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  • Coastal and American river itineraries
  • Eight river and small ships offer hassle-free cruising
  • Large cabins with the only balconies in the U.S. coastal industry
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91 American Senior Cruise Reviews
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Terrible
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Colleen Diltz
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
10 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
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
3 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
3 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
2 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
7 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
5 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
Anretam4#
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise with American Cruise Lines. We wanted to see another part of the country and this met our request. this was a unique experience for my wife and I. We celebrated our 50 th anniversary. The crew was very good, as ... 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
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
8 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
6 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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