American Cruise Lines announced Monday it had launched its third modern river cruise ship in the United States, dubbed the American Jazz.
The new vessel was launched at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, on Sunday, which makes its arrival into the American Cruise Lines fleet five weeks ahead of schedule.
Once complete, American Jazz will have 6 decks, accommodate 194 guests in 100 staterooms, and highlight the same elegant contemporary design as the 1st and 2 nd modern series ships (American Song and American Harmony). American Jazz will showcase a multi-story glass atrium at the center of the ship, as well as the distinctive opening bow and retractable gangway synonymous with all American’s modern riverboats. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has a long history of designing and building innovative new ships for American Cruise Lines.
Designed with sweeping expanses of glass throughout, river cruise ship will offer unparalleled panoramic views as well as huge all-balcony staterooms & suites. The new ship’s amenities will also include a casual dining venue called, The Back Porch Café; a Grand Dining Room, accommodating all guests; numerous comfortable lounges; several open-air & shaded sundecks; a putting green; exercise room; laundry facilities; and elevator access to all decks.
American Jazz is set to begin cruising the Mississippi River for American Cruise Lines in the 3rd quarter of 2020.