Vacation.com is welcoming new preferred supplier American Canadian Caribbean Line (ACCL), a Warren, RI-based company that specializes in small-ship cruising.
ACCL will provide members with unique small ship cruising experiences throughout the Americas.
“ACCL provides a distinctive sailing experience to unique destinations,” said Steve Tracas, Vacation.com’s president and CEO. “Our members can proudly offer their clients a chance to explore some of North America's most historic and scenic waterways in private yacht style.”
“We are proud to be partnering with such an innovative organization as Vacation.com,” said Cyndi Zesk, vice president of sales and marketing for ACCL. “Their members possess a high level of professionalism and travel expertise, and we are certain our products will fit nicely with their customer’s expectations.”
Family operated for more than four decades, ACCL features 25 itineraries to Central and SouthAmerica , the Caribbean, Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Erie Canal and St. Lawrence Seaway.
Specifically designed to traverse shallow waters, the company’s three ships include retractable pilot houses to allow transit under low lying bridges and a patented bow ramp that lets passengers disembark without the need for docks or jetties.
The company’s shallow draft vessels hold no more than 96 guests, and local guides and entertainment are often invited onboard at ports to provide an authentic travel experience. Itineraries include enrichment programs such as photography lessons, wine tastings and naturalist discussions at no extra charge to travelers.
Also, ACCL is one of the few cruise lines in the world that has a "Bring Your Own Bottle" liquor policy, a popular benefit for guests interested in reducing onboard expenses usually associated with cruising.
“Their BYOB policy, informal atmosphere and U.S. registry helps ACCL maintain a high repeat passenger rate,” said John Lovell, Vacation.com’s vice president of sales and industry relations. “Our member agents can count on them to bring customers back into their offices time and time again.”
Vacation.com members can visit AgentNet to learn more about American Canadian Caribbean Line. All other agents can visit www.JoinVacation.com.