American Cruise Lines introduces newly developed 2013 holiday cruises

American Cruise Lines introduces newly developed 2013 holiday cruises

American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com), operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announced today 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

Events
*  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

Onboard
*  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

Events
*  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

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Onboard
*  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          

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

Onboard
*  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.