American Cruise Lines has released details of the first of a new class of five riverboats, which will operate on the rivers of the US.
The first in the series will be delivered in 2018 and will carry 200 guests. The riverboat will feature the largest staterooms in the US, private balconies and hotel-size bathrooms.
“For over a decade, we have led the way with ship innovation in the US and we continue to raise the bar with this new class of modern riverboats” says Timothy Beebe, vice president of American Cruise Lines. “American Cruise Lines has consistently pursued its new build programme, as it considers refurbished boats unable to meet the modern expectations of today’s river cruise passengers.”
The 345ft riverboat is now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland.
American Cruise Lines already has two cruise ships under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding – American Constellation which is set to begin cruising in May 2017 and its sister ship, which is set to commence cruising next year.