Assembly Continues on American Harmony at Chesapeake Shipbuilding

American Harmony

American Cruise Lines has announced that American Harmony’s lower bow section has moved from Fabrication Building #4 at Chesapeake Shipbuilding to the Assembly Launchways. The second new ship in American Cruise Lines’ five-ship, modern riverboat series is on its way to completion and will debut in summer 2019.

American Harmony, like American Song (which just made its inaugural sailing earlier this month), will be equipped with modern technology and offer a contemporary design showcasing a five-story glass atrium. Each ship in American’s modern riverboat series has a unique bow ramp which extends and retracts from the bow of the ship and enables bow landings wherever needed.

American Cruise Lines will offer American Harmony and American Song in addition to their traditional paddlewheelers already sailing along the Mississippi and the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The cruise line operates a diverse fleet of three distinct ship styles, including its new modern riverboats that are a departure from the paddlewheelers that have traveled U.S. rivers since the 1800’s.

When American Harmony debuts in summer 2019, it will further American Cruise Lines’ decade’s long tradition as a provider of U.S. river cruising. American Song and American Harmony, are the beginning of American Cruise Lines’ new series of five modern riverboats.

American Cruise Lines operates a fleet of paddlewheelers, coastal cruise ships, and 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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