Chesapeake launches fifth riverboat for American Cruise Lines

American Symphony will operate on the Mississippi River from August 2022

Chesapeake launches fifth riverboat for American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines

American Symphony features a top-deck Skywalk, as well as a four-storey atrium, and indoor and outdoor dining spaces

By Alice Chambers |

American Cruise Lines’ American Symphony has been launched at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, USA.

The vessel will be the fifth vessel to join the new modern riverboat fleet, joining American Melody, American Jazz, American Heritage and American Splendor.

After the launch, the boat was positioned in Chesapeake’s East Outfitting Basin to receive its upper decks and undergo final outfitting work. The vessel will accommodate 175 passengers with five decks and balcony staterooms. It will feature a top deck Skywalk, a four-storey glass atrium, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, large fitness centres, and multiple lounges, all of which are designed to reflect American Symphony’s sister ship, American Melody.

American Symphony will start operating its 10 different Mississippi River itineraries in August 2022, including eight-day Lower Mississippi River cruises between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee, and Upper Mississippi River sailings between St. Louis, Missouri, and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Chesapeake has also started construction on the cruise line’s sixth riverboat, American Serenade. The shipyard is also designing and building the line’s Project Blue fleet.

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