American Cruise Lines is celebrating its 50th anniversary by offering free airfare to customers but only for a brief period and for two specific routes. The company is also offering $1,200 or $1,000 off per stateroom as part of the deal.
The complimentary airfare is on 8-day Lower Mississippi River cruises and 8-day Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises sailing between April 8 and May 8.
Those booking Mississippi River cruises will get the $1,200 discount, plus free airfare; while those on Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises earn the $1,000 discount in addition to free airfare.
There is no timeline to book the cruises and take advantage of the deals.
The Lower Mississippi cruise begins in Memphis and makes stops in Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi; and St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Houmas House, Louisiana; then ends in New Orleans.
It includes a hotel stay in Memphis the night before departure.
The Snake River/Columbia River cruise begins on Hayden Island, Oregon, and makes stops in Astoria, Oregon; and Kalama, Stevenson, and Richland, Washington; before concluding in Clarkston, Washington.
It also includes a hotel stay on Hayden Island the night before departure.
About American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines operates a fleet of 17 small ships sailing exclusively on U.S. rivers and coasts. Each ship has accommodations for 100–180 guests, giving it an intimate feel.
The company prides itself on personalized service, with open seating and no reservations needed for dining while onboard. Dishes are also served to order because of the smaller amount of guests.
The ships feature lounges, including seats with a view of the rivers and shores the boat is sailing. They also feature sun decks with 360-degree views.
Every stateroom is outward-facing and has a furnished balcony.
The company says its ships “bring you to the best of America, up close to places of natural beauty, cultural and historical interest,” it says on its website. “And, with all departure ports in the U.S., you leave your passport (and worries) at home. With a smaller amount of guests onboard, we never overwhelm the local communities visited.”
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