Guilford, CT—November 20, 2018—American Cruise Lines announced today that it successfully launched its 2nd new modern riverboat American Harmony at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD, on Saturday, November 17th. American Harmony is the 2nd modern riverboat in the U.S. and the 2nd of 5 planned ships in American’s revolutionary new series. The 1st ship in the series, American Song, began cruising a sold out inaugural season on the Mississippi this October 2018 and was the first modern riverboat in U.S. history. American Harmony is 4 weeks ahead of schedule and was launched exactly one year to the day of its sister ship American Song. Construction has also begun on the 3rd ship in the modern riverboat series.
American Harmony will have the same sophisticated modern design and state-of-the-art technical features of its sister ship American Song, including the very unique opening bow and retractable gangway. The 2nd ship in American’s modern riverboat series will have 6 decks, huge all-balcony cabins and a gorgeous 5-story glass atrium in the center of the ship.
Immediately after the launch, the ship was positioned in Chesapeake’s East Outfitting Basin where it will receive its upper decks and outfitting. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has a long history of designing and building innovative new ships for American Cruise Lines.
The Inaugural season aboard American Harmony will begin in Summer 2019 on the Mississippi River. Sister ship American Song will reposition out West for 2019 sailing American’s Columbia & Snake River itineraries March through October 2019.