Coastal Cruise Ships and Riverboats Built in U.S. Shipyards Since WWII

Most recent update:  July 25, 2020.


This table attempts to list all the coastal cruise ships and riverboats built in U.S. shipyards since WWII.  This basically includes those passenger vessels that provide overnight accommodation: it does not include ferries, tour boats, charter fishing vessels, casino barges or any other small passenger vessels.  There are some gray areas in this definition, mostly in the area of vessels that started life as something other than a small cruise ship and were converted.  If anyone has any corrections or additions, please send them to me at timcolton@aol.com 

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Current Name Current Owner/Operator Vessel Type GT Ft. Psgrs. Built Original Name Disposition
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 4231 1037706 American Countess American Queen SB Co. Riverboat 2,772 257 245 1995 Kanesville Queen  
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 4242 1103209 Victory I Victory Cruise Lines Coastal Cruise Ship 1,592 286 210 2001 Cape May Light  
Atlantic Marine Jacksonville FL 4243 1103208 Victory II Victory Cruise Lines Coastal Cruise Ship 1,592 286 210 2004 Cape Cod Light  
Bender SB Mobile AL 140 677464 Wilderness Legacy Uncruise Adventures Riverboat 1,470 183 96 1984 Pilgrim Belle  
Bender SB Mobile AL 3003 1030831 American Duchess American Queen SB Co. Riverboat 3,560 281 166 1995 Lady Luck Bettendorf  
Blount Boats Warren RI 141 520611 Wilderness Explorer Uncruise Adventures Riverboat 98 104 74 1969 Mount Hope  
Blount Boats Warren RI 153 534100 Pacific Monarch Pacific Monarch Expeditions Coastal Cruise Ship 99 115 136 1971 New Shoreham  
Blount Boats Warren RI 225 614006 Admiralty Dream Alaskan Dream Cruises Coastal Cruise Ship 95 122 86 1979 Spirit of Alaska  
Blount Boats Warren RI 234 628951 Baranof Dream Alaskan Dream Cruises Coastal Cruise Ship 97 123 86 1980 New Shoreham II  
Blount Boats Warren RI 250 664136 Wilderness Adventurer  Uncruise Adventures Riverboat 89 156 60 1983 Caribbean Prince  
Blount Boats Warren RI 280 952722 Wilderness Discoverer Uncruise Adventures Riverboat 99 138 76 1992 Mayan Prince  
Blount Boats Warren RI 287 1027834 Niagara Prince Blount Small Ship Adventures Coastal Cruise Ship 99 138 90 1994 Niagara Prince  
Blount Boats Warren RI 294 1052604 Grande Caribe Great Lakes Cruise Co, Coastal Cruise Ship 94 146 98 1997 Grande Caribe  
Blount Boats Warren RI 298 1066911 Grande Mariner Great Lakes Cruise Co, Coastal Cruise Ship 97 147 100 1998 Grande Mariner  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 28 644279 Safari Voyager Uncruise Adventures Coastal Cruise Ship 1,195 174 62 1982 America  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 32 666874     Coastal Cruise Ship 77 190 114 1983 Savannah Later Terra Australis (Chile), burnt 2002
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD   684189     Coastal Cruise Ship 90 190   1985 New Orleans Sold 1990 to Sngaporean owners
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD   909075     Coastal Cruise Ship 89 190   1987 Charleston Sold 1990 to Sngaporean owners
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 78 1088888     Coastal Cruise Ship 86 143 49 2000 American Eagle Laid up at Chesapeake SB
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 80 1123509     Coastal Cruise Ship 87 143 49 2002 American Glory Reefed off Delaware 2019
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 82 1167737 American Spirit American Cruise Lines Coastal Cruise Ship 93 199 98 2004 American Spirit  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 86 1194882 American Star American Cruise Lines Coastal Cruise Ship 82 187 98 2007 American Star  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 90 1223608 Independence American Cruise Lines Coastal Cruise Ship 96 195 104 2010 Independence  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 100 1236505 American Pride American Cruise Lines Riverboat 77 230 150 2012 Queen of the Mississippi  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 104 1257187 Queen of the Mississippi American Cruise Lines Riverboat  77 230 150 2015 American Eagle  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 118 1263601 America American Cruise Lines Riverboat 98 266 185 2016 America  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 119 1273676 American Constellation American Cruise Lines Coastal Cruise Ship 99 239 175 2017 American Constellation  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 120 1279981 American Constitution American Cruise Lines Coastal Cruise Ship 99 239 175 2018 American Constitution  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 130 1282656 American Song American Cruise Lines Riverboat 96 302 184 2018 American Song  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 134 1288191 American Harmony American Cruise Lines Riverboat 99 302 184 2019 American Harmony  
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 138 1295690   American Cruise Lines Riverboat 99 302 184 2020 American Jazz Building
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD 140 1301132   American Cruise Lines Riverboat 99 302 184 2021 American Melody Building
Chesapeake SB Salisbury MD       American Cruise Lines Riverboat 99 302 184 2022   Planned
First Coast SB Green Cove Springs FL 1 928931 Yorktown Travel Dynamics Coastal Cruise Ship 2,354 219 138 1988 Yorktown Clipper For sale
JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN 82-2542 661485 Safari Endeavor Uncruise Adventures Coastal Cruise Ship 1,425 183 109 1983 Newport Clipper  
JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN 82-2543 677685 Chichagof Dream Alaskan Dream Cruises Coastal Cruise Ship 1,471 183 102 1984 Nantucket Clipper  
McDermott SB Amelia LA   1030765 American Queen American Queen SB Co. Riverboat 3,707 386 436 1995 American Queen  
Nichols Bros. Freeland WA 62 644046 National Geographic Sea Bird Lindblad Expeditions Coastal Cruise Ship 95 136 92 1982 Majestic Explorer  
Nichols Bros. Freeland WA 63 648350 National Geographic Sea Lion Lindblad Expeditions Coastal Cruise Ship 99 136 92 1982 Great Rivers Explorer  
Nichols Bros. Freeland WA 110 1033572 Queen of the West American Cruise Lines Riverboat 92 221 120 1995 Queen of the West  
Nichols Bros. Freeland WA 142 1140867 American Empress American Queen SB Co. Riverboat 3,388 299 223 2003 Empress of the North  
Nichols Bros. Freeland WA 188 1273675 National Geographic Quest  Lindblad Expeditions Coastal Cruise Ship 95 238   2017 National Geographic Quest   
Nichols Bros. Freeland WA 189 1276955 National Geographic Venture Lindblad Expeditions Coastal Cruise Ship 95 238   2018 National Geographic Venture  
North American SB Larose LA       Viking Cruises Riverboat 3,420 370 386 2022 Viking Mississippi Building