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Construction starts on third Coastal Cat for American Cruise Lines

American Liberty is under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland
Construction has begun on American Liberty, the third Coastal Cat in American Cruise Lines' Project Blue series.

Project Blue series is a set of 12 small ships designed to cover almost any domestic cruise itinerary. The 105-passenger American Liberty is built for coastal operation and features a similar innovative hull design as the company’s previously announced Coastal Cats. All ships are being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland.

Follows American Eagle and American Glory

The first two in the series, American Eagle and American Glory, are scheduled to begin sailing in 2023. American Liberty is scheduled to begin cruising in May 2024.


American Liberty is scheduled to begin cruising in May 2024

American Liberty and the ongoing series of Coastal Cats will feature amenities including 56 staterooms and suites, each with a private balcony, plus spacious lounges and multiple dining venues. The ship’s catamaran hull form also allows for a wide activity platform at the stern, equipped with kayaks and a large tender for in-depth adventure directly from the ship.

American Liberty is to begin cruising the US in spring 2024.

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