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American Star Review and Specifications
Specifications of American Star
|Year built||2007 / Age : 12|
|Builder||Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)|
|Owner||American Cruise Lines Inc|
|Operator||American Cruise Lines|
|Speed||14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph|
|Length (LOA)||66 m / 217 ft|
|Beam (width)||13 m / 43 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1973 gt|
|Passengers||94 - 100|
|Decks with cabins||4|
Review of American Star
Launched in 2007, American Star 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 Glory, American Spirit and Independence.
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).
American Star small cruise ship entered service in June 2007. She is similar to ACL American Spirit and offers the same unique cruising style, hallmark of the company of American Cruise Lines. No matter where she goes to – charming small towns or gracious southern ports, American Star brings guests to spots of magnificent beauty and historic interest. Each passenger is able to unwind on board in the friendly atmosphere created by the American staff.
Cruise itinerary program
American Star has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 100 guests in a total of 76 cabins (of which 1 Suite, 27 Balcony rooms featuring small private balconies, 48 Oceanview, 0 Inside) in 5 grades. There are 5 single cabins. The staterooms have large picture windows, interior entrances and private baths. Other amenities include satellite TV (flats & DVDs), individual climate control, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dresser. Cabin sizes are up to 200 ft2 / 19 m2.
Shipboard facilities and amenities
MS American Star has one Grand Dining Room (with open seating) that offers regional and seasonal cuisine. Other options for a drink include Maindeck Lounge, Midship lounge and Chesapeake lounge.
American Star clientele consists of well-travelled Americans. The onboard atmosphere is casual and friendly. Various port visits are offered every day. Due to its smaller size, American Star can visit the smallest ports during the shore excursions. Room service is available twice a day. Internet access and Wi-Fi are complimentary. Other amenities are the free cocktails before dinner, American staff & crew, guest lecturers. American Star has a Library Lounge, putting green, fitness, sunshade, lifts (serving all decks).
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American Star is a coastal passenger ship similar as design to the FLEETMATE American Spirit. Because of their smaller sizes, most ACL ships can visit smallest ports featuring historic architecture, museums and amazing shore excursions.
American Star offers small-ship travel vacations along the US East Coast and also river cruises in the USA. The list of itineraries and departure ports includes: 7-day "Historic South and Golden Isles" from Charleston SC and Jacksonville FL, 14-day "East Coast Inland Passage" from Florida (Jacksonville), 6-day "Chesapeake Bay" from Baltimore MD, 7-day "New England Islands" from Providence RI, 7-day Fall Foliage "Hudson River" cruises from NYC (New York).
American Star Itineraries
The below listed American Star cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Oct 26||7 days, round-trip Hudson River||New York||$3419|
|2019 Nov 23||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2558|
|2019 Nov 30||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2865|
|2019 Dec 07||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2865|
|2020 Oct 04||7 days, round-trip Hudson River||New York||$3419|
|2020 Oct 10||7 days, round-trip Hudson River||New York||$3912|
|2020 Oct 17||7 days, round-trip Hudson River||New York||$3912|
|2020 Oct 24||7 days, round-trip Hudson River||New York||$3419|
|2020 Nov 21||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2865|
|2020 Nov 28||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2865|
|2020 Dec 05||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2865|
|2020 Dec 12||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2865|
|2020 Dec 19||7 days, round-trip Great Rivers of Florida||Jacksonville||$2865|
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