When American Cruise Line’s (ACL) paddlewheel fleet returns to service next year, the riverboats will sport completely redesigned interiors. The brand is now offering a look at how the newly named American Splendor, American Heritage and American West — as well as the existing American Pride — will look when they reemerge for the 2022 season, operating from March to December.
ACL’s website, marketing materials, cruise schedules and travel advisor portal have been updated to reflect the renamed and redesigned vessels.
Both in designation and design, all four of our paddlewheelers will be remodeled to meet the sophisticated new bar we set for U.S. river cruising with our groundbreaking modern riverboats.
“Both in designation and design, all four of our paddlewheelers will be remodeled to meet the sophisticated new bar we set for U.S. river cruising with our groundbreaking modern riverboats,” said Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of ACL, in a press release.
Miami-based Studio Dado is overseeing the redesign efforts in addition to the launch of the line’s latest modern riverboats: American Melody,American Symphony and American Serenade. By 2022, ACL’s overall fleet will reach a total of 15 small ships with a more consistent onboard aesthetic in the staterooms, suites, lounges and restaurants. Historic and nostalgic touches will also remain on the paddlewheelers.
Clients can expect refreshed color palettes, textiles, linens, furniture and carpets, plus regionally inspired artwork. The riverboats will continue to sail exclusively within the U.S. for a domestic alternative to European river cruises.
The cruise schedules are open to book through 2023.
American Cruise Lines