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 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 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 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).