American Constellation

American Constellation current position

American Constellation current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 58.19900 N / -134.47744 W) cruising en route to AUKE BAY, AK. The AIS position was reported 14 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of American Constellation

American Constellation current cruise is 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise. Prices start from USD 6050 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 10 Jul, 2024 and ends on 17 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
10 Jul    Departing from Juneau, Alaska hotels
11 Jul    Petersburg AK, Mitkof Island Alaska
12 Jul    Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
13 Jul    Glacier Bay, Alaska
14 Jul    Frederick Sound Alaska
15 Jul    Skagway, Alaska
16 Jul    Haines, Alaska
17 Jul    Arriving in Juneau, Alaska hotels

Specifications of American Constellation

Year of build2017  /  Age: 7
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
ClassCoastal USA
Building costUSD 30 million
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)82 m / 269 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage2400 gt
Passengers175
Crew43
Decks6
Cabins90
Decks with cabins5
Sister-shipsAmerican Constitution
Christened bytba
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines

American Constellation Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Jun 30 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Alaskan Explorer Cruise Juneau $8345
2024 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau
2024 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6050
2024 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $5855
2024 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $5855
2024 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau
2024 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau $6355
2024 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Southeast Alaska Cruise Juneau
2024 Sep 12 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle
2024 Sep 22 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle $7250
2024 Sep 23 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle $7180
2024 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2024 Oct 02 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle $7250
2024 Oct 03 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle $6750
2024 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4710
2024 Oct 12 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle $7250
2024 Oct 13 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle $6750
2024 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4610
2024 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4510
2024 Oct 23 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand Puget Sound Cruise Seattle $6750
2025 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 May 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2025 May 12 13 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle $10620
2025 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5330
2025 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2025 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2025 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 May 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 May 11 13 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle $10620
2026 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5330
2026 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010

American Constellation Review

Review of American Constellation

The 2017-built MS American Constellation cruise ship is the first of American Cruise Lines fleet's "Coastal Class" boats - with sistership American Constitution (2018).

This "ocean ship" design was later modified for inland/river cruising, resulting in the company's "Modern Riverboat" fleet - American Song (2018), American Harmony (2019), American Jazz (2020), American Melody (2021), American Symphony (2022), American Serenade (2022).

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 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).

American Constellation cruise ship (ACL)

The new coastal riverboat set sail in April 2017. The "American Constellation" name was inspired by the numerous American ships named "Constellation" which have honored the United States. The original US Naval sailing frigate of 1797, USS Constellation, and the newest ship of American Cruise Lines were both constructed at Maryland shipyards. American Constellation left for her first cruise from Constellation Pier, next to where the retired USS Constellation is currently docked.

Decks and Cabins

ACCL's American Constellation ship has 6 passenger decks (accessible via one elevator) and a total of 90 staterooms. The number of cabin categories is 9. Most of the accommodations are Balcony rooms, with floor-ceiling sliding doors leading to a private step-out veranda. There are no connecting rooms onboard.

The smallest cabins (including the studios / single-occupancy cabins) sizes start at 250 ft2 (23 m2). Other staterooms range between 305-330 ft2 (28-31 m2). Veranda Suites are 405 ft2 (38 m2). Owner's Suites are 445 ft2 (41 m2). The boat's largest staterooms are the two Grand Suites located aft on deck 3. Each measures 900 ft2 (84 m2) and features 2 walls of floor-ceiling windows, sliding doors (opening to a wrap-around balcony), separate bedroom/lounge area, marble bathroom (double-sink vanity),

Shipboard facilities and amenities

The American Constellation has a single-capacity, open-seating dining room. This is the main restaurant onboard featuring floor-ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers, classy furniture, 4- and 8-seat tables and luxury dining amenities. Most of the cuisine is American fare. The menu boasts itinerary-inspired gourmet specialities and fresh food. Breakfast is buffet-style, with made-to-order items. Lunch offers soup, choice of 3 dishes, chef’s salad. Dinner offers soup, salad and 3 entrees. The wine list has a selection of domestic wines. Any dietary needs are catered for.

American Cruise Lines new ship design

The ocean capable American Constellation ship with full active wing stabilization, features capacity for 163 guests. ACL Constellation caters to the discriminating eye of vacationers looking for an intimate high-end experience of a smaller vessel. Well-appointed rooms are the largest ever seen in service, with room service and tastefully furnished private balconies. Additional features include kayaks and Zodiacs that offer guests alternative ways to explore historic American destinations.

American Cruise Lines new ship infographic (Modern Riverboats)

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

  • (Deck 1) Vestibule/lobby level, Ship's Office, Dining Room Restaurant, Galley/Kitchen
  • (Deck 2) Lounge/midship-starboard
  • (Deck 3) Library Lounge/midship-starboard, Chesapeake Lounge/forward
  • (Deck 4) Pilothouse/Wheelhouse, Upper Lounge & Library (midship-starboard), Sky Lounge (aft, with outdoor terrace seating)
  • (Deck 5) Fitness Room/midship Gym, Lower Sun Deck/aft
  • (Deck 6) Upper Sun Deck with outdoor seating and Mini-Golf/Putting Green
 

Itineraries

American Constellation itinerary program includes two new American Cruise Lines itineraries - one from the USA to New England, and the other along southeast USA's Intracoastal Waterway.

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

American Constellation ship related cruise news

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The ship has a modern propulsion system consisting of 2x azimuth thrusters ("Z-drives") manufactured by Veth (Holland). These 360-degree rotating propellers (1x forward, 1x aft) provide the boat with greater manoeuvrability and berthing flexibility.

The ship is powered by 2x Caterpillar marine engines running on low-sulfur diesel. These modern engines require less fuel and produce fewer emissions (COx, NOx, SOx) and soot particles in comparison to other boats on the US river cruising market.

The ACL's ship's namesake is the 2002-built cruise liner Celebrity Constellation.