American Cruise Lines will put its newest
ship, the American Star, in Maine for the summer of 2007, doubling
the berths on its Maine Coast and Harbors itinerary, the company
The American Star
is currently under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in
Salisbury, Md., and will enter service in June 2007. American
Cruise Lines said that due to increased demand for this sailing,
the 100-passenger American Star will replace the 49-passenger
The American Glory
is scheduled to move to the New England Islands itinerary where it
will sail with the American Spirit, while the American Eagle will
do the Chesapeake Bay itinerary, said Tim Beebe, vice president of
American Cruise Lines.
American Cruise Lines currently has
three ships, with a total capacity of 198 passengers. The line will
nearly double its overall capacity with the addition of two
newbuilds, set to debut in 2008 and 2009.
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