American Cruise Lines has successfully repositioned the American Harmony from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Northwest, bringing to four the number of boats ready to sail the Columbia and Snake Rivers this spring, the company said today.
The American Harmony left the Mississippi in late January, sailing south through the Panama Canal and then up the Pacific Coast, docking in Astoria, Ore., on Feb. 5.
The modern-series riverboat joins sister ship the American Song and two of the lines' classic paddlewheelers now docked at Astoria's Tongue Point in preparation for a return to cruising in the region. The company has said it hopes to resume river cruising in late March or April.
The company will launch two more modern river ships on the Mississippi this year, the American Jazz and the American Melody, bringing to four the number of ships in its Mississippi fleet. A fifth is scheduled to debut in 2022.