American Serenade Passes Sea Trials, Heads for New Orleans

American Cruise Lines’ newest Mississippi riverboat passed sea trials this week. The gleaming American Serenade is on the way to New Orleans for the inaugural season. 

American Cruise Lines' American Serenade
American Serenade (Photo courtesy: American Cruise Lines)

American Serenade Delivered to American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines announced that it has accepted delivery of the American Serenade from Chesapeake Shipbuilding.

American Serenade is the 6th riverboat in the Line’s groundbreaking new series. It is the 18th small ship built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for American Cruise Lines.

The new 180-passenger boat is en route to join the company’s expanding Mississippi River fleet to begin plying the famous waterway this month.

American Serenade’s first cruise is set to depart on April 20th from New Orleans. While visiting Vidalia, Louisiana, American Cruise Lines will christen the new riverboat on April 23rd during the inaugural cruise.

American Serenade shows our continued commitment to small ships for America’s rivers. She has the same spacious features as her five sisterships and a design package that wows everyone who boards,” said Charles B. Robertson, President & CEO of American Cruise Lines.

Shortly after American Symphony was launched and just a few months before American Eagle, this new ship is a reflection of the small ship cruise line’s ever-increasing production capability.

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About American Serenade

Able to accommodate up to 180 guests, American Serenade features 5 decks with 100% private balcony staterooms, including suites and singles.

American Serenade Standard Stateroom
American Serenade standard stateroom. (Photo courtesy: American Cruise Lines)

The new riverboat features an elegant décor that with extensive use of glass for expansive views throughout the ship.

American Serenade also features American Cruise Line’s patented opening bow and retractable gangway. Plus, there’s an open-air 5th deck skywalk that cantilevers dramatically above the café.

American Serenade also offers spacious lounges both inside and out, a grand dining room, casual café, and fitness center.

American Cruise Line’s small ship fleet keeps growing every year. The company continues to introduce ground-breaking small ship designs with spacious accommodations. 

You’ll find American Cruise Line ships on the Mississippi River, the Columbia & Snake Rivers, and across the U.S.A., including Alaska.

This year, 2 more small ships will be launched; the 100-passenger Coastal Cats, American Eagle and American Glory.

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