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Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivers American Glory

Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivered American Glory, the second new Coastal Cat for American Cruise Lines this year year.

ACL said the 100-passenger ship passed sea trials 'with flying colors.'

New Florida itinerary

American Glory is scheduled to sail its inaugural cruise on Nov. 28 from Maryland to Florida, where it will begin operating the line's new 'Florida Gulf Coast & Keys' itinerary from late December into the new year.

In addition, American Glory will sail cruises along the US East Coast throughout 2024.

'American Glory furthers our commitment to building new small ships for America’s rivers and coasts,' ACL President/CEO Charles B. Robertson said. 'More importantly, it is our third new ship delivery this year, making it a solid demonstration of our expanded production capacity for the US market.'

Closely follows American Eagle and American Serenade

American Glory arrives just a few months after series flagship, American Eagle, and riverboat American Serenade.

The four-deck ship has a catamaran bow, elegant interior design and private balcony accommodations, including spacious single and double-occupancy staterooms, and suites. The top deck offers big views, and there are indoor and outdoor lounges, a main restaurant, casual café and fitness center.

Additional ships in the Coastal Cats series are already under construction, with the next two scheduled for delivery in 2024.