Newbuilds for American Cruise Lines in the Works
American Cruise Lines Plans to Build 12 Newbuilds for Domestic Cruises in US
Built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, American Cruise Lines announced they are expecting 12 newbuilds for their “Project Blue” domestic coastal cruises to service all Americans as they will be distributed throughout the USA for use.
Two ships, American Eagle and American Glory are nearing completion for 2023 debut to the public.
All twelve US-built ships will be 241 feet long, 56 feet wide and have the capacity to carry 109 passengers and 50 crew members.
American Cruise Lines President and CEO, Charles B. Robertson stated, “Project Blue started as a design challenge to create a boat small enough for New England harbors and stable enough for the Alaska Inside Passage, with a draft shallow enough for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. These boats can run almost anywhere, and because there will be 12 of them, they will be deployed all over the United States.”