American Star

American Star Review and Specifications

Specifications of American Star

Year built2007  /  Age : 12
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)66 m / 217 ft
Beam (width)13 m / 43 ft
Gross Tonnage1973 gt
Passengers94 - 100
Passengers-to-space ratio20
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2017

Review of American Star

Launched in 2007, American Star is one of American Cruise Lines ships, together with the paddlewheelers 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

American Cruise Lines (ACL) is a small cruise line with headquarters in Guilford, Connecticut, operational since 1991. The 1,600-ton, 100-passenger cruise ship American Star is US flagged, ACL owned and operated by US crew members. The vessel is compliant with Passenger Vessel Services Act. American Star was built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland, USA).

American Star cruise ship

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 itinerary program is based on cruises along the USA East Coast departing from Charleston, Jacksonville, Baltimore, NYC New York.


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 dining options - Food and Drinks

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.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

American Star clientele consists of well-traveled 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, sun shade, lifts (serving all decks).

American Star wiki

American Star is a coastal passenger ship similar as design to the American Cruise Lines American Spirit ship. 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).

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