May, 2023
May, 2023

About Us

Our Mission

Bring together Armenians worldwide with diverse persuasions, speaking Armenian together, dining together, dancing & laughing together and enjoying each others company for a Caribbean vacation. We look forward to a continuing service to the Armenian Nation and appreciate the wonderful support to the ACAA.



Since 1998 the AHC has been bringing together Armenians to promote fellowship, awareness and camaraderie among the Armenian Communities worldwide.



Each year new participants attend from all over the world. This idea has definitely caught on from a modest beginning of only a few hundred guests to our record attendance of almost 1600 Armenians!



The AHC has been bringing world class and diverse entertainment to our guests such as Harout Pamboukjian, the Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston, comedian Kev Orkian and the list goes on!



Proceeds from this cruise is given to the Armenian Cultural Association of America, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that primarily assist in Armenian research, cultural events, and especially provides primary assistance to the Armenian language newspapers.

Our History

Our first cruise was in 1998 and hundreds of people attended from around the country. The following year in 1999, the date was moved to the second week of January in order not to interfere with the traditional Armenian Christmas, which is celebrated on January 6th. Subsequently, there was a desire to set the date as specific and adhering to recommendations from committee members and a survey from participants, the date for the annual Armenian Heritage Cruise is now set permanently for either the second or third week of January each year.

As part of the ACAA mandate, is the promotion of Armenian fellowship and awareness among the Armenian Communities worldwide. It was visualized by the ACAA that by promoting and creating the Armenian Heritage Cruise concept, this would be an excellent way to have hundreds of Armenians come together in camaraderie and good fun. The idea of spending an entire week of luxurious comfort, food and entertainment appealed to a vast segment of the community and the project idea began.

Each year new participants attend from all over the world. In the past we have had guests from France, England, Venezuela, Switzerland, Canada and from every part of the United States. This idea is definitely catching on and from a modest beginning of only a few hundred guests, on Armenian Heritage Cruise V we had over 600 people. For our Cruise VI the count had over 750 guests and by sailing date, we reached over 800 guests. The record was set for the Armenian Heritage Cruise VII when almost 1600 Armenians and their Friends from all over the world attended the Cruise.

Our Executive Committee

Jim Kzirian


Arpi Bostajian-Ashkarian