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USA American Splendor (formerly America) USA 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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Fun and Relaxing Trip
"One of the presentations was about Mark Twain and really helped us to understand his life on the Mississippi.We did leave early for one evening as it wasn't the type of music we enjoyed...."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

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Very disappointing vacation-

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peachthecat
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Our Lower Mississippi River cruise proved to be very disappointing. ACL promised a lot. Unfortunately execution didn't match the promise. Parts of three travel days were cut short when American Cruise lines announced that the ship was going to leave ports early. The day in Natchez was supposed to continue until 9:30 PM. The ATV excursion trip was cut short when ACL announced that we needed to ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Civil war cruise and art

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Art forever
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed the Mississippi River on a perfect size ship stopping at historic sights and visiting mansions and battle fields. On the ship we had the opportunity to paint watercolor with a master artist and take home our paintings. Daily happy hour was accompanied with two singers and a variety of bands in the evenings. The historian on the boat was informative and interesting. The food was always ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Beware you my be stuck on very expensive hotel

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Rvrdog2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Beware.They can change your itinerary.You spend big money and you end up not stopping at any port.Get stuck riding on a bus for 6 plus hours a day to only spend 1 hour at your destinations.Boat could stop in the middle of nowhere and bus you around and not cruise at all.End up back in New Orleans to only be docked there for your last day and night.Not a cruise at all but a very very expensive ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Wonderful trip!!

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Kathiej
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is my 3rd cruise with American cruise line. It was absolutely wonderful. It actually was out of Minneapolis area, but that isn't on the Cruise Critic site. The food was fantastic. They had sugar free desserts at both lunch and dinner, which is perfect for me. The last night featured a surf and turf with lobster and filet- it was delicious. Every crew member on the boat was genuinely ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Fun and Relaxing Trip

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Ponycar
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Enjoyed the Upper Mississippi River cruise. We were looking for an opportunity to get back to vacationing and enjoying the sights of new surroundings. This cruise did that for us. The crew was well versed in their duties. Dining was a joy as I like trying new foods and wines. Seating for the dining room was open and the second day we found a waiter we really liked and tried to get one of his ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Awesome food and the spirit of the Mississippi

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Iggyauthor
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

LOVED THIS RIVER CRUISE!!! Every meal was outstanding and the staff was incredibly attentive! We met so many new friends with the ability to sit with new people whenever you wanted. We loved the plantation tours and the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge. We already came home and watched Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte that was filmed in Houmas House and plan on watching Tom Hanks in Greyhound that was filmed ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Beautiful Historic Cruise on the Mississippi

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Mike Mitchell
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Took wonderful trip with American Cruise Lines, aboard the America, for an 8 day cruise from New Orleans, LA to Vicksburg, MS, back to New Orleans, LA. had wanted to do a cruise on the Mississippi for well over 10 years so finally decided the time was right, following so long under Covid 19 quarantine. This was only the second cruise allowed by the US Coast Guard since restrictions were lifted, ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Relaxing lower Mississippi River cruise

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chatuga
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

Really enjoyed my cruise on the Mississippi. Staff really took wonderful care of us. Food was very good and even included surf and turf on the final night. Price included excursions which were very interesting. Had the opportunity to learn more about the civil war, visit an outstanding museum and see several very interesting plantations. All tour guides were well prepared. Back on the ship we had ...
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Sail Date: May 2021


Best American Small Boat Cruises

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startravler
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I have went on 5 cruises with American cruise line. I love cruising with them. They do everything to make your cruise fun & enjoyable. The crew on the America were the best. The crew from cruise director to deck hand are friendly & helpful. Their work is hard & they do a great job. ACL went up & beyond in making their ships safe. The food is 5 star. Never had a bad meal. I would recommend ...
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Sail Date: April 2021


Saved by good weather

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RHN3
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

CABIN: see "Cabin Review" below "Raitings" DINING: If you are a foodie, expect to be disappointed. The food was generally good and the quantity sufficient. The service was inconsistent and often sloppy. Mostly young adults who work long hours and try hard, but do not have adequate training and supervision. EMBARKATION: The usual cattle car of moving us from the hotel to the boat (there ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


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