American Eagle is the first of 12 planned Coastal Cats for American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines has taken delivery of American Eagle, the first ship in its new class of Coastal Cat vessels, from Chesapeake Shipbuilding.
The ship is now on its way to Massachusetts, where it will embark on its first passenger cruise. The new ship will sail itineraries along the East Coast, with the first voyage scheduled to depart 14 August 2023 from Boston.
“American Eagle embodies our continued commitment to building new small ships to explore America’s rivers and coasts,” said Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “It is the flagship in American Cruise Lines new series of small Coastal Cats, which are unlike anything else available in the US market. American Eagle and her sister ships will change the landscape of possibilities for small ship adventures around the USA.”
American Eagle is the first of 12 Coastal Cats that American Cruise Lines is planning to build, with four scheduled for delivery over the next year. The ship has four decks and a catamaran-style bow and features a main restaurant, casual café, fitness centre, and inside and outside lounges. It is named after American Cruise Line’s first vessel, which began sailing in 1972.