ACL-American Cruise Lines announced that its 2021 season has begun with the first 6 of its 13 boats now operating in 8 states around the USA.
ACL became the first line to resume operations in the USA when MS Independence sailed from Florida on March 13. Days later, ACL also started cruises on the Mississippi and continues to resume small ship operations.
ACL is the only cruise line cruising on both rivers and coasts and has the largest USA-flagged fleet. It is the only company cruising the East Coast USA and one of a few companies able to sail in Alaska during summer 2021.
ACL is scheduled to have its 13-ship fleet sailing in all USA's regions later this spring - from Alaska to Florida, as well as the rivers in-between.
Unique among domestic lines, ACL has already doubled in size since 2017 and remains 100% family-owned, building all its ships in the U.S. at its affiliated shipyard, and operates the biggest fleet of 100% U.S.-flagged ships and riverboats, each accommodating fewer than 200 guests. These enable ACL to offer exceptional small ship itineraries in 30+ US states which visit domestic ports-of-call.
During 2020, American has worked closely with local and state officials, to bring back domestic cruising throughout the USA. All ACL cruises have been wonderfully received by passengers and continue to operate seamlessly with brand-new safety protocols in place as well as an all-American crew.
ACL has implemented industry-leading COVID mitigation practices, including pre-boarding testing and medical staff onboard all sailings.