American Star

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Cruise line
American Cruise Lines

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
09 Dec, 2017 - 17 Dec, 2017

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American Star Review and Specifications

Specifications of American Star

Year built 2007  /  Age : 10
Flag state USA
Builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Owner American Cruise Lines Inc
Operator American Cruise Lines
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 66 m / 217 ft
Beam (width) 13 m / 43 ft
Gross Tonnage 1973 gt
Passengers 94 - 100
Crew 26
Passengers-to-space ratio 20
Decks 4
Cabins 47
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2017

Review of American Star

Launched in 2007, American Star is one of American Cruise Lines ships, together with the paddlewheelers Queen of the West, American Pride, American Eagle and Queen of the Mississippi, as well as American GloryAmerican Spirit and Independence.

History - construction & ownership

American Cruise Lines (ACL) is a small cruise line with headquarters in Guilford, Connecticut, operational since 1991. The 1,600-ton, 100-passenger cruise ship American Star is US flagged, ACL owned and operated by US crew members. The vessel is compliant with Passenger Vessel Services Act. American Star was built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland, USA).

American Star cruise ship

American Star small cruise ship entered service in June 2007. She is similar to ACL American Spirit and offers the same unique cruising style, hallmark of the company of American Cruise Lines. No matter where she goes to – charming small towns or gracious southern ports, American Star brings guests to spots of magnificent beauty and historic interest. Each passenger is able to unwind on board in the friendly atmosphere created by the American staff.

Cruise itinerary program

American Star itinerary program is based on cruises along the USA East Coast departing from Charleston, Jacksonville, Baltimore, New York City.

Cabins

American Star has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 100 guests in 47 cabins, 26 of which featuring small private balconies. The staterooms have windows, interior entrances and private baths.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

MS American Star has one Dining Room that offers regional cuisine. Other options for a drink include Maindeck Lounge, Midship lounge and Chesapeake lounge.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

American Star clientele consists of well-traveled Americans. The onboard atmosphere is casual and friendly. Various port visits are offered every day. Due to its smaller size, American Star can visit the smallest ports during the shore excursions. Room service is available twice a day. Internet access and Wi-Fi are complimentary. Other amenities are the flat TVs, DVDs, individual climate control, free cocktails before dinner. American Star has a Library Lounge, putting green, sun shade.

American Star wiki

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  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 76 (of which 1 Suite, 27 Balcony rooms, 48 Oceanview, 0 Inside).
  • Fitness, Library, Lifts (all decks), Lounges (4), Grand Dining Room (with open seating).
  • Room-Service (twice daily), Internet, WiFi Access (complimentary), single cabins (5), satellite TV (flats & DVDs), individual climate control, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dresser, American staff/crew, cuisine (regional and seasonal), free drinks before dinner, guest lecturers.
  • Cabin sizes are up to 200 ft2 / 19 m2, (75% are with private balconies), with large picture windows and private bathrooms.
  • Clientele - well-traveled older Americans, rarely college students, casual and friendly atmosphere, amazing itineraries to quaint destinations, port visits every day.
  • This is a coastal passenger ship similar as design to the American Cruise Lines American Spirit ship.
  • Because of their smaller sizes, most ACL ships can visit smallest ports featuring historic architecture, museums and amazing shore excursions.
  • American Star offers small-ship travel vacations along the US East Coast and also river cruises in the USA.
  • The list of itineraries and departure ports includes: 7-day "Historic South and Golden Isles" from Charleston SC and Jacksonville FL, 14-day "East Coast Inland Passage" from Florida (Jacksonville), 6-day "Chesapeake Bay" from Baltimore MD, 7-day "New England Islands" from Providence RI, 7-day Fall Foliage "Hudson River" cruises from NYC (New York).

American Star ship related cruise news

American Star Itineraries 2017

The below listed American Star cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Charleston cruise port

02 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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02 Dec      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
04 Dec     Beaufort, South Carolina   
05 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
06 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
07 Dec     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
07 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
07 Dec - 08 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
09 Dec     At Sea   
09 Dec - 10 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
10 Dec      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   

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Amelia Island cruise port

09 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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09 Dec      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
11 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida   
11 Dec     At Sea   
12 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
12 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
13 Dec     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
14 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
15 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
16 Dec     Beaufort, South Carolina   
17 Dec      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   

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Charleston cruise port

16 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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16 Dec      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
18 Dec     Beaufort, South Carolina   
19 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
20 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
21 Dec     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
21 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
21 Dec - 22 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
23 Dec     At Sea   
23 Dec - 24 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)   
24 Dec      Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida   

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Amelia Island cruise port

23 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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23 Dec      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
25 Dec     Amelia Island, Florida   
25 Dec     At Sea   
26 Dec     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
26 Dec     St Simons Island, Georgia   
27 Dec     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
28 Dec     Savannah, Georgia   
29 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
30 Dec     Beaufort, South Carolina   
31 Dec      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   

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