|Artists Rendering of American Cruise Line's New American Constellation|
5/21/2016 - Small ship operator American Cruise Line has announced that "American Constellation" will be the name of its latest small cruise ship. The ship is currently under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland.
Larger than most vessel in the American Cruise Line fleet, the new American Constellation can accommodate 170 passengers and will be fitted with stabilizers which will make the ship capable of deep sea cruising. The American Constellation, closely resembles Pearl Sea Cruises' Pearl Mist - which was built for American Cruise Line's sister brand Pearl Sea Cruises.
The American Constellation will cater to the discriminating passengers looking for a high end and intimate cruise experience on a small ship. Each stateroom will be 350 square feet and is tastefully furnished. Each stateroom will open to a balcony allowing passengers to take in the outdoors.
The ship will also feature zodiacs and kayaks to allow passengers to explore the waterways of ports of calls close up.
These small ships do not have casinos nor a pool but make up for these by offering intriguing ports of call and an intimate and personalized cruise experience.
The American Constellation is expected to enter the cruising scene in the first quarter of 2017- some 11 weeks ahead of schedule.