JULY 14, 2015 — American Cruise Lines has announced the name of its brand-new Mississippi paddlewheeler – America.
Currently under construction at sister company Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD, the America will be American built, flagged, and crewed, and is being prepared to launch into the Wicomico River early next week. It will then be moved to Chesapeake Shipbuilding's East Outfitting Basin where the upper decks and outfitting will be completed.
The America will be American Cruise Lines' eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel this year.
Scheduled to begin sailing the Mississippi River in early 2016, the America is promised to be "the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a riverboat."