American Constitution

American Constitution last position

American Constitution last location was at US East Coast (coordinates 36.84152 N / -76.26729 W) cruising en route to NORFOLK,VA. The AIS position was reported 2 months ago.

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Specifications of American Constitution

Year built2018  /  Age: 2
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
ClassModern Riverboat
Building costUSD 30 million
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)82 m / 269 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Passengers175
Crew43
Decks6
Cabins89
Decks with cabins5
Sister-shipsAmerican Constellation
Christened bytba
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American Constitution Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Mar 17 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2021 Mar 24 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2021 Mar 31 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2021 Apr 07 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2021 Apr 17 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2021 Apr 27 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2021 May 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night The Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2021 May 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $4686
2021 May 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night The Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2021 May 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $4698
2021 May 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night The Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2021 May 25 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $6475
2021 May 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $4689
2021 May 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night The Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2021 Jun 04 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston $6480
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $4691
2021 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night The Cape Codder Cruise Boston
2021 Jun 14 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Jun 24 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Jul 04 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Jul 14 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Jul 24 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Aug 03 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Aug 13 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Aug 23 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Sep 02 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Sep 12 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2021 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2021 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2021 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2021 Oct 25 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2021 Nov 04 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2021 Nov 14 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2021 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2021 Dec 28 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2022 Apr 26 10 days, round-trip 10 Night American Revolution Cruise Baltimore
2022 Jul 03 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston
2022 Jul 23 10 days, round-trip 10 Night Grand New England Cruise Boston

American Constitution Review

Review of American Constitution

Launched in 2018, MS American Constitution cruise ship is the second of American Cruise Lines fleet's "Modern Riverboat" series - with sistership American Constellation (2017). Similarly designed (modified class) ships with slightly bigger capacity (195 passengers) are the "Modern Riverboat" fleetmates American Song (2018), American Harmony (2019), American Jazz (2020), American Melody (2021) and 1 more (still unnamed) ship.

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).

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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).

Cruise itinerary program

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.

American Cruise Lines 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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Cabins

American Constitution accommodates 175 passengers in balcony staterooms, with floor-ceiling sliding doors leading to a private step-out veranda.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

The American Constitution 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.

 

The ocean capable American Constitution ship with full active wing stabilization 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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