America

Former name: American Eagle

America current position

America current location is at Gulf of Mexico (coordinates 30.02838 N / -90.03135 W) cruising en route to VICKSBURG MS. The AIS position was reported 15 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of America

America current cruise is 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise. The itinerary starts on 04 Jul, 2020 and ends on 11 Jul, 2020.

Specifications of America

Year built2016  /  Age: 4
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
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America Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2020 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Jul 29 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Aug 02 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Aug 06 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Aug 10 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans
2020 Aug 20 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2020 Aug 27 14 days, one-way from St Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2020 Sep 10 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans
2020 Sep 20 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2020 Sep 28 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2020 Oct 04 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2020 Oct 12 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2020 Oct 18 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2020 Oct 25 14 days, one-way from St Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2020 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4533
2020 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4278
2020 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Nov 12 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Nov 16 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Nov 20 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Nov 24 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2020 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2020 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Mar 21 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Mar 25 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Mar 29 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Apr 02 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 May 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 May 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 May 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 May 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jun 29 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jul 03 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jul 07 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Jul 11 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans
2021 Jul 21 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
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
2021 Aug 11 14 days, one-way from St Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2021 Aug 25 9 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Louis MO New Orleans
2021 Sep 04 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2021 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from St 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 St Paul St Louis MO
2021 Sep 18 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
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
2021 Oct 04 14 days, one-way from St 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
2021 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from St Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul
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
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
2021 Nov 17 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2021 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2022 Aug 03 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2022 Aug 10 14 days, one-way from St Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul

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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