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696 American Cruise Reviews


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robmc411

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great small ship experience

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Have done plenty of cruises and cruise lines over the years, but always out of the country. We loved the smaller ship, personalized service, and ports that could not be accessed with the larger ships. The food ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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FoxKin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Better Than Expected

We were looking for a trip in the US and this one on the Intracoastal Waterway was a good deal compared to the same trip on the same boat with Road Scholar. Based on reviews on this site we weren't sure what ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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AdventuRed

1 Review Written

Holiday Inn experience at Burj Al Arab prices

This cruise line promises small ship cruising "done perfectly", and claims that it stands out from larger, much more affordable lines with personalized service, all-inclusive dining, and meticulous attention to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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RRFPresident

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

An amazing disappointment

Being seasoned cruisers on ocean sailing lines, we were interested to try out the American Cruise Line's style of cruising the inland waterway enabling us to visit seaside towns that we'd never otherwise see on a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Letsswim

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small Ship Cruising NOT Done Perfectly

This was our second American Cruise Line experience, after loving our first cruise. But this time was definitely not as good. The ship was lovely and our cabin very comfortable. It was the uniformed officers, or ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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tnaylor12

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Up to expectations

This was our 9th cruise with American Cruise Lines so we are obviously satisfied with their overall performance. There have been some cruises where they failed to live up to their motto: "Small ship cruising done ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MrsJ6548

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Revolutionary War Cruise of Chesapeake Bay

We had cruised once before with American Cruise Lines and enjoyed it very much. This cruise was even better. The Constitution was only a year in services as opposed to the Queen of the West and it was all clean and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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tubabob

10 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Excellent service, plain Jane ship

We wanted to cruise over the holidays. and didn't want to fly. We live within a two-hour drive of Baltimore, and read good reviews of American Cruise Lines and its 2018-built ship Constitution. We had been to every ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LouAndRandy

1 Review Written

ACL is Terrible

-Dining service was extremely slow - for all meals. Got tired of hearing "I'm so sorry". Not enough attention to refreshing water or beverages. -Food was better than AMERICAN on Mississippi. Why doesn't kitchen ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Belleflower

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever, especially for the high cost

My husband has wanted to cruise the Mississippi since growing up on it as a kid. We chose this line because friends had a great experience on the Columbia River. This was the worst-run cruise we have ever been on, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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photofrk264

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first small-ship cruise - this itinerary perfect for history buffs

First time ever on a small-ship cruise as well as one just in the U.S. Price included being put up at a nice hotel pre-night with breakfast the next morning, transportation from hotel to ship and from ship to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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CdMAgFox

24 Reviews Written

84 Helpful Votes

Northwest. Pioneers Cruise of Columbia & Snake Rivers

Northwest Pioneers Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise October 9 – 21, 2019 Portland, OR – Wednesday - Monday, October 9 - 14 Just to catch up a little, today (Monday) we are back in Portland for the day, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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drtr95

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Recommended

AMERICAN CRUISE LINE REVIEW Historic South/Independence Getting on board was a breeze. Drop your bags and walk right on. Ship decoration is adequate, not new. There are two public computers, greatly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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nancychontos

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

New ship, great entertainment, shore excursions and fabulous food

We selected this cruise becasue we wanted to see more of the US. This is a new ship with all American crew. So much exceeded our expectations ... the size of the cabin, the onboard entertainment and activities, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BagsRPkd

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise for seniors

Entertainment is an interesting historian and an excellent musician. All the typical choices at breakfast along with a fresh fruit buffet, 3 main choices for lunch or dinner. The food was good, better than the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Expipemjr

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Lewis and Clark Columbia and Snake river

Pre-cruise at Red Lion Jansen beach hotel,$ 40 cab ride from airport ,very large hotel,nice rooms ,good restaurant,boat docks at hotel,free breakfast on day of embarkation.Some confusion on day of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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FrenchNewOrleans

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Big Disappointment

My wife and I did the three week Complete Mississippi cruise with American Cruise Line on August 3, 2019 and we were greatly disappointed. We spent two nights at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans prior to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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RHN3

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Saved by good weather

CABIN: see "Cabin Review" below "Raitings" DINING: If you are a foodie, expect to be disappointed. The food was generally good and the quantity sufficient. The service was inconsistent and often sloppy. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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goodman

1 Review Written

San Juan Islands

Loved our cruise to the San Juan Islands with American Cruise lines. The staff was friendly, very young and tried to please. Our onboard naturalist was a big plus. A lot of onboard activities to keep us busy. The ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Gardening Granna

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Friendly crew, excellent experience, beautiful boat!

We love American Cruise Lines and delighted to sail on newest boat Harmony. Absolutely fabulous boat, superior crew and service. Our fourth trip on this line and we signed up for another ACL destination in 2020. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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nreeder

6 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Hudson River Valley Cruise

We arrived in New York City 5 days prior to the cruise so we could explore the city as we hadn't been back there for almost 15 years. Stayed at Embassy Suites Midtown, great location for walking and taking the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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DC0743

8 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Not the level one would expect for the cost

The Grand Puget Sound Cruise on American Cruise line was our 40th cruise on a variety of cruise lines with ship ranging in sizes from 120 passenger to 5,000+ passengers. We chose the cruise because we wanted to try ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Tom and Alice

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not 5 Star as Advertised

We are vety experienced cruisers, both ocean and river cruises. Sailed from St. Paul, Minn. To New Orleans. Nice ship and a nice room. Service at nearly all levels very average to poor. Meals were average ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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pennyenna

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

No wow factor

We had always wanted to do the Mississippi River, but thought it too expensive. We finally decided to do it as our 50th cruise. We started in New Orleans and ended in St.Louis. Our price included an overnight ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Kat808

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Go for the Adventure. Not for Luxury.

My husband and I are seasoned cruisers with experience on Seabourn, Regent, Ama Waterways & SilverSea. A two week journey down the Mississippi River. St. Paul Minn to NOLA, was a completely different type of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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