GUILFORD, CT — At 345 feet long and 60 feet wide, American Cruise Lines’ new riverboats will feature the largest staterooms in the U.S., private balconies, and hotel-size bathrooms.
American Cruise Lines says the spacious accommodations are a result of constructing only two staterooms across the entire width of the ship. This design approach is unique from many riverboats “which force three to four staterooms within a similar width”, says the company. “The thoughtful layout of our new builds allows for all outward facing staterooms and private balconies,” says Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American. “Every guest has a magnificent view.”
The modern riverboats will also feature a four-storey atrium in the centre of the ship. Says Beebe: “The atrium will be the largest of its kind on a riverboat and will create an incredible first impression for guests as they board.”
Carrying 200 passengers, the first riverboat inspired by modern design is scheduled to begin passenger service on the Lower Mississippi River in Fall 2018. Reservations are now being accepted. Columbia & Snake River cruises aboard the new riverboats are slated to begin in 2019.
In addition to the modern riverboats now in the works, American Cruise Lines also recently completed construction on its new coastal cruise ship, American Constellation. American Constitution, sister ship to Constellation, is also under construction as part of American’s new build program.
American Cruise Lines’ three dozen or so itineraries range from four to 21-nights in length, visiting the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, the Southeast and the Mississippi River.