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American Independence Cruise Reviews

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Independence
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101 American Independence Cruise Reviews


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RRFPresident

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

An amazing disappointment

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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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drtr95

3 Reviews Written

6 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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Bbmoon

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because of its itinerary (which was unique and they were good ports that we enjoyed). Unfortunately due to the very poor quality of the ship and crew we were not pleased with the cruise overall. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ROBERTMILLS

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was very enjoyable and well done!

We were interested in the Charleston-Savannah area--Its history etc. After the we disembarked in Jacksonville we rented a car and went back to Charleston and stayed there for four days. Also we liked the small ship! ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jsn55

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A below-average experience at top dollar

Jacksonville to Charleston 12/21/18 I really, really hate being critical or complaining. But a realistic review of this cruise is important for others to read. I should have picked up on the lack of CC ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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agmjl

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not worth the cost

This was to be a bucket list trip down the Intracoastal Waterway. The ports were interesting but the ship was a complete disappointment. Stateroom was very small. The amenities could have come from a cheap motel. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mrsbbrook

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First American River Cruise For Us

Love the small ship! We had 100 passengers, so got to know most folks on board. The ship perhaps needs to be updated, but it was clean and serviceable. There were many problems with our key cards not working, but ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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adella1948

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great trip with lots of selections for on shore tours.

This was my second cruise on the Independence and I have booked two more cruises for 2019 and 2020. We were able to take a New York City tour before sailing giving me a chance to visit the 911 Memorial, which was ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Kbarlett

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Terrible value

My sister-in-law booked this cruise and invited my husband and I to join them. We have traveled numerous times together and have many of the same expectations and standards. Upon reading the itinerary we were ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Off to the next adventure

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Hudson River Fall Foliage Tour

Hudson River - Fall foliage peak times are hard to predict and we missed the color this year. I would recommend taking a late October cruise in order to see color on the Hudson. Excursions - The excursions were ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Gabytamara28

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Maine Coast & Harbor

Turn around time for the cruise is only 2 hours and not enough time to get the ship clean in between cruises. WiFi, only available if you stand next to the public router. Staff in the dining room, young and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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DUCKWISE

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Updates Needed

Chose cruise for the itinerary. As compared to 2 other riverboat US cruises we have taken this ship doesn’t begin to live up to our previous experiences. The size or square footage of the cabins is a plus on the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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kperrigin

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fall Cruise to Maine - with Lobster as a Side

This was a 2nd cruise with American and while it was not quite as enjoyable as cruising the Chesapeake Bay on the brand new Constellation, it was still worth the cost. Our trip was a "Lobster" cruise and Lobster it ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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WLBCO

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent All Around

We were looking for a small ship experience and we found it. We travelled with friends who we have cruised with previously on one of the large cruise lines. We had made our own travel arrangements to and from New ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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1234mormor

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fall Foliage

We chose this cruise for the itinerary--that is the Hudson, NYC, Hyde Park, fall foliage Very well organized; ship staff wonderful; small passenger size was important; ample time to connect with friends. We did ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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samgrant42

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Sailing the Coast of Maine Eating Lobster!

In my opinion it all begins with the Captain of the ship and this Captain was on top of everything. His presence was constant and he put an emphasis on the passenger’s well-being. This attitude flowed downward ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jackbgodfrey

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever

The food, the service, the attention to detail were awesome from the Captain down to every staff person on deck. The rooms were very spacious! All the ports of call gave a different view of Maine and displayed the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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johncoralyn

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful scenery, excellent food and service

We love the small ships and had never seen this part of the country. The embarkation & disembarkation went very smoothly. The bed in the cabin was very comfortable & the shower was great - full size, unlike some ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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TTFN2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise of Maine

American Cruise Line definitely knows how to service small ship cruising. The service, food, land tours, and overall benefits of small ship cruising are obvious after a few days on board. The selection of lobster ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Loisjeanmac

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Had a great time with lots of perks!

I have traveled with American Cruise Line in the past and have found them to be one of the best. Their staff is very friendly and helpful. It's so delightful to travel with a small group, where you are not just ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Mel24

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Small ship cruising is THE way to go!

I have been on the larger ships several times. This was the first time to sail on a small ship and I will sail small from now on! The American Cruise Lines Independence carries only 100 passengers. We were able to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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roadstergramma

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous time!

After an flawless embarkation, this cruise took us to the parts of Maine we were interested in seeing, and because it was a small ship without all the amenities we never used on the big ships of past cruises (disco, ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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arimurray

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The food, the scenery, the staff are terrific!!

Usually, there are glitches on any trip. Not this one! The food was more than 5 star, the staff were extremely accommodating, the ship clean and just the right size. Loved not sharing it with 2000 other people. If ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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johnarticolo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising the coast of Maine

Thought it would be a wonderful way to celebrate the Independence Day holiday on the Independence. The trip did not disappoint. The crew and staff were thoroughly professional, friendly, engaging, courteous and ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Piper727

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise and Wonderful Way To See the USA!

We have sailed on larger ships with, of course, more passengers and enjoyed those cruises. But there is something really special about a small ship and American Cruise Lines stands out in every way. We have just ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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