This was our 4th cruise with American Cruise lines and it is a wonderful way to see the U.S.A.
American built ships that are registered and owned in the US. and have American crews. What a great thing in the age of foreign registry, ownership and multinational crews!
We found our cabins on each ship to be comfortable, clean and well maintained. A balcony on each trip was worthwhile. Public areas are comfortable and never crowded.
Land tours are full of great local sights and history. Lectures on board are pertinent to the regions being traveled.
The crew is very accomodataing to passengers and cater to the predominately older passenger list.
As on previous cruises the food is above average but not outstanding. While cruising New England we were disappointed to have fish that was frozen and not fresh. In particular we were served salt cod one night that was way too salty, meaning the chef didn't know how to de-salt the fish before serving. We had several variations of lobster and were served a lobster bake feast on shore. As with the fish selection, which should have been all fresh and locally sourced, we found that during harvest season they used too much frozen and canned produce.
There are chances at every port to go ashore and try some very good restaurants.
Overall we appreciate the small size of ships and passenger loads and have signed up for another cruise.