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  • Coastal and American river itineraries
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  • Large cabins with the only balconies in the U.S. coastal industry
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14 American Canada & New England Cruise Reviews
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Parkcruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This is small ship cruising. About 100 passengers. More mature passengers, kids/teens would be bored. Great size for getting into interesting places. Second cruise on this line. Super attentive, available, informal, active crew. Goes out ... Read more
Selevel
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The food was fairly well done. We have been on a lot of European river cruises and the food was, I think a little better. Not too easy to get ice tea. I don't drink any more so no wine for me. The wine was the same low end brand all need ... Read more
PaigeP Michigan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Cruised from Providence, RI (actually ended up leaving from Fall River, MA due to a port change). Traveled with my father, who is 78 and in good health. I'm 51. I was the second youngest person on the cruise. There were no children on this ... Read more
Marcolady
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Embarkation in Portland, Maine went smoothly but upon entering the ship and cabin we were very disappointed. Upon the suggestion of another couple with us, we were led to believe that small ship cruising would have "highly ... Read more
DJRoman
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
While searching for a vacation destination, We have certain criteria. We wanted to be able to drive to the ship. Since it was our first cruise, we wanted a 6-night excursion. The cruise of the New England islands fit the bill. From the ... Read more
wrestlingterp
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Returned from a 6 night New England Island cruise that departed from Providence, RI to celebrate my 60th birthday. We went on a Star Clipper cruise a couple of years ago and realized we really like smaller ships. The Independence has a ... Read more
Cheeriogal
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise with ACL. We found the crew to be very enthusiastic and friendly. The cruise was to the ports in Maine (think pub craw of ports). It was nice to get into ports that the "Big Ships" can't reach. The ... Read more
kelleriii@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with American Cruise Lines and our second time on the Maine Cruise. The first was just delightful, and we enjoyed it so much we had to doing it again. It beautiful area and you can not find any better seafood ... Read more
TabZee
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Saturday to Saturday continuous shall ship cruises during the summer along the villages and yacht harbors along Maine coast north of Portland. Good food and service, free wine at dinner and free cocktails in the lounge before dinner. ... Read more
cruise**77
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We had cruised three times previously on American Cruise Lines (ACL), and generally had good to very good experiences, although the cruises are expensive. So, we looked forward to this cruise along the coast of Maine. One of the big ... Read more
7960Ken
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First, we chose this cruise based on its destination and ports. We wanted to visit Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, but did not want to drive in the local traffic. As avid cruisers, this looked like the perfect option. With that said, ... Read more
gordon4109
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2010
This past summer I had the pleasure to be a passenger on the Inaugural Cruise of American Cruise Lines newest ship, the "Independence" with an itinerary which included New England and Maine ports of call. Over the past 10 years I was also ... Read more
davebflat
Member Since 2007
1 review
46 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I (ages 65, 67) just returned from a fantastic New England cruise aboard the American Spirit. The food and snacks were fabulous as was the ports Our Nantucket stop was heavenly as was all of our stops. The crew is so personal ... Read more
Linda Androlia
1 review
Atlantic Coastal Cruise Reviews: American Star Maine Coast and Harbors - July 28, 2007 We are small ship cruise addicts. We love the sea air and visiting new places. This cruise wasn't a thrill a minute as some of our exotic experiences ... Read more

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