American Song to start inaugural season from Port NOLA
American Cruise Lines’ American Song – the first modern riverboat in the US – has arrived at the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) in Louisiana ahead of her inaugural cruises on the Mississippi River. Constructed by Chesapeake Shipbuilding, American Song is the flagship in a series of new contemporary riverboats that will soon join the America Cruise Lines fleet. The 184-guest newbuild features a four-storey glass-enclosed atrium with a large domed skylight, lounges with triple the amount of glass of other riverboats, luxury accommodation and other amenities. American Song will depart New Orleans for her maiden voyage on 6 October, sailing to Memphis in Tennessee, before starting her full schedule of eight-day ‘Lower Mississippi River’ cruises.
American Song heads to New Orleans homeport
American Cruise Lines’ new riverboat American Song is set to arrive at the Port of New Orleans in Louisiana, US this week after successfully completing her sea trials. Constructed by Chesapeake Shipbuilding, American Song has been billed as the “first modern riverboat in US history” and passed a series of tests with “flying colours”. The vessel will sail an inaugural cruise from New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee on 6 October and then offer a full schedule of eight-day ‘Lower Mississippi River’ cruises from New Orleans until the end of 2018.
American Cruise Line’s modern riverboat passes sea trials
American Song has successfully passed Sea Trials and is now on its way to the “Big Easy.” The first modern riverboat in U.S. history is expected to arrive in New Orleans the first week in September. American Song passed Sea Trials with flying colors and is the second new vessel completed and delivered to American Cruise Lines by Chesapeake Shipbuilding this year. American Harmony, the second modern riverboat in the series, will be completed and delivered in the first quarter of 2019. Now that American Song’s Sea Trials are completed, the Line is looking forward to the ship’s inaugural cruise from New Orleans to Memphis, October 6th. American Song will cruise a full schedule of 8-day Lower Mississippi River cruises throughout the remainder of 2018 and then will reposition to the West Coast in 2019, for American’s Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises beginning in March. Every new ship in the American Cruise Lines' expanding fleet is built by Chesapeake ShipbuildingUpload News