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French America Line dangles $1,000 gift cards for agents

Louisiane - a focus on regional food, music and history
Travel agents will receive a $1,000 American Express gift card for every three cabins booked on French America Line's Louisiane by July 31.

This 'Christmas in July' promotion calls attention to the line's inaugural year sailing the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Red rivers.

Agents can also provide their clients with special savings of up to $420 in pre-paid on-board gratuities per stateroom, said Tom Markwell, president, French America Line.

The 150-passenger Louisiane will focus on regional food, music and history during cruise-tours of four to 10 days, visiting places larger riverboats cannot navigate in areas known as French America at the time of American colonization.

Louisiane's pricing includes free-flowing beverages, spirits and wines, one-night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay with breakfast, daily Traveler Collection shore excursions and Wi-Fi.

The vessel has two open-seating dining venues for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as 24-hour in-room dining, with all menus designed by award-winning chef de cuisine Regina Charboneau. On-board Illuminators will provide enrichment talks, while bicycles, helmets and maps will be provided at no charge for exploring ashore.

French America Line also offers Curator Collection private shore experiences and pre- and post-cruise extension add-ons.