The details are scant, but American Cruise Lines says it plans to build an entirely new fleet of riverboats that will feature a new, more modern design than the company’s existing vessels, most of which are patterned off of Victorian-era paddlewheelers.
While American Cruise Lines states that information on the ambitious new project will be forthcoming in the next few months, they did offer up some general features that will be incorporated into these newbuilds.
Each of the new vessels (the line won’t say exactly how many will be built just yet) will offer modern interiors that offer plenty of natural light in both passenger accommodations and public areas. They will also feature glass-enclosed lounges that offer up panoramic views of the scenery outside, and will also have a renewed focus on outdoor public spaces. The line also notes that staterooms will feature large, furnished balconies, though it’s not clear just yet if every stateroom will feature this, or merely select categories.
American Cruise Lines plans to release full details, including interior and exterior renderings, in the coming months. The line didn’t state which rivers these new ships would sail on, other than to remark that new itineraries would also be unveiled in the coming months.
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