American Constellation

American Constellation Review and Specifications

Specifications of American Constellation

Year built 2017

Review of American Constellation

Launched in 2017, American Constellation is one of American Cruise Lines vessels, together with the paddlewheelers Queen of the West, American Pride, American Eagle and Queen of the Mississippi, as well as the ships American GloryAmerican SpiritAmerican Star and Independence

History - construction & ownership

American Cruise Lines (ACL) is a small cruise line with headquarters in Guilford, Connecticut, operational since 1991. American Constellation is the latest river cruise ship from ACL. She is uniquely designed in order to navigate the inland waterways of US East Coast and brings travelers to exciting locations that cannot be accessed by larger ships. In the intimate atmosphere offered onboard, passengers will find the largest cabins in industry, spacious lounges, observation decks, private balconies that offer splendid views of passing landscapes.

The new coastal river boat will set sail in April 2017. The "American Constellation" name was inspired by the numerous American ships named "Constellation" which have honored the United States. The original US Naval sailing frigate of 1797, USS Constellation, and the newest ship of American Cruise Lines were both built in Maryland shipyards. American Constellation will leave for her first cruise from Constellation Pier, next to where retired USS Constellation is currently docked.

Cruise itinerary program

American Constellation itinerary program is predominately based on 7-day Hudson river round-trip cruises from New York and 10-day New England sailings out of Boston, MA. Other options include Chesapeake Bay, Historic South and Golden Isles.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

American Constellation

Cabins

American Constellation has 6 passenger decks (accessible via one elevator) and a total of 85 staterooms. The number of cabin categories is 9. Most of the accommodations are Balcony rooms, with floor-ceiling sliding doors leading to a private step-out veranda. There are no connecting rooms onboard. 

Dining options - Food & Drinks

The American Constellation has a single-capacity, open-seating dining room. This is the main restaurant onboard featuring floor-ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers, classy furniture, 4- and 8-seat tables and luxury dining amenities. Most of the cuisine is American fare. The menu boasts itinerary-inspired gourmet specialties and fresh food. Breakfast is buffet-style, with made-to-order items. Lunch offers soup, choice of 3 dishes, chef’s salad. Dinner offers soup, salad and 3 entrees. The wine list has a selection of domestic wines. Any dietary needs are catered for. 

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The ocean capable American Constellation ship with full active wing stabilization, will feature capacity for 163 guests. ACL Constellation will cater to the discriminating eye of vacationers looking for intimate high-end experience of a smaller vessel. Well-appointed rooms will be the largest ever seen in service, with room service and tastefully furnished private balconies. Additional features include kayaks and Zodiacs that will offer guests alternative ways to explore historic American destinations.

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