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Majestic America Line is offering holiday savings

By: Ana Figueroa

Majestic America Line, the largest river and coastal cruising company in America, is offering exclusive savings on holiday cruises aboard its 436-guest flagship vessel, the American Queen, 142-guest Queen of the West and 223-guest Empress of the North. Additional values include a complimentary one night hotel stay in Portland, Ore., free or discounted travel for children under the age of 17 on the Mississippi River, hotel transfers and more on 25 sailings from November through December.

“We’ve created a package that will take the stress out of the holidays and allow guests to focus on enjoying time spent together as they experience the cultures and traditions of regional America,” said Diane Moore, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Majestic America Line. “Holidays in the quaint communities that line the banks of the Mississippi, Columbia and Snake Rivers offer a festive experience that is too often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Our goal is to showcase those one-of-a-kind experiences to our guests.”

With seven sailings and two different cruise lengths to choose from on the Mississippi River, guests will have the opportunity to experience holiday traditions sailing from the Crescent City of New Orleans. To better accommodate families, holiday guests on the Mississippi River can also take advantage of significant savings for passengers under the age of 17. Cruise fares are free for children staying in the same stateroom as their parents, and if a second stateroom is needed, select categories can be purchased at a $500 per person cost.

Guests traveling on the Mississippi River will enjoy the holidays aboard the magnificent American Queen. The jewel of the Majestic America Line fleet, the American Queen offers spacious staterooms and suites as well as beautifully appointed community gathering areas that reflect the character of America.

Fares start at $895 per person.

The Queen of the West and award-winning Empress of the North will be embarking on a total of 18 roundtrip sailings from Portland that explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers from November through December. Guests can take advantage of a free night’s hotel stay in Portland either before or after their Columbia River voyage. With 100 percent outside staterooms 90 percent of which feature verandahs guests aboard both ships will be well positioned to enjoy the journey’s magnificent views. Fares start at $1,079 per person.

With intimate, boutique ships and limited-time savings, these popular holiday cruises will fill up quickly. In addition to the cruise itself, select shore excursions, soft drinks, specialty coffees, on board enrichments and entertainment programs are all included in the price of a Majestic America Line cruise. Staterooms and suites are furnished with luxurious pillow-top beds, ultrasoft cotton linens, TVs with DVD players and more.