First announced back in January, the Project Blue series is a set of twelve catamaran-type/small vessels designed to cover almost any domestic cruise itinerary. American Liberty is specially built for coastal operation and boasts a similar innovative hull design as ACL’s previously announced Coastal Cats. All vessels are being built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury MD.
ACL has grown substantially since the COVID crisis and has led to the resurgence of the river cruise market. In the past 5 years, the company has more than doubled its cruise ship fleet by introducing the modern series of American Riverboats.
The American Liberty ship and the ongoing series of Coastal Cats will boast many amenities including a total of 56 staterooms and suites, each with a private balcony, spacious lounges and dining venues. The catamaran hull form of the ship allows for a wide activity platform at the stern, with kayaks and a tender for in-depth adventures.
American Liberty will commence sailing the USA in spring 2024. The year ahead is expected to be the most exciting ever for ACL, with a total of 17 small ships and riverboats operating 50+ domestic itineraries in 35 states.