American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce it has been voted the 2012 World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line by travel excellence organization, World Travel Awards. Referred to as “the Oscar’s of the travel industry” by the Wall Street Journal, World Travel Awards has developed into the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program in travel and tourism. Thousands of travel organizations globally are nominated and voted for pushing the boundaries of excellence and implementing ground-breaking ideas.
2012 has been a breakthrough year for American Cruise Lines having launched a brand new authentic paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River, the first to be built specially for the River in nearly 20 year. American Cruise Lines also experienced a successful inaugural season in Alaska and recently announced its newest itinerary to be introduced in 2013 – Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. The highly coveted title of the World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line 2012 is a true indicator and proof point of the company’s success and satisfaction of both its guests and valued travel partners.
Proving popular, American Cruise Lines’ unique approach to small ship cruising offers intimate, pampered cruises aboard the newest and most elegant riverboats and small ships in the United States. With just 50 to 150 guests, a very intimate and relaxing atmosphere is found onboard, allowing each guest to receive attentive and individualized service from a highly trained and professional crew. Unique destination-focused itineraries emphasize the cruising regions, while guests enjoy top accommodations, personalized service, breathtaking views and exclusive access to sites and activities in port.
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