FAL Engages Inland Marine Service for Marine Operations
French America Line, the newest U.S. cruise line that begins sailing five- to 10-day cruise itineraries aboard its intimate 75-stateroom flagship Louisiane in August, has engaged Inland Marine Service to handle all of its marine operations.
Formerly the Columbia Queen, the Louisiane is undergoing a multimillion dollar refurbishment to reflect a French-inspired ambience to embrace the rich history of the areas she sails that were once known as French America. The ship will sail itineraries along the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Red rivers, and the waterways of the Gulf Coast beginning August 22.
The U.S. registered ship, with 50 guests and a U.S. crew of 64, will visit home ports in Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; Pensacola, Fla.; Pittsburgh; St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. during its inaugural year.