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  • Coastal itineraries sail eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida
  • Four cozy small ships offer hassle-free cruising
  • Large cabins with the only balconies in the U.S. coastal industry
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93 American River Cruise Reviews

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terrior
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was our first time on a small boat and enjoyed the atmosphere and fellow cruisers. Don't feel lost as you do on a ... Read more
billandjanie
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was our third voyage with American Cruise Lines and, once again, we were delighted. Neither the cold or rain could ... Read more
seamominsb
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
The interior of the Independence, which was put into service in 2010, looks like the 60s. I assume the interior was ... Read more
Cloverel
1 Review
Member Since 2014
First, we were told when we booked that the average age is 65. The actual average age is 80-82+. On board the cruise ... Read more
sandiarny
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This shockingly poor experience on American Cruiselines really should be told to warn future travelers just how bad a ... Read more
subnursejoyce
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We paid a lot of money for this cruise, way more than for a luxury ship. It left Charlotte, SC and was supposed to sail ... Read more
JRiley13
1 Review
Member Since 2014
For our third cruise with American Cruise Lines we chose a trip down the Mississippi River from Memphis,TN to New ... Read more
sightseer2
1 Review
Member Since 2014
As members of the Eagle Society, we are dedicated to cruising on American Cruise Lines. The Hudson River Fall Foliage ... Read more
364 interstate
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We enjoyed the atmosphere of the cocktail and Hors d' oeuvres in the Chesapeake lounge. The room was set up in a ... Read more
pathcat
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
This was a marvelous 10 night cruise from Portland, ME to Providence, RI with six stops in Maine along with days in ... Read more
sablatt
1 Review
Member Since 2014
My family of six (88, 61, 59, 29, 25, & 18 years old) took the two Owner's cabins, which each can hold three people ... Read more
folkfox
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My husband and I have considerable experience as presenters on inland waterway cruises. We were looking for a ... Read more
lremly
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I selected ACL's cruise down the Snake and Columbia Rivers for several reasons: I'm interested in the Lewis and Clark ... Read more
crawshaw04
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
This cruise exceeded all our expectations. The only negative is that the cabins were much smaller than advertised ... Read more
marthapalmer
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This cruise was extremely inconsistent in service, dining, entertainment and excursions For the amount of money we ... Read more
bhj
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was our seventh cruise with ACL. As always, they didn't disappoint us. The highlight was taking a shore tour to ... Read more
barbthom2
1 Review
Member Since 2014
With beautiful weather we left Baltimore's Inner Harbor and sailed down the Bay under two bridges the second being the ... Read more
StevieMcD
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
American Cruise Lines always does a great job: interesting ports, great food, good lecturers, caring staff and large ... Read more
pabate
1 Review
Member Since 2014
The ship was clean, the dining room was well lit, the crew was marvelous and the cruise was very interesting. The food ... Read more
Alamedacruiser
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
2 Forum Posts
The Queen of the West docked at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach in Portland. Boarding was easy with our bags picked ... Read more
HDN2ACRUISE
1 Review
Member Since 2013
This was my seventh cruise with American Cruise Lines and my first aboard the Queen of the Mississippi. This cruise ... Read more
MissAndy
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Everything about this River cruise from Memphis to NewOrleans was first class. 1. Staterooms were spacious with the ... Read more
DiDume
1 Review
Member Since 2014
" Small cruising done perfectly " truly describes the experience. The staff are well trained, polite and very ... Read more
Singoalla
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise on an American Cruise Line ship. From the time we embarked on the ship in New Orleans until ... Read more
LINDYJ
1 Review
Member Since 2014
I have read some of the less than satisfactory reviews of the Queen of the Mississippi and felt compelled to comment. I ... Read more

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