American Constitution

American Constitution current position

American Constitution current location is at US East Coast (coordinates 41.88148 N / -70.48157 W) cruising at speed of 11.4 kn (21 km/h | 13 mph) en route to NEWPORT,RI. The AIS position was reported 9 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of American Constitution

American Constitution current cruise is 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise. Prices start from USD 6750 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Jun, 2024 and ends on 27 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
17 Jun    Departing from Boston, Massachusetts hotels
18 Jun    Portland ME, Maine
19 Jun    Rockland ME, Maine
20 Jun
20 Jun    Bar Harbor, Maine
20 Jun
21 Jun    Boothbay Harbor ME, Maine
22 Jun    Bath ME, Maine
23 Jun    Gloucester MA, Massachusetts
24 Jun    coastal cruising
25 Jun    Newport RI, Rhode Island
26 Jun    Martha's Vineyard Island, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
27 Jun    Arriving in Boston, Massachusetts hotels

Specifications of American Constitution

Year of build2018  /  Age: 6
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
Passengers170
Crew43
Decks6
Cabins90
Decks with cabins5
Sister-shipsAmerican Constellation
Christened bytba
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines

American Constitution Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 25 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $6160
2024 Jun 04 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $6160
2024 Jun 17 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $6750
2024 Jun 20 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand Alaskan Cruise Juneau
2024 Jun 27 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $6750
2024 Jul 04 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand Alaskan Cruise Juneau
2024 Jul 07 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $6750
2024 Jul 17 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $6750
2024 Jul 18 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand Alaskan Cruise Juneau
2024 Jul 27 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $6750
2024 Aug 01 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand Alaskan Cruise Juneau
2024 Aug 06 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $7190
2024 Aug 15 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand Alaskan Cruise Juneau
2024 Aug 16 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $7190
2024 Aug 26 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $7290
2024 Aug 29 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Grand Alaskan Cruise Juneau
2024 Sep 05 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $7730
2024 Sep 12 14 days, one-way from Juneau to Seattle Juneau
2024 Sep 15 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $8230
2024 Sep 25 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $7630
2024 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2024 Oct 02 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2024 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2024 Oct 05 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $7790
2024 Oct 09 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $6160
2024 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2024 Oct 15 10 days, round-trip 10 Night New England Explorer Cruise Boston $7190
2024 Oct 16 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2024 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2024 Oct 19 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $6160
2024 Oct 23 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2024 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2024 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Boston to New York Boston $5650
2024 Oct 29 9 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Washington DC $6160
2024 Oct 30 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2024 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2024 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $6910
2024 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2024 Nov 12 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2024 Nov 22 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2024 Dec 02 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2024 Dec 12 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2024 Dec 22 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2025 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2025 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle
2025 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2025 May 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2025 May 10 13 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle $10620
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5330
2025 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5330
2025 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2025 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2025 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $4690
2026 May 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 May 09 13 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle $10620
2026 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5330
2026 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5330
2026 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010
2026 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise Seattle $5010

American Constitution Review

Review of American Constitution

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

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 (202o), 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 Constitution cruise ship (ACL)

The new coastal riverboat was inaugurated in 2018. The "American Constitution" name was inspired by the oldest vessel in service of the US Navy (USS Constitution), originally commissioned by George Washington (1732-1799, the USA's first President) during his tenure as president (1789-1797).

Decks and Cabins

ACCL's American Constitution ship has 6 passenger decks (accessible via one elevator) and a total of 85 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.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

ACCL's American Constitution ship 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 specialties 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.

 

The ship American Constitution with full active wing stabilization caters to 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 North American destinations.

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

American Cruise Lines new ship infographic (Modern Riverboats)

Itineraries

American Constitution 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).

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The newbuild vessel 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.

American Cruise Lines new ship design

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.

American Cruise Lines new ship design

On June 20, 2017, was the vessel's launch (float-out) at Chesapeake shipyard (Salisbury MD), during which it was removed from drydock and slid into Wicomico River.

Ship's Inaugural Cruise (maiden voyage) was scheduled for April 18, 2018. The 11-day itinerary (themed" American Revolution Cruise", roundtrip from Baltimore MD) included as ports of call Norfolk VA, Williamsburg VA, Yorktown VA, Washington DC, Mount Vernon VA (George Washington's plantation house), Cambridge MD, St Michaels MD, Annapolis MD, Chestertown MD.