The open decks of the cruise line makes observation so pleasurable. Unlike the larger cruise lines, American cruise ships offer a more intimate entertainment. Perhaps a visit from a local Maine lobsterman or costumed amerabellum dancers from the Deep South. The American Cruise Line is targeted toward an intimate atmosphere where the fellow passengers can become acquainted and enjoy camaraderie with one another. Additional activities may include: guest lecturers, demonstrations from local musicians or some minor theatrical performances. Games are always a big draw among passengers although you will not see any casinos on any of the American Cruise ships. Dining aboard the ship is very casual and informal dress. The food is prepared by extremely talented culinary chefs from some of the best institutes, with superior culinary credentials. Menus are centered on the local specialties. Of course only the finest of foods are used to prepare the foods so that you have a memorable and tasteful meal. Opportunity to converse with other passengers and share personnel experiences are encouraged before the evening meal with complimentary hor'doevres and cocktails. The seating for the meals are unassigned and passengers may dine while enjoying a panoramic view.
A few menu items you may have the pleasure of eating on your cruise may be: appetizers, clam chowder served in a freshly made bread bowl or perhaps tomato bisque with roasted red peppers. Tomato mozzarella salad served with balsamic vinaigrette. The choice of entrees may be a selection of prime rib served with a steamed rice and side of spinach. Or perhaps chicken breast stuffed with wild rice and squash. Maine red lobster accompanied with red baby potatoes is another great choice. The desserts are definitely a must have from choices such as: blueberry pie alamode or molten chocolate cake served with fresh raspberry sauce. Ice cream is always a favorite among passengers with flavors of pistachio, chocolate, vanilla and sugar free flavors for passengers with allergies or dietary restrictions. Dinner menus often accompany port of call, when suited you may have choices of fresh halibut steak, rack of lamb with braised red cabbage or fresh scallops from Martha's Vineyard. New York Cheesecake and Raspberry crème Brule are among the favorites of desserts. Whatever the menu you can be assured that it will be among the finest of ingredients and served with the utmost of elegance and taste.