American Cruise Lines has announced a new schedule of cruises for the 2019-2020 season, highlighting three distinct ship styles and an unmatched breadth of itineraries across the country. In 2019, the Line will operate 11 small ships—adding Modern Riverboats—a revolutionary new ship style only available in the U.S. with American Cruise Lines. American is also expanding the options for the lengths of cruises available along many of their most popular routes— offering cruises from 5 to 22-days in length. Year after year, American continues to lead the U.S. cruise industry adding brand new American-built ships and award-winning itineraries in over 25 states.
Later this year, American Cruise Lines will debut the first modern riverboat in U.S. history, American Song. On October 6th, American Song will depart on its inaugural cruise from New Orleans. This first ship in American’s highly anticipated Modern Riverboat Series will sail the Line’s Lower Mississippi River itineraries October through December 2018 (including festive holiday-themed cruises Thanksgiving through New Year’s). In 2019, American Song will reposition to the West Coast sailing American’s Columbia & Snake River itineraries, joining two of the Line’s paddlewheelers, American Pride and Queen of the West as they cruise along the storied route of Lewis & Clark.
Also new for next year, American Harmony the 2nd modern riverboat in the series, will begin service on the Mississippi, joining paddlewheelers America and Queen of the Mississippi which already sail nine different Mississippi River itineraries including sailings on the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers.
American’s newest coastal ships will be well positioned to serve both the East and West coast for 2019-2020. Brand new 2018-ship American Constitution will cruise the Line’s East Coast itineraries including Chesapeake Bay, New England and Hudson River itineraries. Its West Coast sister ship, 2017 American Constellation will cruise the Line’s Pacific Northwest itineraries in Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands, along with summer itineraries in Alaska.
New Coastal Ships:
American Constellation, 2017 & American Constitution, 2018
New Modern Riverboats:
American Song, 2018 & American Harmony, 2019
Itineraries & Ships by region 2019-2020:
The Pacific Northwest:
Puget Sound and Alaska (2 ships):
2017 American Constellation & American Spirit
Columbia & Snake Rivers (3 riverboats):
2018 American Song, American Pride & Queen of the West The Northeast & Southeast Coasts (3 ships):
New England, Maine, Hudson River, Chesapeake Bay, Charleston, SC to Florida:
2018 American Constitution, Independence & American Star
The Entire Mississippi River Region including the Ohio River & Cumberland River (3 riverboats):
2019 American Harmony, America and Queen of the Mississippi