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American Charleston Cruise Reviews

View from the top deck of a sunset in Beaufort
Lobster mac and cheese - a very good lunch entree.
Veranda Suite. Spacious room. Although there was plenty of room for luggage
New Years Eve fireworks in Baltimore's inner harbor
Cruiser Rating
3.9
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Responsive crew

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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Rnparalegal

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Love American Cruise Lines and their small ships. We got to know all the passengers and most of the crew. The embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The activities director and the historian were excellent. The excursions were well planned and organized. So much planned, you had to choose which activity to go to. One day my husband went to one and I to another. We then shared our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


It was very enjoyable and well done!

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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ROBERTMILLS

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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! The staff was very good in every way. The entertainment was very well done and varied. Chris Paul was especially outstanding. I would very much like to attend another one of his ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Not worth the cost

Review for Independence to North America River

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agmjl

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. Burned out light in the tiny bath was never replaced. Three pieces of personal property were discarded by housekeeping staff. WIFI was non-existent. Food was boring and tasteless. ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Recommended

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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drtr95

10+ Cruises

Age 100s

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 appreciated. Dining room meals were varied and creative, with some occasional misses, and not always hot. Breakfasts are usually a problem on ships and resorts, but this one had huge ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


A below-average experience at top dollar

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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jsn55

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 reviews of the Independence, but the timing and itinerary was perfect for us. This cruise was beyond disappointing. ACL advertises "perfect cruising". This cruise was not an example of ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY like we did

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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ptmoose

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I heard aboard that the owner reads all the reviews so after I sent in my 17 page complaint letter I waited weeks, just now received a response from the VP saying my letter will be used for training and if I'd like to book again before Feb 1st I will receive 25% discount. What an insult after asking for my money back. Day 1 room was clean but not stocked (no toilet paper and no water, only two ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Very expensive for a sub par room and terrible food

Review for American Star to U.S.A.

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jeanwhelan

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This experience was a rip off! The cruise cost over $10,000 for 7 days. The ship should be mothballed and the food was terrible. The food was obviously frozen and reheated in the microwave. American Cruise Lines advertised this cruise as serving gourmet food. The cocktail hour consisted of frozen food and the wine was solely from California. The retail cost of the wine was $4.99. When I ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Cabin AAL


Updates Needed

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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DUCKWISE

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 Independence. The decor seems like it is from the 1950’s in the cabins and public areas. The “multi-purpose” room lounge is tiresome. It seems like we spent way too much time for ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Traveled with disabled person


American Cruise Lines Historic South Tour

Review for American Constellation to U.S.A.

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JohnJG

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first trip aboard ACL and the small ship experience was totally perfect for us. Staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the food by Chef Jose - tried almost all the seafood they had to offer each meal. Happy hour in the lounge included drinks and appetizers. Sometimes those appetizers were enough to be a dinner by themselves! Being from the west coast the history of each port ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


Interesting ports, well appointed ship.

Review for American Constellation to U.S.A.

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smrushing

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 and appetizers are a very nice touch as were the ice cream sundaes during evening entertainment. The staff was very attentive and cordial. We picked this trip along coastal ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


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