American Melody sets sail for maiden voyage on the Mississippi – Cruise Industry News


American Cruise Lines has announced the start of the inaugural season of American Melody. The cruise company’s newest riverboat set off on the company’s longest cruise on the Mississippi on Friday, September 3.

According to a press release, his guests celebrated Labor Day weekend by exploring the lower Mississippi as they embarked on the 22-day US cruise on the Mississippi River. The cruise was originally scheduled to operate from New Orleans, LA, to St. Paul, MN, but due to Hurricane Ida, guests boarded in Natchez, MS.

Throughout American Melody’s inaugural season, guests will cruise the Mississippi, while enjoying free pre-cruise nights on board, cocktails, Mississippi-inspired dinners and special inaugural season giveaways, said the cruise line.

Until the end of December 2021, the American Melody will also operate several eight-day American cruises on the Mississippi River between St. Louis, MO, and St. Paul, MN, as well as eight-day cruises on the Mississippi River, including eight New Orleans full-day round-trip itineraries and special Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years cruises.

The American Melody can accommodate 175 passengers. According to a press release, the new riverboat “advances the continued development and elevation of American Cruise Lines in river cruising in the United States, and represents the latest evolution of the company.” Modern Series. “

The American Melody features a multi-level sky-lit atrium, spacious indoor and outdoor lounges, a large dining area as well as a relaxed outdoor cafe, large fitness center, and a Skywalk on the upper deck featuring an elliptical cut-out cantilever the deck of the ship 4.

The American Melody also offers cabins with private balconies, single rooms and suites.

The American Melody is the second new modern riverboat in the lineup this year and the fourth riverboat in American’s growing Mississippi fleet. The line launched the American Jazz in March 2021 and has already announced the names of two more modern riverboats coming in 2022 – the American Symphony and the American Serenade.

American Cruise Lines presented for the first time its Modern Series in 2018, with the American song. Since then, the line has rapidly expanded the series, introducing six of these new vessels in four years.


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