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17 American Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

AdventuRed avatar


1 Review Written

4 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

RRFPresident avatar


2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

An amazing disappointment

Being seasoned cruisers on ocean sailing lines, we were interested to try out the American Cruise Line's style of cruising the inland waterway enabling us to visit seaside towns that we'd never otherwise see on a ...
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Sail Date November 2019

Bbmoon avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes


We chose this cruise because of its itinerary (which was unique and they were good ports that we enjoyed). Unfortunately due to the very poor quality of the ship and crew we were not pleased with the cruise overall. ...
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Sail Date July 2019

jsn55 avatar


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

Bruce1968 avatar


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

JAYB1943 avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes


Wanted to see the snake/columbia rivers. Only cruise line to offer the itinerary we wanted. PLUSES: * FRIENDLY CREW, ALBEIT INEXPERIENCED * OPEN BAR COCKTAIL HOUR EACH EVENING * SMOOTH RIDE, ...
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Sail Date June 2018



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

darwinfair avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expected mediocre, got worse

We chose this cruise for a smaller ship, on board lecturer, fewer passengers. We had to miss our first port due to hurricane damage and that was understandable. We missed another port due to engine problems but ...
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Sail Date November 2016

mdwilbur060 avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Poor Assistance From Staff

Wanted a local, small river cruse for personal service. I'm 91 and the Snake River cruse was on my bucket list. Cruse line changed my early arrival hotel which was right across the street from the ship to a hotel ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Marcolady avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Floating Nursing Home

Embarkation in Portland, Maine went smoothly but upon entering the ship and cabin we were very disappointed. Upon the suggestion of another couple with us, we were led to believe that small ship cruising would have ...
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Sail Date July 2016

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Looking for an A+ experience, scored well below average.

We chose American Cruise Lines because we wanted to be on a small ship, we loved the itinerary, our friends who'd been on before said everyone seems like family, and the reviews were great. We were looking for ...
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Sail Date April 2016

Blaze13 avatar


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

seamominsb avatar


7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Costly Disappointment

The interior of the Independence, which was put into service in 2010, looks like the 60s. I assume the interior was designed to look like Americana, but it just looks tired with soiled and worn upholstery, and tacky ...
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Sail Date November 2014

cruise**77 avatar


6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise, Not Worth What We Spent

We had cruised three times previously on American Cruise Lines (ACL), and generally had good to very good experiences, although the cruises are expensive. So, we looked forward to this cruise along the coast of ...
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Sail Date September 2013

fuzzyflorida avatar


1 Review Written

Queen of the West

Complete itinerary not given until we boarded boat. Queen of the West is an older ship, but was to have been re-done in 2011. The public areas are nice, rooms are exceptionally small - had one piece of furniture ...
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Sail Date July 2013

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Elegant Trogon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing in many ways

The Queen of the West looks tired. Our Veranda stateroom was small & cramped, and the door to the veranda was not all glass so the view we expected wasn't there. There were fumes so we didn't use the balcony much. ...
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Sail Date June 2012

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