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North America River American Splendor (formerly America) North America River Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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One of our mansions we toured inside and the gardens
Watercolor classes on the ship with artist Mary
Watercolor class with Mary on the ship
This photo was taken at sunset off the ship  at one of the ports close to the ship
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Beautiful, but a few problems
"We hope things improve so that we can consider another cruise.We did the lower Mississippi cruise in 2019, and loved it...."Read More
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MJCruise48

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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Neither value nor luxury but still a good time

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Urbankmo
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband, myself, and my sister-in-law (all in our 50s) took this cruise by using a travel credit of my in-laws that was about to expire (and the cruise line made it very clear there were no extensions or any way to get thousands of dollars back). We made it into a good time, but if I were a true paying customer, I would really be scratching my head as to the cost and what you receive--neither a ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Mixed experience

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zxty
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

PRE-CRUISE -- This bucket list cruise was from Red Wing Minnesota to New Orleans, the entire Mississippi River. There was an included pre-cruise Hotel night at the St. Paul Hotel. The hotel was great! However, we were responsible for our own airline tickets and our transfer from the airport to the hotel. We each then had a Covid swab test prior to boarding the next day. The hotel concierge was ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Perfect= crew, ship, food, shore excursions, entertainment and fellow passengers

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Manyplaces2go
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

A Mississippi paddlewheeler cruise has been on my bucket list for years, and this was the perfect time to go. The ship, American Cruise Lines America, is perfect in size, layout, crew, food and entertainers. Our cabin was spacious, light and comfortable, on Deck 2, which I found to be the perfect location, close enough to lounges, but also in a quiet spot. Every meal was delicious, with choices ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Beautiful, but a few problems

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MJCruise48
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We did the lower Mississippi cruise in 2019, and loved it. We departed St Paul MN, bound for St Louis. The scenery was beautiful. The river towns were lovely, and most shore excursions were good also. However, from day one, housekeeping was poor. Towels were not replaced, housekeeping never answered their phone, and we were unable to leave a message. The room was clean, and we had all the ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Upper Mississippi

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rhflachbart
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

To see the upper Mississippi River, The scenery was wonderful, the ship and crew tremendous. We traveled through numerous canal locks which drew many families to witness our passing through. One stop even had a band to welcome the return of "steam ships" to the Upper Mississippi. Menu and food choices were good. Happy hour was special with good food and drinks. Entertainment was also good during ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Because of the fellow passengers we met, this was not a total disaster!

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MizBarkee
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Desperate to get away after being locked down, we chose the Lower Mississippi cruise from NOLA and return. We drove and arrived a day early to spend additional time in the Big Easy. I contacted ACL to find out where the garage was at the dock so I could park my car a day early and no one I spoke with could tell me. After several frustrating phone calls, I went to the dock and was able to find ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Spend your money elsewhere

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Grado
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I have never been on such a disorganized cruise that lacked vital communication. Despite the fact that engine trouble caused us to miss 2 ports and be stuck in the dock, most of the crew was brand new, only began 2 weeks prior and it didn’t seem they had much training. The food was 5 out of 10; a great disappointment. If you like being lectured, that was the primary entertainment although a Mark ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


No wow factor

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pennyenna
10+ Cruises

We had always wanted to do the Mississippi River, but thought it too expensive. We finally decided to do it as our 50th cruise. We started in New Orleans and ended in St.Louis. Our price included an overnight stay in New Orleans at the Intercontinental Hotel. We and all the other passengers were bused from the hotel to the boat.The boat is only 3 years old, but shows signs of needing a paint ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Not 5 Star as Advertised

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Tom and Alice
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are vety experienced cruisers, both ocean and river cruises. Sailed from St. Paul, Minn. To New Orleans. Nice ship and a nice room. Service at nearly all levels very average to poor. Meals were average at best !!!. Hiring an executive chef with some imagination would be a good idea. Couldn't even make a sandwich properly. How do you run out of butter for 3 days ? No Vanilla Ice ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Incompetent Cruise line

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robertrebel7
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose it because of the decor depicted in the brochure and the itinerary. The decor of the ship was nothing like was depicted in their advertisements. We sailed during an impending tropical storm which they ignored and the cruise up the lower Mississippi river got worse. We repeatedly questioned the cruise direction inquiring about our destination considering the weather. We essentially were ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


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