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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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74 American River Cruise Reviews

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04/13
The American Cruise Line ship Independence is a very comfortable ship to cruise on. The cabin was very comfortable, ... Read more
Before we boarded the Queen of the Mississippi we were scooped up and taken care of in royal and friendly fashion. The ... Read more
New Years In Style! boardwalk0409
01/13
Last week my wife and I took our first cruise in the United States. It was aboard the Independence, one of the ships of ... Read more
12/12
Speechless...that is how we feel. Do not take the Mississippi River Trip!!! The river is too low. The company knew ... Read more
11/12
Since we intentionally choose small we were not looking for Casinos or extravaganzas. We got a cruise that can be ... Read more

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Super Cruise carmella33298
10/12
This cruise was fabulous. We were blown away by the outstanding crew. When you meet them once, they remember your name ... Read more
A couple of weeks ago on September 15th,I boarded the Queen of the Mississippi for a cruise to St. Paul, MN on the ... Read more
American Cruise Lines -- Queen of the Mississippi -- St Louis roundtrip 9/15 Day 1: St Louis: Already had to ... Read more
Queen of the West anglerted
08/12
A grand old lady refurbished several times but in great shape. If you are looking for music, dancing and lavish ... Read more
08/12
Give American Cruise Lines marketing staff an A+---but the hype is very close to fraud, based on my recent experience. ... Read more

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This was my first cruise. We choose American Cruise Lines since we wanted a small intimate cruise line, and weren't ... Read more
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 ... Read more
07/12
The Queen of the West looks tired. Our Veranda stateroom was small & cramped, and the door to the veranda was not all ... Read more
After taking Amtrak from Memphis to Spokane, I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn at the airport. ACL had a special rate ... Read more
When folks ask us why we booked American Cruise Lines Queen of the West, we reply that we did it to have the experience ... Read more

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My wife and I had a great time on the seven-night ACL cruise from Portland to Astoria, OR and then back up the Columbia ... Read more
Last month I had the pleasure to experience a cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest aboard ... Read more
Port of embarkation was Clarkston, Wa. on 10/22. I have to say, this is our 2nd cruise with American Cruise Lines and ... Read more
A scenic River Cruise sounded great, but, in the end, it was one of the worst experiences of our lives (and definitely ... Read more
This is our 3rd small ship cruise with American Cruise Lines in the last 4 years. We enjoy the cultural, educational ... Read more

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08/11
My wife and I had a wonderful cruise on the Queen of the West on the Columbia River. The accommodations were ... Read more
This cruise was generally quite enjoyable. We embarked in Portland, Oregon, then cruised downriver to Astoria Oregon. ... Read more
Small Ship Cruising gordon4109
11/10
This past summer I had the pleasure to be a passenger on the Inaugural Cruise of American Cruise Lines newest ship, the ... Read more
The brochure says "professional staff" but we had college students on their first cruise. Most of the wait staff had ... Read more

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