American Cruise Line (ACL) this week announced that its newest riverboat, American Jazz, had passed sea trials and ACL has officially accepted delivery from the shipyard as the ship continues to stay on track for its New Orleans debut.
The ship, a 190-passenger, 6-deck riverboat, will sail its first full season next year, according to Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines.
“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,” Robertson said.
American Jazz is ACL’s third modern riverboat following American Harmony, which launched in 2019, and American Song, the first modern riverboat in U.S. history that launched in 2018.
Onboard, staterooms will range from 250 to 650 square feet, all featuring full size sliding glass doors and private furnished balconies. Each stateroom offers independent HVAC air systems.
Right now, ACL is still hopeful to operate some cruises in 2020, a spokesperson told TMR, though the line is looking forward to a full 2021 season.