If you havenâ€™t heard of American Cruise Lines, youâ€™re not alone. This small cruise line makes it a point to keep the crowds small and its cruises spectacular. American Cruise Linesâ€™ small size isnâ€™t limited to the cruise company itself; the vessels are small as well — which gives this cruise line an edge when competing with larger cruise lines, and ships. American Cruise Linesâ€™ vessels can go where no big ship can go — meaning, passengers will explore sights that are rarely seen, and visit a plethora of off-the-beaten path ports. With some of the largest staterooms in small ship cruising, American Cruise Lines has a level of comfort you wonâ€™t soon forget.
American Cruise Linesâ€™ fleet of intimate ships includes four appropriately named vessels including: American Eagle, American Glory, American Spirit, and American Star. American Eagle is popular with passengers interested in exploring Americaâ€™s many bays, lakes, and rivers — specifically on the east coast. With room to accommodate a mere 49 passengers, this is one of Americanâ€™s most intimate ships. American Eagle features four lounges, four decks, and 31 staterooms with large picture windows — perfect for in-room sightseeing.
Yet another 49-passenger ship, American Glory features four lounges, four decks, and 31 oversized staterooms — 14 with private balconies. This special vessel even has an elevator that serves all decks. One of the larger American ships, American Spirit features 51 staterooms (26 with private balconies), four lounges, four decks, an elevator that serves all decks, and room to accommodate 100 passengers. American Cruise Linesâ€™ latest addition American Star is the linesâ€™ pride and joy. Added to the fleet June 2007, this â€œlargeâ€? vessel (by ACL standards) features:
52 Staterooms (the largest in the industry), many with private balconies
Room to accommodate 100 passengers
Elevators servicing all decks
Flat Screen Satellite TV, DVD Players, and hairdryers in all staterooms
Individual Climate Control in all staterooms
Spacious, glass-enclosed single seating salon
American Cruise Lines itineraries include destinations in regions along the East Coast from Main to Florida. ACLâ€™s largest cruise ship, the American Star, offers a wide variety of six, seven and 14-night cruise itineraries. Eight and 15-night cruise itineraries are also available. Destinations include: New England Islands, Antebellum South, Maine Coast & Harbors, Chesapeake Bay, Hudson River, Great Rivers of Florida, Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage, East Coast Inland Passage, and Grand New England.
Each American Cruise Line Destination offers itâ€™s own unique excursions that can be booked ahead of time or spur of the moment. With such small numbers of passengers, each shore excursion feels like your own personal tour. Passengers will enjoy a variety of walking or vehicle tours where you can explore historic landmarks and monuments, Victorian homes, New York City, nature, and museums. Excursions also include biking, golfing, tennis, and more. Just a few exciting ports of call include: New York, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Savannah, Fernandina Beach, Yorktown, and Cambridge, to name a few. Naturalists, historians, and other experts host tour excursions and onboard lectures. Other onboard activities and entertainment include: theatrical performances, live music, and demonstrations.
To find out more about American Cruise Lines or to book a cruise visit the official website at: Americancruiselines.com, contact the cruise line directly at 1-800-814-6880, or contact your local cruise travel agent.