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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We decided to take a small boat cruise for our 1st cruise. There were only 70 people on board.There was open seating in the dining room. You got to talk to everybody. There was an open bar at cocktail hour and dress was casual. The food ... Read More
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2017
This was our 7th cruise on American Cruise Lines and our first on the American Star. We selected the New England Islands in June to hope for the best weather without too many summer crowds. We started in Providence, RI and stayed at the ... Read More
Sail Date: May 2017
We starting looking at cruises after we both retired last year. Europe was appealing but with all the trouble there we started looking at domestic cruises. Since neither of us had spent any time in Maine we opt'd for this one. From the ... Read More
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
This cruise was chosen so we could see the beautiful coast of Maine and the pretty little towns tucked in the bays. It didn't disappoint-such charming villages and friendly people! The staff on the independence is extraordinary! They ... Read More
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2016
This is small ship cruising. About 100 passengers. More mature passengers, kids/teens would be bored. Great size for getting into interesting places. Second cruise on this line. Super attentive, available, informal, active crew. Goes out ... Read More
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2016
The food was fairly well done. We have been on a lot of European river cruises and the food was, I think a little better. Not too easy to get ice tea. I don't drink any more so no wine for me. The wine was the same low end brand all need ... Read More
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
Cruised from Providence, RI (actually ended up leaving from Fall River, MA due to a port change). Traveled with my father, who is 78 and in good health. I'm 51. I was the second youngest person on the cruise. There were no children on this ... Read More
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
Embarkation in Portland, Maine went smoothly but upon entering the ship and cabin we were very disappointed. Upon the suggestion of another couple with us, we were led to believe that small ship cruising would have "highly ... Read More
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2016
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 wanted a 6-night excursion. The cruise of the New England islands fit the bill. From the ... Read More
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
Returned from a 6 night New England Island cruise that departed from Providence, RI to celebrate my 60th birthday. We went on a Star Clipper cruise a couple of years ago and realized we really like smaller ships. The Independence has a ... Read More
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