Chesapeake Shipbuilding begins work on American Cruise Lines’ new ship

Chesapeake Shipbuilding begins work on American Cruise Lines’ new ship

American Cruise Lines

American Liberty will carry 105 guests and operate domestic itineraries in the USA

Chesapeake Shipbuilding has started constructing American Cruise Lines’ new American Liberty at its yard in Salisbury, Maryland.

The vessel will be the third of 12 Coastal Cat ships, a series of catamaran-inspired small ships designed for domestic cruise itineraries. The vessels, which are part of the Project Blue series, will all feature environmentally friendly technology.

American Liberty will carry 105 guests within 56 staterooms and suites, each with a private balcony. There will also be a range of lounges and dining venues. The catamaran-style hull is equipped with kayaks and a large tender for in-depth adventure directly from the ship.

In the past five years, American Cruise Lines has more than doubled its fleet with its series of American Riverboats and will increase it further with the Coastal Cats.

The first two ships in the series, American Eagle and American Glory, are scheduled to begin sailing in 2023. American Liberty is expected to launch in 2024.

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By Amber Hickman
16 November 2022

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