Guests can learn how to prepare traditional Thanksgiving dishes onboard Queen of the Mississippi, American Glory or Independence this fall. // © 2013 American Cruise Line
American Cruise Lines has sumptuous Thanksgiving celebrations planned, and passengers can tuck into their turkey, warm with the knowledge that they have contributed to families in need. The company’s Give-Back program is a new initiative in partnership with the Connecticut Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network, to help alleviate hunger in the state of Connecticut, which is home to American.
For each Thanksgiving cruise booking, the line will donate $50 to the Connecticut Food Bank. Bookings must be made on the following Thanksgiving cruises:
- Seven-night Mississippi River cruise (Memphis to New Orleans) on Nov. 23 – Offered onboard the 150-passenger Queen of the Mississippi
- Seven-night Historic South & Golden Isles cruise on Nov. 23 – Offered onboard the 104-passenger Independence
- Seven-night Great Rivers of Florida cruise on Nov. 23 – Offered onboard the 49-passenger American Glory
The cruise line has a team of chefs who will whip up a traditional Thanksgiving meal, with turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, apple pie and more. The day before, guests can join the head chef to learn how these dishes are created.
“The objective of the new program is to give back to the local and national community,” said Timothy Beebe, American Cruise Lines’ vice president. “Partnering with the Connecticut Food Bank is one of many ways we plan to contribute to the society that makes our business possible. From sponsorships and monetary donations, to employee volunteering, American Cruise Lines is committed to making the world a better place.”