What are American Cruise Lines’s most popular activities?
The destinations visited during each sailing are central to the American Cruise Lines cruise experience, so the shore excursions are the main activity of choice and onboard enrichment lectures from experts, generally authors and historians, draw a crowd. In the evening music or sometimes comedy, with talent coming onboard from the ports of call, or from onboard staff, brings in a handful of cruisers.
On the line's theme cruises -- blues, jazz and country music, Mark Twain, Civil War, Lewis & Clark, etc. -- special experts, such as Jefferson Davis' great great-grandson, Bertram Hayes-Davis, give talks or perform. Depending on the region each ship is sailing, there may be local culinary experiences like a lobster bake in New England.
Most of the time, when the ship is sailing between ports, passengers read and chat in the large lounges onboard, use the internet stations and take advantage of the binoculars and regional guides in the library.