American Cruise Lines takes delivery of American Melody

American Cruise Lines takes delivery of American Melody

American Cruise Lines

American Melody is the latest in American Cruise Lines’ series of modern riverboats

American Cruise Lines has taken delivery of modern riverboat American Melody from Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s shipyard, after construction was completed on schedule.

Following her successful sea trials, American Melody sailed for New Orleans, Louisiana, ahead of an eight-day inaugural cruise along the Mississippi River on 27 August. She will then continue to operate a selection of Mississippi River cruise itineraries until December, including a 22-day ‘Complete Mississippi River Cruise’ between New Orleans and St. Paul, Minnesota.

American Cruise Lines has also announced that the names of the fifth and sixth ships in its modern riverboat series will be American Symphony and American Serenade, respectively. Like American Melody, each will accommodate 175 passengers and will feature sky-lit atriums, multiple indoor and outdoor lounges, fitness centres and an open-air ‘Skywalk’ walking track.

American Symphony and American Serenade are currently under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s shipyard in Salisbury, Maryland. The former is scheduled for delivery next summer and the latter for the end of 2022.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
06 August 2021

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