American USA Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
American Cruise Lines x
U.S.A. x
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines
Cruise Critic Overview
  • 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
  • Read full overview >>

141 American USA Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
89
Very Good
17
Average
7
Poor
10
Terrible
17
See reviews for
River Cruises
River Cruises
77
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
31
Group and Theme Cruises
Group and Theme Cruises
9
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
9
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
regtir
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 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
sq1430
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had always wanted to see the Maine coast from the water side. This one is listed as a special lobster cruise out of Portland Maine, returning there, which made it easier to plan transportation to the ship. We decided to drive over ... Read more
everyone12345
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Never take this cruise. They talk about some great tours and cancel many of them along the way. The food is not good, the service is mostly done by interns that are learning and it is super over priced for receiving close to nothing. ... 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
pepperspray
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Maine. It was very interesting to see the little towns along the Maine coast. We then left from Portland and took the CAT Ferry to Nova Scotia. If doing the Maine cruise, you can always hop on ... Read more
Patri0t
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Small ship allowed for interaction with more of the passengers and staff. Passengers represented folks from around the United States and some from abroad. It was interesting to get their reactions to this part of the country. I am an ... Read more
normaruth
Member Since 2016
1 review
New Destinations,New Bedford, Nantucket Island, Block Island, Bristol. The narrated bus tour was fantastic. Good accommodations- The housekeeping staff were top notch. Outstanding foods- The cocktails hours brought socializing and ... 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
NJMarco
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
Friends had travelled on river cruises in Europe and wanted to try US cruises. We knew that they were more money than larges cruise ships but American Cruise Lines advertised that we would get professional and top rated service. This was ... 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
Helpful? Thank JimVM
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
Sschoppe
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise line because my husband and I like small cruise ships. Our ship had only 77 passengers and we got to know several of them very well. Boarding and disembarking went very smoothly. The staff were very attentive to our ... Read more
stitzstitz
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
New England Islands cruise out of Providence RI. Excellent trip. This was the Lobster cruise. Lobster and sea food selection at every meal, with whole lobster at one dinner and again at the cookout lunch held on shore. Other choices ... Read more
pmakofka
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
for the experience of a river cruise we chose this one. The length seemed right and we wanted to see the south. Being able to do a pre & post stay was also why we selected this cruise. We have done about 10 cruises in the past- but ... Read more
wedidit2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my 1st cruise and definitely a wonderful experience touring the New England Islands with my sister and mother. The small ship was a big plus. The cabins were clean and comfortable. The menu choices, food, and service were ... Read more
LWoodC
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were referred by a friend/colleague who had been on more than one cruise with this company. The cruise is designed for more mature passengers which was very nice. No one was loud, rude or drunk on this cruise. When I considered that ... Read more
dtraylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Had only been to Portland, Maine before and wanted to see more of Maine. Had book a cabin on the lower deck, but when I arrived because of the lesser number of passsengers I was upgraded to the third deck with a private balcony. Everything ... 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
simpsn315
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a small ship cruise in the truest fashion. The ship's crew went overboard to make our cruise as enjoyable as we have experienced on any previous big ship cruise. When you are recognized by your name and at Happy Hour the staff ... Read more
otterbabi1962
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose American Cruise Lines because we wanted to be on a small ship, we loved the itinerary, our friends who'd been on before said everyone seems like family, and the reviews were great. We were looking for a great experience ... Read more
GeneralGrant
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
From the time that we were greeted on-board at Charleston, to the moment we dropped off our bags at the Jacksonville, we had a 5-star experience! Sure there were bumps in the road along the way, but even those minor complaints paled as we ... Read more
Ckligfeld
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a delightful introduction to River-cruising in the USA with American Cruise Lines up the Mississippi. Their attention to every detail made the trip pure pleasure for us. And we thank their wonderful chef for accommodation to our ... 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
LizLibrarian
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
When we first got on the ship, I thought, "This must be an old ship that they retrofitted". There were duct tape repairs in the dining room. The cabin looked like something out of the 1970s. Then the captain told us it had been ... Read more
drwhitte
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was the fourth cruise I have taken with ACL and I have enjoyed all of them. I prefer the smaller ships to the larger ones that I have sailed with before. I also appreciate the All American approach by the cruise line. It is so much ... Read more

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?