American Cruise Lines’ third modern vessel American Jazz floated out for the first time last month, five weeks ahead of schedule.
The ship was launched at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, on Sunday, October 13 into Wicomico River.
The 194-guest, six-deck ship is now positioned in Chesapeake’s East Outfitting Basin where it will receive its upper three decks and outfitting.
American Jazz is a sister ship to American Song and Harmony and will also have similar unique features like the opening bow, retractable gangway. The line also says that the ship is designed with sweeping expanses of glass throughout, allowing plenty of natural light to shine into staterooms and the multi-story glass atrium.
Amenities will also include a casual dining venue called, the Back Porch Cafe; a Grand Dining Room; numerous lounges; several open-air and shaded sundecks; a putting green; exercise room; laundry facilities; and elevator access to all decks.
American Jazz will begin sailing the Mississippi river in August 2020. American Melody, the fourth modern riverboat in the series of five, is also under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, and will feature a number of design changes from the first three ships in the series.