New Riverboat Debuts for American Cruise Line on Mississippi

American Cruise Lines has announced its newest ship, the America, has started its inaugural season on the Mississippi River.

The maiden voyage took place on May 7th as a round-trip cruise, to and from New Orleans, LA.

Celebratory events and festive elements were woven throughout the cruise, said the company in a statement.

“The much anticipated inaugural season of America is off to a fantastic start,” said Hotel Manager, Drew Godfrey. “Guests are truly enjoying the period inspired ship with its warm and inviting décor.”

The America is the cruise line’s largest ship with a capacity of 185 guests. The launch of America brings its fleet up to eight small ships, four of which are authentic paddlewheelers while the additional four are coastal cruisers.

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