cruising continues to take off with new ships coming on line for service along
inland and intracoastal rivers throughout the country.
line, Guildford, Conn.-based American Cruise Lines has three new
ships, 10 new itineraries and 21 new U.S. ports being visiting by its cruise
ships in 2023 alone.
The sixth ship in the
sister series, the American Serenade, will begin cruising on the
Mississippi River this April.
American Cruise Lines
also has two small new ships (coastal cats) coming out
this year. The American Eagle will debut in August and the American
Glory in October. These ships are the first in a 12-ship series of
coastal cats for American Cruise Lines known as Project Blue.
“2023 is poised to be the most exciting cruise
season ever for American Cruise Lines,” said Charles Robertson, president and
CEO of American Cruise Lines. “More small ships exploring in more states than ever before is the
best way that I can think of to celebrate 50 years cruising American’s
In total, American
Cruise Lines has 17 small ships (all accommodating just 90-180 passengers)
cruising/exploring in 35 states this year (both U.S. coasts and all the rivers