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American Boston Cruise Reviews

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32 American Boston Cruise Reviews


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WI82

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overpriced, very elderly clientele

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We just returned from an 11 day American Cruise Lines cruise of New England. Overall this is an average cruise with a very above average price. There were both pros and cons: Pros: 1. The food was excellent, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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simchabayla

7 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

E for effort

I haven't been to New England since I was a teenager and my husband never traveled there, so we decided to take this cruise. We prefer small ship cruising -- Azamara, Oceania, Viking Ocean and this was even smaller ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Ginarph74

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Taste of New England

I had chosen this cruise because I prefer small ships and I am not as familiar with the New England area of the USA. The boarding process was very smooth. The crew welcomed us aboard and gave assistance to anyone ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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luckyguy56

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We shouldn't have had to show new employee how to clean our bathroom toilet

Wish we could have seen cruise critic reviews before we booked in Dec 2017. We wanted to see New England, particularly Maine, and thought we would splurge for a relaxing, enjoyable experience. $25,000 later we ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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lynnmarv1

7 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

We love American Cruise Lines...But...

We love the "small ship" experience of American Cruise Lines and selected this 11 day Grand New England cruise for the wonderful scenery, food, and ports. Two special highlights - the lobster roast picnic in ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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ohiogeorge

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Most disappointing cruise in 33 years of cruising

Not since our first four-day cruise in 1985 on the Star Ship Royal in the wake of a hurricane have we been more disappointed. We have traveled all over the world on many different cruise lines but have never been ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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CdMAgFox

24 Reviews Written

85 Helpful Votes

Grand New England Coastal Cruise 2018

Grand New England Coastal Cruise 2018 July 21 – August 2 ~~~My Trip to Boston, July 21st~~~ Since my nonstop American Airlines flight to Boston was not until 1:50 pm, SuperShuttle picked me ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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GeorgeMK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bare bones cruising at best. Don't expect much service.

We heard about this line and saw a trip to New England and wanted to see small cities in Maine. Pre-cruise all went perfectly had a nice tour of Boston and boarding went off without a hitch. The expectation ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Gsidell

1 Review Written

Our Fun Cruise

This was a first smaller ship excursion. And a great one to go on. Great staff made it very enjoyable. The food was excellent. Would like to another of these type of this cruise. The shore excursions were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Merrico46

1 Review Written

Very good Lobser theme cruise

Getting on and off the ship was very easy they saw to that. The ports were great in Maine, Rhode Island and Marthas Vineyard. We had plenty of time in each port either with a tour or by ourselves. The food was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Dpcwpsv

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Should be better

This was our 5th ACL Cruise so obviously, they are doing something right. That said....for the price and advertising as a luxury cruise, they should do so much better. The Constitution is a new and attractively ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Lacey9

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Remarkable Cruise

My husband and I embarked on the American Cruise Lines ship, "American Constitution" in June 2018. Right from the start it was amazing! The ship was spacious, spotless, and beautifully decorated in light pastel ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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maisey123

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware

We stayed at Wharf hotel. the ship sent over 4 buses......three were very old without any mike. Most of the folks were 65 to 96 and needed help just to climb in these buses that did not lower to the curb. We wait a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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cuddles147

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS CRUISE LINE TO ANYONE !!!!

This cruise line doesn't even deserve one star. I have been cursing for 15 years and this cruise had to be the worst I have ever taken. I chose this cruise to see if there really was a difference between the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Thomas Sheley

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expensive BUT well worth it!

Sunday, 20 May Time to connect up with our small cruise ship out of Pier #8: After dropping off some things in the Kia (we did not need for the cruise), It was an easy walk with our bags from the hotel to the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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GEMINBS

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good and not-so-good

This was my first riverboat cruise after almost twenty traditional cruises. Pros: 1) Ship was new & beautiful; 2) my single cabin w/balcony was very comfortable and clean with nice bathroom; 3) cuisine was the best ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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oldmangamer

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Not Ready for the Big Time

Summary: Poorly trained staff, inadequate staffing, chaotic alcohol service, mediocre cuisine and 20th century room design made this our first and last American Cruise Line experience. We had cruised on Crystal, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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sam5600

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fanastic way to see New England Harbors

Cabins are roomy and well appointed. The balcony was carpeted and equipped with two comfortable chairs and a nice size table. This ship is new ...May 2017. Service is excellent.. Food is better than average with ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jnannicola

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great food, large cabins and beautiful New England ports

The Constellation is a new ship with spacious rooms and balconies. Food was fresh and excellently prepared. We loved all the ports on this grand New England cruise. We met great people who enjoyed having fun. The ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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GenieA

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

This Grand New England Cruise was Definitely GRAND !

First, very good friends recommended it - they had been on the American Cruise Lines steamboat/Mississippi River cruise in 2016 and loved it; found out about this brand new cruise while on the Mississippi trip, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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OllieG

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fabulous "Maiden" Cruise

Customer Service, customer service, customer service - the passenger was treated like a queen! From my first phone call to gather information to my disembarkation, everything went smoothly. Very clean, excellent ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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BornToTravel1936

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

New England Summer Delight

We are very pleased with American Cruise Lines - service, ships, destinations, fantastic staff. The new ships (one just about every year) are well outfitted, the cabins are superior to those on other cruise lines, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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markbunge

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

New England Cruise

The ACL Constellation is a new vessel with all the amenities of a much larger vessel that accommodates only 180 passengers. The vessel is well staffed and equipped and can accommodate wheelchair passengers very ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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dkneerg

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Way to See Maine

Last minute decision to book this cruise. I had never been to Maine and it had been on our bucket list. Great ports of call starting in Bar Harbor. Love the size of the ship, met lots of interesting people during ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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D D

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Maine Coast & Harbors

We wanted a small ship cruise experience. Constellation is ACL's newest ship and it is very beautiful. Our cabin was very roomy and the bathroom was adequate. The food was delicious and the chef came by at every ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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