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American Charleston Cruise Reviews

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39 American Charleston Cruise Reviews


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drtr95

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Recommended

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AMERICAN CRUISE LINE REVIEW Historic South/Independence Getting on board was a breeze. Drop your bags and walk right on. Ship decoration is adequate, not new. There are two public computers, greatly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ROBERTMILLS

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was very enjoyable and well done!

We were interested in the Charleston-Savannah area--Its history etc. After the we disembarked in Jacksonville we rented a car and went back to Charleston and stayed there for four days. Also we liked the small ship! ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jsn55

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A below-average experience at top dollar

Jacksonville to Charleston 12/21/18 I really, really hate being critical or complaining. But a realistic review of this cruise is important for others to read. I should have picked up on the lack of CC ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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agmjl

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not worth the cost

This was to be a bucket list trip down the Intracoastal Waterway. The ports were interesting but the ship was a complete disappointment. Stateroom was very small. The amenities could have come from a cheap motel. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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DUCKWISE

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Updates Needed

Chose cruise for the itinerary. As compared to 2 other riverboat US cruises we have taken this ship doesn’t begin to live up to our previous experiences. The size or square footage of the cabins is a plus on the ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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smrushing

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Interesting ports, well appointed ship.

This was our first trip with American Cruise Line and we were very pleased. The cabin was larger than on any but the luxury lines. The food choices were limited but the quality was excellent - cocktail hour drinks ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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GrandmamaFive

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Small Ship Cruising

This is a nice new ship. Cabin and bathroom are large. The service is excellent. The food is basic American, good but fewer choices than on the larger cruise lines. My husband and I liked everything but I would have ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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ramers

1 Review Written

Attention to Detail Outstanding

From the cruise director to the room steward, attention to detail was noticeable. As we boarded the ship our bags were taken directly to our room. The ship was small and easy to navigate. There was always a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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BaDaB

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small Ship Cruising at its Best

This cruise was our fifth ACL cruise and our second on the Independence. All have been fantastic. You won't go away hungry on American Cruise Lines. You order breakfast from a menu with numerous choices. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Fatboyx2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very good historical information and entertainment on ship.

Excursions everyday were very informative and historical. Many stops included multiple excursions which was nice. There was very good entertainment in the evenings and historical discussions during afternoons The ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Loongirl180

1 Review Written

Golden Isles of the South

Cruise was close to home, places I had not been, tryout of river cruises and cruise company. Not disappointed. Fabulous crew, food and accommodations.Tours were great, not run of the mill. Lovely lounges to sit and ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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California Bear

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A wonderful surprise!

We first said with American Cruise Line on the STAR doing the New England Islands cruise. It was an excellent cruise and got us into small Island like Nantucket that can't be reached on a large ship. So, we decided ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Bill Stit

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, Great People

This was our 3rd cruise with American Cruise Lines and we have booked our 4th. doing the upper Mississippi. Have never dealt with a company that is so completely customer oriented. All cruise people have your best ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Small ship cruiser

1 Review Written

Great way to see the historic South, US history, via intra coastal waterways

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Charleston, Savannah, Hilton Head and other southern islands on a small ship. There were only 89 passengers! A bonus was that we learned a lot about US history related ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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angler al

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

New Years Eve Fun

New Years Eve docked at Savannah with thousands watching fireworks while sipping bubbly.. it does not get better than that! This was our 7th trip with American Cruise Lines. This ship(Not a Boat) is comfortable for ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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jboulware

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Delightful Luxury!

We had never cruised before until last May, 2016, when we boarded the America's Inaugural Cruise round trip from New Orleans to Vicksburg. It didn't take long for us to be hooked on the delicious food, atmosphere, ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Sailor-Bob

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

A Great Way to Spend Christmas

This was a Christmas week cruise, from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC. We had about 100 passengers which made it easy to get to make friends. The ship was decorated for Christmas, the entertainment Christmas ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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dickpathome

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

My wife and I are at the point that we can get away over New Years. We decided to celebrate the New Year on a cruise. We enjoy small ship so we selected American Cruise Lines Independence. The passengers on this ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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lkuehn1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our 2nd wonderful Christmas Cruise with ACL!

It’s a relaxing and educational way to spend Christmas and touring the southeast. The change of port this year from Amelia Island to Jacksonville due to the September hurricane gave us the chance to see both ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Jackmack

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise delightful

Small ship, American waters, American crew, American flagship. These were my hopes when I first researched ACL. They promised much but I thought they were a little pricey. I signed anyway, but was late in doing so, ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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djmunro

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Another excellent cruise with ACL

I highly enjoy small ship cruising with American Cruise Lines! This was our 3rd cruise with ACL and most certainly will not be our last. With only 100 passengers onboard, we were able to mingle with all the other ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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bijoux123

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Historic South and Golden Isles

have been cruising the mississippi with american queen steamboat company and had a great time , I figured that American cruiseline would be as nice with same type of food and a beautiful ship as well. The food ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Nancy Bowling

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Nightmare Cruise

It was an Anniversary cruise that was supposed to be aboard a luxury cruise ship with a wheelchair accessible accommodations. My husband was assured that he would be able to use his motorized scooter for excursions ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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GeneralGrant

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

5 Star Service by the Crew!

From the time that we were greeted on-board at Charleston, to the moment we dropped off our bags at the Jacksonville, we had a 5-star experience! Sure there were bumps in the road along the way, but even those ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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bhopal21

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise

American Cruise Lines- Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise March 19-26, 2016 We arrived in Charleston two days prior to the cruise departure and stayed at the Hyatt Place historic district on King St. The ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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