Posts Tagged ‘American Cruise Lines’

American Cruise Lines Launches American Constitution

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

American Cruise Lines has announced that American Constitution was successfully launched on Tuesday morning. The ship was launched into the Wicomico River in Salisbury, Maryland. The new ship is being designed and built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding, located in Salisbury. (

American Cruise Lines to Double Capacity in Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The American Constellation (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)American Cruise Lines has announced plans to double its capacity in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the move the cruise line’s newest ship, the American Constellation, will head to the West Coast in 2018. (

American Cruise Lines’ American Constellation ready ahead of schedule

Friday, April 14th, 2017

The American Constellation (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)American Cruise Lines announced on April 7 that its new cruise ship American Constellation has left the shipyard with construction complete ahead of schedule for the inaugural season. (

American Cruise Lines Announces Name for 2018 Coastal Cruise Ship

Friday, March 31st, 2017

A new coastal cruise ship coming from American Cruise Lines in 2018 will be named American Constitution, the line announced Thursday. (

American Cruise Lines Announces its Newest Itinerary, Grand New England

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, is pleased to announce the brand new Grand New England itinerary. This 11-day round-trip out of Boston combines the highlights of the cruise line’s current New England Islands and Maine Coast & Harbors itineraries and introduces some new ports of call as well. (more…)

American Cruise Line announces details of a new class of riverboats destined for America’a rivers

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

American Cruise Lines' first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats (Artist impression)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’a rivers. These will be the first to combine the modern styling of a European riverboat with the premium comfort for which American Cruise Lines is known. (more…)

American Cruise Lines Announces Sponsorship of Antiques Roadshow on PBS

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

American Cruise Lines announced that it will be a national sponsor of PBS’ most-watched ongoing series Antiques Roadshow beginning February 6. (

American Cruise Lines Revamps Commission Structure

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

American Cruise Lines has announced a new tiered commission structure for travel agents. Under the new tiered program, many travel agents will immediately qualify for commission increases of up to 15 percent, the cruise line said. (

American Cruise Lines Raises Money for Food Bank

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

American Cruise Lines said that it has raised $14,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank with its Holiday Give-Back Program. The line continues to support the Connecticut Food Bank through its Give-Back program by donating $50 for each ticket sold on select holiday cruises. (

Jacksonville: Main Street bridge shut after ship accident

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

A river cruise ship hit Jacksonville’s Main Street bridge Friday night, forcing it to be shut down until further notice, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. (

American Cruise Lines: Three More Ships to Enter Service

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

American Cruise Lines today underlined its expansion plan, adding three ships to its fleet. The new ships will be built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD. (

American Cruise Lines Launches New American Constellation

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

American Cruise Lines launched its newest ship, American Constellation, on Saturday at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. (

American Cruise Lines’ America Riverboat Christened in Louisiana

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

On the banks of the Mississippi River at Louisiana’s Oak Alley Plantation, American Cruise Lines christened its newest riverboat, 185-passenger America. (

New Riverboat Debuts for American Cruise Line on Mississippi

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

American Cruise Lines has announced its newest ship, the America, has started 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. (

American Cruise Lines’ New Ship Named American Constellation

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

American Cruise Lines announced today their newest ship, now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, MD, has been named American Constellation. (

New American Cruise Lines paddlewheeler makes maiden voyage on Mississippi

Monday, May 16th, 2016

American Cruise Lines' paddlewheeler, American Pride (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)American Cruise Lines’ newest paddlewheeler, America, has made her maiden voyage with a seven-day New Orleans roundtrip cruise that made its northernmost stop in Vicksburg. (

New Ship Ahead of Schedule for American Cruise Lines

Friday, March 11th, 2016

American Cruise Lines has reported that its new ship, being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Maryland, is now 11 weeks ahead of schedule with an anticipated delivery of Q1 2017. (

Expanded Schedule for Queen of the West

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Queen of The WestAmerican Cruise Lines is introducing a five-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. (

American Cruise Lines Lowers Pricing on Queen of the West

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Queen of The WestAmerican Cruise Lines has lowered pricing on Columbia and Snake River cruises onboard Queen of the West to rates starting at $1,975 per person. (

Rick Simonson Joins American Cruise Lines as Southeast Sales Manager

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

With more than 30 years of sales experience in the hospitality industry, specializing in riverboat and small ship cruising, Simonson will be leading American Cruise Lines’ regional sales effort in the Southeast. (

American Cruise Lines Launches On-Demand Travel Agent Certification Program

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

American Cruise Lines 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. (

American Cruise Lines to Launch New Coastal Cruise Ship

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

American Cruise Lines has announced that it has begun construction on a new, as-yet-unnamed coastal cruise ship, set to begin sailing in spring 2017. (

American Cruise Lines Awarded More Days in Glacier Bay

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The American SpiritAmerican Cruise Lines (ACL) has been awarded additional prime use days as an exclusive tour vessel in Glacier Bay. The five-year contract will go into effect January 1, 2016 for the spring itineraries. (

American Cruise Lines to Reposition American Pride to Columbia and Snake Rivers

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Queen of The WestAmerican Cruise Lines has announced that the American Pride will be joining the Queen of the West in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in 2016. (

American Cruise Lines Launches Newest Mississippi Riverboat

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

American Cruise Lines has announced the successful launching of its newest paddlewheeler, America, three weeks ahead of schedule. (

American Cruise Lines Doubles Capacity on the Columbia and Snake Rivers

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Queen of The WestAmerican 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. (

American Cruise Lines Names Riverboat America

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

American Cruise Lines' 150-passenger riverboat American Eagle (Rendering)American Cruise Lines has named its newest riverboat America. It is scheduled to enter service in early 2016 and will be the company’s third newly built paddlewheeler to operate on the Mississippi River system. (

American Cruise Lines Launches Second Mississippi River Steamboat

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Under threatening skies, Charles B. Robertson, son of American Cruise Lines CEO Charles A. Robertson, nervously checked the rapidly changing weather conditions while passengers and press gathered on the flag-draped bow of the company’s newest vessel, American Eagle, to witness its christening. (

First Lady of New Orleans to Christen American Eagle

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

American Cruise Lines has announced the godmother of its second Mississippi River paddlewheeler, the American Eagle, which will be christened on April 25 in New Orleans. (

American Cruise Lines Announces 2015 Independence Day Celebrations

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

For the Independence Day holiday, American Cruise Lines will be offering festive activities for travelers that showcase the U.S. destinations being visited during their trip. (

American Eagle to Homeport in New Orleans

Friday, February 20th, 2015

American Cruise Lines' 150-passenger riverboat American Eagle (Rendering)American Cruise Lines will homeport its second Mississippi riverboat in New Orleans. The two new riverboats are the first new ships built specially for the Mississippi River in 20 years. (

American Cruise Lines Announces Plans for New Fleet of Modern Riverboats

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The concept for the new riverboats will differ from that of the line’s existing paddlewheelers and coastal ships by offering a more contemporary approach to their design. (