American Harmony

American Harmony current position

American Harmony current location is at Gulf of Mexico (coordinates 30.02688 N / -90.03122 W) cruising en route to NEW ORLEANS, LA. The AIS position was reported 45 minutes ago.

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Specifications of American Harmony

Year built2019  /  Age: 1
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
ClassModern Riverboat
Building costUSD 40 million
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)82 m / 269 ft
Beam (width)18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage2700 gt
Passengers195
Crew60
Decks5
Cabins102
Decks with cabins4
Sister-shipsAmerican Song, American Jazz, American Melody
Christened bytba
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American Harmony Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Aug 28 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2020 Sep 05 6 days, one-way from Red Wing MN to Alton IL Red Wing MN
2020 Sep 11 6 days, one-way from Alton IL to Red Wing MN Alton IL
2020 Sep 18 14 days, one-way from St Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2020 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2020 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2020 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2020 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2020 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2020 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2020 Nov 13 4 days, round-trip 4 Night Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise New Orleans
2020 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2020 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2020 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans 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 13 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5127
2021 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans
2021 Feb 20 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5120
2021 Feb 21 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2021 Feb 27 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5139
2021 Feb 28 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2021 Mar 06 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5120
2021 Mar 07 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2021 Mar 13 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5123
2021 Mar 14 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2021 Mar 20 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5128
2021 Mar 21 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2021 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5126
2021 Mar 28 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5138
2021 Apr 01 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5133
2021 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5123
2021 Apr 07 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Apr 10 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5127
2021 Apr 11 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5134
2021 Apr 15 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Apr 17 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5120
2021 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5138
2021 Apr 21 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5134
2021 Apr 25 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5136
2021 Apr 29 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 May 01 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5132
2021 May 02 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5126
2021 May 05 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 May 08 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5132
2021 May 09 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5128
2021 May 13 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 May 15 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5132
2021 May 16 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5120
2021 May 19 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 May 22 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5139
2021 May 23 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5127
2021 May 27 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 May 29 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5127
2021 May 30 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5124
2021 Jun 02 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4510
2021 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4525
2021 Jun 10 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4513
2021 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4517
2021 Jun 16 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4522
2021 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4509
2021 Jun 24 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4506
2021 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4515
2021 Jun 30 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4525
2021 Jul 04 6 days, one-way from Memphis TN to Nashville TN Memphis TN $4207
2021 Jul 08 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2021 Jul 12 6 days, one-way from Nashville TN to Memphis TN Nashville TN $4203
2021 Jul 14 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2021 Jul 18 6 days, one-way from Memphis TN to Nashville TN Memphis TN $4213
2021 Jul 22 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Jul 24 21 days, one-way from New Orleans to St Paul New Orleans
2021 Jul 26 6 days, one-way from Nashville TN to Memphis TN Nashville TN $4213
2021 Jul 28 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Aug 01 6 days, one-way from Memphis TN to Nashville TN Memphis TN $4215
2021 Aug 05 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Aug 09 6 days, one-way from Nashville TN to Memphis TN Nashville TN $4211
2021 Aug 11 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from St Paul to St Louis MO Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2021 Aug 15 6 days, one-way from Memphis TN to Nashville TN Memphis TN $4196
2021 Aug 19 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from St Louis MO to St Paul St Louis MO
2021 Aug 23 6 days, one-way from Nashville TN to Memphis TN Nashville TN $4208
2021 Aug 25 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from St Paul to St Louis MO Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2021 Aug 29 6 days, one-way from Memphis TN to Nashville TN Memphis TN $4215
2021 Sep 02 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from St Louis MO to St Paul St Louis MO
2021 Sep 06 6 days, one-way from Nashville TN to Memphis TN Nashville TN $4515
2021 Sep 08 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from St Paul to St Louis MO Minneapolis-Saint Paul
2021 Sep 12 6 days, one-way from Memphis TN to Nashville TN Memphis TN $4523
2021 Sep 16 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from St Louis MO to St Paul St Louis MO
2021 Sep 20 6 days, one-way from Nashville TN to Memphis TN Nashville TN $4523
2021 Sep 22 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Sep 25 14 days, one-way from St Paul to New Orleans Minneapolis-Saint Paul $10220
2021 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5136
2021 Sep 30 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night New Orleans to New Orleans Cruise New Orleans $5137
2021 Oct 06 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5128
2021 Oct 10 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5136
2021 Oct 14 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5140
2021 Oct 17 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5122
2021 Oct 20 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5121
2021 Oct 24 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $5122
2021 Oct 28 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5120
2021 Oct 31 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $5128
2021 Nov 03 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4830
2021 Nov 07 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4829
2021 Nov 11 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA
2021 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4815
2021 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4826
2021 Nov 17 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR
2021 Nov 20 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4829
2021 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4817
2021 Nov 27 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4812
2021 Nov 28 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2021 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans $4814
2021 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2021 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN $4812
2021 Dec 12 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2021 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis TN New Orleans
2021 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Memphis TN to New Orleans Memphis TN
2022 May 19 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR

