b'The 109-passenger vessels will be 241 feet long, 56 feet wide, and feature the hybrid catamaran design that enables both shallow draft access and stable sailing along lakes, rivers, bays, and Americas coast-line. Like all of Americans new ships, the entire Project Blue fleet will be built by PVA member Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md. The first two Project Blue ships, American Eagle and American Glory, are already under construction and are due for delivery in 2023. These two ships, namesakes of the companys first two small U.S.-built ships, will debut along East Coast itinerariesTogether with Chesapeake Shipbuilding, we built the first modern riverboats in the country. Now we are proud to introduce another new ship design for domestic exploration. American has specialized in small ship cruising for over 30 years, and continuing to innovate and expand the possibilities for cruising close to home is central to our mission, Robertson elaborated.POWER TO KEEP Each ship will offer 56 spacious stateroomsincluding a range of large standards, suites, and singlesnearly all with private balconies.YOU MOVINGObservation and sitting areas will be available at the bow, both in- Withouruncompromisingstandards,putting side and outside, and each ship will showcase an expansive forwardperformance and reliability at the heart of every-lounge with 270-degree views. At the stern, the ships will have a new adventuredeckequippedwithkayaks,tender,andotheractivitything we do, HamiltonJet deliver waterjet systems related options relevant to the itinerary. The ships will also featureto keep your operation moving.two dining venues, as well as room service, a rarity for small ships of this size.American Cruise Lines has been introducing U.S.-built, crewed, and registered ships for over 30 years, and specializes in close-to-home cruising across the U.S. 31 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022'