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Newly delivered riverboat American Symphony en route to New Orleans

American Symphony has five decks and 100% private balcony staterooms, including suites and single rooms
American Cruise Lines took delivery of American Symphony from Chesapeake Shipbuilding and this newest Mississippi riverboat is en route to its New Orleans home.

It is the fifth in the company's modern riverboat series and the 15th small ship built by Chesapeake for American Cruise Lines.

Inaugural cruise Aug. 27, naming Aug. 30  in Natchez

The 175-passenger American Symphony is scheduled to embark on its first cruise from New Orleans Aug. 27, and the vessel's christening is planned for Aug. 30 in Natchez, Mississippi.

'American Symphony is part of our ongoing commitment to leading the US river cruise market by introducing innovative small ships every year,' said Charles B. Robertson, president & CEO of American Cruise Lines. 'Smaller is better on the rivers. We look forward to American Symphony’s first season on the Mississippi, as well as the introduction of sister ship American Serenade early next year.'

Sister of American Melody

American Symphony is a sister of 2021's American Melody. It has the line's patented opening bow and retractable gangway, five decks and 100% private balcony staterooms, including suites and single rooms. The new riverboat is characterized by elegant design with a stunning use of glass.

It also offers lounges, a grand dining room, fitness center, wellness/yoga studio and the fifth deck Skywalk cantilevered over the café below

Three vessels due in 2023

Since 2017, American Cruise Lines has debuted two small ships and five riverboats. In 2023, the company plans to introduce three vessels: another modern riverboat, American Serenade, and two 109-passenger catamaran-hybrid ships, American Eagle and American Glory.

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