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Celebrate Thanksgiving with American Cruise Lines


American Cruise Lines is celebrating Thanksgiving 2014 with two exceptional Thanksgiving Cruises and a $50 donation to Connecticut Food Bank. In 2013, American Cruise Lines donated over $10,050 to help feed the hungry over the holiday season. This year we encourage you to celebrate with us as we cruise the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis or, the Historic South from Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, FL.

Enjoy festive decorations aboard the ship and revel in the holiday spirit of each community we visit along the way. Began the holiday season with style as we celebrate Thanksgiving together.


Mississippi River Thanksgiving Cruises
River Cruises to Hilton Head

New Orleans - Memphis

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a festive 8-day Mississippi River voyage aboard Queen of the Mississippi as we cruise from New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN.

November 22, 2014

Historic South & Golden Isles

Indulge in traditional Thanksgiving favorites while exploring the Historic South aboard the Independence as we cruise from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC. 

November 22, 2014

 Thanksgiving Cruise Special Events & Activities

  • Thanksgiving Eve reception/cocktail party
  • Thanksgiving Day meal
  • Demonstration of the making of a bread cornucopia.  Guests will be given the recipe.
  • Local entertainment and guest speaker
  • Special Thanksgiving blessing given by the ship’s captain.
  • Autumn/Thanksgiving décor throughout the ship

Thanksgiving Cruise Sample Menu

  • Warm Cider
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Hors  D'oeuvres
  • Shrimp Cocktail with Zesty Cocktail Sauce
  • Baked Brie with Cranberry Compote
  • Smoked Salmon - Potato Cake with Scallion Cream
  • Grille Duck Sate with Spiced Orange Relish
  • Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts with Dried Fall Fruits
  • Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, & Warm Cider Vinaigrette
  • Gingered Butternut Squash Bisque with Prosciutto Ham, Pumpkin Seeds, and Croutons

  • Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy
  • Maple-Dijon Crusted Baked Ham with Caramelized Pineapple
  • Cider-Poached Filet of Salmon with Braised Cabbage, Apple-Onion Hash, and Horseradish-Calvados Cream
Bread Basket
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits
  • Cheddar Corn Muffins
  • Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cider Caramel
  • Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream
  • Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Classic Pumpkin Pie

Connecticut Food Bank

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  • Another wonderful trip on one of your outstanding cruises. We always look forward to the next one!
    Thomas and Jeannette D., Historic South & Golden Isles New Years Cruise
  • The service was truly first class. The waitstaff was always smiling. One never waited for service.
    Theodora S., Historic South & Golden Isles Christmas Cruise
  • Great service from top to bottom!
    Leroy C. and Mary R., Historic South & Golden Isles New Years Cruise

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