New riverboat will stop in Davenport on Monday

The American Symphony riverboat will stop in Davenport on Monday, Sept. 26, during its maiden voyage on the Mississippi River. CREDIT AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

A new riverboat is scheduled to stop in Davenport during its maiden voyage on Monday, Sept. 26.

The American Symphony boat, which is part of the American Cruise Lines (ACL), will be the center of attention during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. at River Heritage Park, 615 E. River Drive.

The public is invited to welcome the American Symphony to the Quad Cities.  A ribbon-cutting will take place before the passengers disembark to board the buses for their shore excursions.

American Symphony is the fifth new modern riverboat American Cruise Lines has introduced in just four years. 

American Symphony will be quickly followed in early 2023 by sister ship American Serenade – bringing ACL’s fleet to 17 small ships, exploring in 34 states.

Accommodating 175 guests, American Symphony features five decks and offers 100% private balcony staterooms. The new riverboat has an elegant design which employs a stunning use of glass, allowing for unparalleled views throughout the ship.

American Symphony also showcases American’s Modern Series hallmark—patented opening bow and retractable gangway, as well as the top deck skywalk. It also offers spacious lounges inside and out, a grand dining room, a fitness center, and a wellness-yoga studio.

“We are thrilled to welcome American Cruise Line’s new American Symphony to the Quad Cities regional destination,” Dave Herrell, president and CEO, Visit Quad Cities, said in a news release. “American Cruise Lines is a vitally important partner of Visit Quad Cities and has been committed to our region for many years. We congratulate them and look forward to celebrating this new amazing asset that will be a meaningful part of our world-renowned Mississippi River.”

Visit Quad Cities, the region’s destination management and marketing organization, assists the national river cruise companies to develop the shore excursion tours for passengers While in the Quad Cities, passengers visiting area attractions and gain authentic experiences.

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