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  • Portland-Head-Light.jpg - Hop on American Cruise Lines and visit Maine Harbor to see a beautiful lighthouse and impressive neo-colonial architecture.
  • american-constitution-rendering.jpg - Rendering of American Constitution, the river ship from American Cruise Lines set to debut in spring 2018.
  • Bar-Harbor-Maine.jpg - Set sail on American Cruise Lines and explore Bar Island off the coast of Maine — also a good spot to get nice views of Bar Harbor.
  • Camden-Aerial.jpg - Guests on American Cruise Lines' "Maine Coast and Harbors" tour will love Camden Harbor, popular for its schooners and pretty coastal views.

American Constitution: Navigating rivers along East Coast

Health advisory: Vaccines may be required in specific instances when necessitated by the ports or states visited, and guests will be asked to show proof of their vaccination status.


The 175-passenger river ship American Constitution from American Cruise Lines launched in spring 2018. She's a twin sister of American Constellation, which launched in May 2017 with similar itineraries in the Northeast and Southeast. 

American Constitution was designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast. The ship will feature modern décor and amenities, modern technologies, the largest staterooms in the industry and private balconies in every room that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

American Constitution brings guests to beautiful coastal and river ports the larger ships can't access. In the intimate atmosphere on board, passengers will find spacious lounges, observation decks and well-lit, spacious dining venues for inside and outside dining. 

Who will like sailing on American Constitution

This intimate, made-in-the-USA coastal cruise ship appeals to a generally older, low-key crowd who enjoy sightseeing and guided tours of small harbors and historic sites in an unhurried atmosphere.

Where American Constitution will sail

American Constitution sails these itineraries:

  • "Grand New England," 10 nights / 11 days starting in Boston  with calls at Provincetown, Mass., Newport, R.I., Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Kennebunkport, Camden, Bar Harbor and Rockland, Maine.
  • "Grand Historic South," 10 nights / 11 days roundtrip from Charleston, S.C., with visits to Wilmington and Beaufort, N.C., Savannah, Sapelo Island and Jekyll Island, Ga., Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach in Florida and Beaufort, S.C.

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What to expect on board

Passengers can look forward to complimentary Wi-Fi, an exercise workout room, evening entertainment that focuses on music and history, onboard historians and naturalists, and personalized service. In the roomy atmosphere on board, you'll find spacious lounges and observation decks that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes. All ships have elevators to all decks. American Cruise Lines’ fares do not include shore excursions (except for Alaska cruises), service charges or port charges and fees.  


On some voyages guests will have kayaks and Zodiacs that let them explore historic American destinations close up.


Like other ships in the fleet, American Constitution offers the largest staterooms in the industry. Choices include an Owner's Suite (450 square feet), Veranda Suite (450 square feet), Private Balcony (250 to 450 square feet) and Single (226 square feet). The majority of staterooms have private balconies and feature hotel-like bathrooms and large picture windows that open. Accommodations have twin or king-size beds, satellite television with DVD players and Internet access. Guests are welcome to have visitors on board. 

Expanded fleet

American Constitution will bring American Cruise Lines’ fleet up to 10 vessels, helping solidify the company’s position as the largest U.S. river cruise line. Offering more than 35 itineraries, the line’s sailings vary from four to 21 nights in length in regions in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, the Southeast and the entire Mississippi River system.  

American Constitution has full active wing stabilization for a smoother sailing along the coast as well as on the river.

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Fast facts

175 Passengers [?]
45 Crew
6 Decks
2018 Maiden voyage
4,057 Tonnage [?]
270 Length in feet
56 Width in feet (max beam)
14 speed (mph) [?]

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