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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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54 American Senior Cruise Reviews

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Carolina Senior
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
9,808 forum posts
7 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
Cruiserdmk
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This cruise started in Memphis and ended in New Orleans. We enjoyed both of these cities are part of our cruise. The American Eagle is a nice, new ship, it holds 150 passengers and the embarkation and debarkation process are the ... Read more
matron#1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 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
0 forum posts
4 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
JasmineS
Member Since 2013
1 review
103 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
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
5 reviews
2 forum posts
0 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
crawshaw04
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Our first cruise with American was on the Columbia River. We were so pleased we signed up for another cruise before we left the Columbia. This most recent cruise was from Minneapolis/St Paul to St Louis in August, 2015. The food service ... Read more
Dutchactor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
NEVER, EVER AGAIN! If you book a cruise after reading my review below, all I can say is “I warned you.” We booked back-to-back Mississippi River Cruises in August, 2015. First one was from St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO: the ... Read more
Di4mae
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd cruise with ACL and we enjoyed it just as much as the first two. The coast of Maine is beautiful and the excursions they had chosen for us to chose from were great. The entertainment on board was enjoyable and loved the ... Read more
kelleriii@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with American Cruise Lines and our second time on the Maine Cruise. The first was just delightful, and we enjoyed it so much we had to doing it again. It beautiful area and you can not find any better seafood ... Read more
Willo_boat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
American Cruise lines slogan is, 'small ship cruising done perfectly' but should be 'too little for too much'. American Cruise Lines missed the mark in everything they did. The vessel looked old and poorly maintained. You could see rust ... Read more
maryelleng
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We spent a week on this boat and I can safely say that as a veteran of many European and American River Cruise ships, this is by far the worst I have ever encountered. We had previously traveled with American Queen up the Mississippi and ... Read more
cruizercali
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was supposed to be a 50th wedding anniversary gift for myself and my wife. We love the east coast, being from California we don't get to see it very often, and we thought, what better way to explore that area of the country. From ... Read more
TabZee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Saturday to Saturday continuous shall ship cruises during the summer along the villages and yacht harbors along Maine coast north of Portland. Good food and service, free wine at dinner and free cocktails in the lounge before dinner. ... Read more
Terph
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was our first cruise with ACL. We had a great time visiting small towns like Petersburg, Kake, Haines, Skagway and sailing through Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay. The trip was fun and educational with local experts on board providing ... Read more
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Dick Crippen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After cruising the Rhine last year we decided to try a river cruise in America. Our choice was the American Eagle from New Orleans to Memphis. Because of my schedule, we had to schedule it in July which was probably not the best from the ... Read more
The Nerons
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
judinsd
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We embarked the Queen of the Mississippi in New Orleans, this was our first small boat cruise, what a wonderful experience, no lines or waiting EVER. The boat went north on the river up to Memphis, they had interesting & informative ... Read more
Blaze13
Member Since 2008
1 review
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As frequent river (Europe) and ocean cruisers, we came with high hopes for a top notch ship to equal the price paid. We knew the ship was old; we weren't prepared for lack of quality care of the vessel (save the engineering which was ... Read more
abduckett
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with ACL and one of the best so far. It's hard to select my favorite place during the cruise because there are so many 'favorites'. We love the 'small boat' cruise experience and this particular cruise is ... Read more
suzieinhb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a wonderful cruise. The food, the staff and service was excellent. I especially liked the smallness of the ship and guests. They were 53 of us and it was so nice to meet people from all over. I have booked my next cruise. ... Read more

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