New Cruise Ship 3 Months Ahead of Schedule

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Photo courtesy Chesapeake Shipbuilding

The brand new American Cruise Lines ship, Independence, being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, was taken on its first underway trials yesterday. This important milestone trial occurred three months ahead of schedule.  Maneuvering and equipment tests were performed successfully while the ship was underway in the Wicomico River.

American Cruise Lines will run the Independence on 7-14 night cruises beginning on June 12, 2009 with 102 passengers on the East Coast. The ship has a number of important differences from other ships that Chesapeake has built for American Cruise Lines, including a wider beam and active wing stabilizers. The wider beam will allow for larger staterooms, public spaces and private balconies.

The Independence is equipped with twin Caterpillar C-32 main engines putting out nearly 1,500 horsepower each, and bow and stern thrusters from Thrustmaster of Texas. The ship also has three 250kw Caterpillar C-9 generators, a 100kw Cummins generator and Rolls Royce Aquarius 50 active wing stabilizers.

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