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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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135 American USA Cruise Reviews

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Urum
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
3 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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
aslRN
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We traveled on the Great Rivers of Florida Cruise. We have traveled outside the US previously and wanted to see a bit of this country. We chose this cruise due to the proximity to our home and we were able to drive to the port. We stayed ... Read more
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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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
terrior
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first time on a small boat and enjoyed the atmosphere and fellow cruisers. Don't feel lost as you do on a large ship holding 1000's of people. Get to meet and interact with the others cruising (American Glory holds 49 ... 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
billandjanie
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third voyage with American Cruise Lines and, once again, we were delighted. Neither the cold or rain could lessen the crews enthusiasm to make this another great cruise. The galley prepared fine food for the duration of the ... Read more
PA Traveler 5
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
We have cruised on the "megaships" and really appreciated the smaller, more intimate and friendly cruise. From my first phone call for a reservation to disembarking, everything was in order. Minor problems were handled in a very ... Read more
seamominsb
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
The interior of the Independence, which was put into service in 2010, looks like the 60s. I assume the interior was designed to look like Americana, but it just looks tired with soiled and worn upholstery, and tacky carpets and ... Read more
Cloverel
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
First, we were told when we booked that the average age is 65. The actual average age is 80-82+. On board the cruise director told us she couldn't understand why we were told that? She said the cruise we were on is actually a bit younger ... Read more
sandiarny
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
This shockingly poor experience on American Cruiselines really should be told to warn future travelers just how bad a simple cruise can be. The first obvious situation we encountered was the totally untrained staff which included a brand ... Read more
subnursejoyce
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We paid a lot of money for this cruise, way more than for a luxury ship. It left Charlotte, SC and was supposed to sail to Jacksonville, Fl. Instead, it stopped at Fernandina Beach. That messed up the connection plans of quite a few of the ... Read more
JRiley13
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For our third cruise with American Cruise Lines we chose a trip down the Mississippi River from Memphis,TN to New Orleans, LA. As with the other two trips, we found the ship to be delightfully outfitted for our 144 passenger group. The ... Read more
brenderart
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
The first night's hotel room was included in the cruise package, as were all shore excursions. It took the hassle out of finding somewhere to stay the night before the cruise, and we knew better the cost of the trip. This was our first ... Read more
SDTracy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
We had been on the Independence two years before going up the Maine coast. We enjoyed it so much that we signed up for the Hudson River cruise (and also have another planned for 2015 down the Mississippi). Before our trip up the Hudson we ... Read more

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