ACL-American Cruise Lines starts Upper Mississippi 2023 season with 11 itineraries and 5 new riverboats

   July 12, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

ACL-American Cruise Lines has commenced its 2023 summer season on the Upper Mississippi River with a selection of 11 unique itineraries and 5 new riverboats. Passengers can enjoy a variety of cruises along the length of the river, including the recently christened American Serenade.

To celebrate the opening of the summer season, ACL is offering complimentary domestic airfare for August and September departures on 8-day Upper Mississippi River cruises between St Louis MO, and St Paul MN. Select dates also provide discounts of up to $1,200 per stateroom, and all cruises include a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay.

Exploring the Upper Mississippi River with ACL allows guests to experience captivating scenery, hometown Americana, and the rich history of the river. Passengers have the opportunity to discover charming towns, unique cultures, and vibrant characters that embody the essence of this vital and storied waterway.

The 8-day Upper Mississippi River cruises offer a range of shore experiences, including visits to Mark Twain's Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal MO, and the Lee County Agritourism Experience. Active excursions are also available, such as the Field of Dreams Experience in Dubuque, IA, and the Mark Twain Cave Exploration & Wine Tasting. Passengers can also visit The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN, to witness the country's largest year-round population of bald eagles in their natural habitat.

These summer cruises take place aboard two of ACL's newest boats - American Symphony and American Serenade, both featuring 100% private balconies. Virtual tours of all ACL's riverboats are available on their website.

In addition to complimentary airfare, the voyages include various benefits such as onboard enrichment and entertainment, fine cuisine, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, cocktail hours with hors d'oeuvres, and Starlink WiFi. Private coaches are provided for shoreside transportation.

The pricing for 2023-2024 cruises covers port charges and fees, as well as tips and gratuities.

All Mississippi River cruises by ACL also include a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay.

For voyages that don't include complimentary domestic flights, flat-rate domestic airfare is available.