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American Independence (formerly Independence) Cruise Reviews for Cruises for the Disabled Cruises to North America River

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This was another excursion to the Botanical Gardens.. Loved it!
Eagle's nest on a boey
Our wonderful Lobster Bake. They took us to a Lobster bake complete with picnic tables, a band, and lobster boiling in seaweed at the edge of the water!! Just fabulous!
so many lighthouses!
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Cruise from HELL

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hungrybirder
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Where to begin. Actually at one star it is overrated and grossly overpriced for what was delivered. The ship is an old rust bucket. The saying you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear is a perfect description. Since the cruise up the Hudson is marketed to seniors, American thinks we are too old to use the internet. With that in mind they only provide WiFi if you can position yourself ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Not worth the cost

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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


Quality of my American Cruise Line experience

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FredKlein
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

From my first contact by phone with the cruise agent through the debarkation, everyone and everything was a most pleasant experience. I have been on several cruises and this ranks near the top of the list. First and foremost was the attentiveness and attitude of the entire crew which was directed t making our trip pleasant and enjoyable. The fact that passenger count was small (at capacity) ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Traveled with disabled person


First American River Cruise For Us

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mrsbbrook
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Love the small ship! We had 100 passengers, so got to know most folks on board. The ship perhaps needs to be updated, but it was clean and serviceable. There were many problems with our key cards not working, but any crew member was able to open for us, and resetting the key was pretty quick. We were in 204, so just steps from the lounge. I didn't go to the nightly entertainment, but the cabin was ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Great trip with lots of selections for on shore tours.

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adella1948
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was my second cruise on the Independence and I have booked two more cruises for 2019 and 2020. We were able to take a New York City tour before sailing giving me a chance to visit the 911 Memorial, which was very important to me. Touring West Point was such a wonderful experience and the FDR Home and Library were a highlight of the trip as well. I could have spent a whole day there. I ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Hudson River Fall Foliage Tour

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Off to the next adventure
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Hudson River - Fall foliage peak times are hard to predict and we missed the color this year. I would recommend taking a late October cruise in order to see color on the Hudson. Excursions - The excursions were fee-based, but the fees were reasonable. I thoroughly enjoyed the Lyndhurst Mansion, FDR's Hyde Park home and Presidential Library, Thomas Cole home, Olana, West Point, and the Albany ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Terrible value

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Kbarlett
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My sister-in-law booked this cruise and invited my husband and I to join them. We have traveled numerous times together and have many of the same expectations and standards. Upon reading the itinerary we were excited for the adventure. Upon embarking, the ship smelled old! The flower arrangements were artificial and very dusty/old and tired looking. The main gathering room, The Chesapeake ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Traveled with disabled person


Fall Foliage

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1234mormor
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary--that is the Hudson, NYC, Hyde Park, fall foliage Very well organized; ship staff wonderful; small passenger size was important; ample time to connect with friends. We did do the NYC pre-cruise tour; it covered the hi points including One World Trade Center w/well informed guide. Cabin was small, but that size was expected; chose the veranda room and ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Excellent All Around

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WLBCO
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were looking for a small ship experience and we found it. We travelled with friends who we have cruised with previously on one of the large cruise lines. We had made our own travel arrangements to and from New York City in advance. Embarkation and disembarkation were well organized and went smoothly. The cruise was well run, the ship is well maintained and extremely clean. Our cabin was more ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Hudson River Cruise with ACL

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Jpaduch
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I love American Cruise Lines, top to bottom. The entire staff is top-notched, providing excellent service while always being pleasant and attentive. This includes not only the captain, first mate, hotel manager, and full-time employees, but also the deck hands and the waitstaff/stewards. Everyone aims to please. Next, the ship is immaculate inside and out. The cabin is ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


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