American Cruise Lines wins World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line 2012

Voted #1 by travel professionals and consumers.

American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, 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.

American Cruise Lines culinary cruises
American Cruise Lines culinary cruises

Specializing in cruises on the inland waterways and rivers of the United States, American Cruise Lines is best known for its unique and intriguing destinations throughout the US, highly attentive and personalized service, five-star dining and stunning fleet of new riverboats and small ships.

2012 has been a breakthrough year for American Cruise Lines having launched a brand new authentic paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River, the Queen of the Mississippi, 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.

“We are thrilled with this impressive award,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President, American Cruise Lines. “We take great pride in each guest experience, and to be recognized with this award is an honor. It is a wonderful feeling to know that our guests and travel partners believe we are the best small ship cruise line.”

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.

Beebe concludes, “We feel confident that we will continue to win this title in the upcoming years and look forward to continuing our commitment to our guests and raising the bar in small ship cruising.”

Source and photo credit: American Cruise Lines


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1 thought on “American Cruise Lines wins World’s Leading Small Ships Cruise Line 2012”

  • I think small ship cruises are the way forward, I may be biased but I truly believe that the small ships mean that the destination is the destination and not the ship being the destination. It is a different way to travel and there are plenty of people who like big ships but for me it’s nothing but small ships all the way 🙂

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