Small Ships are a delightful
way to see the United States, as well as being able to get into small islands and European countries. Very relaxed atmosphere,
very port intensive. Some ships are equipped to only take 50 passengers while others can take hundreds!
AMERICAN CANADIAN CARIBBEAN
We offer the guests the opportunity to go where the big ships cannot. Our niche is exploring some of America's
most historic waterways in a style reminicent of private yacht vacations of a bygone era.
With many itineraries to choose from each year, passengers keep coming back to repeat the ACCL experience.Our ships are purposefully
simple, comfortable with an informal atmosphere evident in our BYOB policy and relaxed dress code. Our itineraries are specially
tailored to the active, inquisitive and eco-conscious audience. We choose our crew, chefs, lecturers and land tours carefully to provide
a top-notch vacation. Often we offer local guides and entertainment to ensure an authentic experience of the regions we befriend.
Family operated for over 40 years American Canadian Caribbean Line of Warren, Rhode Island is the brainchild of shipbuilder, Capt.
Luther H. Blount (1916-2006). In the 1950's, in order to experience a small ship cruise on the historic Northeastern waterways, you had
to own your own yacht or have a friend who did. Luther Blount owned such a yacht and invited many friends to join him and his young
family. It evolved into a business as guests started to multiply, requesting to contribute to the cost and to bring friends of their
own. What started first as family swordfishing vacations to New England and the Canadian Maritimes has developed into one of the most
renowned niche cruise companies that has defined the industry.
With Blount’s shipbuilding background and love of boating, he combined the knowledge of a seasoned yachtsman with the engineering
skills of a naval architect to construct a vessel that would be able to navigate shallow coastal waters and under the low bridges of the
Erie Canal. He developed a retractable pilot house that lowers into the second deck to allow passage under these low bridges or
low-hanging brush found along tropical rivers. The shallow draft feature allows for cruising in shallow depths and landing on sandy
beaches. The Blount bow ramp allows ship to shore access without a dock or tendering.
"My family and I are honored to continue my father's vision."
Nancy Blount, ACCL President
Passenger Capacity: 100
Passenger Cabins: 50
Passenger Capacity: 100
Passenger Cabins: 50
Passenger Capacity: 84
Passenger Cabins: 42
DESTINATIONS: Caribbean Islands, Central and South America, Great Lakes,
Canals and US Rivers, Mid America and Gulf, Intracoastal and Bays, New England and Canadian Maritimes, Treks and Positioning Cruises.
***BYOB! Different way to cruise. Families welcome. Port intensive.
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"Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly"
American Cruise Lines provides passengers a unique style of cruising along the magnificent
east coast of the Unites States from Maine to Florida. With no more than 100 guests, passengers are able to enjoy each port of call, up
close and personal, all while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow passengers and the exemplary, personal attention that is the hallmark
of American Cruise Lines.
enhance your cruise experience, we invite carefully selected enlighteners, naturalists, historians, and other experts to join us
onboard. During informal lectures, open discussions and activities, they bring the local history, nature and culture alive with their
knowledge and passion for American heritage. They also lead shore excursions, giving guests behind-the-scenes tours of some of America's
best-kept secrets and favorite treasures.
Evening activities and entertainment onboard are just as unique as the
ports we visit, and include lectures, guest musicians from the local towns, demonstrations, minor theatrical performances and games.
Each activity is rich in history and culture, and is designed to highlight the areas we visit. You'll find the absence of casinos,
glitzy shows and discos to be much appreciated. The library and numerous lounges found on each vessel are ideal for curling up with a
good book, and the observation decks serve as perfect vista points for the passing scenery and wildlife.
The dining experience with American Cruise Lines is a very special one. Each
ship has a spacious dining salon that seats all passengers at one time. Our highly skilled chefs trained at the some of the most
prestigious Culinary Institutes prepare each meal to order with the utmost care and quality. There are a variety of choices at every
meal that frequently include a specialty dish highlighting flavors from the local region. The young, all-American dining room staff is
always friendly and accommodating, and eager to pamper you, making sure that your dining experience is just the way you like it.
Small ship cruising with American Cruise Lines is not like cruising on a mega-ship for days
on the open sea. Small ships, like the American Cruise Lines' Vessels, provide a more remarkable adventure, enabling no more than 100
passengers to experience personally and intimately, a multitude of fascinating destinations unreachable by larger, conventional cruise
ships. American Cruise Lines' vessels are perfectly designed for inner explorations of off-the-beaten-track waterways and charming ports
that passengers on large ships will never see.
Shared adventures and camaraderie are savored onboard and during escorted shore excursions. This unique experience is further enriched
through onboard lecturers and naturalists, and special visits from local experts. Small ship cruising offers travelers a relaxing,
intimate atmosphere, casual ambiance, an unrivaled cultural experience, and the opportunity to be part of an educational, historic
adventure along the natural splendor and smooth inland waters of the East Coast.
SHIPS: American Eagle, American Glory, American Spirit, American Star.
