Special Press Announcement Set for July 26 with the Luxury Cruise Ship in Vacherie
VACHERIE, La. – On Tuesday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m., Louisiana’s River Parishes Tourist Commission (LARPTC) and American Cruise Lines will announce a new partnership adding the River Parishes as an official destination on the New Orleans cruise. The announcement will commence during the arrival of the luxury riverboat cruise ship at the St. James port, welcoming its first passengers with a traditional brass band. The announcement will take place behind the levee, across the street from Cazenave Dealership, 205 LA-18 in Vacherie.
This marks LARPTC’s first partnership with a cruise line and will increase visitors and revenue for local small businesses. It will also provide a much-needed economic boost for residents. LARPTC Executive Director Jay Robichaux will be joined by St. James Parish President Pete Dufresne, and American Cruise Lines’ Director for City Partnerships and Special Projects Frank Klipsch to commemorate this exciting announcement.
The press event will be streamed live on the LARP Facebook page. LARPTC leadership and parish leaders will discuss the magnitude of the partnership and its positive impact on the river region’s tourism industry and residents following the devastating effects of the pandemic and Hurricane Ida.
Who: LARPTC Executive Director Jay Robichaux, St. James Parish President Pete Dufresne, American Cruise Lines’ Director for City Partnerships and Special Projects Frank Klipsch and community leaders
What: Special Press Event to announce the partnership between Louisiana’s River Parishes Tourist Commission and American Cruise Lines
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Behind the Levee, across the street from Cazenave Dealership, 1205 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090
About Louisiana’s River Parishes Tourist Commission
Louisiana’s River Parishes Tourist Commission (RPTC) is the official destination and marketing organization and driving force for tourism in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes. The organization offers assistance to visitors, advocates for its stakeholders, and stimulates the region’s economic growth.
About American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the U.S. As a small ship cruise line, we are able to offer guests a customized experience on each of our 35-plus itineraries which visit the most captivating destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, the Southeast, and the Mississippi River region. The gracious hospitality and personalized service of the American Cruise Lines staff are what we are known for, as is the exquisite cuisine prepared each day by our master chefs. On board and ashore, we work with our guests to accommodate specific interests, tastes, and needs.