American Cruise Lines Has Done it Again

first_imgAmerican Cruise Lines Has Done it AgainAmerican Cruise Lines Has Done it AgainBrand new riverboat, American Song, arrived to a warm Southern welcome in Memphis on Friday, October 12th after a week’s long inaugural cruise up the Mississippi from New Orleans, stopping at Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, and Vicksburg. Guests were buzzing with excitement as they came ashore at the Beale Street Landing, having enjoyed a marvelous time along the Nation’s most historic river—aboard the very first modern riverboat in U.S. history. (The following day, American Song departed on its 2nd 8-day Lower Mississippi cruise from Memphis back to New Orleans, and as of today, Monday, October 22, the 3rd sailing is in Baton Rouge).American Song’s inaugural guests were treated to all-inclusive fine dining and complimentary cocktails every sunset. The cruise was highlighted with onboard entertainment and expert lectures, as well as guided shore excursions at every port. Ensconced in the largest most comfortable cabins in the industry, guests enjoyed the gorgeous river views through American Song’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to private furnished balconies. The beautiful new riverboat offered scenic views throughout and particularly spectacular views from the ship’s largest observation lounge 40 feet above the water—American Song was designed with 3 times more glass than any other riverboat. American’s inaugural guests were also the very first passengers to use American Song’s unique retractable gangway and opening bow.Upon arriving in Memphis, many guests headed straight for Graceland on American’s Deluxe Signature Tour, which included a brief tour of historic downtown Memphis and the riverfront area. Other guests chose a Memphis City Experience, including a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum; a complex of buildings incorporating a section of the famed Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Shore excursions were guided at every port, and all throughout the cruise, guests were treated to unique local experiences such as a special private concert at the J.N. Stone House in Natchez, a guided visit to the iconic Oak Alley Plantation, and a tour of the USS Kidd, the infamous “Pirate of the Pacific.” Guests were even invited to participate in a live Gospel performance at the Frogmore Plantation.The cruise was further highlighted on board with expert presentations on American History featuring many of the specific locations along the itinerary. The cruise visited Vicksburg, a historic Civil War town also known as “The Key to The South,” where some guests spent the day exploring the Vicksburg National Military Park. During the Baton Rouge stop, guests were treated to an authentic Bayou experience during an Atchafalaya Basin Tour which included a special luncheon at Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf. All throughout the cruise, guests could choose from an array of shore experiences while also enjoying pleasant walks and free time in the charming historic towns which adorn the Lower Mississippi.American Cruise Lines’ is proud to introduce the 1st modern riverboat to U.S. River cruising and delighted to add American Song to its fleet of authentic paddlewheelers. American looks forward to 2019 with continued excitement, when the 2nd modern riverboat, American Harmony, begins sailing the Line’s superb Mississippi River itineraries and American Songheads West to the Columbia and Snake.American offers 8-Day Mississippi River cruises throughout 2018, including special Holiday-Themed cruises Thanksgiving through New Year’s. The wonderful activities and shore excursions mentioned in this Press Release will continue to be offered along the Line’s 2018 and 2019 Lower Mississippi River itinerary. Complimentary pre-cruise packages are available on cruises originating from New Orleans or Memphis.About American Cruise LinesAmerican Cruise Lines was just awarded Conde Nast’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award, for a 5thyear in a row, as one of the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Lines. American was also recently named 2018’s Best River Line in the U.S. & Canada by Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards.  American operates the largest and newest fleet of authentic paddlewheelers, coastal cruise ships, and the only modern riverboats in the U.S. With over 35 itineraries visiting 25 states, American cruises along the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.For reservations or to learn more about American Cruise LinesPlease call 1-800-814-6880 or visit: www.AmericanCruiseLines.comFollow us on Facebook at: us on Twitter at: = American Cruise Lineslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Capturing the true spir

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterCapturing the true spirit of Ibiza through DJ workshops, moonlight cinemas, bamboo bike rides and mermaid- and pirate-themed day-parties, Ibiza Bay offers memorable family escapes stylishly wrapped within a grown-up experience. Transporting guests of all ages far beyond the white sands and golden sunshine of Talamanca Bay this Autumn, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay invites families to experience the island’s ultimate playground.A luxurious paradise that reflects the relaxed ambience for which Ibiza is well known, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay provides a laid-back, ‘no agenda’ ethos. With all-day breakfasts to early evening dinners – and a brand-new children’s menu, featuring traditional dishes infused with an Ibizan twist – the resort’s eat-anytime hours allow families to relax knowing that nothing is set in stone and no planning is necessary.A mini version of all Ibiza has to offer, the resort’s highly reputable kids’ club introduces the youngest of family members to a playful paradise for those aged between four and 12. Where dreams are turned into reality, the impossible becomes possible: children can take part in an interpretation of an iconic Ibiza Flower Power Party or White Party, become Ibiza’s next big DJ, or follow in the footsteps of Nobu himself and become a culinary mastermind in the kitchen.Truly encompassing the island’s surroundings and allowing the youngest of family members to take away their very own Ibizan treasures, youngsters can return to the kids’ club after a day of beach exploration and create an abundance of artistic creations, including soothing body salt scrubs, bohemian bracelets and nautical-inspired necklaces. For sentimental memories and pre-party preparations, the resort’s John Frieda hair salon exclusively offers special braiding appointments specifically designed for mothers and daughters; they make for a beautiful bonding moment before dropping young ones off to the resort’s weekly themed fancy dress dances.While children are having fun, the Ibiza Bay Spa by Six Senses Spa ensures parents can have a moment of pure serenity through a luxurious selection of rejuvenating massages, high-performance facials and re-energising body treatments. After a late afternoon of blissful relaxation, parents can pick their young ones up and enjoy an after party like no other. From watching classic movies under the stars at the resort’s moonlit cinema to exploring any four of Ibiza Bay’s hugely acclaimed gastronomic offerings, including the Nobu restaurant, nights at Ibiza Bay cater to more than just the island’s party goers.Conveniently located just two kilometres north of Ibiza Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a leisurely 15 minutes’ walk from the trendy boutiques and restaurants of Marina Botafoch, Ibiza Bay serves as the perfect base to explore the island’s beautiful surroundings. From setting sail on Ibiza’s crystal-clear waters to Formentera, or an adventurous day of cave-hopping, to an early-morning hot air balloon ride to catch the island’s stunning sunrise, the resort’s Guest Experience team are on hand to expertly curate a day fit for all the family.Stay at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay this Half Term and stay four nights for the price of three; rates at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay start at €333 (approximately AU$540) per night on premium rooms and above.The hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.See www.nobuhotelibizabay.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more