American Song Passes Sea Trials

American Song after moving for final touches

American Cruise Lines has announced that its newest ship, the American Song, has successfully passed its sea trials. The new ship is now on its way to New Orleans, where it will begin its inaugural cruise, and is expected to arrive in the first week in September.

American Song is the second new vessel completed and delivered to American Cruise Lines by Chesapeake Shipbuilding this year. American Harmony, the second 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 6.  American Song will cruise a full schedule of eight-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.


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American Cruise Lines was recently awarded Cruise Critic’s 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best River Line in the U.S. & Canada.  American Cruise Lines operates a fleet of paddlewheelers, coastal cruise ships, and modern riverboats. With over 35 itineraries visiting 25 states, American cruises along the rivers, as well as the coastal and inland waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.

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