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American Cruise Lines has accepted delivery of American Jazz from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD. The 190-passenger American Jazz is the latest in American’s series of five new modern riverboats and will be added to the company’s fleet on the Mississippi River.

American Jazz and the modern riverboats we currently have under construction demonstrate our commitment to leading the U.S. river cruise market by adding new small ships each year,” said Charles B. Robertson, president & CEO of American Cruise Lines, in a press release statement. “The outlook for 2021 is tremendous and we look forward to American Jazz’s first full season on the Mississippi, as well as the introduction of American Melody, the next new ship to follow in our modern riverboat series.” 

American Jazz is the line’s third modern riverboat following the launches of American Harmony in 2019, and American Song in 2018 (first modern riverboat in U.S. history).

American Jazz features six decks, employs the use of glass in its design to allow for unparalleled views throughout the ship, and will showcase a collection of artwork by New Orleans-based artist Greg Creason. The riverboat offers several interior lounges, a grand dining room, fitness center, and a new wellness-yoga studio, as well as numerous outdoor lounges, including casual outdoor dining cafes and expansive top sundecks.

Accommodations aboard include standard staterooms from 300 to 350 sq. ft.—all with full-size sliding glass doors and private furnished balconies—suites up to 650 sq. ft., as well as single staterooms at 250 sq. ft. (available without single supplement). American Jazz is 100 percent private balcony, and offers independent HVAC air systems in each stateroom and all interior spaces on board (with no shared duct work).

Since 2017, American Cruise Lines has debuted five new ships; expanding its overall fleet to 12 ships in 2020, with more newbuilds coming in 2021 and 2022.

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