ACCL Announces USA River Cruise Specials: Save on Two Small Ship Cruises Along America's Relaxing River Waterways

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American Canadian Caribbean Line (ACCL), a family-operated casual small ship line popular with active mature travelers, announces a $500 off per couple savings on two select itineraries aboard the 66-passenger M/V Niagara Prince. This special cruise savings offer ends April 15, 2010.

Our passengers love the camaraderie with their fellow travelers, the unique destination-oriented vantage points, and bow landings only our ships can offer. For these river cruises, we have photography workshops planned as well as lively discussions about history and other topics of interest to enhance the trips.

American Canadian Caribbean Line (ACCL), a family-operated casual small ship cruise line popular with active mature travelers, announces $500 off per couple on two select itineraries aboard the 66-passenger M/V Niagara Prince. This special cruise savings offer ends April 15, 2010.

The U.S. Historic Rivers cruise, sailing on April 16, 29 and May 10, 2010 (9 or 11 nights), offers travelers the opportunity to explore the beauty of America’s interior waterways by small ship. This amazing three-leg journey spans from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Michigan with each leg able to be combined for back-to-back cruising. Leg 1 sails from New Orleans to Knoxville (11 nights); Leg 2 from Knoxville to Nashville (9 nights); and Leg 3 from Nashville to Chicago (11 nights). Points of interest along the way include the garden estate at Bellingrath Home in Mobile, AL; the Waverley Plantation in Columbus, MS; Shiloh Military Park a pivotal Civil War battle site in Tennessee; the vibrant Riverwalk in Chattanooga, TN; the famed St. Louis Arch (MO); and the restored pioneer village of New Salem, IL where Abraham Lincoln once lived. Fares start at $2,575 per person/double occupancy, and couples can save an additional 10% when they book two or more legs.

The American Heartland Rivercruise (14 nights) sails May 24 and June 10, 2010 between Chicago and New Orleans. Passengers will travel twelve rivers in this historic region including the Mississippi, Calumet, Mobile, Ohio and Tennessee. Embarking from the exciting Navy Pier in Chicago (May 24, southbound) or the vibrant port of New Orleans (June 10, northbound) near the famed French Quarter, the itinerary includes stops at Bicentennial Park in Joliet, IL and the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area in Kuttawa, KY; onboard entertainment from a lively Mark Twain impersonator; and a “bow landing” along the banks of the Illinois River where the ship lands directly on the sandy shoreline and passengers can conveniently disembark via unique bow ramp. From here, an optional trip to the restored pioneer village of New Salem where Abraham Lincoln once lived is offered. Fares start at $3,885 per person/double occupancy.

ACCL offers travelers itineraries packed with friendly riverside communities while cruising up-close to some of America’s most picturesque and historical coastlines and ports. Family operated since 1966, ACCL navigates areas usually only accessible by private boat. Different by design, the cruise line fleet is custom built by ACCL’s sister company, Blount Boats, each with a retractable pilothouse and bow ramp to offer unmatched accessibility.

“Cruising by small ship is a casual and uncrowded experience,” states Nancy Blount, ACCL president. “Our passengers love the camaraderie with their fellow travelers, the unique destination-oriented vantage points, and bow landings only our ships can offer. For these river cruises, we have photography workshops planned as well as lively discussions about history and other topics of interest to enhance the trips.”

Fares do not include port charges, fuel charges, gratuities and in some cases tours. ACCL Reservations Team Members are available to offer assistance Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT) by calling 800.556.7450. For ACCL’s complete 2010 schedule, visit accl-smallships.com.

American Canadian Caribbean Line, Inc. (ACCL) is a small ship cruise line specializing in unique coastal itineraries which appeal to active mature travelers. At the helm is Nancy E. Blount, a second-generation owner of this family business founded in 1966. The company operates three U.S.-registry and U.S.-crewed ships - the newest fleet in the industry - along the eastern seaboards of the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Central America. Each ship (66-98 passengers) features patented designs such as a retractable pilothouse and shallow-draft bow landing ramp that enable them to access remote destinations larger ships cannot. ACCL is a member of the Niche Cruise Marketing Alliance and Better Business Bureau, ACCL is located at 461 Water Street, Warren, RI 02885. Phone: (800) 556-7450. Web: http://www.accl-smallships.com .

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Web: http://www.accl-smallships.com
Company: American Canadian Caribbean Line, Inc.
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Email: betty (at) newberrypr (dot) com
Phone: 401-433-5965

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