American Cruise Lines’ river cruise ships will call at Vicksburg as often as four times a week under the agreement (Image: American Cruise Lines)
American Cruise Lines has signed a new 20-year docking agreement with the city of Vicksburg in Mississippi, US, which will see the cruise line’s ships receive priority docking in return for a per-passenger fee.
City officials will use the financial contribution from American Cruise Lines to fund improvements to the docking area and beautification of the facility.
“American Cruise Lines has a long history on the Mississippi River, and I’m pleased to have formalised this agreement which will enhance one of our city’s main entryways – all at no cost to the taxpayer,” said George Flaggs Jr., Mayor of Vicksburg. “Our community appreciates the continued partnership with American and their willingness to invest in the future of our city. I’m looking forward to our continued partnership going forward.”
The cruise line will also provide shuttle services for its guest, transporting them to the city’s various attractions and businesses in the downtown area.
“American Cruise Lines is thrilled to have reached a deal with Vicksburg that will keep us contributing to the city’s economy in even more visible ways,” said Charles Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “Through Mayor Flaggs’ foresight and drive, our boats will be in as often as four times per week and will bring thousands of tourists to the city.”
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