American Pride sailing the Columbia River

The Columbia & Snake Rivers with American Cruise Lines

Embrace your inner pioneer. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Columbia & Snake Rivers on this enchanting 8-day journey. Aboard an authentic paddlewheeler, follow the epic route of Lewis and Clark on their historic journey into the West. Witness the amazing transformation in geography from high desert to alpine forest. Visit …

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Spotlight – American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines delivers culture, history, and enlightenment, without the distractions of buffets and casinos. Every itinerary is a unique experience and a delight for the senses. Their premium fleet of 100 to 200-passenger cruise ships creates an intimate environment where our guests are treated with the utmost care and attention. Each stateroom is a …

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American Cruise Lines Launches New Mississippi Riverboat

American Cruise Lines recently announced the successful launching of the new paddlewheeler being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The launching, which occurred on Sunday, went picture perfect. Immediately after being launched into the Wicomico River, tugboats skillfully nudged the new riverboat into Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s East Outfitting Basin where the …

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Queen of the Mississippi to Receive Steam Calliope

American Cruise Lines has just acquired a 132-year-old Nichol steam calliope which will be placed aboard the brand new Queen of the Mississippi! The historic instrument, which originated from the Washington, a paddlewheel steamboat (pictured) which operated on the Mississippi and Ohio River from 1880 to 1938, is being meticulously restored to full operation, and …

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New Lobsterbake Cruises Added for 2012

American Cruise Lines has just announced new Lobsterbake sailings on their New England Islands Atlantic coastal cruises. Guests on the June 17, 23; July 28 and August 18, 25 sailings will enjoy a complimentary lobsterbake while exploring Newport's Fort Adams. This classic New England feast includes succulent lobster, clams and mussels, freshly prepared right before …

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American Cruise Lines Building a Second Paddlewheeler

American Cruise Lines is at it again. Based on the overwhelming response to its first riverboat, they just announced they will be building another brand new riverboat. Construction has already begun at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD, the same shipyard where its new 150-passenger Queen of the Mississippi is approaching completion. American Cruise Lines CEO …

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Smithsonian Magazine Introduces EvoTourism – An Evolution World Tour

In the January 2012 issue, Smithsonian Magazine is introducing Evotourism™. The word isn't in the dictionary. But they think it's worth adding to the lexicon because it describes a new kind of travel. evo•tourism (ē vō toor' iz' əm) n. travel intended to promote awareness of evolution. The article celebrates ten desinationa that span 300 …

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