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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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