Chesapeake Shipbuilding starts work on new American Cruise Lines’ ship

A rendering showing the top deck of American Legend, which will offer guests plenty of places to relax and admire the view Chesapeake Shipbuilding has started constructing American Cruise Lines’ fourth Coastal Cat vessel, American Legend, at its yard in Salisbury, Maryland, USA.

The 100-guest American Legend will be one of 12 new small ships in the brand’s Project Blue series, which have been designed to sail domestic cruises in North America. It will have 56 staterooms and suites with private balconies, indoor and outdoor lounges, multiple dining venues and an open-air top deck. The ship will also have an innovatively shaped hull, enabling the brand to incorporate a wide activity platform at the stern, which will be equipped with kayaks and a large tender boat for excursions.

American Legend, which is the 19th ship to join American Cruise Lines’ fleet, will begin cruising in the USA in late 2024. The first three Coastal Cat vessels – American Eagle, American Glory and American Liberty – will all begin sailing within the next 12 months.


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