The first of American Cruise Lines' modern riverboats will
be named American Song.
The vessel will launch on the Mississippi River in fall 2018
and will head to the Pacific Northwest's Columbia and Snake rivers for 2019.
The American Song will be wider, faster, and quieter than
any of ACL's other river cruise ships. Like ACL's other vessels, the American
Song is being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md., and thus will
be U.S. flagged and crewed.
The vessel will have a four-story glass atrium and large
lounge areas. It is being designed to have sweeping views throughout the ship.
The staterooms will be the largest in the industry, according to ACL, and will
have private balconies and large bathrooms.
With the launch of American Song next year, ACL will operate
a fleet of 10 vessels, including coastal cruisers and paddlewheelers.
The company sails along the coasts and inland waterways of
Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River region, the Southeast and