American Cruise Lines said that its first new ship of 2018, American Constitution, successfully passed Sea Trials last week in Chesapeake Bay.
With the US Coast Guard aboard, the 175 passenger capacity American Constitution underwent speed trials, an endurance run, and was thoroughly tested in all areas of safety and maneuverability. “The American Constitution passed with flying colors,” said Paul Taiclet, Vice President of Hotel Operations, who was aboard for the SeaTrials.
“The ship performed exceptionally well and has a number of enhancements that further American’s tradition of innovation in small ship cruising.” One of the new advanced features noted by Taiclet are new acoustical treatments and vibration dampening systems throughout the ship, which make it extremely quiet even when running at full speed.
Now that American Constitution’s sea trials are completed, the Line looks forward to the ship’s inaugural cruise from Baltimore on April 18th. The first cruise will also be the Line’s first American Revolution Cruise—a new 10-night cruise around Chesapeake Bay that features ports central to our nation’s history.
For the remainder of 2018, the new ship will stay on the East Coast, where it will run a series of trips in summer and fall from Boston, MA and New York, NY.