|American Cruise Lines will ofer Alaska itineraries in 2012.|
Beginning in June 2012, small-ship cruise specialist American Cruise Lines will offer several new Alaskan cruise itineraries. The cruises will range in length from seven to 11 nights. They include roundtrip cruises departing from Juneau, Alaska, and one-way cruises between Juneau and Seattle.
In related news, the line also released details about its newest ship, the newly named Queen of the Mississippi. The brand-new 140-passenger sternwheeler is currently under construction and is slated for completion two months ahead of schedule at Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. in Salisbury, MD. American Cruise Lines also unveiled the first renderings of the ship’s interior, including those of the future dining salon, Paddlewheel Lounge and passenger staterooms.
The Queen of the Mississippi is first brand-new overnight sternwheeler built for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years. The line is planning to offer a number of unique seven-night onboard the ship that will take passengers as far as St. Paul, MN, on the Mississippi River and Pittsburgh, PA, on the Ohio River.