American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest fleet of small ships, announced record sales today at the start of what it is predicting will be a strong "Wave Season."
Each of the past five weeks has broken previous company sales records. "We predicted significant sales growth this year and have yet to be disappointed," said Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. The company has since scheduled more cruises on its most popular itineraries in response to demand.
Beebe attributes the sales growth to a number of important factors, the largest of which may be American Cruise Lines’ new tiered commission structure for travel agents. "We are working with more new travel agents and our existing travel partners are booking more cruises than ever," said Beebe.
As sales continue to grow, American Cruise Lines operates new ships that are set to cater to guest expectations. The renovations on Queen of the West are near completion in Portland, Oregon and it will be back in service this spring. Passengers can expect an even better cruise experience with larger staterooms, new furniture, and more private balconies.
The Mississippi Paddlewheeler’s construction is also well underway and ahead of schedule with tickets being booked well in advance of its scheduled debut next summer.