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American Cruise Lines’ American Constellation ready ahead of schedule

American Cruise Lines announced on April 7 that its new cruise ship American Constellation has left the shipyard with construction complete ahead of schedule for the inaugural season.

Earlier this year, when it became clear the ship would be completed ahead of schedule American added two Chesapeake Bay cruises to the beginning of the inaugural season, one on May 6 and the other May 13. Both cruises have already sold out.

American Constellation will also be running American’s new Grand New England itinerary, with the official inaugural cruise celebration set for May 21.

“Our new ships raise the standard for cruising in the United States” says Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. “The American Constellation is beautiful and we are thrilled to have it early.”

American is actively pursuing its new build program. The newly-named American Constitution is also ahead of schedule and is now available for booking. Along with its two new coastal ships, American Cruise Lines recently announced it has begun construction on a fleet of 5 modern riverboats.

“More details about the first in the series will be made available very soon,” Beebe said.