American Cruise Lines’ newest ship, American Constellation, will be heading to the West Coast in 2018. The decision came as a result of increased demand for American’s popular Southeast Alaska, Alaska Inside Passage, and Puget Sound itineraries. American Constellation began its inaugural season in May of this year and is currently serving a number of American’s East Coast cruises.
The addition of the 175 passenger ship will more than double American Cruise Lines’ capacity in the Pacific Northwest and add 18 cruises to the 2018 season. The new addition will allow an expanded schedule in Alaska aboard American Constellation, while enabling American Spirit to operate the company’s popular Puget Sound & San Juan Islands itinerary through July and August of 2018. This will be the first time American has ever offered summer cruises in Puget Sound.
While expanding its existing schedule, American Cruise Lines has also
added a brand new itinerary, the Grand Puget Sound, for the 2018 cruise
season. This 11-day round-trip out of Seattle will travel to some of
the most popular destinations in the Pacific Northwest, including a
number of ports not often accessed by larger cruise ships, such as
Olympia and Tacoma.
Additional details about the new itinerary will be announced soon.
“Small ship cruising is the best way to experience Alaska and Puget
Sound,” says Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American “and with our
brand new ships, we are able to accommodate evolving guest expectations
for premium comfort.”
Before heading west, American Constellation will spend the remainder
of 2017 on the East Coast serving American’s Grand New England, Hudson
River, Grand Historic South, and Historic South cruises. New for 2018,
American Constitution will be taking over these itineraries.
American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, recently announced the brand new ‘Grand New England’ itinerary. This 11-day round-trip out of Boston combines highlights of the cruise line’s current New England Islands and Maine Coast & Harbors itineraries and introduces some new ports of call.
The new Grand New England travels to many popular destinations, including Bar Harbor, ME; Newport, RI; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and two new ports of call in Provincetown, MA and Kennebunkport, ME. Cruise highlights include an authentic lobsterbake luncheon on the shore of Penobscot Bay, a tour of Newport and the Breakers Mansion, Captain Jack’s Lobsterboat adventure, and a guided tour of Acadia National Park.
“Response to this new cruise has been tremendous and our guests are excited about departing from the great city of Boston,” says Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. “To make this amazing itinerary even better, we are offering a pre-cruise package that allows our guests to enjoy Boston a day earlier and stay overnight at one of Boston’s great hotels.”
The first Grand New England Cruise will be inaugurated on May 21, 2017 and will run throughout the summer through mid-September. Designed with elegance in mind, this brand new coastal cruise ship will carry a capacity of just 165 guests and is uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast.
Driving is too fast, walking is too slow; change your speed and perspective at 20 km/h on a bicycle, so you can experience the stunning natural beauty of Taiwan. If you want a great way to challenge your body and mind, and to experience the true beauty of Taiwan’s mountains and the friendliness of its people, you could make no better choice than to ride your bike around the island. You need only a moderate level of fitness to ride more than fifty kilometers a week or even 100 kilometers a day.
It is simple. You need to start preparing your body, your bike and your route, if you want to successfully complete a trip around Taiwan. Riding a bike allows you to cruise along a bike path and enjoy both the sights and smells.
For your ride around Taiwan, you can travel either clockwise or counterclockwise. we have arranged an itinerary which is a short version of the trip around the country, clocking in at 866.3 kilometers. The longer version of a tour of Taiwan is about 1200 kilometers in length. The short version takes only 10 days. The longest distance you’ll need to ride during a day is 115 kilometers. If you average 20 km/h, then you should be able to complete the longest daily ride in about six hours.
Hit the road on your bike tour of Taiwan. We hope that everyone who completes this trip does it safely and happily, and stores up some of the most joyful memories of his or her life.