American Designed and Built
Beginning with our team of in-house naval architects and marine engineers at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salsbury, MD, each new ship is designed for its specific operating region.
Steel is sourced from U.S. manufacturers, primarily in Alabama and Pennsylvania. Engines and generators are from a host of American names, including Caterpillar, John Deere, and Cummins, and the list of U.S. parts goes on. The men and women at the shipyard bring all these pieces together to create each ship.
American Flagged and Crewed
Once built, the ship becomes one of very few cruise ships that is truly an American ship. It is registered in the U.S. and flies the American flag at the stern.
Our dedicated all-American crewmembers bring the ship to life and share our interest in exploring the U.S. Many of the crew have sailed with us for years, while others are looking for an adventure as they define their careers. Over the course of a year, we travel to a host of American ports – more than 150 towns in 35 states.
From auto-cad lines on a computer to the steel in the yard and the smiles of our crew, we are American.
American Cruise Lines leads the way with ship innovation in the U.S. and is focused on environmental responsibility. We believe in leadership through clear standards for sustainable tourism and responsible operation.