American Cruise Line awarded Glacier Bay contractWritten by
Small ship cruise specialist American Cruise Lines reports that it has been awarded a contract by the Glacier Bay National Park to operate in the famed Alaskan park, making the line one of only several permitted to tour the area.
A National Park Service Ranger and a native cultural interpreter will join passengers aboard each cruise to provide narration and insight into Glacier Bay, as well as help spot wildlife such as mountain goats, whales and brown and black bears.
“It was important to be able to feature Glacier Bay on our Alaskan cruises,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. “As one of the few places where people can still view the world as nature intended it to be, we wanted to make sure we could take our passengers there experience it for themselves. We’re honored to have been awarded such a highly coveted contract and we look forward to showcasing the beauty Glacier Bay and the rest of Alaska has to offer.”
Beginning next summer in June of 2012, American Cruise Lines will offer several different Alaskan itineraries, including roundtrip cruises departing from Juneau, Alaska, and one-way cruises between Juneau and Seattle, Washington. New and returning passengers can expect all the modern onboard amenities – oversized staterooms and bathrooms, private balconies, and elevators to all decks, along with exceptional locale-inspired cuisine and highly personalized service.
American Cruise Lines operates a fleet of small cruise ships that offers more than 25 unique itineraries along the inland waterways and rivers of the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River System, Alaska and East Coast of the United States, from New England to Florida.
July 7, 2011
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