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16 American First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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dtraylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Had only been to Portland, Maine before and wanted to see more of Maine. Had book a cabin on the lower deck, but when I arrived because of the lesser number of passsengers I was upgraded to the third deck with a private balcony. Everything ... Read more
Carolina Senior
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Best experience anyone could imagine unless their are more hours in a day. Staterooms, bath, and balcony were exactly as advertised with room to share for two. Ideal to be able to listen (or not) to river historian on ship radio broadcast ... Read more
Lauretteellis@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 helpful votes
This cruise was a pleasant surprise. The critics, we felt, were harsh and not very fair. Yes the rooms were small and it was pricey but there were many positives which outweighed the negatives. The food was unbelievable not only for a ... Read more
lprice
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise. We met many people who had many trips under their belt and listened to their tips and information. Our stateroom was fantastic and the balcony was so great day and night. I am a birdwatcher and saw many I ... Read more
The Nerons
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
This was our first cruise with ACL. It was wonderful! I enjoyed our cabin-with a view of the coast of Maine. It was just stunning. Watching Maine go by with the lighthouses was like being in a movie. In fact, the city of Bath was used ... Read more
cruiselazy
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
First time cruising of any type. Picked a small ship since we didn't want to be over whelmed with people. Mostly had a great time. Met some great fellow cruisers, and some excellent dedicated staff. Cabin steward/wait-staff were great. ... Read more
stamperg@verizion.ne
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time cruiser of any type. Excellent experience. Was impressed by attitude of crew and staff. Food worthy of "name" chef restaurant. Service excellent and correct and always with a small and friendly attitude. Special ... Read more
Margotup
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Lovely looking boat but that was all. Boarded with another 150 on tour - all from overseas - All English speaking - most if not all very disappointed. Meals were often served cold and tasteless. Took sometimes 1 hour before meal was ... Read more
catlady2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Overall we had a wonderful time. Accommodations were great, food was plentiful, flavorful, good choices and very good. Tours, for the most part were excellent. As with everything, a couple could have been better, but overall very good. ... Read more
Bill Stit
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Had a great week traveling up the lower Mississippi. The cabin was large with plenty of room around the queen size bed. Every member of the crew was great. Don't know how they do so well considering they are changed out every 3 months. ... Read more
jim.ferris@comcast.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We toured the islands in RI. Shore excursions were awesome. Loved having the young students as servers as they were fun, polite, helpful and gracious. Food and anything you wanted for food or drinks met any requests. Jaene, cruise director ... Read more
crawshaw04
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
This cruise exceeded all our expectations. The only negative is that the cabins were much smaller than advertised though still ample. The balconies were small and not private being shared with two other cabins. Nonetheless, the efficiency ... Read more
LINDYJ
Member Since 2014
1 review
I have read some of the less than satisfactory reviews of the Queen of the Mississippi and felt compelled to comment. I thought is was a wonderful trip and I am seriously considering another cruise with the line as soon as possible. I ... Read more
Racemom28
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed August 2013
This was our first cruise. We traveled from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington. Group included myself, daughter, son-in-law and 19 yr old grand daughter. Majority of the travelers were between ages of 40 to 80+ but grand daughter was ok ... Read more
neenahite
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed November 2012
Since we intentionally choose small we were not looking for Casinos or extravaganzas. We got a cruise that can be compared to cruising on a friends yacht with about 90 of her dear friends. The ship was spotless. The cleaning never ... Read more
Lacey9
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
All I can say is WOW! My husband and I took our first 7 day cruise along the southern part of the Eastern shore of the United States. We left from Jacksonville, Florida. We were greeted on the ship by a friendly, warm staff, served a ... Read more

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