American Eagle, the first ship from our brand-new Coastal Cats fleet, was officially christened on August 16th while docked at the prestigious Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Mrs. Carol Robertson, the wife of American Cruise Lines’ founder, the late Charles A. Robertson, served as godmother to American Eagle, which was named after the company’s first small ship launched in the 1970s. Mrs. Robertson christened the 100-passenger American Eagle with one of her handmade, ribbon-wrapped champagne bottles, while both cruise and christening ceremony guests looked on. The event began with heartfelt remarks from Mrs. Robertson, followed by numerous speeches welcoming the exciting new boat to the region.
Also in attendance was Charles B. Robertson, President and CEO of American Cruise Lines, as well as Congressman Bill Keating, other state representatives, local officials, and representatives from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce.
The Victory Belles entertained guests with a special musical performance. Afterward, a tour and reception on board American Eagle concluded the festivities, as cruise guests departed for various excursions exploring the region.
For the remainder of the 2023 season, American Eagle will sail our Cape Codder itinerary, round-trip from Boston, as well as our Maine Coast & Harbors cruises, round-trip from Portland, ME, and our Historic South & Golden Isles cruises operating between Charleston, SC, and Amelia Island, FL.
In 2024, American Eagle, along with a series of sister ships, will operate numerous new U.S. itineraries exploring the East Coast, from Maine to Florida, including a new Florida Gulf Coast & Keys cruise round-trip from St. Petersburg, FL, and a new Yankee Seaports cruise between New York City and Boston, MA.
Accommodating just 100 guests, American Eagle features 4 decks and showcases a unique bow as well as an activity platform at the stern, equipped with a large tender for local exploration The new ship showcases elegant interior design and private balcony accommodations, including spacious Single and Double-Occupancy Staterooms, as well as Suites. American Eagle also offers a beautiful top deck for amazing views, comfortable lounges both inside and out, a main restaurant, a casual outdoor café, and a fitness center.