1st Modern Riverboat in U.S. History, the American Song, Begins Service

October 8, 2018.

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American Cruise Lines’ new riverboat American Song departed from the Port of New Orleans this past Saturday, October 6, 2018.  Underway at 100% capacity, this new riverboat is off to a great start and is cruising the Mississippi River on its 8-day inaugural sailing between New Orleans and Memphis.  American Song’s 184 guests are enjoying the cruise with stops at Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, and Vicksburg, arriving in Memphis Friday, October 12th.

American Song is the first ship in American Cruise Lines’ new modern riverboat series—the 2nd ship in the series, American Harmony, is under construction and will be launched in a few weeks. American Cruise Lines also operates a fleet of classic paddle wheelers.

After this week’s inaugural cruise, American Song will continue to cruise the Mississippi throughout 2018. In 2019, American Song will reposition out West to the Columbia & Snake Rivers and American Harmony will begin cruising the Mississippi.

American Song is equipped with many modern features, including a unique bow with a retractable gangway.  The interior design offers a five-story glass atrium with spacious lounges and sweeping views throughout the ship. The vessel offers the largest staterooms in the riverboat industry, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and private furnished balconies.