American Cruise Lines 5 New Riverboats
by Ted Scull.
American Cruise Lines, operators of the largest cruise fleet under the U.S. flag, has nearly completed the first of a new series of riverboats at its own yard, Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The 190-passenger American Song is expected to begin cruising on October 6, 2018 from New Orleans northward on the Mississippi River.
American Song’s sister ship, American Harmony, second in the series of five, will go into service in the spring of 2019 on the Mississippi River to join the two paddlewheelers Queen of the Mississippi and America.
When it debuts this October 2018, American Song will cruise the Lower Mississippi River for the remainder of the year and then reposition to the Columbia & Snake Rivers in 2019.
American Cruise Lines operates over 35 itineraries in 25 states, along rivers and coastal and inland waterways from New England south along the East Coast, Mississippi River System, Pacific Northwest, and in Alaska.
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