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137 American USA Cruise Reviews

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Dick Crippen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
WillieW0218
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My wife and I took the Columbia/Snake River route from Portland to Clarkston. Staff very courteous and seemed anxious to please. Cabin person was new & couldn't seem to get the hang of fresh towels each day, but seemed to get it after ... Read more
judinsd
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
djmunro
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The New England Islands cruise aboard the American Star was our second trip with American Cruise Lines. Just like the first cruise, this was such a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it to all. From the moment we got to the ... Read more
Hendri4
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Weather was great. Scenery was beautiful. Small towns were nice to walk through. The jet boat excursion and whale watching were two of the favorite extras. Food and accommodations were excellent. Quiet relaxing cruise..not a fast ... Read more
cruiselazy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time cruising of any type. Picked a small ship since we didn't want to be over whelmed with people. Mostly had a great time. Met some great fellow cruisers, and some excellent dedicated staff. Cabin steward/wait-staff were great. ... Read more
babyboomer46
Member Since 2011
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with ACL. The night before the cruise, we stayed in a hotel recommended by ACL that provided a shuttle to dock. Embarkation was simple and fast--drop off your bag and walk on board! The ship could accommodate ... Read more
StevieMcD
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was my 5th cruise with ACL. It happened to be in my neck of the woods so didn't have to fly to get there. The scenery was spectacular. I would have been content to just sit on the boat and sail around looking at the scenery. The ... Read more
Sunshineivy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a wonderful cruise. We've done many of the big cruise ships and we were tired of them, and wanted something more personal. We had 147 guests on board, and the public rooms used for entertaining and dining were large enough to ... Read more
glendel2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were used to cruising on large cruise ships, so this was a delightful change. We enjoyed the camaraderie of fewer people, great service while dining and stateroom attention. The entertainment was great. The tours were very enjoyable ... Read more
Perry Treadwell
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The highlight of the trip was the resource person, Todd Webber, who took the part of Mariwether Lewis telling the history of the expedition. Richland the try cities site of the Hanford Nuclear facility. Getting to know the ... Read more
Urum
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We've recently sailed on American Eagle from New Orleans to Memphis. It was not a pleasant experience though: First of all and the most important: if you ever been on a river cruise in Europe/Asia with let’s saying Viking, ... Read more
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valleyite09
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Since making our reservations in July 2014 for the Mississippi River Cruise aboard the Queen of the Mississippi our three generation family of six looked forward to May 5, 2015 when we would board the boat in Memphis. Although this was the ... Read more
Cruise gals
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was a trip that we had planned for many years. We were a group of 6 and each of us were very excited. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. I wish we had seen some of the posted reviews prior to booking. This cruise is indeed pricey ... Read more
Bob-n-Chris
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
All in all the cruise was a total delight and we were treated very well. Not only did the waitresses and crew make the trip pleasurable, we fit in well with the age group of the passengers. We were celebrating an early 36th wedding ... Read more
nitaburke@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first time on this cruise line and we had a most wonderful time. The staff couldn't do enough for you. We were celebrating our anniversary and were treated to a special wine and just over all great service. The rooms are ... Read more
Bill Stit
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Had a great week traveling up the lower Mississippi. The cabin was large with plenty of room around the queen size bed. Every member of the crew was great. Don't know how they do so well considering they are changed out every 3 months. ... Read more
mlsrls
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
All in all the cruise was a total delight and we were treated like royalty. The Captain and his entire crew went out their way to make this such an enjoyable trip. When my sister in law realized she had left a piece of luggage after ... Read more
Gliderguy888
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are early seventies and tried our first “small ship” cruise aboard the Independence for three reasons: One, the itinerary from Amelia Island to Charleston was of significant interest. Two, with the world in questionable ... Read more
wdrone
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We enjoyed our first "Christmas Away From Home", on board the "Queen of the Mississippi", along with 135 other passengers. Arriving a few days prior to the trip, we stayed at the Dauphine Orleans hotel in the French Quarter - a good choice ... Read more
djmunro
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When we first arrived to the ship we were absolutely amazed. We had cruised on large ships in the past, but this was our first experience on a small cruise ship. Our expectations were far exceeded from the moment we walked onboard and ... Read more
eaorja
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We looked forward to taking a cruise on the "Queen of the Mississippi". We decided to go on the trip for our 25th wedding anniversary. The trip was from New Orleans to Memphis. What a HUGE disappointment, to say the least. First of all, ... Read more
iri
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was told by a friend to write this review to help others who may be thinking of this particular cruise. My husband and I took a late season cruise on the Mississippi with another couple on an American Cruise line Queen of the ... Read more
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Zoomom1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time on the Independence, all meals were excellent with several choices at each meal, made for lots of decisions, everything cooked to perfection. Even if you didn't like your choice you could get something else with no ... Read more
gsw36@bajabb.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this cruise. The ship is small enough so that you feel you are on your own private yacht with many of your friends. It was easy to meet our fellow passengers during the nightly ... Read more

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