American Cruise Lines gets set to return to Davenport

American Cruise Lines will again be cruising the Mississippi River next year with stops in Davenport. CREDIT AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

American Cruise Lines, which began making stops in Davenport this year, is having a record-breaking year and looking forward to returning to the Quad Cities in 2022, company officials said.

The cruise line is planning 28 dockings in Davenport next year during several Mississippi River cruises, Alexa Paolella, public relations manager for American Cruise Lines, told the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal in a telephone interview.

“Davenport has been a great stop for American’s Mississippi River cruises,” Ms. Paolella said. “Our guests have loved all the wonderful attractions the Quad Cities offers and we look forward to many visits throughout 2022 and beyond.”

The cruise line made its inaugural stops in Davenport last summer and fall. According to its website, the Upper Mississippi River Cruise treks will include stops in Davenport. The eight-day, seven-night trips begin again July 1 and continue into October.

The company won 19 cruise industry awards for 2021, introduced two new riverboats, has plans to introduce two more riverboats in 2022 and held its Holiday Cruise Campaign that helped a food bank.

Each year, American Cruise Lines donates a portion of its holiday cruise ticket sales to the Connecticut Food Bank. This year’s campaign raised enough money to buy more than 20,000 meals. Since its inception, the campaign has supplied more than 150,000 meals to the food bank.

“The success of our annual holiday campaign, coupled with our new ships and record-breaking awards tally, is a great way to conclude the 2021 domestic cruise season,” Ms. Paolella said in a news release. “Our accomplishments this year reflect American’s ongoing commitment to supporting the local American communities we explore.”

In addition to its remodeled classic riverboats, American Cruise Lines will also introduce its fifth modern riverboat — the American Symphony — in August, which will be followed by a sister ship, the American Serenade.

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