American Harmony Review

Review of American Harmony

Launched in 2019, MS American Harmony cruise ship is the forth newbuild vessel in the American Cruise Lines fleet. This boat represents the company's "Modern Riverboat Series", with sisterships American Song (2018), American Jazz (2020), American Melody (2021) plus 1 more ship (still unnamed). These are all 5 similarly designed (modified class) ships, slightly bigger in capacity (195 passengers) in comparison to the 175-passenger sisterships and fleet mates American Constellation (2017) and American Constitution (2018).

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).

American Cruise Line ship class Modern Riverboat

Unlike anything seen before along American waterways, the innovative vessel brings a new dimension to river cruising in the USA. American Harmony integrates contemporary design with no sacrificing the comfort that American Cruise Lines is popular for. Quieter, wider, and faster than any other river ship, it is the most environmentally friendly in the industry.

Traditionally for large-sized US riverboats, American Harmony has a fore-located boarding ramp (bow-location on Deck 1) that allows passengers to go ashore at any place along the ship's cruise itinerary route. The ramp has an innovative design being constructed as retractable gangway (passenger bridge). The technology is often implemented on some of the largest ferries and features an opening bow door.

American Cruise Line ship class Modern Riverboat

While other small cruise lines repurpose old casino ships, American Cruise Lines decided to build brand new boats to maintain the company's reputation for premium quality and services. Each of the newbuilds features most innovative design, spacious indoor and outdoor areas. Each vessel is a traditional US built (at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury Maryland), as well as US-flagged and crewed.

Cruise itinerary program

American Harmony itinerary program was planned started on September 29, 2018, with the 8-day inaugural cruise on Mississippi River, roundtrip from New Orleans. Other itineraries are the 8-day / 7-night Lower Mississippi River cruise from Memphis TN to New Orleans and the reverse itinerary from New Orleans to Memphis.

In 2019, the ship was deployed on the US West Coast for Columbia and Snake river cruises.

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).

Cabins

American Harmony ship features the industry's biggest staterooms, with full-size bathrooms, private balconies and modern amenities. All the 102 cabins have private balconies.

Smallest staterooms (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

MS American Harmony features innovative interior design concepts - from the 4-story glass-walled Vestibule (Atrium) to spacious indoor and outdoor lounges, large open-deck spaces, floor-ceiling windows throughout the vessel. The 4-decks high Vestibule has floor-ceiling windows (portside and starboard) and SkyLight (transparent glass-roof cover) that allows natural light into ship's interior.

MS American Harmony cruise ship

Two Sun Decks (Lower on Deck 4-aft, and Upper on Deck 5) are fitted with sunbathing and shaded seating areas, putting green, deck-game area (shuffleboard). The ship has 5 lounges (2 with large outdoor terraces), Grand Dining Room (complimentary, glass-enclosed restaurant), Chart Room (Library Lounge), fore-located Main Lounge (with central stage for live show- and musical productions and glass-roof cover), aft-located Sky Lounge (with glass-roof cover and direct access to Lower Sundeck), indoor Exercise Room (Gym). The Upper Sun Deck (top-deck) is furnished with comfortable deckchairs and has 3 shaded seating areas plus two SkyLights (glass-roof covers). Two lifts (passenger elevators in the SkyLight-covered Atrium) connect all decks.

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The improved ship design allows "bow landings" via a retractable and rotating gangway (passenger bridge) that extends from Main Deck (deck 1) to the dock or directly onto the river bank. This feature is available on all traditional-design US paddlewheel riverboats and provides expanded options for river cruise itineraries unmatched by most newbuild river cruise ships.

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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.

On February 27, 2018, the shipowner American Cruise Lines (ACL) announced the start of construction works on the second riverboat in this series (American Harmony) of all 5 same-design ships. For the 5-vessel series was again contracted the US shipbuilder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury MD, ACL-owned shipyard).

 

On October 11, 2018, vessel's lower bow (hull section) was moved/wheeled out from Fabrication Building No.4 to shipyard's Assembly Launchways. Vessel's launch (float-out) was on November 20, 2018, and 4 weeks ahead of schedule. After the float-out, the boat was berthed in shipyard’s East Outfitting Basin to receive its upper deck blocks and outfitting. On June 7, 2019, the vessel under its own power moved to the outfitting pier for final touches.  In mid-July 2019, the new riverboat successfully passed sea trials and received USCG Certification. The vessel was ready 23 days ahead of schedule. The inaugural cruise (8-day maiden voyage) is scheduled for August 17 out of New Orleans (roundtrip Mississippi itinerary).

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