The following is text of a news release from American Cruise Lines:
(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines has announced the name of its latest vessel, American Constitution, now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md. The name was inspired by the USS Constitution, the U.S. Navy’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat named by President George Washington. This new ship will be delivered in 2018 and is the sister ship to American Constellation, which begins sailing this May.
American Constitution is a coastal vessel with full active wing stabilization. With the capacity for approximately 175 guests, the new ship will cater to passengers looking for the experience of a modern smaller ship. As with the other American Cruise Lines ships, American Constitution will have large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of lounges.
The two sister ships will cruise on the East Coast this year, expanding to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska in 2018. Details on the 2018 schedule will be announced soon.