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American Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

4

Average

2

Poor

8

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

250

River Cruises

104

Group and Theme Cruises

81

Cruises for the Disabled

47

Family Cruises

39

39 American Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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robmc411

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great small ship experience

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Have done plenty of cruises and cruise lines over the years, but always out of the country. We loved the smaller ship, personalized service, and ports that could not be accessed with the larger ships. The food ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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AdventuRed

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holiday Inn experience at Burj Al Arab prices

This cruise line promises small ship cruising "done perfectly", and claims that it stands out from larger, much more affordable lines with personalized service, all-inclusive dining, and meticulous attention to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Carolina Senior

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Magnificent experience

Whale sightings 6 of 7 days, excellent food and service, magnificent views up close of mountain goats, a wolf, hundreds of sea lions, otters, eagles and flocks of birds. Local seafood served as one choice in varied ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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flyaz2018

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Bruce1968

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

Wanted to see the northwest and brochures for American Cruise lines was inviting. The queen of the West American Cruise Line trip was very disappointing. The ship was old, food mediocre, overpriced, noisy going ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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DorNIC

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

DO NOT BOOK THIS CRUISE LINE

Three friends and I chose this cruise for the easy access to embarkation port, Seattle, and the itinerary of daily visits to small ports in the WA area. This experience was devastating from the initial step ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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rlsobey

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice Relaxing Cruise with Great Scenery

This is our second cruise in Alaska. The first was a large ship cruise, which convinced us to take a small ship cruise to allow to see more of Alaska. We cruised out of Juneau, AK and returned to Juneau. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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travelbutterfly

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Time aboard Paddlewheeler - Excellent

I have always wanted to travel up the River in a paddlewheeler, and my DH and I decided to take a trip up the Mississippi River, for an 8 day cruise. We selected the "Round Trip" from New Orleans, and went up as far ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mftapscott

2 Reviews Written

Relaxing cruise through America's heartland

We've always wanted to cruise the full length of the Ohio River and this cruise was a wonderful opportunity to do so. The ship is small enough to get to know passengers and very comfortable. Built specifically for ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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J Morgan

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT

Thank you Jean, Andrew and the whole staff aboard the American Spirit for the BEST Alaskan experience we could ever have wished for.The Captain and deck hands gave us so much time at each of the glaciers that we had ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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charl106

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

HORRIBLE CRUISE ON THE SPIRIT

I chose this cruise cause it had a good itinerary. the ship was awful. small rooms, even smaller bathrooms. no entertainment for adults after 10. food was awful. no 24 hr. Pizza. no guys burgers. carnival has ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Utopia66

1 Review Written

A Week in Utopia

Ours was an amazing cruise filled with delectable food, eye-opening side trips, awesome new friends, attentive service, enjoyable entertainment, magnificent river views, a wide array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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pop pop 1

1 Review Written

EXCITING INAUGURAL VOYAGE

Our inaugural cruise on the American Constellation was a real standout experience , which is why we have continued to book repeatedly with American Cruise Lines. Smaller cruises afford a better opportunity to ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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sungoddess

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A relaxing cruise down the Mississippi

I just returned from a wonderful cruise onboard ACL's Queen of the Mississippi. We sailed from New Orleans to Memphis and were blessed with outstanding weather for 6 of the 7 days. I was travelling with my dad ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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BailGrac2

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A pleasurable cruise

This was our second cruise with American Cruise Lines. Our first was on the Columbia and Snake rivers. This one, like the first one, did not disappoint. The ship, while small, was quite comfortable and our cabin was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Geri B.

1 Review Written

Some of the best cuisine ever

My dad chose this cruise for our family. He has traveled extensively and taking a river cruise on the Mississippi has been something he has wanted to do. He made it possible for the 14 family members to go on this ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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rlsobey

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Columbia River Cruise, Oregon and Washington

This cruise was a small boat cruise, with about 120 passengers onboard. We had a great time. We have cruised on large ships, but really enjoyed the smaller ship and getting to know the people we were traveling ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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mfmellema

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A wonderful trip!

We were first thinking about a Mississippi River cruise, but having just spent some time in Memphis, we decided that the scenery along the Columbia River would be much nicer. In fact this was a terrific trip all ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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pppgringa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sign me up for the American Constellation—to be launched in June 2017

Where to begin??? This was trip number thirteen (yes, 13) for me on American Cruise Lines, so to say I am a charter member of their fan club would be an understatement!! Since I've taken every East Coast itinerary: ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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galbak1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hudson River Fall Folliage Trip

American Star, Fall Foliage tour. Unfortunately, the leaves were not turning so everything was green. My wife and I accompanied her parents for their anniversary. My wife was one of the youngest at 57; the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Cruisngbuddy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising with new friends

If you want to be around other people and develop new friendships this is the cruise line for you. We also loved the fantastic service given from the crew from very friendly crew members that are recruited from ...
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Sail Date June 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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Hendri4

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Puget Sound

Weather was great. Scenery was beautiful. Small towns were nice to walk through. The jet boat excursion and whale watching were two of the favorite extras. Food and accommodations were excellent. Quiet ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Blaze13

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing; drive the Columbia River rather than sail the "Queen"!

As frequent river (Europe) and ocean cruisers, we came with high hopes for a top notch ship to equal the price paid. We knew the ship was old; we weren't prepared for lack of quality care of the vessel (save the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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abduckett

1 Review Written

Great Trip to the New England Islands

This was our fourth cruise with ACL and one of the best so far. It's hard to select my favorite place during the cruise because there are so many 'favorites'. We love the 'small boat' cruise experience and this ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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