DESTINATIONS: New England Islands, Historic Antebellum South, Maine Coast and
Harbors, Chesapeake Bay, Hudson River, Great Rivers of Florida, Mid Atlantic Inland Passage, East Coast Inland Passage, Grand New
***Amazing small ships. Wonderful Crew. Families are welcome.
Cuisine is wonderful, 50 passengers to 85. Largest staterooms we have seen on small ships. Delightful experience!
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Our Legacy of Exploration
Cruise West founder Chuck West established his first tour service in Fairbanks in 1946. He went on to pioneer nearly every element of
today’s Alaska travel scene.
Chuck West’s wife and lifetime companion, Marguerite, has links with Alaska that
go back a century. Her parents owned gold dredges in Nome – and she herself was Miss Alaska in 1937.
Over 50 years of Experience in Travel Sharing Nature’s Wonders
As a young bush plane pilot in Alaska in 1946, Cruise West founder Chuck West was convinced that Alaska’s natural wonders deserved to be
shared with a wider world. Through the decades since, Chuck pioneered the first motorcoach line – the first chain of hotels – the first
modern small-ship cruises in Alaska. Cruise West has continued to seek out new routes, and new ways to explore, ranging ever farther
throughout the West. Today, Cruise West is North America’s leading small-ship cruise line, with unique routes from Alaska and British
Columbia to Costa Rica and Panama.
Our Routes Are Tailored for You
Cruise West itineraries are tailored to the interests of travelers who want an in-depth experience at extraordinary destinations. Our
intimate acquaintance with secluded waterways and local communities allows us to create itineraries that deliver the exploration of your
dreams: up-close, casual and personal.
SHIP: Spirit of Discovery, Spirit of Columbia, Spirit of Alaska, Spirit of
Endeavor, Spirit of Nantucket, Spirit of '98, Spirit of Yorktown, Spirit of Oceanus, Pacific Explorer.
DESTINATIONS: Alaska, British Columbia, Columbia & Snake
Rivers, California Wine Country, Baja Mexico, Panama/Costa Rica
***Very much into "Green", naturalists are always on board. Great learning experience
for all ages. Not a traditional cruise experience.
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MAJESTIC AMERICA LINES
One of the world’s premier river cruise lines and the largest river and coastal cruising company in the United
States, Majestic America Line provides guests with a graceful, refined experience exploring extraordinary American destinations.
Majestic America Line’ fleet of U.S.-flagged and built ships travel the storied rivers and coastal waterways of America – from Alaska’s
Inside Passage to the raging rivers of the West to the mighty Mississippi.
With each ship offering a boutique experience unique to itself and intimate access to the scenic places, historical events and varied
cultures that define regional America, the travel experiences available to guests are immeasurable. The company’s unmatched attention to
quality with deluxe comfort and warm, attentive service from an American crew makes a voyage on the ships of Majestic America Line a
truly unforgettable experience. The company’s intimate ships ensure a comfortable, yet refined, cruise experience where guests can
mingle with everyone aboard, from their fellow adventurers to the Majestic America Line crew, including the ship’s captain.
The great era of romantic river and coastal travel wasn’t then, it’s now. You’ll feel it
the moment you step onboard. Here are rooms filled with beautiful furnishings and carefully collected antiques. Here are views of
wildlife, river towns and an America impossible to experience any other way. Settle in and prepare for a vacation unlike any other.
SHIPS: American Queen, Delta Queen, Queen of the West, Columbia Queen.
DESTINATIONS: Alaska inside passage, Columbia and Snake Rivers, Mississippi River
and it's tributaries.
***These are paddle boats that are lovely. Food is American
variety, usually native to the area that you are cruising. Normally a mature guest experience.
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PEARL SEAS CRUISES
Introducing PEARL SEAS CRUISESTM --
a brand-new fleet of small, all-suite cruise ships,
specially designed to transport discriminating travelers in a relaxed, country-club-casual style to captivating, less-travelled
destinations and cosmopolitan cities around the globe.
Scheduled to begin worldwide service in 2009, the line’s first new ship will carry no more than 214 guests and feature 108 spacious,
well-appointed suites – all with private balconies. The ship will be outfitted with the latest navigation and communication technology,
in addition to the most advanced Rolls Royce active wing stabilizers – ensuring a smooth, comfortable ride when cruising narrow rivers,
coastal waters as well as in deep ocean cruising.
Guests aboard Pearl Seas’ ships are assured, without compromise, a unique and highly personalized cruise experience. Whether they dine
in the main restaurant’s relaxed, open-seating atmosphere, or take breakfast on their own private balcony, guests will enjoy exceptional
cuisine and a high degree of personal choice and comfort. The line’s gracefully-appointed suites will be exceptionally large at 320 to
640 square feet, and will surround guests with extraordinary comforts, including in-room sitting areas, individual climate control,
flat-screen satellite TVs, DVD players, wireless in-room Internet access, full-sized bathrooms with walk-in showers, luxurious bed
linens, ample closet space, in-room safes, room service, and large picture windows that open. Two-room suites are available and can be
custom configured to guests’ needs. Guests may also choose between twin and king-size bed configurations. The line has several suites
especially configured to accommodate wheelchairs, and features convenient elevator service to all decks.
