American Cruise Lines’ Launches New Riverboat American Melody

American Cruise Lines  has announced the successful launch of  American Melody last week at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD.  American Melody, is the 4th new riverboat in American’s acclaimed Modern Series, and is on schedule for its inaugural Mississippi River cruise season beginning in summer 2021.

American Melody’s multi-story Glass Atrium
American Melody’s multi-story Glass Atrium

Once complete, American Melody will have 5 decks, and accommodate 175 guests in 91 staterooms. American Melody will highlight the Line’s new interior design while also continuing  to feature the gorgeous architectural hallmarks of American’s innovative modern riverboatsshowcasing a grand, multi-story glass atrium at the center of the ship, 100% private balcony accommodations, and a patented opening bow and retractable gangway.

American Melody’s Exterior/Back Porch Lounge
American Melody’s Exterior/Back Porch Lounge

All American’s new modern riverboats have been designed with sweeping expanses of glass throughout.  Like previous sister ships, American Melody will offer unparalleled panoramic views both inside and out; as well as huge guest accommodations in all-balcony staterooms, suites, and singles. The new riverboat will also include: a casual outdoor café as well as a signature Grand Dining Room with river views from every table; numerous spacious sky-lit lounges; several open-air & shaded sundecks; Library; Chart Room; Game Room; Fitness Room & Yoga-Wellness Studio; as well as elevator access to all decks.

American Melody Sky-lit Interior Aft Lounge
American Melody Sky-lit Interior Aft Lounge

American Melody is set to begin cruising the Mississippi River for American Cruise Lines in summer 2021. American Cruise Lines will also debut American Jazz in March 2021 (its 3rd brand new modern riverboat which was delayed from cruising in 2020 due to Covid). American’s 5th yet to be named modern riverboat is due in 2022, and the Line plans to continue its rapid-building plans; releasing 1 to 2 new modern riverboats each year ahead.

For a full Virtual Tour of American Melody and American’s new Modern Riverboats, please click this link or view tour on American’s website at any time under the Ships tab: Modern Riverboat Tour

Cruising Close to Home

American Cruise Lines offers the finest river cruising and coastal cruising in the U.S.A. Year after year, American continues to launch the newest small ships and uniquely curated itineraries for exploring and Cruising Close to Home™. On all American’s cruises, guests discover the history, spirit, and culture of the United States aboard the most sophisticated fleet of modern riverboats and small cruise ships in the country. American operates 14 ships, all accommodating just 100-190 passengers, which cruise more than 35 itineraries in over 30 states, February through December each year.

For reservations or to learn more about American Cruise Lines call 1-800-814-6880 or visit: www.AmericanCruiseLines.com

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