Passenger Vessels

American Harmony Begins Cruising Mississippi

The American Harmony departed New Orleans August 17 on its inaugural Mississippi River cruise. The 190-passenger vessel, at 100 percent capacity, embarked on an eight-day, Lower Mississippi River cruise.

The American Harmony is the second of five vessels in the “modern riverboat” series in American Cruise Lines’ fleet. The first was the American Song, which began cruising on the Mississippi River system in October 2017, and then shifted to the Columbia-Snake rivers this year. The third vessel in the series, American Jazz, is under construction. All of the boats are being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Md.

The design features a distinctive hinged bow that flips up to reveal a retractable gangway. The American Harmony also has a five-story glass atrium in the center of the ship, and an all-suite fifth deck housing ten 405-square-foot Veranda Suites.

After the inaugural cruise, the American Harmony departed for a 22-day sailing from New Orleans to St. Paul, Minn.