Former American Eagle (ship)

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This article is about the cruise ship. For other uses, see American Eagle.
Name: Formerly American Eagle
Owner: American Cruise Lines
Builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Maryland (hull no. 78)[1]
Launched: 2000
Out of service: 2013
Homeport: Wilmington, Delaware
Status: Laid up, for sale.
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Length: 142.6 ft (43.5 m)[1]
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)[1]
Draft: 10 ft (3.0 m)[1]
Propulsion: 2 × Caterpillar 3408
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Capacity: 49 passengers

The former American Eagle is a small cruise ship owned by American Cruise Lines (ACL). She was built in 2000 by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland for overnight coastal, river, and inland waterway cruising within the continental United States. As an American built, flagged, and owned vessel operated by US citizen crew members American Eagle is compliant with the Passenger Vessel Services Act and can transport passengers directly between US ports. She operated on the east coast of the US on Chesapeake Bay departing from Baltimore, MD. She made autumn cruises on the Hudson River departing Haddam, CT and wintered on the Inland Waterway in Fort Myers, FL.[2] The vessel accommodates 49 overnight passengers in her 31 staterooms and 149 day passengers.[3]

As of 2013 the vessel was in laid up in Salisbury, MD and listed for sale.[4] The American Eagle name has been given to a new paddlewheel riverboat entered service in 2015.[5]

The ship deck plans:

  • Main Deck - 6 double and 4 single occupancy staterooms; Dining Salon[6]
  • Second Deck - Suite, 8 double occupancy and 3 single occupancy staterooms; two lounges, library, forward and aft passenger decks
  • Third Deck - 6 double occupancy staterooms with private balconies; crew quarters, aft passenger deck[7]
  • Fourth Deck - recreation


  1. ^ a b c d e "Coast Guard Vessel Documentation". NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "American Eagle Cruise Review". Cruises. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "MV American Eagle Cruise Ship". Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "American Eagle Overview". Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Eagle (2015)". 
  6. ^ "General Arrangements - Main and 2nd Decks" (PDF). Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "General Arrangements - 3rd and 4th Decks" (PDF). Retrieved 22 December 2012. 

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