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American Cruise Lines orders three more new ships

American Cruise Lines is churning out new vessels at its affiliated yard, Chesapeake Shipbuilding
American Cruise Lines' orderbook went to seven with three newly contracted vessels.

They are the seventh and eighth ships in the Project Blue series and one new modern riverboat, its seventh in this style, and 11th riverboat total.

All are being built at ACL's affiliated yard, Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland.

Healthy domestic industry

'The domestic cruise industry is the healthiest it has ever been,' said Charles B. Robertson, president/CEO of American Cruise Lines, which dominates the market. 'Demand for modern river products, new small ships and unique exploration in the USA continues to grow.

'That demand is powered by destinations brimming with history and ships that provide the best onboard experience in the world,' Robertson asserted.

The seven newbuilds are two Project Blue Coastal Cats coming in August and November this year (American Liberty and American Legend), two Project Blue Patriot-class ships due in 2025 (American Patriot and American Pioneer) and the three additional newbuilds.

The American Cruise Lines fleet will number 21 in 2025 and 24 in 2026.