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52 American Independence Cruise Reviews
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Cowgirl10
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
American Cruise Lines has a slogan, "Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly." Yep, they certainly did it. Everything was perfect. The food was scrumptious. I liked that they offered half portions, so I was less tempted to ... Read more
Jpaduch
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I love American Cruise Lines, top to bottom. The entire staff is top-notched, providing excellent service while always being pleasant and attentive. This includes not only the captain, first mate, hotel manager, and ... 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
DUKE FANS
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Our theme cruise to Maine was areal standout experience, which is why we have continued to book repeatedly with American Cruise Clines. Smaller cruises afford a better opportunity to engage & meet new friends easily. The meals are ... Read more
Parkcruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This is small ship cruising. About 100 passengers. More mature passengers, kids/teens would be bored. Great size for getting into interesting places. Second cruise on this line. Super attentive, available, informal, active crew. Goes out ... 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
pepperspray
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
4 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
NJMarco
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
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
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
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
fuzzyWIG
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This is my seventh cruise on American Cruise Lines, and I have just booked my eighth! I never thought I would want to take a cruise, but ACL has made me a believer that this is a great way to travel. This time I was on a 6-night cruise, ... Read more
wrestlingterp
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Returned from a 6 night New England Island cruise that departed from Providence, RI to celebrate my 60th birthday. We went on a Star Clipper cruise a couple of years ago and realized we really like smaller ships. The Independence has a ... Read more
otterbabi1962
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
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
bhopal21
Member Since 2004
1 review
9,872 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
Cheeriogal
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise with ACL. We found the crew to be very enthusiastic and friendly. The cruise was to the ports in Maine (think pub craw of ports). It was nice to get into ports that the "Big Ships" can't reach. The ... Read more
pppgringa
Member Since 2016
1 review
Where to begin??? This was trip number thirteen (yes, 13) for me on American Cruise Lines, so to say I am a charter member of their fan club would be an understatement!! Since I've taken every East Coast itinerary: Golden South (2x), New ... Read more
kelleriii@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with American Cruise Lines and our second time on the Maine Cruise. The first was just delightful, and we enjoyed it so much we had to doing it again. It beautiful area and you can not find any better seafood ... Read more

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