American Cruise Lines takes delivery of new riverboat

American Cruise Lines has taken delivery of a new riverboat from Maryland-based Chesapeake Shipbuilding.

American Melody will sail on its inaugural cruise along the Mississippi River on August 27, serving an eight-day itinerary that will begin and end at New Orleans.

The vessel has capacity for 175 passengers and amenities including indoor and outdoor lounges, fitness centres, dining rooms, cafes, and all-balcony staterooms and suites.

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