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American Glory

American Glory Review and Specifications

Specifications of American Glory

Year built2002  /  Age : 17
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)53 m / 174 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1267 gt
Passengers49 - 54
Passengers-to-space ratio22
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2015

Review of American Glory

Launched in 2002, American Glory is one of American Cruise Lines ships, together with the paddle-wheelers Queen of the West, American Pride, American Eagle and Queen of the Mississippi, as well as American Spirit, American Star and Independence.

American Glory cruise ship

History - construction and ownership

American Cruise Lines (ACL) is a small cruise line with headquarters in Guilford, Connecticut, operational since 1991. The 1,267-ton, 49-passenger cruise ship American Glory is US flagged, ACL owned and operated by US crew members. The vessel is compliant with Passenger Vessel Services Act. American Glory was built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland, US) for an overnight river, inland waterway and coastal cruises within the continental USA.

American Glory cruise ship

Cruise itinerary program

American Glory itinerary program is based on USA and New England cruises. The ship also sails along the East Coast and on Florida rivers leaving from Jacksonville FL, Portland ME and Providence FL.


American Glory has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 49 guests a total number of 41 staterooms (of which 0 Suites, 14 Balcony rooms, 27 Oceanview, 0 Inside) in 5 grades. All rooms have windows, interior entrances and private baths. There are 4 single and 2 wheelchair-accessible cabins.

Room sizes are over 200 ft2 / 19 m2, (50% with a balcony), all with large picture window & private bathroom. Other amenities include flat TVs (DVD), picture windows, individual climate control, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dressers.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS American Glory has one, 49-seat Dining Room that offers regional and seasonal cuisine (with open seating). Other options for a drink include Maindeck Lounge, Midship lounge and Nantucket lounge. The social hour includes free cocktails before dinner.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MS American Glory ship offers the most modern and unique small ship cruising as each of the visited ports gives a glimpse into the US cultural heritage. The country-club onboard atmosphere allows passengers to relax and enjoy fellow travellers’ company, as well as to share interests in American history. The public lounges and observation decks are spacious and frequented by those who wish to meet and mingle with new friends. American Glory has a Library Lounge, putting green, fitness, sunshade and lifts (serving all decks). Room-Service is offered twice daily. There is also complimentary Internet, WiFi access and American staff & crew. 

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American Glory is a small-sized passenger ship of the same class as the American Cruise Lines' American Star ship. Clientele - older North Americans, well-travelled and casual and friendly "country-club" atmosphere, interesting itineraries with numerous call ports, knowledgeable local experts on shore excursions and tours. Because of their smaller sizes, ACL ships can visit smaller ports to offer their guests exceptional tours to little known scenic sites and most charming places in the USA.

The American Glory ship offers some of the best options for small-ship travel vacations in the USA and Canada New England. The ship cruises along the USA East Coast and also on Florida rivers with convenient departures from major USA ports.

The cruise itineraries list for this ACL vessel includes: 7-day "Historic South and Golden Isles" and "Great Rivers of Florida cruise" from Jacksonville FL, 7-day "Potomac River Cruise" from Washington DC and Philadelphia PA,  6- and 7-day "Chesapeake Bay" leaving from Baltimore MD, 6-day "New England Islands" and 7-day "Hudson River" from Providence RI, also 6- and 7-day "Maine Coast and Harbors" and 10-day "Grand New England" cruises all departing from Portland ME and ACL's 7-day "Hudson River Cruises" leaving out of NYC.

The American Cruise Lines Glory ship also offers special 14-day "East Coast Inland Passage" relocation sailings out of Jacksonville (Spring) and Baltimore (Fall).

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