American Eagle, American Cruise Lines first Coastal Cat, made its debut in New England. During the inaugural cruise of the company’s newest small ship, guests, cruise line executives, Massachusetts
Maritime Academy captains, and local dignitaries joined together for a historic christening ceremony at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy campus on Buzzards Bay.

American Eagle embodies our commitment to building innovative small ships for America’s rivers and coasts,” said Charles B. Robertson, President and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “It is the flagship of our new series of small Coastal Cats, which is unlike anything else available in the U.S. market. American Eagle and her sisterships will change the landscape of possibilities for amazing small ship adventures
around the U.S.A.”

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American Eagle ship christening

American Eagle’s christening cruise followed the company’s popular 8-Day Cape Codder itinerary, roundtrip from Boston, Massachusetts, also visiting: Gloucester, MA; Mass Maritime Academy, MA; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Newport, RI; Provincetown, MA, and Plymouth, MA. The christening cruise also highlighted American’s inaugural visit to Plymouth, MA, a new regular stop along the itinerary.

For the remainder of the 2023 season, American Eagle will continue sailing the company’s Cape Codder itinerary, as well as Maine Coast and Harbors cruises roundtrip from Portland, Maine; and Historic South and Golden Isles cruises operating between Charleston, South Carolina, and Amelia Island, Florida.

Accommodating just 100 guests, American Eagle features 4 decks and a unique catamaran bow. The new Coastal Cat offers elegant interior design and private balcony accommodations. The ship also offers a beautiful top deck for amazing views, comfortable lounges both inside and out, a main restaurant, casual café, and fitness center. American Eagle is the first in American Cruise Lines’ new 12-ship series of 100-passenger Coastal Cats. The 2nd in the series, American Glory, is scheduled to begin cruising this November and will be followed by American Liberty and American Legend in 2024.

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