American Eagle will spend 2023 cruising around America’s east coast, visiting Massachusetts, Maine, South Carolina and Florida
American Cruise Lines’ first Coastal Cat ship has set sail from Boston, USA after an official christening ceremony on 14 August 2023. The ship’s inaugural cruise will take guests on an eight-day roundtrip visiting destinations in Massachusetts, including Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown and the cruise line’s first ever call in Plymouth.
The 100-passenger ship was christened at a ceremony at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy campus on Buzzards Bay in Boston, New England. Carol Robertson, wife of American Cruise Lines’ founder the late Charles A. Robertson, served as godmother for the ship, christening the ship with one of her handmade ribbon-wrapped champagne bottles.
The ceremony was attended by Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines, as well as Congressman Bill Keating, captains from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, state representatives, local officials, and members of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce.
“American Eagle embodies our commitment to building innovative small ships for America’s rivers and coasts,” said Charles B. Robertson. “It is the flagship of our new series of small Coastal Cats, which is unlike anything else available in the US market. American Eagle and her sister ships will change the landscape of possibilities for amazing small ship adventures around the USA.”
American Eagle is named after the first American Cruise Lines’ ship, which launched in the 1970s. The vessel features four decks and a catamaran bow; it is the first in American Cruise Lines’ new 12-ship series of 100-passenger Coastal Cats. The second vessel in the series, American Glory, is scheduled to begin cruising in November 2023 and will be followed by American Liberty and American Legend in 2024.