines Raises Over $14,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank with Its 2017 Holiday Give-Back Program

GUILFORD, CT – January 2, 2018 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to report that it raised over $14,000 this 2017 holiday season for the Connecticut Food Bank.

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American Cruise Lines Receives Cruise Critic's 2017 Editors' Picks Award

GUILFORD, CT – December 12, 2017 – American Cruise Lines has been recognized once again, by the world's largest cruise community.

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American Cruise Lines Announces Theme Cruises for 2018-2019 Season

GUILFORD, CT – November 29, 2017 – American Cruise Lines announces a fabulous line-up of theme cruises for the 2018-2019 cruise season.

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11-20-17 American Song Launch
American Song Launched 7 Weeks Ahead of Schedule

GUILFORD, CT – November 20, 2017 – American Cruise Lines announced today that it successfully launched its brand new riverboat American Song into the Wicomico River on Friday, November 17th.

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Record Holiday Season for American Cruise Lines!

GUILFORD, CT – November 9, 2017 – American Cruise Lines announced today that it has had record sales for its 2017 holiday-themed cruises.

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American Cruise Lines Triples Capacity in Puget Sound and the Entire Pacific Northwest

GUILFORD, CT – October 31, 2017 – American Cruise Lines, the leader in U.S. cruising, announces two new itineraries for 2018 in Puget Sound - 5-day Highlights of the Puget Sound and 11-day Grand Puget Sound.

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American Cruise Lines Receives 2017 Condé Nast's Readers' Choice Award

GUILFORD, CT – October 17, 2017 – American Cruise Lines has been recognized once again—as a Finalist for Condé Nast’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for World’s Top Small Cruise Lines.

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2018 Complimentary and Extended Pre-Cruise Packages

GUILFORD, CT – October 11, 2017 – American Cruise Lines announces special 2018 Complimentary and Extended Pre-Cruise Packages on many of its most popular itineraries.

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American Cruise Lines Named North America’s Leading River Cruise Company for 4th Year in a Row

GUILFORD, CT – October 10, 2017 – American Cruise Lines has been recognized once again—as the leader in American cruising, winning multiple prestigious travel industry awards.

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American Cruise Lines Takes Alaska Summer 2018

GUILFORD, CT – October 5, 2017 – American Cruise Lines’ newest ship, American Constellation, sets sail to Alaska for the 2018 cruise season.

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American Cruise Lines Doubling Capacity in the Pacific Northwest

GUILFORD, CT – June 14, 2017 – American Cruise Lines’ newest ship, American Constellation, will be heading to the West Coast in 2018.

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American Cruise Lines’ Names Newest Ship , American Constitution

GUILFORD, CT – March 29, 2017 – American Cruise Lines has announced the name of its latest vessel, American Constitution, now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, MD.

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American Cruise Lines Announces its Newest Itinerary,Grand New England

GUILFORD, CT – March 8, 2017 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, is pleased to announce the brand new Grand New England itinerary.

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American Cruise Lines Leads the Way Again With New Class of Modern Riverboats

GUILFORD, CT – March 1, 2017 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, is pleased to announce details for the first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats destined for America’s rivers.

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American Cruise Lines Announces 2017 Pre-Cruise Inclusions

GUILFORD, CT – January 10, 2017 – In the New Year, American Cruise Lines, the nation’s leading cruise line, is offering attractive cruise inclusions aboard their new small cruise ships and paddlewheelers.

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American Cruise Lines Give-Back Program Raises $14,000 for Connecticut Food Bank

GUILFORD, CT – January 4, 2017 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest cruise ships in the United States, has raised $14,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank with its Holiday “Give-Back” Program.

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American Cruise Lines Receives Two More Prestigious Awards
Recognized as World's Leading Small Ship and River Cruise Company

GUILFORD, CT – December 7, 2016 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, has been awarded two more prestigious honors; World’s Leading River Cruise Company 2016 and World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line 2016 by World Travel Awards™. These respected awards are voted on by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, and recognize organizations with a high standard of excellence within the industry.

