American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, has announced the introduction of its Grand Heartland Cruise. The special 14-night cruise on the Mississippi River will be offered at a 10-night price with a host of other complimentary extras to provide the greatest value on the River. This ultimate American river adventure begins on the scenic upper Mississippi and ends in Memphis, TN, stopping in 13 of the American Heartland’s most unique towns and cities along the way. The new 14-night cruise package includes:
- 4 nights free – a savings of up to $4,000 per person
- Complimentary shore excursions
- Complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay for one night
- Complimentary cocktail hour each evening
During the 15-day journey, guests enjoy views of a diverse landscape and spectacular fall colors as they make their way down the Mississippi River. Onboard, they’ll enjoy Queen of the Mississippi’s numerous and distinct amenities, including the most spacious staterooms in the industry and private balconies with sliding glass doors. They’ll also experience American Cruise Lines’ unique open-seating dining plan, which allows guests to enjoy meals in a single seating and at the time of their choice, while surrounded by panoramic views of the river. For the duration of the cruise, an all-American crew caters to passengers’ every need, while daily educational events and themed entertainment help paint a picture of what life on the Mississippi was like in days gone by.
“It’s been evident that our guests enjoy viewing more than one portion of the Mississippi River at a time, and often back-to-back,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President, American Cruise Lines. “With this new offering, we provide a unique opportunity to do just that on the most beautiful portions of the River, while enjoying major savings and added value.”
The 14-night sailing departs on October 26, 2013 aboard the Queen of the Mississippi.