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American First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
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Senior Cruises


River Cruises


Group and Theme Cruises


Cruises for the Disabled


First-Time Cruisers


17 American First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Jeff Kepley avatar

Jeff Kepley

1 Review Written

GREAT, GREAT vacation


I truly enjoyed my week on the Mississippi River. I learned a lot, enjoyed all the tours and loved the small boat where all passengers ate at one time in one dining room. The staff was truly enjoyable as they ...
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Sail Date April 2015

dtraylor avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great First Cruise

Had only been to Portland, Maine before and wanted to see more of Maine. Had book a cabin on the lower deck, but when I arrived because of the lesser number of passsengers I was upgraded to the third deck with a ...
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Sail Date May 2016

Carolina Senior avatar

Carolina Senior

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

5 Star Experience

Best experience anyone could imagine unless their are more hours in a day. Staterooms, bath, and balcony were exactly as advertised with room to share for two. Ideal to be able to listen (or not) to river historian ...
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Sail Date March 2016

Lauretteellis@aol.com avatar


1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Much better than critics stated

This cruise was a pleasant surprise. The critics, we felt, were harsh and not very fair. Yes the rooms were small and it was pricey but there were many positives which outweighed the negatives. The food was ...
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Sail Date October 2015

Bill Stit avatar

Bill Stit

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great experience

Had a great week traveling up the lower Mississippi. The cabin was large with plenty of room around the queen size bed. Every member of the crew was great. Don't know how they do so well considering they are ...
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Sail Date April 2015

cruiselazy avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A great way to spend a week doing nothing.

First time cruising of any type. Picked a small ship since we didn't want to be over whelmed with people. Mostly had a great time. Met some great fellow cruisers, and some excellent dedicated staff. Cabin ...
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Sail Date June 2015

lprice avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

On the Mississippi For The First Time

This was our very first cruise. We met many people who had many trips under their belt and listened to their tips and information. Our stateroom was fantastic and the balcony was so great day and night. I am a ...
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Sail Date August 2015

The Nerons avatar

The Nerons

1 Review Written

Watching Maine Go By

This was our first cruise with ACL. It was wonderful! I enjoyed our cabin-with a view of the coast of Maine. It was just stunning. Watching Maine go by with the lighthouses was like being in a movie. In fact, ...
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Sail Date July 2015

stamperg@verizion.ne avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mississippi River Cruise

First time cruiser of any type. Excellent experience. Was impressed by attitude of crew and staff. Food worthy of "name" chef restaurant. Service excellent and correct and always with a small and friendly ...
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Sail Date June 2015

Margotup avatar


2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Mississippi

Lovely looking boat but that was all. Boarded with another 150 on tour - all from overseas - All English speaking - most if not all very disappointed. Meals were often served cold and tasteless. Took sometimes 1 ...
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Sail Date May 2015

catlady2015 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Queen of the Mississippi, New Orleans to Memphis

Overall we had a wonderful time. Accommodations were great, food was plentiful, flavorful, good choices and very good. Tours, for the most part were excellent. As with everything, a couple could have been better, ...
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Sail Date May 2015

jim.ferris@comcast.net avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our cruise

We toured the islands in RI. Shore excursions were awesome. Loved having the young students as servers as they were fun, polite, helpful and gracious. Food and anything you wanted for food or drinks met any ...
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Sail Date September 2014

crawshaw04 avatar


2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Columbia River Cruise Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

This cruise exceeded all our expectations. The only negative is that the cabins were much smaller than advertised though still ample. The balconies were small and not private being shared with two other cabins. ...
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Sail Date July 2014

LINDYJ avatar


1 Review Written


I have read some of the less than satisfactory reviews of the Queen of the Mississippi and felt compelled to comment. I thought is was a wonderful trip and I am seriously considering another cruise with the line as ...
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Sail Date March 2014

Racemom28 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First cruise!

This was our first cruise. We traveled from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington. Group included myself, daughter, son-in-law and 19 yr old grand daughter. Majority of the travelers were between ages of 40 to 80+ ...
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Sail Date August 2013

neenahite avatar


1 Review Written

Exceeds Expectations

Since we intentionally choose small we were not looking for Casinos or extravaganzas. We got a cruise that can be compared to cruising on a friends yacht with about 90 of her dear friends. The ship was spotless. ...
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Sail Date November 2012

Lacey9 avatar


2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise

All I can say is WOW! My husband and I took our first 7 day cruise along the southern part of the Eastern shore of the United States. We left from Jacksonville, Florida. We were greeted on the ship by a friendly, ...
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Sail Date May 2012

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