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3 More New Ships for American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – November 10, 2016 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, is pleased to announce three new cruise ships now under construction for its fleet. The new ships, which are being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD, will continue to raise the standard for cruising in the United States. American Cruise Lines has always chosen to build new ships, as it considers refurbished boats unable to meet guest expectations for comfort, spacious staterooms, and modern amenities.

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American Cruise Lines Receives Prestigious Travel Industry Awards
Line Achieves Continued High Standard of Excellence

GUILFORD, CT – October 26, 2016 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, is pleased to announce it has received several prestigious travel industry awards including: Travel Weekly’s 2016 Gold and Silver Magellan Awards, a 2016 Cruise Critic® US Editor’s Pick Award, and was named North America’s Leading River Cruise Company by the World Travel Awards.

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American Cruise Lines Successfully Launches American Constellation
American Constellation is 9 weeks ahead of schedule for spring 2017 inaugural sailings

GUILFORD, CT – July 12, 2016 – American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com) announced today the successful launching of its newest ship, American Constellation. The new cruise ship, being designed and built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, launched Saturday under perfect conditions.

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Inaugural Season Underway for America
Newest Paddlewheeler Sets Sail on the Mississippi River

GUILFORD, CT – May 25, 2016 – American Cruise Lines announced its newest ship, America, has successfully embarked on its inaugural season on the Mississippi River. The maiden voyage took place on May 7th as a round-trip cruise, to and from New Orleans, LA.

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American Cruise Lines’ New Ship Named “American Constellation”
New Coastal Ship Receives Name

GUILFORD, CT – May 23, 2016 – American Cruise Lines announced today their newest ship, now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, MD, has been named American Constellation. This ship will set a new standard of excellence for coastal cruise ships. American Constellation will be delivered in 2017.

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American Cruise Lines Rolls Out Exclusive Value Pricing for Travel Agents

GUILFORD, CT – March 15, 2016 – American Cruise Lines has released today exclusive pricing for the travel trade. Agents now have access to value pricing up to 25% off brochure rates on select Mississippi River cruises. Pricing is being made available as part of the ongoing expansion of the American Cruise Lines Agent Program.

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Brand New Ship Ahead of Schedule for American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – March 10, 2016 – American Cruise Lines has set the standard, once again, with its newest cruise ship currently under construction. The ocean capable vessel with full active wing stabilization, being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, MD with an anticipated delivery of Q1 2017.

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Strong Demand Leads to Expanded Schedule for Queen of the West

GUILFORD, CT – March 2, 2016 – American Cruise Lines announced today the expansion of its Columbia and Snake Rivers offering. The line is introducing a 5-day Highlights of the Columbia River itinerary as well as adding four additional dates to its 8-day Columbia and Snake Rivers itinerary aboard Queen of the West.

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American Cruise Lines Announces Lower Pricing on Queen of the West

GUILFORD, CT – February 17, 2016 – American Cruise Lines is proud to announce the release of lower prices on its Columbia and Snake Rivers itineraries aboard Queen of the West. The new pricing, starting at $1975 per person, is the first of its kind for American Cruise Lines

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American Cruise Lines Named World’s Leading Small Ship and River Cruise Line

GUILFORD, CT – December 17, 2015 – American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the “World’s Leading River Cruise Company” and the “World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards. This news comes only 2 months after the World Travel Awards awarded American Cruise Lines with the distinction of “North America’s Leading River Cruise Company.”

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American Cruise Lines Launches On-Demand Travel Agent Certification Program

GUILFORD, CT – November 12, 2015 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest cruise ships in the United States, announced today it has launched a new On-Demand Agent Certification Series. The series will host six online training sessions where agents will learn about destination and fleet details and have the opportunity to become certified on all American Cruise Lines itineraries at their leisure.

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American Cruise Lines Announces Construction of a New Coastal Cruise Ship

GUILFORD, CT – October 23, 2015 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest cruise ships in the United States, announced today that it has begun construction on a new coastal cruise ship, yet to be named. The news of this addition is the most recent in a series of announcements pertaining to American Cruise Lines’ continued expansion of their all-American made fleet. The ship is scheduled to begin cruising in spring of 2017.

