America

Former name: American Eagle

America current position

America current location is at US Inland (coordinates 39.71166 N / -91.35500 W) cruising en route to ALTON IL. The AIS position was reported 1 hour ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of America

America current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL. The itinerary starts on 29 Jul, 2021 and ends on 04 Aug, 2021.

Date / TimePort
29 Jul    Departing from Red Wing MN, Minnesota hotels
30 Jul    La Crosse WI, Wisconsin
31 Jul    Dubuque IA, Iowa
01 Aug    Davenport IA, Iowa, Quad Cities
02 Aug    Madison IN, Indiana
03 Aug    Hannibal MO, Missouri
04 Aug    Arriving in Alton IL, Illinois hotels

Specifications of America

Year built2016  /  Age: 5
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Classpaddlewheel riverboat
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage2700 gt
Passengers185
Crew57
Decks6
Cabins98
Decks with cabins5
Former namesAmerican Eagle
ACL-American Cruise Lines Coronavirus update

America Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jul 29 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2021 Aug 04 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4072
2021 Aug 11 14 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $8715
2021 Aug 25 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans $5617
2021 Sep 04 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4066
2021 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to St Louis MO Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2021 Sep 12 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2021 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from St Louis MO to Minneapolis-Saint Paul St Louis MO
2021 Sep 18 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4073
2021 Sep 26 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2021 Oct 02 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4079
2021 Oct 04 14 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2021 Oct 10 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2021 Oct 16 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4077
2021 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $8702
2021 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3793
2021 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Nov 13 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2212
2021 Nov 17 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2219
2021 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3801
2022 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3787
2022 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3803
2022 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3802
2022 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3793
2022 Mar 20 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2216
2022 Mar 24 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2221
2022 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2209
2022 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2215
2022 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3798
2022 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3785
2022 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3791
2022 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3789
2022 May 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4067
2022 May 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4082
2022 May 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4074
2022 May 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4084
2022 May 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4080
2022 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4066
2022 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4071
2022 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4080
2022 Jun 28 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2383
2022 Jul 02 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2373
2022 Jul 06 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2368
2022 Jul 10 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans $5617
2022 Jul 20 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4072
2022 Jul 28 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2022 Aug 03 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4075
2022 Aug 10 14 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $8703
2022 Aug 24 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans $5610
2022 Sep 03 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4067
2022 Sep 17 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4074
2022 Oct 01 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4085
2022 Oct 15 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4085
2022 Oct 22 14 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $8704
2022 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3796
2022 Nov 12 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2208
2022 Nov 16 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2223
2022 Nov 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3804
2023 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3789
2023 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3800
2023 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3803
2023 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3805
2023 Mar 19 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2206
2023 Mar 23 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2223
2023 Mar 27 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2216
2023 Mar 31 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2213
2023 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3800
2023 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3795
2023 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $3786
2023 May 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4070
2023 May 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4074
2023 May 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4065
2023 May 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4067
2023 May 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4083
2023 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4076
2023 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4069
2023 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $4066
2023 Jun 27 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2365
2023 Jul 01 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2372
2023 Jul 05 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans $2380
2023 Jul 09 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans $5630
2023 Jul 19 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4082
2023 Aug 02 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL $4068
2023 Aug 09 14 days, one-way from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $8702
2023 Aug 23 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans $5624

America Review

Review of America

Launched in 2016, MS America is paddle-wheeler riverboat from the American Cruise Lines fleet. The company's other paddle-wheel ships are Queen of the West, Queen of the Mississippi (2015) and American Pride (fka Queen of the Mississippi steamboat).

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner American Cruise Lines (ACL) is USA's largest river cruise company (headquarters in Guilford Connecticut) operational since 1991. The company specializes in cruise shipping on 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 industry's largest passenger cabins with private 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. All ACL cruise ships are US-flagged and built by the company-owned Chesapeake Shipbuilding Yard in Salisbury (Maryland USA).

MS America cruise ship

"American Eagle" was the name previously chosen for the new Queen of the Mississippi boat - sister ship (of similar design) to American Pride. In 2015, American Cruise Lines decided to rename the old "Queen of the Mississippi" to "American Pride" and the new vessel ("American Eagle") to "Queen of the Mississippi". On August 4, 2015, American Cruise Lines announced that the "American Eagle" boat would be renamed (first to "American Eagle") and repositioned from Mississippi to Columbia-Snake River System in early 2016, and replaced on the Mississippi by the ship "America". Another new paddle-wheeler constructed at Chesapeake Shipbuilding assumed the name "Queen of the Mississippi".

MS America cruise ship construction

America is the American Cruise Lines’ 8th ship and its 2nd newbuild vessel - launched in 2016 and homeported in Port NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana). According to the company, "America is the finest Mississippi paddle-wheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat". The vessel is slightly bigger than older ACL boats and has max passenger capacity 185. The hull was launched on August 7, 2015, then moved to a basin where the upper decks construction and final outfitting took place. The America riverboat entered service on May 7, 2016.

Cruise itineraries

MS America cruise itinerary program is based on Mississippi River roundtrips from New Orleans, including Grand Heartland Cruise. Some of the American Cruise Lines riverboat deals are on themed voyages. Among those themes are "Food and Wine", "Fall Foliage", "Music", the Holiday themed sailings for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

Cabins

America cruise ship staterooms are among the roomiest in small ship cruising - all more than 200 square feet in size, each featuring large opening picture windows and private bathroom. Most accommodations have private balconies.

MS America cruise ship

Shipboard facilities and amenities

The Grand Dining Room can accommodate all passengers. The culinary program features locally sourced ingredients. Each evening, America offers a complimentary cocktail hour. Afternoon tea service in ship's Sky Lounge is also available.

America features a relaxed atmosphere and casual ambience while providing unique panoramic views of passing scenery. The ship boasts many lounges to relax, an open-air exercise area, putting green on Top Deck, jazz and evening musical entertainment. The all American crew offers personalized service. Historians and naturalists are onboard for interesting lectures.

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This infographic shows the American Pride cruise ship (Queen of the Mississippi's and America's sister-ship). Here you can see what is what and where on these unique riverboats.

American Pride cruise ship (Queen of the Mississippi) infographic

Fun fact is that this American Cruise Lines ship has a namesake - the 2012-launched "HANJIN America". The vessel is among the world's largest container ships (capacity 13,102 containers) and operated by HANJIN Line.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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