ACL American Legend

Current itinerary of ACL American Legend

ACL American Legend current cruise is 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise. The itinerary starts on 25 Nov, 2024 and ends on 01 Dec, 2024.

Date / TimePort
25 Nov    Departing from St Petersburg FL, Florida hotels
26 Nov
27 Nov - 28 Nov    Key West, Florida
29 Nov    coastal cruising
30 Nov    Punta Gorda Florida, Fishermen's Village
01 Dec    Arriving in St Petersburg FL, Florida hotels

Specifications of ACL American Legend

Year of build2024 new ship
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 bytba
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines

ACL American Legend Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Nov 25 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2024 Nov 25 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $7360
2024 Dec 09 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2024 Dec 16 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2024 Dec 16 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $6860
2024 Dec 23 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2024 Dec 30 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Jan 06 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Jan 13 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Jan 20 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Jan 27 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Jan 27 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $7360
2025 Feb 03 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Feb 03 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $7360
2025 Feb 10 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Feb 17 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Feb 17 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL $7360
2025 Feb 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Mar 01 13 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Baltimore Amelia Island Florida $11490
2025 Mar 03 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Mar 10 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Mar 15 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8355
2025 Mar 17 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Mar 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Mar 25 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8355
2025 Mar 31 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2025 Apr 04 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Apr 11 13 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Baltimore Amelia Island Florida
2025 Apr 14 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Apr 24 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Apr 25 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 May 04 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2025 May 05 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 May 14 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2025 May 24 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2025 May 25 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Jun 04 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $7780
2025 Jun 14 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2025 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $7780
2025 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $8475
2025 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR
2025 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR
2025 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $8475
2025 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR
2025 Sep 26 6 days, one-way from Boston to New York Boston $8475
2025 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR
2025 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR
2025 Oct 06 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2025 Oct 11 13 days, one-way from Portland OR to New York Portland OR
2025 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2025 Nov 03 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Nov 05 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Nov 13 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Nov 15 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Nov 23 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Nov 25 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Dec 03 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Dec 05 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Dec 13 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Dec 17 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Dec 23 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Dec 27 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Jan 05 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Jan 12 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Jan 19 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Jan 26 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Feb 02 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Feb 09 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Feb 16 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Feb 23 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Mar 23 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Apr 02 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2026 Apr 02 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Apr 12 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2026 Apr 12 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Apr 22 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2026 Apr 22 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 May 02 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2026 May 12 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2026 May 12 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2026 May 22 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2026 May 24 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York
2026 May 31 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $6945
2026 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York $7780
2026 Jun 10 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $7780
2026 Jun 20 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Jun 30 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $7780
2026 Jul 10 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $7780
2026 Jul 20 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Jul 30 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Aug 09 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Aug 19 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8195
2026 Aug 29 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8475
2026 Sep 08 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8475
2026 Sep 18 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Sep 25 6 days, one-way from Boston to New York Boston $8475
2026 Sep 28 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston
2026 Oct 02 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Boston to New York Boston
2026 Oct 09 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 15 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York
2026 Oct 16 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 22 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York
2026 Oct 23 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 29 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York
2026 Oct 30 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Nov 09 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Nov 19 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Nov 29 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Nov 30 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Dec 07 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Dec 09 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Dec 14 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Dec 19 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Dec 21 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Dec 28 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Florida Gulf Coast and Keys Cruise St Petersburg FL
2026 Dec 29 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955

ACL American Legend Review

Review of ACL American Legend

The 2024-built MS American Legend cruise ship is the fourth 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/November), 2025 (Patriot/June, Pioneer/November), 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).

The Coastal Cat American Legend is ACL's 19th vessel overall. Its construction started in March 2023, and the boat is currently planned for completion and delivery/inauguration in 2024 October.

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).

MS American Legend 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.

Decks and Cabins

ACL American Legend 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 handicapped 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 1, 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 Lookout 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 Legend ship's main public venues includes:

  • (Deck 1) AAC Cabins/forward, Vestibule/lobby level, Ship's Office, Powder Room, Laundry Room, Forward Lounge, 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, Fitness Center/aft, The Study/Games Room/aft
  • (Deck 3) Passenger Cabins/Veranda Suites and Single Balcony, Pilothouse/Wheelhouse, Sky Lounge/aft, Lookout 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 Legend itinerary program was initially planned to start in October 2025, with the "American Revolution Cruise" (Maiden Voyage) departing roundtrip from Washington DC on October 5th. However, the inaugural cruise was eventually postponed for November 25th, resulting in two canceled voyages.

Other itineraries that ACL listed for the American Legend's inaugural season (2024) included:

  • (canceled) The 11-night/12-day "Complete Southeast" itinerary (departure Nov 4th) is an East Coast USA relocation voyage (RepositionCruises.com) to Florida, leaving from Washington DC and ending in St Petersburg FL.
  • (MAIDEN VOYAGE) The "Florida Gulf Coast & Keys" (first departure Nov 25th) is a 7-night/8-day itinerary leaving roundtrip from St Petersburg and visiting only ports in Florida - Key West (day 3-4/overnight), at sea (day 5), Punta Gorda (day 6), and St Petersburg (day 7-8/overnight, debarkation).
  • The 10-night/11-day 'American Revolution Cruise" itinerary is roundtrip from Baltimore MD visiting Norfolk VA (day 2), Williamsburg VA (day 3), Yorktown VA (day 4), Washington DC (day 5), Mount Vernon VA (day 6), Potomac River cruising (day 7), Cambridge MD (day 8), St Michaels MD (day 9), Annapolis MD (day 10) and ending in Baltimore MD (day 11/debarkation).

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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