American Cruise Lines took delivery of its newest riverboat American Jazz after a successful sea trial last week with the U.S. Coast Guard, the company said Monday.
American Jazz with 190 passengers is the third in the company’s planned fleet of five modern riverboats.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, he was supposed to start sailing in the Mississippi in September. However, a press release announcing the ship’s delivery did not say whether the launch was scheduled for 2020.
“American jazz and the modern riverboats we are currently building demonstrate our commitment to leadership in the U.S. river cruise market by adding new small vessels every year,” said Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “The outlook for 2021 is tremendous, and we look forward to the first full season of American Jazz in the Mississippi, as well as the introduction of American Melody, the next new ship in our modern riverboat series.
Like the first two ships in the series, American Jazz’s six-deck ship has an opening bow with a retractable ramp and a multi-story glass atrium in the center of the ship.
Living quarters are some of the most spacious in the industry, with standard cabins ranging from 300 to 350 square feet with full-size sliding glass doors and private furnished balconies.
The ship also offers suites up to 650 square feet, as well as separate cabins of 250 square feet, which are available at no additional charge.
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It is a true American experience with American vessels, ships under flags and crews. After the sale and bankruptcy in the 1980s, the line was revived by its original owner and runs along various routes inland waterways and rivers on the East Coast, Pacific Northwest, Mississippi and Alaska.
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