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  • Coastal and American river itineraries
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  • Large cabins with the only balconies in the U.S. coastal industry
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82 American Senior Cruise Reviews
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Nancy Bowling
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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
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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
6 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
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beverlyhiller
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
2 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
3 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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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
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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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Naheda
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
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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
9,870 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
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