The new modern riverboats will feature a new fifth deck Skywalk
American Cruise Lines has contracted Chesapeake Shipbuilding to build two more modern riverboats in 2022.
The newbuilds will be the fifth and sixth in American Cruise Lines’ modern riverboat series, and will be sister ships to American Melody, which will begin sailing on the Mississippi River in August.
“American’s two newbuilds are welcome news for the industry here at home,” said Charles Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “They closely follow the two riverboats we are introducing this year and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to growth and leading the US small ship market.”
American Melody and the 2022 newbuilds will feature interiors created by design firm Studio DADO. New architectural features will include a fifth deck Skywalk with a walking track and an elliptical cutout above the outdoor Ellipse Café.
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