American Cruise Lines’ American Harmony has set sail from New Orleans on its inaugural cruise. The ship, which is the second in the river cruise line’s Modern Riverboat series, departed on Saturday, August 17 on an eight-day New Orleans Roundtrip itinerary on the Mississippi River, returning this Saturday, August 24.
During the cruise guests will take part in onboard celebrations and visit historic ports of call, such as Oak Alley, LA; Natchez, MS; Vicksburg, MS; St. Francisville, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; and Houmas House, LA. At each stop, they will have the chance to experience guided shore excursions, private concerts and visits to historical sites ranging from the Civil War battlefields of Vicksburg, MS, to the plantations of Oak Alley and Frogmore.
The American Harmony is the second of five new cruise ships in the line’s Modern Riverboat series. It has a capacity of 190 guests and an opening bow with a retractable gangway, as well as a five-story glass atrium in the center of the ship and an all-suite fifth deck with 10 Verandah Suites. Staterooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and private furnished balconies.
Once American Harmony’s inaugural cruise concludes, it will continue to sail the Mississippi River on the line’s Complete Mississippi River Cruise, a 22-day sailing from New Orleans to St. Paul. American Cruise Lines offers over nine different Mississippi River itineraries, including holiday and theme cruises. American Harmony will operate all of the line’s Mississippi River itineraries for the remainder of 2019 and again throughout 2020.