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American Cruise Lines Awarded Additional “Prime Use Days” in Glacier Bay

GUILFORD, CT – October 13, 2015 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has been awarded additional prime use days as an exclusive tour vessel in Glacier Bay. This exciting news will allow American Cruise Lines to spend more time there than ever before. The five-year contract will go into effect January 1, 2016 for the spring itineraries.

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American Cruise Lines introduces the “American Pride” to the Columbia and Snake Rivers

GUILFORD, CT – October 6, 2015 – American Cruise Lines, largest operator of small cruise ships in the United States including three of the newest boats operating on American rivers, announced today the American Pride will be joining the Queen of the West in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in 2016.

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2015 Gold Magellan Award in “River Cruising” Goes to American Cruise Lines

GUILFORD, CT – September 10, 2015 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has received the 2015 Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly. The award was achieved in the Cruise Overall: River Cruising category, making American Cruise Lines the winner in this category for the second consecutive year. The Magellan Awards, judged by a panel of top travel industry professionals, are the premier awards honoring a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.

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American Cruise Lines Launches Newest Mississippi Riverboat America

GUILFORD, CT – August 7, 2015 – American Cruise Lines announced today the successful launching of its newest paddlewheeler America three weeks ahead of schedule. America is being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The launching, which took place this morning, was picture perfect. Immediately after being launched seamlessly, tugboats skillfully nudged the new riverboat into Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s East Outfitting Basin where the upper decks and outfitting will be completed.

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American Cruise Lines Doubles Capacity on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

GUILFORD, CT – August 3, 2015 – American Cruise Lines announced today the Queen of the Mississippi (to be renamed) will join the Queen of the West in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This three-year-old vessel, with all oversized staterooms and private balconies, will more than double the capacity on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The line’s brand new riverboat America will replace the Queen of the Mississippi on the Mississippi River in early 2016.

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AMERICA” - American Cruise Lines’ Brand New Mississippi Riverboat

GUILFORD, CT – July 14, 2015 – American Cruise Lines announced today the name of its brand-new Mississippi paddlewheeler – America – currently under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD. The America is American built, American flagged, and American crewed, which is symbolic of the true all-American experience provided by American Cruise Lines.

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American Cruise Lines’ Announces its Thanksgiving “Give-Back Program” to Raise Money for the Connecticut Food Bank

GUILFORD, CT – July 7, 2015 – American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), the largest U.S. cruise company, announced today that it will once again promote its Thanksgiving “Give-Back” program, an initiative dedicated to helping those in need.

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American Cruise Lines Announces 2015 Holiday Cruises on the Mississippi River, Historic South and Golden Isles

GUILFORD, CT – June 23, 2015 – American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announced today details for its 2015 holiday cruises which will highlight regional holiday activities and showcase the exquisitely decorated regions, southern hospitality and spirit of holidays.

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American Cruise Lines Wins Top 5 Condé Nast Traveler “The World’s Best Cruise Ships: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014”

GUILFORD, CT – June 9, 2015 – American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce the American Glory has been selected as one of the “World’s Best Cruise Ships” in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice awards. The award, just announced by Condé Nast Traveler this month, comes in advance of their upcoming Readers’ Choice awards for 2015. Conde Nast readers and travel agents also selected American Cruise Lines as one the “World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Lines” in 2014.

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American Cruise Lines Announces Pre and Post Cruise Extension Packages in 2015

GUILFORD, CT – April 16, 2015 – American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com) has announced pre and post cruise extension packages beginning in the summer of 2015, highlighting the rich culture, history and entertainment in U.S. ports such as New Orleans, Memphis, Charleston and Seattle.

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First Lady of New Orleans, Cheryl Landrieu, to Christen American Cruise Lines’

GUILFORD, CT – April 8, 2015 – American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com) has announced the christening of their second Mississippi River paddlewheeler, the American Eagle, on April 25th, 2015 in New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be the guest of honor and his wife, Cheryl Landrieu will christen the new riverboat.

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American Cruise Lines Announces Independence Day Celebrations in 5 States

GUILFORD, CT – March 9, 2015 - American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), operator of the newest small cruise ships in the United States, announced today the special events of its 2015 Independence Day cruises. Each of the cruises sailing over the July 4th holiday will offer festive activities that showcase the beautiful regions cruised around the U.S.

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