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Portland (Maine) Cruise Reviews

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Portland (Maine)

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89 Portland (Maine) Cruise Reviews


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2410redman

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Not the "Luxury" claimed

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We chose this cruise because of the route & ports. In previous cruises up the coast to Canada, only the biggest ports were included because of the ship size. So the Pearl Mist being smaller, was able to stop at ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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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JonandJoanne

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Spring Had Not Arrived Yet

We chose this cruise because we had never been to eastern Canada, and it was the only cruise and time of year the ship visited Toronto as well as Montreal and Quebec City. The best part and a surprise treat was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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GermanCutie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Canadian Maritime and St Lawrence Seaway combined with Great Lakes and Georgian

I've read many reviews about many cruise lines. I believe that people that are dissatisfied are way more likely to post a review than those who are completely happy with their experience. I'm going to be as ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary; Tired Ship

I chose this cruise because I had never visited the part of eastern Canada the itinerary covered. The staff is attentive, service is excellent, food very good. The the ship caters to seniors but, unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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mbbalze

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not handicap accessible

For anyone relying on a wheelchair, beware. There were steps to navigate during initial boarding; the day trips were unavailable to us because 5 of the stops we anchored in the harbor and the small boat used to get ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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jhofenloch

1 Review Written

Great cruise with friendly crew and passengers.

We have sailed on small and large ships and they both have something going for them. This cruise had about 150 passengers and was a great way to meet new people. On this size ship you see the same people all the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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CruiserFromMaine

16 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise in Canada

We took advantage of an opportunity to board a Silversea cruise in our hometown of Portland, Maine. This was an eight day cruise to Montréal that actually started in New York. Overall, we give this cruise five ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Sadly

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Don’t go down with this ship

We chose this cruise to be with our aging parents. The good news: nobody died. The bad news: we had to live through a week of noisy nights, cheap over cooked or processed food, missed excursions, and cheap ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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mcash1909

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise from HELL

I don't know where to start. Everything was really filthy. This includes but not limited to the carpets, furniture, common areas, etc. The furniture felt like we were staying in a dirty hospital room. To make ...
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Sail Date September 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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traveler10233

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise and accommodations

We chose this cruise because we wanted cool weather, to experience New England and Canada, and try a river rather than a giant ocean-going ship. We prefixed the cruise start in Portland by arriving earlier, staying ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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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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Sid Monge

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Change from European River Cruising

Overall, this Pearl Seas cruise compared well with AMA Waterways' European river cruises, but on a more informal and less elegant basis. The food and table service were excellent, though they did an unsatisfactory ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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granphyl

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fall Follage

We chose this cruise after our Cuba cruise had been canceled three times. The crew, facilities and food were all excellent. Our shore excursions were often cut short due to weather conditions which was ...
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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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