Daytime and evening activities will be unregimented and include a pre-dinner cocktail hour each evening as well as an afternoon tea and
beverage service. Onboard lecturers, entertainers, historians, as well as nature and wildlife experts, will entertain, educate and
enlighten guests about the fascinating places the ship will visit. Custom-designed shore excursions will provide Pearl Seas guests with
“backstage passes” to the culture, customs and cuisine of each of the line’s specially selected ports of call.
Pearl Seas’ inaugural sailing season will offer 7, 10, 11, and 14-night cruises to the Canadian Maritimes, Atlantic Canada and Great
Lakes, and also 7 to 11-night cruise itineraries to the Caribbean.
DESTINATIONS: Canada and New England, Caribbean.
***Can hardly wait to sail on her. Will critique when we have!
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Be prepared to be splendidly spoiled. SeaDream yachting is different from
big-ship cruising and your fare includes all meals, wine with lunch and dinner, open bar and the use of water toys and gratuities.
Everyday is unstructured, active or romantic, it defines casual perfection.
In your more private moments, you can relax in the total comfort of your private villa at sea, your Yacht Club Stateroom. If you feel
more expansive try the Commodore Club Stateroom or the spectacularly grand Owner's Suite. All are comfortable and spacious with state of
the art entertainment centers that include flat screen TV, DVD and MP3 jukebox. Pamper yourself, they all include a multi jet shower
massage, the finest Belgian linens and bedding, your own personalized yacht stationary, a dataport, 24 hour room service for snacks and
other simple dining pleasures, your own personal refreshment bar and a "Sweet Dreams" surprise in your room each eveing.
Leave your dressed up clothes at home and experience serious dining in a
relaxed ambiance, a superb staff and over 3000 bottles of wine, all to be enjoyed weather you go yacht-casual dining outdoors or
Yachting is all about spending as much time as possible in the great
outdoors. SeaDream has a wide array of water and land toys for you to play with. You can also dream the day away while you enjoy an
unobstructed view from our Balinese dreambeds, and if that wasn't enough, you can enjoy a totally equipped fitness center, or a
pampering afternoon in our Asian spa.
SeaDream has one of the finest libraries at sea, a Casino for some
evening games, laptops if you must keep in touch and cd's and dvd's to help you catch up with that movie you've been meaning to see.
Summers in the Mediterranean and winters in the Caribbean, with a 5 Star
Berlitz rating two years in a row, plus the new "Utterly Exclusive" 5 star Berlitz rating being given to a new category of cruising. One
designed for those that are a level above the luxury cruise lines. Wht more could you ask for? It's all in the world of SeaDream Yacht
Club. Expect the Unexpected.
SHIPS: SeaDream I and SeaDream II
***As noted on other pages, this is a wonderful ship to charter for incentive cruising or family reunion or family
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Sailing under the banner of its appropriate catch phrase 180 degrees from ordinary, Windstar offers a
luxury on-board product and superb signature cuisine by renowned L.A. chef Joachim Splichal, yet with a casual, intimate ambiance and
In keeping with the ship ambiance, Windstar guests leave their ties and formal wear
at home. By day, shorts and light shirts are the norm. For dinner and later in the evening, women typically wear casual sun dresses or
pant suits, and men can be found in a pair of light-weight slacks and a polo or button-up shirt. Dinner is served with one open seating.
An award-winning line, Windstar’s four sail cruise ships ply uncommon,
small-ship destinations, including Costa Rica, SinCaribbean, Europe, Tahiti, Transatlanticgapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Panama Canal,
Virgin Islands, Greek and Turkish Isles, French and Italian Rivieras, Italy’s Amalfi coast, and the Windward Islands from Barbados.
Windstar Cruises finished among the top three small ship lines in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Survey and has been the top cruise line
Spirit, Wind Star, Wind Surf
DESTINATIONS: Caribbean, Europe, Tahiti,
***Teenaged children through adults will enjoy this style of
cruise ship. No elevators.
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YACHTS OF SEABOURN
Seabourn's Signature Styles...
Intimate Ships. Uncompromising Luxury.
Imagine slipping your hand into a silk-lined glove. If the fit is right,
you will feel sublimely comfortable. Choosing the perfect cruise ship can be like this. When the essential elements of quality, size and
style come together in a way that recognizes your individuality, you will feel as if you're on top of the world. In reality, you will be
floating serenely at sea level.
Of the world's finest cruise lines, only Seabourn can fulfill your dreams
with its unique style of intimate cruise ships. Each offers a feeling of privacy and a level of personalized Scandinavian service few
people will ever experience. Each can show you the world in a style that will fit you like a custom-made glove.
Seabourn Legend, Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit, Seabourn Odessey.
DESTINATIONS: Asia, Caribbean, Eastern Seaboard, Grand Voyages, India, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South/Central
America, South Pacific, Transatlantic.
***As before, we love Seabourn. Every chance we get, we cruise her. No programs for children. Wonderful service,
accommodations, great pricing. All inclusive.
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Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST 7 days per week.