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64 American Senior Cruise Reviews

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drewgodfrey
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
Sharon Strain
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
I went on this cruise with my sister who is from FL. I am from Portland, OR so it was close to home for me to board the ship. While I was close to home, I had never been on the Columbia/Snake River. The scenery was beautiful and it was ... Read more
Bowdenrhb@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Northwest area. We enjoyed the small towns on the itinerary, however, the cruise line had scheduled a tour of Seattle (which we took) during rush hour traffic on Fri. PM. The other tour ... 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
Mikinalo
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had never been to Alaska, had never seen a glacier, and heard that the glaciers are melting at an alarming rate. We wanted to go and see them while they are still here. Indeed, we learned they are melting at an alarming rate, and we ... Read more
ellenpicard@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted a small, personal cruising experience. American Cruise Lines gave us that and so much more. There is great attention to detail throughout the ship. The comfort and satisfaction of the passenger is their obvious goal. ... Read more
Marcolady
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
JimVM
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We were looking for a cruise departing near our home, and were also interested in American Cruise Line since we thought we should see some of the USA now, having cruised in the Caribbean and Europe, and we wanted to experience small ship ... Read more
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Naheda
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Independence is a small cruise ship which made Embarkation & Disembarkation so easy. Ship has all the necessary amenities. If you're looking for swimming pool & movie theater try the other bigger cruise lines. Crew are all ... Read more
Cruisngbuddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
If you want to be around other people and develop new friendships this is the cruise line for you. We also loved the fantastic service given from the crew from very friendly crew members that are recruited from colleges across the US. They ... Read more
bayspees
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The cruise line was recommended by a friend. The cost is a bit steep but worth every penny. Norwegian 7 day eastern Caribbean cruise for 2 is about $2200. A 6 day cruise along the coast of Maine for 2 was about $8000. The difference? ... Read more
Gardener222
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
2 forum posts
We were the 3rd group to be on America. She is a beautiful ship and the decor reminds me of an upscale country home. From the moment we walked down the gang plank to go on board and recognized Kevin our cruise director from last ... Read more
Carolina Senior
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
bhopal21
Member Since 2004
1 review
9,855 forum posts
9 helpful votes
American Cruise Lines- Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise March 19-26, 2016 We arrived in Charleston two days prior to the cruise departure and stayed at the Hyatt Place historic district on King St. The hotel is only 5 months ... Read more
matron#1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 helpful votes
Here's a rundown of the passengers! About 15% of the passengers on the Columbia/Snake River Cruise departing from Portland, Oct 10th, had significant physical disabilities, such as walking with a cane, walker or needing the ... Read more
HappyWife2001
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
We had a great week on the American Spirit. I will admit that I was someone hesitant that this cruise was going to be anything other than mediocre after reading some of the reviews. I only have to surmise that those folks just can't be ... Read more
Shimano1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was cruise number five for us on American Cruise lines and we continue to be impressed. This time we did the upper Mississippi river from St. Paul to St. Louis. We picked the week that a Mark Twain impersonator was onboard and it was ... Read more
JasmineS
Member Since 2013
1 review
105 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We embarked from a dock very near to the St. Louis Gateway Arch. The walk down to the boat was somewhat steep but assistance was offered and we left our luggage with crew near the roadway. River travel is laid back and easy. We ... 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
pathcat
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
I chose back to back one week trips for this adventure. I have traveled on American Cruise Lines many times on many ships and have never been disappointed. This trip was on the paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi. I flew to Memphis ... Read more
Ronald S Hollo
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
The catalog seems to be different from what we received on the cruise. We complained when the air conditioning did not work properly, toilets did not flush, could not get a bottle of water and public bath room was dirty. There were four ... Read more
Gardener222
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Positives: The food was good with complimentary happy hour and wine & beer with meals. All meals are served with tables of 8 , open seating with no buffet. We enjoyed the companionship of the mostly over 70 years crowd who are ... Read more

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