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American Cruise Lines Ship Reviews

Queen of the Mississippi
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Queen of the Mississippi
Ranked #1 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
78% Loved It
  • Browse our slideshow for a taste of the Queen of the Mississippi sailing experience
  • First new paddlewheeler built specifically for the Mississippi in nearly 20 years
  • Daily educational presentation and entertainment
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 150
American Spirit
American Spirit
Ranked #2 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
73% Loved It
  • Decently sized cabins for a small ship
  • Even some solo cabins have private balconies
  • Daily social hour with free drinks before dinner
  • Launched: 2005; Passengers: 100
Independence
Independence
Ranked #3 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
72% Loved It
  • U.S.-flagged ship cruises in Maine, Historic South
  • Large cabins, many with private balconies
  • Small ship has stabilizers for smoother ride
  • Launched: 2010; Passengers: 104
American Star
American Star
Ranked #4 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
68% Loved It
  • Sails the East Coast from Rhode Island to Florida
  • Two lounges and a library to spread out
  • Open sittings, single cabins great for solo travelers
  • Launched: 2007; Passengers: 100
American Eagle
American Eagle
Ranked #5 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
67% Loved It
  • Traditional Mississippi paddlewheeler
  • Large staterooms with private balconies
  • Excellent food including Southern-style favourites
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 150
American Glory
American Glory
Ranked #6 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
65% Loved It
  • Sails the East Coast from Maine to Florida
  • Country-club atmosphere onboard
  • Open seating in the dining room encourages socializing
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 49
Queen of the West
Queen of the West
Ranked #7 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
63% Loved It
  • Sails the Columbia and Snake rivers
  • Three-story paddlewheel driven by "green" engine
  • Received multi-million-dollar renovation 2011
  • Launched: 1995/2011; Passengers: 120
America
America
Ranked #8 of 8 American Cruise Lines Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Pro: Riverboat with elevator for seniors, spacious cabins, interesting enrichment and accessible excursions
  • Con: No bar means boat shuts down early; activities and entertainment are limited
  • Bottom Line: Perfect for cruisers with mobility issues who want a comfortable vacation within the United States
  • Launched: 2016; Passengers: 185
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American Cruise Lines Member Reviews

69% Loved It

While searching for a vacation destination, We have certain criteria. We wanted to be able to drive to the ship. Since it was our first cruise, we ... Read more
by DJRoman
We were referred by a friend/colleague who had been on more than one cruise with this company. The cruise is designed for more mature passengers ... Read more
by LWoodC
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 ... Read more
by dtraylor
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 ... Read more
by bayspees
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 ... Read more
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