American Cruise Lines Leads the Way Again With New Class of Modern Riverboats
Written by: Cruise News
GUILFORD, CT – March 1, 2017 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company,
is pleased to announce details for the first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats destined for the
American rivers. These will be the first to combine the modern styling of the European
riverboats with the premium comfort for which American Cruise Lines is known.
The first in the series is scheduled to begin passenger service in 2018 and will carry 200 guests.
The new riverboat will feature the largest staterooms in the United States, with private balconies,
and hotel-size bathrooms. At 345 feet long, the new riverboat will include all the finest modern
design features that today’s travelers have come to expect.
“For over a decade, we have led the way with ship innovation in the United States and we
continue to raise the bar with this new class of modern riverboats” says Timothy Beebe, Vice
President of American. “American Cruise Lines has consistently pursued its new build program,
as it considers refurbished boats unable to meet the modern expectations of today’s river cruise
Construction has already begun on the new modern riverboat at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in
Salisbury, MD. In addition to the new class of modern riverboats, American is building two
additional cruise ships at Chesapeake Shipbuilding. American Constellation, has a capacity of
170 passengers and is scheduled to begin cruising in May of 2017 and its sister ship will begin
cruising in 2018.
Posted: March 1st, 2017 under Cruise Ship News.