American Cruise Lines’ modern riverboat, American Jazz, is repositioning from the Mississippi River to the US West Coast for new California river cruises, which will begin in February 2023.
American Jazz is currently sailing to San Francisco Bay via the Panama Canal, following a similar route to historic mail ships during the Californian Gold Rush as they carried passengers, mail and gold between the East and West coasts. The crew members are being supported by a shoreside operations team as they monitor vessel systems, weather forecasts and voyage progress throughout the journey.
According to the river cruise line, American Jazz will be the first US-built riverboat to offer overnight cruises throughout the San Francisco Bay and California Delta in over 80 years. The ship will embark on an eight-day ‘San Francisco Bay’ cruise on 24 February 2023, sailing through the bay and 'wine country' along the Napa River, Sacramento River and San Joaquin River.
“Exploring San Francisco Bay and the California Delta by US riverboat is a momentous occasion for domestic river cruising and another first for American Cruise Lines,” said Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “We are proud to provide this new opportunity for our guests to experience the joys of cruising close to home, as they discover yet another beautiful area of the country by riverboat.”