American Cruise Lines newbuild is ahead of schedule

MARCH 11, 2016 — American Cruise Lines reports that its newest cruise ship is now 11 weeks ahead of schedule with an anticipated delivery from Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD, in the first quarter of 2017.

The 170-guest, ocean-capable vessel with full active wing stabilization, is targeted at the passenger looking for a high-end and intimate small ship experience.

Well-appointed, thoughtfully designed staterooms offer over 350 square feet of personal luxury, the largest ever seen in this service, with tastefully furnished private balconies and butler-delivered room service.

The ship will carry a number of Zodiacs and kayaks allowing guests an alternative way to explore the nooks and crannies of the exciting and historic American destinations that the vessel will serve.

American Cruise Lines says that "significant advancements in engineering and technology have been attained to make cruising faster and quieter with more environmentally friendly systems for waste water treatment and emissions. Advanced technology in communication, sound, safety, humidity and temperature control have been implemented to afford guests an exceptional travel experience."

Guests will be presented with wider gangways to allow for effortless handicap accessibility throughout the ship. Similarly, a gracious dining room has been designed to host all guests in one seating while offering panoramic views of the passing scenery.

Bow of new small cruise ship seen in one of shipyard's covered fabrication halls

ACL New Ship Bow Fabrication

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