American Cruise Lines’ Holiday Cruises

photo: ACL
photo: ACL

American Cruise Lines recently announced the details and events of its 2013 holiday cruises. Brand new Christmas and New Year’s Eve cruises will offer festive onboard and onshore activities that showcase the beautiful regions cruised as well as the spirit of the holidays.

Southern Christmas – Offered on Historic South & Golden Isles Cruises, December 21


  • Oyster Roast on the beach at Sapelo Island
  • Tour of the Ritz Carlton’s famous gingerbread houses on Amelia Island
  • Special Holiday tour at the Jekyll Island Club
  • Charleston Festival of Lights
  • Southern holiday décor mansion tour in Charleston


  • Gingerbread House and ornament Making
  • Specialty Christmas cookies served throughout the cruise
  • Southern Holiday décor on the ship (trees made with citrus fruit and magnolia leaves)
  • Christmas Carol sing-along
  • Gifts for guests 18 and under

Cajun Christmas – Offered on Lower Mississippi River Cruises, December 21


  • Guests experience the Christmas Eve tradition of Bonfires on the Levee
  • Christmas Concert at the JN Stone House in Natchez
  • Christmas décor and lights tours at Oak Alley and Houmas House Plantations


  • Reveillon Traditional Dinner (a New Orleans Creole tradition)
  • Gingerbread house and ornament making
  • Specialty Christmas cookies served throughout the cruise
  • Christmas Carol sing-along
  • Gifts to guests 18 and under

Old Fashioned New Year’s Eve – Offered on Historic South & Golden Isles, Lower Mississippi River

December 28


  • Fireworks display over Savannah, GA (Historic South & Golden Isles)
  • Christmas décor and lights tours at Oak Alley and Houmas House Plantations (Lower Mississippi River)


  • New Year’s Eve specialty cocktail hour
  • New Year’s Eve dinner with entertainment
  • Midnight countdown and champagne toast
  • Festive New Year’s Day brunch

Other holiday-themed cruises are also planned for the 2013 season, including Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

Source: ACL

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