American Cruise Lines added three new theme cruises for 2013, including a Gold Rush theme cruise in Alaska, a Civil War Eastern Theater theme cruise to complement the Western Theatre cruise offered on the Mississippi River, and a new Enrichment theme cruise aboard the New England Islands itinerary.
Gold Rush – Alaska Inside Passage: On this cruise, guests will experience mountains, glaciers and board the White Pass Yukon Railroad, a narrow-gauge railroad built in 1898 during the Gold Rush to transport miners. A stop in Skagway, a newly added port of call, allows guests to visit Klondike Gold Rush National Park. Featured date: July 20, 2013
Civil War Eastern Theater – Historic South & Golden Isles: On this new cruise, guests will visit the Eastern theater of the American Civil War, visiting cities of the South such as Charleston. In Savannah, guests will enjoy a tour of its Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War history. They’ll visit historic battle grounds such as the site of the Battle of Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Featured lecturers will entertain guests and offer added insight while onboard. Featured date: April 6, 2013
Enrichment: Mind, Body & Soul – New England Islands: This cruise offers morning yoga classes, walking groups, painting sessions and a presentation on health-conscious cooking and cuisine. A menu of recommended spa treatments in port will be provided at the beginning of the cruise for advance booking. Featured date: July 6, 2012
Additional theme cruises offered in 2013 include:
Lobster Festival Cruise: An American Cruise Lines theme offered on both the Maine Coast & Harbors and New England Islands itineraries, guests enjoy a traditional lobsterbake in Rockland, Maine, and the opportunity to board a lobster boat for a hands-on demonstration of the catching process. Featured date: July 20, 2013
Culinary & Wine Themed Cruise: Culinary masters aboard the Queen of the West on the Columbia & Snake Rivers create an all-American menu, and a wine connoisseur joins guests aboard for lessons on wine making, tasting and food pairing. In port, various different wineries are visited in both Oregon and Washington. Featured Date: May 4, 2013
Savories of the South Cruise: Local historians, culinary experts and featured chefs will educate passengers on the history of some of the South’s cities, such as New Orleans, and their cuisines. While in port, guests will be privy to cooking demonstrations and tastings. Featured date: March 2, 2013
For more information, visit www.americancruiselines.com.