ACL's first Coastal Cat/catamaran cruise ship American Eagle successfully passes sea trials

   August 1, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

American Eagle, the first in a series of 12 Coastal Cat/catamarans of ACL-American Cruise Lines, has successfully completed sea trials with exceptional results. On schedule, ACL received the 100-passenger ship from Chesapeake Shipbuilding's yard in Salisbury, Maryland.

All the ACL's catamarans are to be constructude by Chesapeake Shipbuilding. The subsequent 4 ships are already in progress and will be delivered within 2024. American Eagle is not only the pioneer in her class but also bears the namesake of ACL's first vessel launched in 1972.

As American Eagle sets sail for Massachusetts, she eagerly awaits her inaugural cruise. Operating along the USA's East Coast, the ship will present 100% USA itineraries that combine luxurious river cruising with the thrill and exploration of expedition travel.

American Eagle's maiden voyage is scheduled to depart on August 14th, 2023, following ACL's 8-day Cape Codder itinerary roundtrip from Boston MA.

American Eagle's introduction comes shortly after American Serenade, ACL's 6th Modern Riverboat, further establishing the company's leadership in the American market. ACL's small ship fleet continues to expand with innovative designs and premium accommodations for small vessels. The second Coastal Cat ship - American Glory, is scheduled for launch in November 2023.

With a capacity for just 100 guests, American Eagle boasts 5 decks, 56 passenger staterooms and showcases a new catamaran bow. The interior design exudes elegance, and its private balcony accommodations, which include spacious Single and Double-Occupancy Staterooms as well as Suites, ensure a comfortable and luxurious journey. American Eagle also offers a breathtaking top deck with stunning views, comfortable indoor and outdoor lounges, a main restaurant, a casual cafe, and a fitness center.