American Cruise Lines announces strong increase in demand

   May 4, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

ACL-American Cruise Lines announced a strong increase in demand across the company's domestic portfolio of coastal and river cruises. ACL cites increased awareness of USA-based cruise options along with passengers’ desire to support all-American businesses, as the main reasons for the increase.

The 2021 season's advance bookings are robust, with customer counts currently over 25% ahead of the same time in 2019. ACL has also released its 2022-2023 schedules and announced that its shipbuilding program remains on schedule.

The occupancy rates are furthered by ACL’s recent product growth and ship innovations. The company now offers 35+ itineraries in the USA and its fleet has several of the USA's first (in decades) newbuild riverboats. In late-2019, ACL reintroduced the "Cruise Close to Home" marketing campaign.

Queen of the Mississippi cruise ship

In just the past three years, ACL has doubled its fleet to 12x ships with passenger capacity 100-200, all are US-flagged and crewed and operating across the USA.

ACL also owns some of the USA's best-known paddlewheelers - Queen of the Mississippi, Queen of the West, America (fka American Eagle) and American Pride.