ACL American Glory

ACL American Glory current position

ACL American Glory current location is at Gulf of Mexico (coordinates 26.88382 N / -82.46198 W) cruising en route to MARCO ISLAND, FL. The AIS position was reported 53 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ACL American Glory

ACL American Glory current cruise is 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise. Prices start from USD 6285 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 01 Mar, 2024 and ends on 07 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
01 Mar    Departing from St Petersburg FL, Florida hotels
02 Mar
03 Mar - 04 Mar    Key West, Florida
05 Mar    coastal cruising
06 Mar    Punta Gorda Florida, Fishermen's Village
07 Mar    Arriving in St Petersburg FL, Florida hotels

Specifications of ACL American Glory

Year of build2023  /  Age: 1
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
ClassProject Blue/ACL Coastal Cat
Building costUSD 20 million
Speed18 kn / 33 km/h / 21 mph
Length (LOA)74 m / 243 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage3000 gt
Passengers109
Crew50
Decks5
Cabins56
Decks with cabins4
Sister-shipsAmerican Cruise Lines catamarans
Christened byTeri Johnston
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines

ACL American Glory Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 01 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2024 Mar 08 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2024 Mar 15 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2024 Mar 25 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2024 Apr 04 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $7685
2024 Apr 14 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $6935
2024 Apr 24 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $6935
2024 May 06 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York $6140
2024 May 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6140
2024 May 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6140
2024 May 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2024 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2024 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2024 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2024 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2024 Jul 01 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $10820
2024 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $10820
2024 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2024 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6140
2024 Aug 12 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $11740
2024 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6495
2024 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6735
2024 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $7235
2024 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $7235
2024 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $7235
2024 Sep 30 13 days, one-way from Portland OR to New York Portland ME $13605
2024 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from Boston to New York Boston
2024 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York $6640
2024 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from Boston to New York Boston $6640
2024 Oct 30 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2024 Oct 31 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8175
2024 Nov 10 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $7685
2024 Nov 20 13 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Baltimore Amelia Island Florida $10480
2024 Dec 07 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2024 Dec 14 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2024 Dec 21 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2024 Dec 28 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Jan 04 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Jan 11 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Jan 18 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Jan 25 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Jan 26 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6510
2025 Feb 01 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Feb 08 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Feb 15 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Feb 22 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Mar 01 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Mar 08 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Mar 15 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Mar 22 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2025 Apr 02 13 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Baltimore Amelia Island Florida $10480
2025 Apr 12 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Apr 22 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 May 04 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York
2025 May 05 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York $6640
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 May 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2025 May 18 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 May 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2025 May 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2025 Jun 01 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2025 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2025 Jun 15 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2025 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6640
2025 Jun 29 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6640
2025 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6640
2025 Jul 13 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6640
2025 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6640
2025 Jul 27 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $6640
2025 Aug 10 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 24 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 25 13 days, one-way from New York to Portland OR New York
2025 Sep 07 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Sep 21 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Sep 30 13 days, one-way from Portland OR to New York Portland ME $13155
2025 Oct 05 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2025 Oct 21 14 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore
2025 Nov 07 14 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore $10480
2025 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise
2025 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise
2025 Dec 06 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Dec 13 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Dec 27 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Jan 03 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Jan 10 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Jan 17 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Jan 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Jan 31 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Feb 07 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Feb 14 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Feb 21 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Feb 28 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Mar 07 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Mar 14 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Mar 21 19 days, one-way from St Petersburg FL to Washington DC St Petersburg FL $14720
2026 Apr 11 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $7685
2026 Apr 21 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $7685
2026 May 03 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York $6640
2026 May 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $6640
2026 May 17 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $11820
2026 May 31 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $11820
2026 Jun 14 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $11820
2026 Jun 28 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $11820
2026 Jul 12 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $11820
2026 Jul 26 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $11820
2026 Aug 09 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $12490
2026 Aug 23 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $12490
2026 Sep 06 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $13155
2026 Sep 20 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $13155
2026 Oct 04 13 days, one-way from Portland OR to New York Portland ME $13155
2026 Oct 20 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8175
2026 Oct 30 20 days, one-way from Washington DC to St Petersburg FL Washington DC $15720
2026 Nov 21 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Nov 28 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Dec 05 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Dec 12 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Dec 19 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285
2026 Dec 26 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6285

ACL American Glory Review

Review of ACL American Glory

The 2023-built MS American Glory cruise ship is the second in a 12-ship series (Project Blue/aka Coastal Cat) of catamaran-design newbuilds in the ACL-American Cruise Lines fleet. From this (new for ACL) class are the same designed catamarans/sisterships launched two per year - in 2023 (Eagle/August, Glory/November), 2024 (Liberty/June, Legend/October), 2025, 2026, 2027, and 2028.

All ACL cruise ships are US-flagged and built by the company-owned Chesapeake Shipbuilding Yard in Salisbury MD (Maryland USA).

