ACL American Liberty

Current itinerary of ACL American Liberty

ACL American Liberty current cruise is 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise. The itinerary starts on 27 Jun, 2024 and ends on 04 Jul, 2024.

Specifications of ACL American Liberty

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 Liberty Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2024 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2024 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2024 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2024 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2024 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI
2024 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI
2024 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8195
2024 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7695
2024 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7695
2024 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8475
2024 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8475
2024 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8475
2024 Sep 26 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $7975
2024 Oct 03 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2024 Oct 10 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2024 Oct 17 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2024 Oct 24 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2024 Nov 02 14 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore $11670
2024 Nov 16 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2024 Nov 23 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2024 Nov 30 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2024 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2024 Dec 14 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2024 Dec 21 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2024 Dec 28 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Feb 01 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Feb 08 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2025 Feb 15 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Feb 22 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2025 Mar 01 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Mar 08 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2025 Mar 15 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Mar 22 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2025 Mar 29 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Apr 05 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2025 Apr 12 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6945
2025 Apr 19 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2025 Apr 26 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6945
2025 May 03 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2025 May 10 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6945
2025 May 17 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2025 May 24 13 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Baltimore Amelia Island Florida $12270
2025 Jun 07 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2025 Jun 17 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7780
2025 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7780
2025 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York
2025 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7780
2025 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7780
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7780
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $7780
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8195
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8195
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8195
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8195
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8475
2025 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8475
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8475
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2025 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $8475
2025 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Boston to New York Boston
2025 Oct 02 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2025 Oct 09 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2025 Oct 16 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2025 Oct 23 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2025 Nov 04 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC
2025 Nov 14 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Nov 15 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Nov 22 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2025 Nov 24 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Nov 29 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Dec 04 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Dec 06 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2025 Dec 13 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2025 Dec 14 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2025 Dec 24 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2025 Dec 27 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2026 Jan 31 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2026 Feb 07 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2026 Feb 14 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2026 Feb 21 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2026 Feb 28 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2026 Mar 07 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2026 Mar 14 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2026 Mar 21 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6530
2026 Mar 28 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6530
2026 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2026 Apr 11 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6945
2026 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2026 Apr 25 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6945
2026 May 02 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2026 May 09 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Charleston SC Amelia Island Florida $6945
2026 May 16 7 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Jacksonville Charleston SC $6945
2026 May 23 13 days, one-way from Amelia Island Florida to Baltimore Amelia Island Florida $12270
2026 Jun 06 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2026 Jun 16 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2026 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $6945
2026 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from New York to Boston New York $7780
2026 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $7780
2026 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $7780
2026 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Cape Codder Cruise Boston $7780
2026 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8195
2026 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8195
2026 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8195
2026 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8195
2026 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8195
2026 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $8475
2026 Sep 27 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 04 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 11 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 18 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise New York $8475
2026 Oct 27 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $9525
2026 Nov 06 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Nov 16 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Nov 26 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Dec 06 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955
2026 Dec 16 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $8955

ACL American Liberty Review

Review of ACL American Liberty

The 2024-built MS American Liberty cruise ship is the third 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).

The Coastal Cat American Liberty is ACL's 18th vessel overall. It is currently under construction and the boat is planned for delivery and inauguration in 2024 June.

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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty itinerary program is currently planned to start in June 2024, with the "Christening Cruise" (Maiden Voyage) departing roundtrip from Baltimore MD on June 17th.

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

(Maiden Voyage) 8-day / 7-night "Chesapeake Bay Cruise" is a roundtrip from Baltimore MD. Call ports include Yorktown-Williamsburg VA, Crisfield MD (Tangier VA), Cambridge MD (Oxford MD), St Michaels MD, Annapolis MD. Prices started from $7380 (AAM), $7600 (Single), $8355 (Veranda Suite), $9425 (Sky Suite), $11605 (Grand Suite).

8-day / 7-night "Cape Codder Cruise" (visiting 8 ports) is a roundtrip itinerary departing from Boston MA. Call ports include Glouchester MA, Plymouth MA, Martha's Vinyard Island MA, Falmouth MA, New Bedford MA, Provincetown MA. Prices started from $7795 (AAM), $8030 (Single), $8825 (Veranda Suite), $9955 (Sky Suite), $12265 (Grand Suite).

8-day / 7-night "New England Islands Cruise" (visiting 8 ports) is a roundtrip itinerary departing from Providence RI. 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 $8490 (AAM), $8745 (Single), $9615 (Veranda Suite), $10845 (Sky Suite), $13360 (Grand Suite).

8-day / 7-night "Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise" (visiting 8 ports) is a roundtrip itinerary departing from NYC/New York City NY. All call ports are in the New York state and include Catskill, Albany, Kingston/Hyde Park, West Point, Sleepy Hollow, and NYC (overnight stay before debarkation). Prices started from $8490 (AAM), $8745 (Single), $9615 (Veranda Suite), $10845 (Sky Suite), $13360 (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 $6960 (AAM), $7170 (Single), $7880 (Veranda Suite), $8890 (Sky Suite), $10950 (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 $13085 (AAM), $13480 (Single), $14690 (Veranda Suite), $16570 (Sky Suite), $20410 (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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