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Founder of American Cruise Lines Charles A. Robertson passes away

Founder of American Cruise Lines Charles A. Robertson passes away

Charles A. Robertson, the founder, chairman, and chief executive of American Cruise Lines, has died. The Board of Directors of American Cruise Lines, Inc. announced that Charles B. Robertson will be appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.


“My father was a visionary and pioneer of the cruise industry and it is an honor to lead the organization he created. My brothers and I have followed in his footsteps and will remember him as a tremendous leader, mentor, and father. We have prudently worked toward this transition, and with the support of our executives and employees, will continue our dedication to our guests and commitment to growth,” said Robertson.

Headquartered in Guilford, Connecticut, American Cruise Line operates twelve small cruise ships along the Eastern Seaboard and Western Seaboard as well as the Mississippi-Ohio and Columbia-Snake river systems of the U.S.

American Cruise Lines has won more prestigious awards than any other U.S. cruise line — including Time magazine’s 2019 World’s Greatest Places award which honored the 342’x59’x8″, 190-passenger American Song, the first modern riverboat in the U.S., among the most exceptional new places in the world to visit, the statement said. American is the largest cruise line in the country operating the newest fleet of coastal cruise ships and riverboats in the U.S.  All ships accommodate 100-200 passengers, and are built, crewed, and registered in the U.S. With over 35 itineraries in 25 states, American cruises the waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.

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