Note: The 2023-built vessel (IMO 1033418, MMSI 368317880) is not to be mistaken with the namesake MS American Glory (2002-built/2019-decommissioned).

The Coastal Cat American Glory is ACL's 17th vessel overall.

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner American Cruise Lines/ACL is the USA's largest river cruise company (headquarters in Guilford Connecticut) operational since 1991. The company specializes in cruise shipping on the USA's largest navigable inland waterways (rivers and lakes) as well as in cruises along the US East Coast, US West Coast, and Florida.

All ACL vessels feature some of the industry's largest passenger cabins with private step-out balconies, spacious lounges and outdoor deck spaces, gourmet cuisine, top-quality enrichment program with many complimentary land tours and excursions, highly-personalized service by all-American staff and crew.

American Cruise Lines catamaran ships (Project Blue)

In January 2022 ACL announced a plan to grow its fleet to 25+ vessels by adding 12 units of a new class (Project Blue), each with max passenger capacity 109 (plus 50 crew/staff), length 241 ft (74 m), beam/width 56 ft (17 m), 56 staterooms (~85% balconies). The first two boats (American Glory and American Eagle) were scheduled for inaugurations in 2023. The current plans are for two units to be launched each year.

MS American Glory features an innovative catamaran ship design that guarantees smaller capacity (more comfortable and intimate vacation travel experience) along with stable navigation in both inland waterways (rivers and lakes) as well as close-to-coast/expedition-style cruising.

The catamaran hull features an aft activity platform/Marina (at the stern) from where are launched the ship's kayaks. At the stern is also mounted the tender boat which is used for passenger transportation as well as for cruising close to shore and on shallow inland waterways.

Sea trials were successfully completed on November 13, 2023.

The ship was officially christened on January 15, 2024, in Key West Florida. The naming ceremony (held dockside at Mallory Square) was attended by the godmother Teri Johnston (Key West's Mayor) and Charles B. Robertson (ACL's President & CEO) as well as by local dignitaries, port and marina officials, community members, and the current voyage's passengers. VIP guests were Arlo Haskell (Safer Cleaner Ships) and Albert Childress (Key West City Manager). Victory Belles (band) performed live patriotic music.

Decks and Cabins

ACL American Glory has 5 passenger decks (4 are accessible via two midship elevators) and a total of 56 staterooms. The number of cabin categories is 6. Most accommodations are balconied (~85% of all), each fitted with a floor-ceiling sliding door opening onto a private step-out veranda. The boat has 3 single cabins, only 1x handicaped cabin (wheelchair-accessible ADA stateroom designed for passengers with disabilities) and no connecting rooms.

Only Deck 1 cabins (8x in category AAC) are without balconies. The smallest staterooms (including the studios / single-occupancy cabins) are sized 230 ft2 (21 m2). Standard Balcony cabins (AAM and Veranda) are sized 270-280 ft2 (25-26 m2) including the veranda.

The largest accommodations are located forward on Deck 4 - Sky Suite (425 ft2 / 40 m2) and Grand Suite (550 ft2 / 51 m2), with sizes including their terraces. These staterooms (2x Grand and 4x Sky) are two-room suites with separate living room and bedroom (both with direct terrace access, 2x TVs), dining area, marble bathroom (double-sink vanity).

Shipboard facilities and amenities

The ship's interior design is marked by a 4-story Vestibule (glass-walled Atrium positioned midship on all cabin decks) that allows unobstructed portside and starboard views. Despite the boat's dimensions, all indoor and outdoor areas are spacious and very well designed, all with floor-ceiling windows. Deck 5's SkyLight is a transparent glass-roof that allows natural light into the Vestibule/Atrium.

Top-deck (deck 5) is a crew-only area with a SkyLight (glass-roof cover over the Atrium) and a Helideck.

The Sun Deck (Deck 4-aft) is all-teak and fitted with two sunbathing areas (padded sun loungers, low tables), a shaded seating area (hard roof-covered), a walking lane/track, open-air relaxation areas (2-seat tables, padded deckchairs, garden sofas), live plants for decoration. Also aft on Deck 4 are the funnels (4x smokestacks).

ACL Coastal Cat ship (restaurant, bar lounges)

The ship has one Restaurant (complimentary, glass-enclosed Main Dining Room with Galley/kitchen), Games Room/Library, Fitness Center (indoor Gym/Exercise Room), Forward Lounge (Deck 2, indoor, bow-facing/with 270-degree views) with a Bow Terrace (4-seat tables, sofas), Sky Lounge (indoor, Deck 3-aft) with a Stern Terrace served by the Cafe (hard-roof covered outdoor lounge with 4-seat tables, cushioned armchairs and sofas).

