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American Cruise Lines, which will expand to 15 small ships in 2022, is showing off its fleet remodel…and the company’s cruise schedules are open to book through 2023.

Renaming of Paddlewheelers is Complete
Riverboats AmericaQueen of the Mississippi and Queen of the West will become American Splendor, American Heritage and American West (American Pride will retain its name). This all-American rebranding brings uniformity to American Cruise Lines’ growing fleet, which has doubled in the past five years. As of today, the company’s website, marketing materials, cruise schedules and travel advisor portal have been updated to reflect the name changes and redesign in effect for 2022.

Redesign of the Paddlewheelers
The remodel of American’s paddlewheel fleet project will begin this winter and will be finished in time for American’s 2022 cruise season, which operates March through December.

“Both in designation and design, all four of our paddlewheelers will be remodeled to meet the sophisticated new bar we set for U.S. river cruising with our groundbreaking modern riverboats,” said Charles B. Robertson, president & CEO of American Cruise Lines, in a press release statement.

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Redesigned staterooms on board the soon-to-be redesigned paddlewheelers.

From the staterooms and suites to the lounges and dining rooms, each of American’s classic paddlewheelers will be completely made over with new color palettes, luxurious textiles and linens, new furniture and carpets, and regionally inspired artwork and flourishes.

Mississippi paddlewheelers, American Splendor and American Heritage, will continue to pay homage to the Mighty River, highlighting its historical, cultural, musical and literary inspirations; and the Line’s Columbia & Snake paddlewheelers, American Pride and American West, will continue to feature Western- and Native American-inspired themes, including influences from the region’s celebrated Lewis & Clark expedition.

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