American Cruise Lines has had record sales for its 2017 holiday-themed cruises. All Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s cruises have experienced unprecedented demand on both the Historic South and Lower Mississippi River itineraries. Many travel agents are already reserving their clients’ space on the 2018 holiday-themed cruises.
This year, American Cruise Lines has included a complimentary pre-cruise night on board, including welcoming holiday celebrations to start the cruises. In addition, during each cruise, guests enjoy seasonal festivities from Thanksgiving feasts to New Year’s Eve galas, and customized holiday shore excursions that make the whole cruise a joyous celebration. American Cruise Lines will continue its holiday tradition of supporting the Connecticut Food Bank through its “Give-Back” program by making a donation for each ticket sold on select holiday cruises.
Thanksgiving cruises: American Cruise Lines’ Thanksgiving cruises depart from Memphis on the Lower Mississippi 8-day itinerary, or from Charleston, on the Grand Historic South 11-day cruise.
Christmas cruises: The Line’s Historic South and Golden Isles Christmas Cruise highlights include Charleston’s famous Festival of Lights and a day on Amelia Island, where guests will have afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton and visit the elaborate holiday gingerbread displays created by the Ritz’s world-renowned chefs. The 8-day Mississippi River Christmas Cruise highlights include a special dinner celebration at Antoine’s, the renowned French-Creole fine-dining restaurant in the heart of New Orleans and a customized holiday tour of Oak Alley in all of its holiday splendor.
New Year’s cruises: American Cruise Line’s New Year’s Cruise guests, on the 8-day Historic South & Golden Isles itinerary will dine at the famous High Cotton Club in Charleston and celebrate the New Year with a quintessential southern gala. The New Year’s guests on the 8-day Mississippi River cruise, roundtrip from New Orleans, will dine at Antoine’s, the renowned French-Creole restaurant and ring in the New Year Mardi-Gras-style.
For more information on the 2017 or 2018 holiday cruises, please call 800-814-6880.