American Constellation Cruise Ship, United States of America
American Cruise Lines, one of the biggest cruise companies in the US, launched American Constellation, a new coastal cruise ship, into the waters of Wicomico River, Maryland, US, in July 2016.
The new ship is part of the company's continued expansion of its all-American made fleet and brings the total number of ships in the fleet to nine. Currently under construction, the new cruise vessel is being designed and built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, US.
Construction of the vessel was initiated in October 2015, while the delivery is scheduled in April 2017. Cruises on the new ship will begin in spring 2017.
American Constellation design details
Featuring American Cruise Lines' signature design, the new coastal cruise vessel is designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast, taking its guest to the ports which the larger ships cannot access.
The ocean-capable vessel with full-active wind stabilisation will feature well-appointed staterooms, spacious lounges, furnished balconies, observation decks, private balconies and other additional features including zodiacs and kayaks to entertain guests.
American Constellation will feature a total of six decks including one main deck and a sun deck at level 6.
The main deck will house seven AA-class staterooms, a dining hall, a galley, ship's office, and a vestibule. Deck 2 will feature 28 AAL-class staterooms, three class-A staterooms, one AA-class room, one single stateroom, a lounge and a vestibule.
Deck 3 will feature 19 AAL-class staterooms, two AAC-class staterooms, three veranda suites and a single stateroom. Deck 4 will have 15 AAM-class staterooms, one veranda suite, two single staterooms, and a pilot house. The fifth deck will offer six owner suites, an exercise room, and open space. The sixth and the final deck will be the sun deck.
Accommodation aboard the new coastal cruise ship
The new cruise ship will offer its guest a variety of accommodation options including single staterooms with / without private balconies, A and AA class staterooms, AAL, AAC and AAM-class staterooms with private balconies, veranda suites, and owner's suites.
The 226ft² single staterooms will offer modern amenities including a large picture window, twin size beds and sizable bathrooms. Staterooms with private balconies will be 250ft² featuring a twin bed, large sliding glass door, spacious full-sized bathrooms and a walk-out private balcony.
The 260ft² class-A staterooms will feature a spacious living area with other passenger amenities including a desk, satellite TV, and a large oversized picture window. Class-AA staterooms will be centrally located with 302ft² space offering expansive views through a large opening picture window. It will also feature a large closet and hotel-size bathrooms.
The AAL-class staterooms, measuring 350ft², will include an interior entrance, private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area. They will offer panoramic views and all the comforts of home. The AAC staterooms will also be of the same size and comfort, but will additionally feature sliding glass doors and a private walk-out balcony.
The elegantly-furnished AAM staterooms located on Deck 4 will offer privacy while cruising. They will feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private walk-out balcony.
Veranda suites will have a generous 450ft² of relaxing space and will include a private walk-out balcony, full hotel-sized bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door. Well-furnished owner's suites will be of the same size with a private deck, private walk-out balcony, sitting area, writer's desk, sliding glass door and full hotel-sized bathroom.
Amenities and features of American Constellation
The cruise vessel is designed to provide utmost passenger comfort and will offer a wide range of facilities including complimentary Wi-Fi, elevator access, grand dining room, exercise room with the latest equipment, and satellite TV and DVD player in all staterooms.
It will feature hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, private balconies, sliding glass balcony doors to offer panoramic views, stateroom service, laundry facilities, individual climate control option, and evening entertainment with music and history from onboard historians and naturalists.
Also on offer will be breakfast room service, complimentary cocktail hour each evening, a culinary programme featuring locally-sourced ingredients and personalised service.
Technology used on cruise ship
American Constellation will be equipped with latest state-of-the-art technology, and modern environmental systems to enable faster, quieter and cleaner operation to exceed the most stringent safety standards.
It will be installed with Rolls-Royce stabilisers, which will provide comfortable and smooth cruising experience. Environment-friendly systems will be used for waste water treatment and emissions. Advanced technology communication, sound, safety, humidity and temperature control systems will provide guests with exceptional travel experience, boasts American Cruise Lines.
The cruise vessel will offer 10-night cruises on a new Grand New England itinerary sailing round-trip from Boston, Massachusetts, after sailing two seven-night cruises on the Chesapeake Bay round-trip from Baltimore, Maryland.