Ship Spotlight: American Constellation

Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest, American Cruise Lines’ American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can’t access.

In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

American Constellation’s Story

csb_galleryimage1In 2015, construction began on American Cruise Lines brand new coastal ship, the American Constellation at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, MD. She began cruising in May of 2017.

The name American Constellation was inspired by the long line of
American ships named Constellation who have represented and honored
the United States. The link between the USS Constellation and American
Constellation is stronger than simply the name. The original U.S. Naval sailing frigate of 1797 and one of American Cruise Lines’ newest ships were both built in Maryland shipyards, and American Constellation left for its first cruise from Constellation Pier right next to where the retired USS Constellation is docked.

This 175-guest, ocean capable vessel is the only fully stabilized ship in the region and has the largest staterooms of any small ship in Alaska. She caters to the discriminating eye of passengers looking for a high-end and intimate experience of a smaller ship. Well-appointed staterooms are the largest ever seen in this service and has tastefully furnished private balconies and room service. Additional features including Zodiacs and kayaks offer guests alternative ways to explore the exciting and historic American destinations.

Onboard American Constellation

American Constellation offers a country club atmosphere while sailing the richest destinations.

  • Deck 6: Sun deck, putting green
  • Deck 5: Sun deck, exercise room
  • Deck 4: Sky lounge, library, outdoor deck with tables
  • Deck 3: Chesapeake lounge, deck lounge
  • Deck 2: Deck lounge
  • Main Deck Dining room

American Constellation Hightlight: Sky Lounge

skyloungeA fixture on all of American Cruise Lines new ships and riverboats, the Sky Lounge has become a guest favorite. High up with floor-to-ceiling windows and 270 degree views, the light-filled lounge always offers a spectacular vantage point. Light colors and a sophisticated décor invoke calm and let the hours slip by as easily as the scenery. Join fellow guests for afternoon tea in the Sky Lounge or just stop in and enjoy the tranquility.

american constellation deck plan

American Constellation’s Accommodations

American Constellation has 6 pubic passenger decks, each accessible by one one elevator centrally located mid-ship and a total of 85 staterooms across 9 cabin categories. Most of the accommodations are Balcony rooms, with floor-ceiling sliding doors leading to a private step-out veranda. There are no connecting rooms onboard.

Staterooms aboard American Constellation are the most spacious in the small ship industry and offer all the amenities of a fine hotel, including full-size bathrooms and large closets. With interior entrances and private balconies, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the beautiful American landscape as it glides gently by. Relax in your own private sanctuary and unwind after a fulfilling day, as you anticipate the journey that lies ahead. If you have special requests or need something you may have forgotten at home, don’t worry. The staff aboard American Constellation will be happy to accommodate you.

American Constellation’s Stateroom Categories
At up to 450 sq. ft. the American Constellation Owner’s Suites are both spacious and elegantly appointed. Located on a private deck, each secluded suite offers our distinguished travelers amazing views from the private walk-out balcony. The well-furnished suites come fully equipped and offer a sitting area, writer’s desk, sliding glass door and full-size bathroom.osb
With a generous up to 450 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.


AAM At 368 sq. ft., our AAM staterooms are designed to offer the privacy you desire while cruising. Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms are elegantly furnished and feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a private walk-out balcony where the grandness of the Pacific Northwest scenery can be enjoyed.


AAC At 350 . ft., each AAC stateroom offers all of the comforts of a fine hotel. These staterooms also feature full sliding glass doors and a private walk-out balcony which provide spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.


AAL American Constellation’s AAL staterooms offer all the comforts of home and amazing panoramic views. At 350 . ft. each room includes an interior entrance, expansive private walk-out balcony, and a large sitting area.


AA Centrally located, staterooms offer amazing views and easy access to the lounge areas. Enjoy the expansive views out of your own large opening picture window. Each room comes equipped with a large closet and full-size bathroom.


Single Solo travelers will find relaxing comfort in our Single staterooms complete with a walk-out private balcony. Enjoy one of the largest single staterooms in the industry at 238 sq. ft., featuring a comfortable twin bed, large sliding glass door, and spacious full-size bathrooms.


Dining aboard American Constellation

entreeThe American Constellation has a single-capacity, open-seating dining room. This is the main restaurant onboard featuring floor-ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers, classy furniture, 4- and 8-seat tables and luxury dining amenities. Most of the cuisine is American fare. The menu boasts itinerary-inspired gourmet specialties and fresh food. Breakfast is buffet-style, with made-to-order items. Lunch offers soup, choice of 3 dishes, chef’s salad. Dinner offers soup, salad and 3 entrees. The wine list has a selection of domestic wines. Any dietary needs are catered for.

American Constellation’s Cruise Itineraries

For information on all these American Constellation cruises, please visit or call toll-free 1-888-815-5428.

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