Both bar lounges (Forward Lounge and Sky Lounge) feature comfortable furniture (plush sofas, 4-seat round tables, glass-top coffee tables, armchairs), wall-to-wall windows, full Bar service, and direct access to an open-air Terrace (for relaxation and alfresco dining/weather-permitting). Throughout the day, at both venues are served beverages, light snacks, fresh-baked sweets (cookies and pastries). Sky Lounge's glass doors open to the Terrace Cafe (alfresco dining venue) fitted with premium wicker furniture (sofas with low tables and 4-seat tables with armchairs). The lounges' bars serve water, soda, and light snacks throughout the day. The Afternoon Tea service is complimentary and offered between 3:30-4:30 pm. In the evenings, ACL has a complimentary cocktail hour.

The bow-facing (on Deck 2) Forward Lounge is the main lounge with large wall-to-wall windows on all its three sides (bow, portside, starboard). This is the boat's show lounge that also serves ACL's onboard enrichment program (port talks, media presentations, lectures, live entertainment, etc). Here are served warm cookies (starting at 10 am) and complimentary Afternoon Tea with fresh pastries (starting at 3:30 pm). The free-drinks cocktail hour is at 5:30 pm. Root beer and ice cream are offered during the evening shows (solo performances, music tributes, themed music, movie trivia, bingo). Lectures are differently themed (on history, food and wine, literature, etc) and depend on the current cruise itinerary.

ACL Coastal Cat ship (sundecks)

The list of the American Glory ship's main public venues includes:

  • (Deck 1) AAC Cabins/forward, Vestibule/lobby level, Ship's Office, Powder Room, Laundry Room, Dining Room Restaurant, Galley (Kitchen and Storage Rooms), Staff & Crew Cabins/forward, motorized Rescue Boat/aft
  • (Deck 2) Passenger Cabins/AAM and Single Balcony, Bow Terrace/observation area with seating, Forward Lounge, Fitness Center/aft, Games Room/aft)
  • (Deck 3) Passenger Cabins/Veranda Suites and Single Balcony, Pilothouse/Wheelhouse, Sky Lounge/aft, Terrace Cafe/aft
  • (Deck 4) Passenger Cabins/Grand Suites and Sky Suites, Sun Deck/aft, Funnels/aft
  • (Deck 5) SkyLight, Helideck (helicopter-landing platform used in cases of emergencies)

Two Lifts (passenger elevators in the Atrium/midship) and indoor stairs (forward and midship) connect all cabin decks (1 thru 4). Aft outdoor staircases interconnect decks 3-4 (Sky Lounge's Cafe with Sun Deck).

Itineraries

ACL American Glory itinerary program was initially planned to start on October 29, 2023, with the 11-day maiden voyage ("American Revolution Cruise" itinerary roundtrip from Baltimore MD). However, the inaugural cruise was postponed twice - first for November 18th (11-day "American Revolution Cruise" roundtrip from Baltimore) and eventually for November 28th (22-day "Complete Southeast Cruise"/relocation itinerary from Baltimore to St Petersburg Florida).

Next are listed the other itineraries that ACL scheduled for American Glory's maiden season 2023-2024.

11-day / 10-night "American Revolution Cruise" is a roundtrip from Baltimore MD. Call ports include Norfolk VA, Williamsburg VA, Yorktown VA, Washington DC, Mount Vernon VA, Potomac River cruising, Cambridge MD, St Michaels MD, Annapolis MD. Prices started from $7005 (AAC), $7580 (AAM), $7720 (Single), $8435 (Veranda Suite), $9525 (Sky Suite), $11730 (Grand Suite).

8-day / 7-night "Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise" (visiting 8 ports) is a one-way itinerary operated between homeports Charleston SC and Jacksonville FL (Amelia Island). Call ports include Charleston SC, Beaufort SC, Hilton Head Island SC, Savannah GA, Jekyll Island and St Simons Island (GA), Amelia Island FL (overnight). Prices started from $5455 (AAC), $5930 (AAM), $6010 (Single), $6600 (Veranda Suite), $7455 (Sky Suite), $9180 (Grand Suite).

15-day / 14-night "East Coast Inland Passage Cruise" (visiting 15 ports) is a one-way itinerary operated between homeports Baltimore MD and Jacksonville/Amelia Island FL. Call ports include Baltimore MD, St Michaels MD, Norfolk VA, Kitty Hawk NC, Beaufort NC (Morehead City NC), Wilmington NC, Charleston SC, Beaufort SC, Hilton Head SC, Savannah GA, St Simons Island GA, Jekyll Island GA, Amelia Island FL (Fernandina Beach). Prices started from $10255 (AAC), $11150 (AAM), $11300 (Single), $12300 (Veranda Suite), $13895 (Sky Suite), $17105 (Grand Suite).

Note: The above-listed prices are early-booking rates (in USD and per person) with double occupancy, excluding single cabins.

ACL cruise deals are inclusive of a pre-cruise hotel package, all shore excursions (organized daily), cocktail hour (each evening), stateroom, gourmet meals, Afternoon Tea service, room service (Breakfast only), onboard enrichment and live entertainment programs, Wi-Fi (shipwide coverage).

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