Latest ACL cruise ship moved to launchways

The following is text of a news release from American Cruise Lines (ACL):

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Harmony’s lower bow section has moved from fabrication building No. 4 at Chesapeake Shipbuilding to the assembly launchways. The second new ship in American Cruise Lines' five-ship, modern riverboat series is well on its way to completion.

American Harmony, like American Song (which just made its inaugural sailing earlier this month), will be equipped with every technical advancement and offer the best in contemporary design including a five-story glass atrium. Each ship in American’s modern riverboat series has a unique bow ramp which extends and retracts from the bow of the ship and enables bow landings wherever needed.

American Cruise Lines is pleased to offer American Harmony and American Song in addition to its traditional paddlewheelers already sailing along the Mississippi and the Columbia and Snake rivers. With a diverse fleet of three distinct ship styles, American Cruise Lines’ new modern riverboats are a dramatic departure from the iconic paddlewheelers that have traveled U.S. rivers since the 1800s.

American Harmony is scheduled to debut in summer 2019.

By Professional Mariner Staff