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Aaron Saunders
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Rather than looking like a Mark Twain-esque paddlewheeler, American Jazz brings a more contemporary look to river cruising in America. Following the trend set by fleetmate American Song, American Jazz boasts some decidedly uncommon features, including a four-story atrium filled with glittering glass, staterooms that measure 250 square feet at a minimum and a forward-facing observation lounge.

One of the most important features of this class of ships is the innovative bow design. The bow swings upward to open, revealing a retractable gangway that allows passengers to go ashore even when more traditional docking space is limited or unavailable. Because of this American Jazz can call on ports that even vessels in its class aren't typically able to.

Under construction at the Chesapeake Shipbuilding yards in Maryland, American Jazz will make its maiden voyage along the Mississippi on Aug. 17, 2020.

Dining

Food onboard reflects American tastes, styles and regional specialties. In keeping with American Cruise Lines' "All American" theme, passengers can expect predominantly American wines, beers and spirits whenever possible.

Meals are served in an open-seating dining room with expansive panoramic windows. Beer, wine and soft drinks are offered on a complimentary basis during lunch and dinner, while snacks can be found in the ship's lounges throughout the day.

Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres during a daily cocktail hour are available to all passengers.

Room service is available but only serves continental breakfast.

Cabins

Staterooms aboard America Jazz are, like the rest of the American Cruise Lines fleet, generously proportioned. Rooms range in size from 250 square feet right up to 800 square feet. All rooms come with private balconies.

A total of eight single-occupancy cabins are spread throughout the vessel, each coming in at 250 square feet and includes a private balcony, ensuite bathroom and ample storage space.

Standard balcony cabins start out at 275 square feet and come equipped with a large sitting area and all the usual amenities, including ample storage space, satellite TVs and DVD players, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.

At the top of the pack are the two 800-square-foot Grand Suites aboard American Jazz. These are complemented by three slightly smaller, but no less impressive, 645-square-foot Owners Suites. Both accommodation grades come equipped with full-size bathrooms, separate sitting areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and enlarged balconies.

A single wheelchair-accessible stateroom is available onboard, located on Main Deck.

Top Deck Attractions

Plenty of observation space is available on the upper deck of American Jazz, along with a small putting green that is popular with passengers.

Entertainment

Music and lectures are the main form of entertainment aboard American Jazz, with riverlorians hosting informative and engaging talks on ports of call and the cultural and historical aspects of the Mississippi River. Part stories, part lectures, these talks are prized by passengers for their wealth of information.

Musical acts are a popular pastime as well, with American Cruise Lines hosting a wide variety of live bands onboard, from jazz and blues to country and western and even rock 'n' roll.

Passengers aboard American Jazz tend to be mature cruisers and, as such, most elect to retire after dinner while a few will converse over nightcaps and music.

Itineraries

American Jazz will operate a series of voyages along the Mississippi River beginning Aug. 17, 2020.

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Passengers : 190
Crew : 63
Passenger to Crew : 3.02:1
Launched : August 2020
Shore Excursions : 0

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