Decatur a river cruise destination after new cruise line partnership

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American Cruise Lines ship American Serenade docked in Decatur this week, making the city part of its river cruise destinations. (American Cruise Line)

The river cruise has increased in popularity over the years, and have proven to be an effective driver of local economies and tourism. This is why a recent announcement that Decatur Morgan County Tourism has entered into a partnership with American Cruise Lines is so important.

The new partnership with American Cruise Lines aims to make Decatur a river cruise destination.

Partnership with American Cruise Lines

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American Cruise Lines’ stops in Decatur can be a huge economic benefit to the city. (American Cruise Lines)

This partnership will see American Cruise Lines’ luxurious riverboats docking in Decatur and offering visitors a cool travel experience along the Tennessee River. The first cruise ship arrived in Decatur June 6 and kicked off American Cruise Lines’ 14 voyages to Decatur this summer.

By adding Decatur as a docking destination, American Cruise Lines continues to expand its reach and provide its passengers with an extraordinary experience in a captivating Southern setting. 

American Cruise Lines’ arrival in Decatur will not only bring economic benefits to the city, but will also contribute to the growth of tourism in the region. River cruise guests will have the opportunity to explore Decatur’s historic downtown district and experience the city’s local shops and boutiques.

From guided tours of local landmarks to visits to renowned museums and art galleries, Decatur promises a delightful blend of history, culture, and outdoor adventures. 

“We are delighted to partner with American Cruise Line and welcome their riverboats to Decatur. This collaboration opens up new possibilities for both our local community and visitors alike. It presents an opportunity to showcase Decatur’s exceptional hospitality, historical landmarks, and captivating landscapes to a wider audience. We are confident that American Cruise Line guests will fall in love with our city and everything it has to offer.”

Danielle Gibson, President & CEO of Decatur Morgan County Tourism

14 voyages to Decatur

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The cruise ships will make 14 stops this summer in Decatur. (Decatur Morgan County Tourism)

Decatur, nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River, offers a fabulous backdrop for travelers seeking to discover the charm of Alabama’s riverfront communities.

With its rich history, Decatur provides an ideal location for American Cruise Lines to introduce their river cruise guests to the heart and soul of the South. 

The stops in Decatur are scheduled for:

  • June 20
  • June 23
  • July 4
  • July 7
  • July 18
  • July 21
  • July 24
  • July 27
  • Aug. 7
  • Aug. 10
  • Aug, 21
  • Aug. 24

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Michael Seale
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