The American Star, the newest luxury cruise ship for American Cruise Lines will enter service on June 2, 2007, and begin its Inaugural Season with a 7-night Maiden Voyage on the Chesapeake Bay . As the American Star heads north for its summer deployment in Maine , American Cruise Lines will be continuing to offer Chesapeake Bay itineraries throughout the summer.
Departing from Baltimore , MD , the American Star will be the fourth American Cruise Lines vessel to cruise the smooth waters of the Chesapeake Bay . This exciting journey through the cradle of American History visits ports steeped in Colonial heritage where settlements began and battles were won. Passengers will explore the living history of Williamsburg and Yorktown , VA , the Chesapeake Maritime Museum on charming St. Michaels , MD , and Annapolis , MD , for a tour of the United States Naval Academy . The bay area will delight the visitors as they explore a wide variety of wildlife like bald eagles and ospreys, and diverse communities of fish and shellfish, including the delicious Chesapeake crab, served onboard during the cruise.
The 100-passenger American Star is 215 feet long, and will have a similar modern design to the American Spirit. The new modern luxury ship will feature more oversized staterooms with private verandahs, and all staterooms will have the large opening picture windows, a trademark of American Cruise Lines. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, individual climate control, Internet access and many other modern conveniences and amenities expected by the discerning traveler. The ship’s layout will include an elevator to all four decks, four lounges of various sizes, a spacious observation deck, a well-stocked library and a dining room with surrounding windows providing spectacular landscapes and coastal scenery as you dine.
Following her maiden voyage, the American Star will then make her way north for an Inaugural Summer along the Maine Coast and Harbors from June 16th thru September 29th. During the fall, the American Star will depart from New York and sail fall foliage cruises on the picturesque Hudson River , one of ten American Heritage Rivers. The American Star will be the fourth American Cruise Lines vessel to cruise the magnificent East Coast.