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American Spirit | American Cruise Lines
passenger ship American Spirit docked in Havre de Grace, Maryland, May 2011
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American Spirit offers casual and comfortable cruises which features historic and scenic ports which bigger ships wonít be able to explore. As the name suggests, it flies the American flag, is crewed by Americans, and caters to a wide spectrum of travellers. Launched in 2005, the American Spirit is lauded for its exceptional East Coast itineraries. American Spirit offers an intimate cruising experience to passengers who would like to know the USA ports better.

The American Spirit focuses on the East Coast of the United States of America. Yearly, it takes its passengers to Maine, Nantucket and the Hudson River. What make the cruises very attractive are its inland excursions. Inland, the crew will take you to historic museums and homes. There are also guest lecturers who can speak about the destination comprehensively in between stops.

The American Spirit was built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in 2005 in Salisbury, Maryland. It was ordered by the American Cruise line and has been operating under this company since it was launched. It is the cruise lineís third acquired vessel.

Thereís only one restaurant in the American Spirit and the dining times are fixed. Itís a free-seating arrangement, with passengers sharing tables for six people.

There are three lounges onboard. One of them is dedicated to sports watching. Thereís a big LCD screen on the Chesapeake Lounge for baseball fans to relax and while away the time in between shore excursions. In the main lounge, thereís also a cabin for private reading if the vesselís small library spikes your interest. These lounges have big windows so you wonít miss out on the scenery along the way. For fitness, the vessel has an exercise bike and a step machine facing the shipís wake.

There are 51 spacious staterooms built in the American Spirit. Unlike other small cruise vessels which offer small cabins and smaller bathrooms, the American Spirit takes pride in offering luxury travel to a more intimate number of passengers. There are no other cabin types in the American Spirit, and the staterooms are basically identical with interior entrances and private balconies. Each stateroom is equipped with a satellite television.

Ship Summary
Operator:American Cruise Lines
Built by:Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury MD
Date Completed:2005
Gross Tonnage:1600
Length:60 m
Width:14 m