American Cruise Lines recently added its sixth overnight riverboat to the Pacific Northwest for 2021, with four of them operating on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
The 269'x59' American Harmony, one of the line’s modern riverboats, completed its recent journey from the East Coast, where it was built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, to the Pacific Northwest via the Panama Canal. The newest addition to ACL’s Columbia River fleet comes at the same time that the company is preparing to introduce two more new modern riverboats to the Mississippi River.
American Harmony has an opening bow and a retractable gangway. The new passenger vessel has 10 more deluxe suites on its upper deck and features oversized all-outward facing staterooms, all with private furnished balconies. American Harmony also has a multistory glass atrium in the center of the ship.
In 2021, ACL looks forward to the safe return of cruising and is planning a record number of cruises for personalized explorations around the country. Upon arrival in Astoria, Ore., American Harmony joined modern series sistership American Song, along with two of the line’s classic paddlewheelers, American Pride and Queen of the West. All four riverboats will remain in Astoria to complete final preparations for the 2021 season.
ACL’s cruises on the Columbia and Snake rivers explore from the mouth of the Pacific in Astoria, to the country’s deepest canyon in Clarkston, Wash. This year’s cruises include a new palate of active excursions and onboard inclusions from wine tastings to evening entertainment.
American will continue its rapid growth by introducing its fifth modern riverboat and 14th ship in early 2022, following the 2021 debuts of American Jazz and American Melody on the Mississippi River.