American Cruise Lines has announced that its new cruise ship, American Constellation, has left the shipyard with construction complete ahead of schedule for its inaugural season. Earlier this year, when it became clear that the ship would be completed early, American added two Chesapeake Bay cruises to the beginning of the inaugural season, one on May 6 and the other May 13 - both of which have already sold out. American Constellation will also be running the line's new Grand New England itinerary, with the inaugural cruise celebration set for May 21.
American Cruise Lines said that is actively pursuing its new-build program. Along with two new coastal ships, American Cruise Lines recently announced it has begun construction on a fleet of five modern river boats. The river boats will add to the line's existing river boat fleet of four ships. Timothy Beebe, vice president of American Cruise Lines, said "more details about the first in the series will be available very soon."
The American Constellation will house 175 guests in 200+ square foot staterooms. Each stateroom boasts picture windows and private bathrooms, while several suite options also have private balconies. Other amenities include: complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness area, twice-daily stateroom service, putting green on the top deck, complimentary cocktail hour each evening, laundry facilities and evening entertainment with focuses on music and history. Musicians, naturalists and historians join every cruise to provide an education and entertaining onboard experience.
Guests who book a cruise nine months in advance can save up to $400 per stateroom with American's Early Bird special. Visit www.americancruiselines.com