Canada implements cruise restriction

Alaska cruises from Seattle must call in Victoria, B.C., in accordance with U.S. cabotage laws. Canada’s government will restrict cruise ships with more than 500 passengers from calling at its ports until at least July 1, delaying the start of the Alaska cruise season for most large ship lines. The decision will impact Alaska cruises from SeattleContinue reading “Canada implements cruise restriction”

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Modern Mississippi riverboat to be named American Song

The first of American Cruise Lines’ modern riverboats will be named American Song. The vessel will launch on the Mississippi River in fall 2018 and will head to the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia and Snake rivers for 2019. The American Song will be wider, faster, and quieter than any of ACL’s other river cruise ships. Like ACL’s otherContinue reading “Modern Mississippi riverboat to be named American Song”

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New ships mean new port calls in the U.S.

Sure, it may not be growing as aggressively or rapidly as the European river cruise market, but the U.S. river cruise industry continues to see a steady number of new vessels being launched each year, the latest being a passion project of Cincinnati native Capt. Joseph Baer. And while it’s always exciting to see newContinue reading “New ships mean new port calls in the U.S.”

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