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101 American Senior Cruise Reviews
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augie1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I have always cruised on larger ships and wanted to try the small ship cruising experience. Also, while we have traveled oversees many times, we really haven’t seen as much of the U.S as we’d liked and felt it ... Read more
Bill Stit
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 3rd cruise with American Cruise Lines and we have booked our 4th. doing the upper Mississippi. Have never dealt with a company that is so completely customer oriented. All cruise people have your best interests at heart ... Read more
cjane
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose a 4 night cruise because we had not been on a cruise in the last fifty years and wanted to be sure we would like it before taking a longer one. We were treated to an overnight stay in New Orleans the night before embarkation and ... Read more
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FNSLWS
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Our friends and my husband and I always wanted to do a Mississippi River cruise. Chose American Cruise Lines. Sailed on the Queen of the Mississippi. We had a wonderful time. Cabin had ample room, balcony had room for 2 chairs and a ... Read more
Dennis Medwid
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The ship is magnifigant vessel. Very quiet and you can feel no motion of water travel.It is very roomy and has a multitude of rooms and activities. The organization is fantastic and at no time are you left uncertain or wondering what is ... Read more
joemdempsey
Member Since 2017
1 review
My wife and I selected this cruise simply to relax in pleasant weather exploring a new part of Florida for us. We arrived the day before the start of our cruise with an overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront allowing ... Read more
Ray in NH
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
9,488 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After over 100 ocean cruises (and two European River Cruises), we wanted to see more of the United States, via our preferred mode of travel (cruising). We originally booked with a different river cruise company, before doing due diligence ... Read more
robindeturk
Member Since 2017
1 review
We did not want to stay at home over the Christmas holiday. The kids are grown and have Christmas traditions of their own. This was a short cruise with some interesting stops along the lower Mississippi, the highlights being Vicksburg ... Read more
Colleen Diltz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This is a fantastic cruise company for seniors or people who like a slower pace, (perfect for me, as I love taking photos). They accommodate physical disabilities as much as possible throughout the trip. Children were rare, but the crew ... Read more
orilliacdn
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are a retired Canadian couple who winter in south Florida to play golf, meet new people and generally enjoy ourselves. Wanting to do something different over the Xmas period we decided to try a winter cruise and as we had never been to ... Read more
Jackmack
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Small ship, American waters, American crew, American flagship. These were my hopes when I first researched ACL. They promised much but I thought they were a little pricey. I signed anyway, but was late in doing so, and cabins were limited. ... Read more
slhanson
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Booked while on another American Cruise. The history of the river (excellent Riverlorian on board) and it's importance in the civil war and commerce and western expansion was so interesting. Most shore excursions were free. The food was ... Read more
Cowgirl10
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
American Cruise Lines has a slogan, "Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly." Yep, they certainly did it. Everything was perfect. The food was scrumptious. I liked that they offered half portions, so I was less tempted to ... Read more
darwinfair
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise for a smaller ship, on board lecturer, fewer passengers. We had to miss our first port due to hurricane damage and that was understandable. We missed another port due to engine problems but nothing was said until we ... Read more
Nancy Bowling
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
It was an Anniversary cruise that was supposed to be aboard a luxury cruise ship with a wheelchair accessible accommodations. My husband was assured that he would be able to use his motorized scooter for excursions ( he used it twice) the ... Read more
bijoux123
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
have been cruising the mississippi with american queen steamboat company and had a great time , I figured that American cruiseline would be as nice with same type of food and a beautiful ship as well. The food was like cafeteria ... Read more
bfgf
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The staff on the ship were the most friendly and helpful and they were concerned with our comfort. My husband has physical difficulties and we were not sure if he could enjoy all the excursions.The staff provided the necessary assistance ... Read more
Helpful? Thank bfgf
Gardening Granna
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Hubby's bucket list item was to sail up Mississippi River on a paddlewheel boat, so we chose American Cruise Lines. This company and brand new boat, the America far exceeded our expectations!!! Their friendly, professional crew ... Read more
adamlambert
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wanted to visit wineries and see the nature of the area. Always wanted to go see Mount Saint Helens and Mutlanomah Falls. The ship was clean, comfortable and attractive. Plenty of public lounges to relax in. The guest rooms were ... Read more
grammIc
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Puget Sound and wanted to take my husband's sis and bro in law on their first ever cruise. Plus it is an American ship with an American crew and a small ship. There were 86 passengers ... Read more
beverlyhiller
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I went with a group of 20 people. The Columbia River Gorge is beaufiful and in a part of the country not visited by my husband and me before. Other members of the group has previously cruised with American ... Read more
amberaussie
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Very lovely cruise. I have been to this area several times, but was nice to see it by water and not by road. The cabin was clean and spacious. We have sailed through Europe twice, yet these cabins were much more spacious. Coffee ... Read more
drewgodfrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have never been to the Pacific Northwest and wanted to explore the area and thought that this might be an interesting way to see the area. We have sailed with American Cruise Lines once before and thought that we would try them again ... Read more
regtir
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the unique itinerary, stopping at Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, etc. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. We are very experienced cruisers. That being said, In a nutshell, for ... Read more
Dhg805
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Traveling along the Columbia River is utterly beautiful and peaceful. In order to fully enjoy this cruise, however, we had to ignore that we were nowhere close to getting good value for our money. The ads say cruising done perfectly, so ... Read more

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