b'MEMBER NEWSMEMBER NEWSAmerican Cruise Line UnveilsPlans for Hybrid Catamaran FleetPhotos ofthe interior and exterior of American Glory, one of the first two vessels of American Cruise Lines Project Blue fleet.A merican Cruise Lines (ACL), a PVA member,haslaunchedaprojectto buildafleetof12identicalhybrid catamaran design sister ships. The smaller ves-sels will have near-shore operating versatility and are seen as go-anywhere ships. Operating exclusively in the U.S., this new fleet, known as PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMERICAN CRUISE LINESProject Blue, will more than double the capaci-ty for for domestic coastal cruises. Project Blue started as a design challenge to create a boat small enough for New England harbors and stable enough for the Alaska Inside Passage, with a draft shallow enough for the At-lantic Intracoastal Waterway, said ACL Pres-ident & CEO Charles B. Robertson. These boats can run almost anywhere, and because there will be 12 of them, they will be deployed all over the United States.FOGHORN 30'