American Cruise Lines’ first new ship of 2018, American Constitution, successfully passed its sea trials last week in Chesapeake Bay. With the U.S. Coast Guard aboard, American Constitution underwent speed trials, an endurance run, and was tested in areas of safety and maneuverability.
Now that American Constitution’s sea trials are completed, the ship is set for its inaugural cruise from Baltimore this Wednesday, April 18. The first cruise will also be the line’s first American Revolution Cruise—a new 10-night cruise around Chesapeake Bay calling at ports central to our nation’s history. For the remainder of 2018, the new ship will stay on the East Coast, where it will run a series of trips in summer and fall from Boston and New York.
The American Constitution incorporates a number of new amenities, including new acoustical treatments and vibration dampening systems throughout the ship for quiet running that were tested during the sea trials. The ship has a capacity of approximately 175 guests, with staterooms with private balconies and a variety of lounges. Other notable features include onboard Zodiacs and kayaks, which the river cruise line said will offer guests new ways to explore the destinations visited by the two vessels.
Following its inaugural voyage, the new ship will continue offering cruises on the East Coast through 2019. Itineraries will include the new American Revolution Chesapeake Bay route, as well as Grand New England sailings in summer 2018 and Hudson River itineraries in fall 2018.