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With American Cruise Lines' American Spirit, the name says it all. Operating exclusively along the U.S. East Coast, crewed entirely by Americans and built on the Chesapeake Bay, this small, 100-passenger ship ...
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HappyWife2001
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had a great week on the American Spirit. I will admit that I was someone hesitant that this cruise was going to be anything other than mediocre after reading some of the reviews. I only have to surmise that those folks just can't be ... Read more
revabby
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The shore excursion were good as was the food. The toilet situation needs some overhaul which I understand is coming at the end of the season. The staff is very attentive and tries hard to please the passengers. If you don't like large ... Read more
Minnesota Cross
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first experience with cruising US inland waterways. The Puget Sound area was on our bucket list and we wisely opted not to try and cover it by auto. After looking over the ACL information with all the particulars about ... Read more
Scl travels
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Stepping aboard the ACL ship at the Seattle dock, I was instantly transported back in time to the dock in Florida for the first cruise I took on ACL with my husband. The feeling of ‘coming home’ filled me with comfort and ... Read more
Ronald S Hollo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The catalog seems to be different from what we received on the cruise. We complained when the air conditioning did not work properly, toilets did not flush, could not get a bottle of water and public bath room was dirty. There were four ... Read more
Gardener222
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Positives: The food was good with complimentary happy hour and wine & beer with meals. All meals are served with tables of 8 , open seating with no buffet. We enjoyed the companionship of the mostly over 70 years crowd who are ... 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
we cruise the world
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Great service and accommodations. Relatively smooth ride except for one day when seas were running 3-4 feet but that was fun also. Ports of call were interesting especially Victoria, BC, Canada and Butchart Gardens. Food was very good ... Read more
From Arizona
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
American Cruise Lines never disappoints! The entire crew was great and our ports of call were awesome, whether taking a walking tour or exploring all the small towns on our own. In Anacortes don't miss the rope making factory and all ... Read more
Matriarch Travelor
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
I wanted to take my sons on an Alaskan cruise for the past 15 years. It finally came together this August. This was a once-iin-a-lifetime trip and we were all so excited. My sons, their wives, their child, my husband and I went on our ... Read more
bhj
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2014
This was our seventh cruise with ACL. As always, they didn't disappoint us. The highlight was taking a shore tour to Olympic National Park and the scenery from Hurricane Ridge. It was 46 degrees in June but the view was well worth it, ... Read more
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pabate
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2014
The ship was clean, the dining room was well lit, the crew was marvelous and the cruise was very interesting. The food was well above average, however the way the last dinner was served was not so good. The lobster tail was split but it ... Read more
matron#1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise on American Cruise Lines. In comparison to large ships that I have been on, the accommodations are bare boned and stark. Do not expect luxury. The furniture resembles something from a University dorm room. But the ... Read more
cruise**77
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We embarked from the Shillsole Marina about 6 miles north of downtown Seattle (some taxi drivers seem to have a hard time finding it). Ports visited were all in Washington state -- Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, ... Read more
cruisingbob21
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
This cruise was the return trip to Seattle for the American Spirit after a summer season of seven day round trip cruises from Juneau. While we visited the usual cruise ship ports of Juneau and Ketchikan, the real attraction was the small ... Read more
independent traveler
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Had I read their description on your site, I might have been a little more prepared for what I experienced and may have decided not to take the trip. The attraction for me initially was the Puget Sound/San Juan Islands itinerary. The ... Read more
Depressed
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A really shocking experience-Cab driver never heard or knew about a cruise line docking at Shilshole Bay - dock is a third class wharf surrounded by warehouses-we found the ship with great difficulty. I almost cried when I saw our cabin - ... Read more
Racemom28
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
This was our first cruise. We traveled from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington. Group included myself, daughter, son-in-law and 19 yr old grand daughter. Majority of the travelers were between ages of 40 to 80+ but grand daughter was ok ... Read more
traveler413
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2013
The cruise entailed two one-week back- to- back cruises of the San Juan Islands and the Alaskan Inside Passage. We chose the San Juan Island cruise as it took us to a very scenic area of the US which is difficult to arrange by car and ... Read more
DiegoCuerno
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I arrived in Baltimore two days prior to the cruise since I had never visited the city and had heard great things about the waterfront, all true. The streets at the inner harbor are as busy as Time Square so I was glad I had booked a hotel ... Read more
virk2829@gmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I are retired teachers. We took several cruises on large ships and enjoyed them, but always felt as if we were just another number. We especially did not like the stress of boarding and departing and the large crowds that ... Read more
ggandr
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The brochure says "professional staff" but we had college students on their first cruise. Most of the wait staff had never waited tables before! I have been a "training tourist" at a resort and received better service. Food was so bad ... Read more
jag67
Member Since 2009
1 review
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently returned from the Historic Antebellum South cruise on the American Spirit, one of the larger ships operated by American Cruise Lines.  My first impression of the ship was good - we had a spacious room with a fair-sized ... Read more
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davebflat
Member Since 2007
1 review
46 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I (ages 65, 67) just returned from a fantastic New England cruise aboard the American Spirit. The food and snacks were fabulous as was the ports Our Nantucket stop was heavenly as was all of our stops. The crew is so personal ... Read more
Linda Androlia
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Atlantic Coastal Cruise Reviews: American Star Maine Coast and Harbors - July 28, 2007 We are small ship cruise addicts. We love the sea air and visiting new places. This cruise wasn't a thrill a minute as some of our exotic experiences ... Read more

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