(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines (ACL) has added a sixth ship to its Pacific Northwest fleet, American Harmony, with four of the vessels operating on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The repositioned modern riverboat was delivered by Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md., in 2019.
The 269-foot, 190-passenger American Harmony successfully completed its journey from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest via the Panama Canal. The newest addition to American’s Columbia River fleet comes at the same time that the line is preparing to introduce two more new modern riverboats to the Mississippi River.
American Harmony’s bow is designed to open, and it has a retractable gangway. In addition to deluxe suites on its upper deck, it features all-outward facing staterooms, all with private furnished balconies. American Harmony also has a multistory glass atrium in the center of the vessel.
American Cruise Lines said it looked forward to the safe return of cruising in 2021 and is planning a record number of cruises for personalized explorations around the country. Upon arrival in Astoria, Ore., American Harmony joined modern series sister ship American Song, along with two of the line’s classic paddlewheelers, American Pride and Queen of the West. All four riverboats will remain in Astoria to complete final preparations for the 2021 season.
American’s cruises on the Columbia and Snake rivers explore from the Pacific in Astoria to the country’s deepest canyon in Clarkston, Wash.