The 12 new ships will be luxurious, but small and intimate. Photo courtesy of American Cruise Lines.

12 Cruise Ships Built on Md. Eastern Shore, Creating New Jobs

Some of us have noticed the smaller cruise ships that call on sites up and down the Chesapeake. But not as many know that they’re built right here in the Bay region. The American Cruise Lines boats that host cruises like the “Historic Triangle,” visiting Washington, D.C., Mount Vernon, Cambridge, St. Michaels, Annapolis, and Chestertown, are made at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md.

The shipbuilder just announced 12 new American Cruise Lines vessels will be built at the Salisbury yard, bringing dozens of new jobs with them. Cheryl Costello goes inside Chesapeake Shipbuilding to see the construction underway. Watch below: