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  • acl_symphony_dining_room1.jpg - Enjoy gourmet American fare in the main dining room of American Symphony.
  • acl_american_symphony_stateroom.jpg - American Symphony offers some of the most spacious staterooms of any river cruise ship.
  • acl_american_symphony_bathroom.jpg -  A look at a stateroom bathroom on American Symphony.
  • acl_symphony_suite1.jpg - Suite guests on American Symphony receive a daily “suite treat.”
  • acl_american_symphony_lounge.jpg -  American Symphony will be outfitted with six lounges.
  • acl_american_symphony_midship_lounge.jpg -  A midship lounge on the upcoming American Symphony.
  • acl_american_symphony_sky_lounge.jpg -  The Sky Lounge on American Symphony (digital rendering).
  • acl_symphony_atrium.jpg - The stylish four-story atrium that will appear on American Symphony.
  • acl_symphony_sky_lounge_exterior.jpg - A look at the exterior of the Sky Lounge on the river ship American Symphony.
  • acl_american_symphony_sun_deck.jpg -  The Sun Deck on the upcoming river ship American Symphony.
  • acl_american_symphony.jpg -  The 175-passenger American Symphony begins voyages along the Mississippi River in 2022.

American Symphony: Sleek, modern riverboat arrives in 2022

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.


Following in the footsteps of American Melody, which debuted in September 2021, the 175-passenger American Symphony introduces an updated modern interior design to complement its spacious all-balcony staterooms, numerous lounges and public spaces with panoramic views. Its focal point is an impressive four-story glass atrium at the center of the ship.

American Cruise Lines is known for its roomy accommodations, and here they range from 250 to 650 square feet and have full-size bathrooms, spacious closets and private balconies where you can enjoy complimentary room service during breakfast each day. The new ship also features a forward-facing observation lounge, fitness center and yoga studio.

While other small cruise lines repurpose old casino ships, American Cruise Lines tossed out the idea of traditional paddlewheel boats and built a fleet from the ground up. The result is a ship that will be quieter, wider and faster than other river ships — and also among the most environmentally friendly in the industry, the cruise line says. 

Where American Symphony sails

American Symphony sails the Mississippi River. The ship is due to debut on Aug. 27, 2022, departing from New Orleans on a7-night Lower Mississippi River Cruise. Prices begin at $4,605 per person based on double occupancy. 

Cruises on this ship


When you sail on an American Cruise Lines ship, your fare includes a pre-cruise hotel package, all shore excursions (organized daily), a cocktail hour each evening, cruise accommodation, gourmet meals, Afternoon Tea service, room service for breakfast, onboard enrichment and entertainment programs and complimentary shipwide Wi-Fi. 


On board you'll find a main open-seating dining room featuring traditional American fare. Wines and beers come from the U.S. and are complimentary with lunches and dinners on board. As with its sister ships, American Symphony also offers a Back Porch Café for a casual dining option.  

Sister ships

American Symphony is the fifth new build in the American Cruise Lines fleet. Part of its "Modern Riverboat" series, the ship follows sister ships American Song (2018), American Harmony (2019), American Jazz (2020) and American Melody (2021). Coming next in the same class: American Serenade, currently scheduled for late 2022. 

Fun fact

All American Cruise Lines ships are USA-flagged and built by the company-owned Chesapeake Shipbuilding Yard in Salisbury, Md.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

If you're interested in a cruise on American Symphony, contact a Cruiseable travel advisor at 1-877-322-3773 or by email. You'll usually get a better deal than you can get by contacting the cruise line directly.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Panoramic views
  • Where: Sun Deck

  • What: Sky Lounge
  • Where: Deck 4

  • What: Historic ports
  • Where: New Orleans

Fast facts

175 Passengers [?]
43 Crew
6 Decks
2022 Maiden voyage
5,400 Tonnage [?]
269 Length in feet
56 Width in feet (max beam)
91 Cabins

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