American Star

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Cruise line
American Cruise Lines

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
15 Jul, 2017 - 23 Jul, 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)
Class
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

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • 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 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
Baltimore cruise port

27 May 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4731
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28 May      Departing from Baltimore, Maryland   
29 May     Yorktown, Virginia   
30 May     Tangier Island, Virginia   
31 May     Cambridge, Maryland   
01 Jun     Oxford, Maryland   
02 Jun     St Michaels, Maryland   
03 Jun     Annapolis, Maryland   
04 Jun      Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

11 June 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4090
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12 Jun      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
13 Jun     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
14 Jun     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
15 Jun     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
16 Jun     Block Island, Rhode Island   
17 Jun     Newport, Rhode Island   
18 Jun     Bristol, Rhode Island   
18 Jun      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

17 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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18 Jun      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
19 Jun     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
20 Jun     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
21 Jun     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
22 Jun     Block Island, Rhode Island   
23 Jun     Newport, Rhode Island   
24 Jun     Bristol, Rhode Island   
25 Jun      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

24 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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25 Jun      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
26 Jun     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
27 Jun     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
28 Jun     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
29 Jun     Block Island, Rhode Island   
30 Jun     Newport, Rhode Island   
01 Jul     Bristol, Rhode Island   
02 Jul      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

01 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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02 Jul      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
03 Jul     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
04 Jul     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
05 Jul     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
06 Jul     Block Island, Rhode Island   
07 Jul     Newport, Rhode Island   
08 Jul     Bristol, Rhode Island   
09 Jul      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

08 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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09 Jul      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
10 Jul     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
11 Jul     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
12 Jul     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
13 Jul     Block Island, Rhode Island   
14 Jul     Newport, Rhode Island   
15 Jul     Bristol, Rhode Island   
16 Jul      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

15 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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16 Jul      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
17 Jul     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
18 Jul     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
19 Jul     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
20 Jul     Block Island, Rhode Island   
21 Jul     Newport, Rhode Island   
22 Jul     Bristol, Rhode Island   
23 Jul      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

22 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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23 Jul      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
24 Jul     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
25 Jul     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
26 Jul     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
27 Jul     Block Island, Rhode Island   
28 Jul     Newport, Rhode Island   
29 Jul     Bristol, Rhode Island   
30 Jul      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

29 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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30 Jul      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
31 Jul     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
01 Aug     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
02 Aug     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
03 Aug     Block Island, Rhode Island   
04 Aug     Newport, Rhode Island   
05 Aug     Bristol, Rhode Island   
06 Aug      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

05 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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06 Aug      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
07 Aug     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
08 Aug     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
09 Aug     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
10 Aug     Block Island, Rhode Island   
11 Aug     Newport, Rhode Island   
12 Aug     Bristol, Rhode Island   
13 Aug      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

12 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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13 Aug      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
14 Aug     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
15 Aug     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
16 Aug     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
17 Aug     Block Island, Rhode Island   
18 Aug     Newport, Rhode Island   
19 Aug     Bristol, Rhode Island   
20 Aug      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

19 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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20 Aug      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
21 Aug     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
22 Aug     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
23 Aug     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
24 Aug     Block Island, Rhode Island   
25 Aug     Newport, Rhode Island   
26 Aug     Bristol, Rhode Island   
27 Aug      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

26 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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27 Aug      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
28 Aug     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
29 Aug     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
30 Aug     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
31 Aug     Block Island, Rhode Island   
01 Sep     Newport, Rhode Island   
02 Sep     Bristol, Rhode Island   
03 Sep      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

02 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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03 Sep      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
04 Sep     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
05 Sep     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
06 Sep     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
07 Sep     Block Island, Rhode Island   
08 Sep     Newport, Rhode Island   
09 Sep     Bristol, Rhode Island   
10 Sep      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Martha's Vineyard Island cruise port

09 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4731
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10 Sep      Departing from Providence, Rhode Island   
11 Sep     New Bedford, Massachusetts   
12 Sep     Nantucket, Massachusetts   
13 Sep     Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts   
14 Sep     Block Island, Rhode Island   
15 Sep     Newport, Rhode Island   
16 Sep     Bristol, Rhode Island   
17 Sep      Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island   
Baltimore cruise port

03 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4090
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04 Oct      Departing from Baltimore, Maryland   
05 Oct     Yorktown, Virginia   
06 Oct     Tangier Island, Virginia   
07 Oct     Cambridge, Maryland   
08 Oct     Oxford, Maryland   
09 Oct     St Michaels, Maryland   
09 Oct     Annapolis, Maryland   
10 Oct      Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland   
Baltimore cruise port

29 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4090
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29 Oct      Departing from Baltimore, Maryland   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Yorktown, Virginia   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Tangier Island, Virginia   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Cambridge, Maryland   
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Oxford, Maryland   
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     St Michaels, Maryland   
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Annapolis, Maryland   
04 Nov      Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland   
Baltimore cruise port

04 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4731
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05 Nov      Departing from Baltimore, Maryland   
06 Nov     Yorktown, Virginia   
07 Nov     Tangier Island, Virginia   
08 Nov     Cambridge, Maryland   
09 Nov     Oxford, Maryland   
10 Nov     St Michaels, Maryland   
11 Nov     Annapolis, Maryland   
12 Nov      Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland   
Amelia Island cruise port

25 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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26 Nov      Departing from Amelia Island, Florida   
27 Nov     Amelia Island, Florida   
27 Nov     At Sea   
28 Nov     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
28 Nov     St Simons Island, Georgia   
29 Nov     Sapelo Island, Georgia   
30 Nov     Savannah, Georgia   
01 Dec     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
02 Dec     Beaufort, South Carolina   
03 Dec      Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina   
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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03 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   
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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10 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   
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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17 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   
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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24 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