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  • Coastal and American river itineraries
  • Eight river and small ships offer hassle-free cruising
  • Large cabins with the only balconies in the U.S. coastal industry
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226 American USA Cruise Reviews
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Excellent
157
Very Good
26
Average
12
Poor
12
Terrible
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River Cruises
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Senior Cruises
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Romantic Cruises
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MAMinTX
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Really love the idea of seeing AMERICA! We went on an 11 night Cruise to New England. There were about 120 guest on this new boat. It was smooth and the rooms were amazing with nice balconies. The staff is all American and made up of ... Read more
krawal
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
7th cruise with American Cruise Lines and each getting better. Looking forward to #8 in August.. This was a brand new ship and only on it's second cruise. Some problems with the free wi-fi and on board printers but again the staff ... Read more
loverofrivers
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
I took a group for a Chesapeake Bay cruise May 13th, 2017. From start to finish, the cruise was terrific. This was the second cruise for the new vessel. The décor is wonderful. There are two elevators that you would find in the ... Read more
muelmen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
Near to places where family lives. Wanted to go to Williamsburg. Didn't like paying for other people to drink as much as they wanted as I barely drink. Don't think I will chose a cruise with unlimited alcohol included. WiFI was awful. ... Read more
kperrigin
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise was our first but will not be our last. Having heard many cruise stories my wife and I were prepared for the worst but surprise - no worries just great service and six days of enjoyment. We found Baltimore to be a little dated ... Read more
sq1430
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise to be with friends that we had cruised with previously. Also, it was an area that we had not yet explored. We looked forward to being on a brand new ship, its second cruise! It was everything that they had ... Read more
ramers
Member Since 2017
1 review
From the cruise director to the room steward, attention to detail was noticeable. As we boarded the ship our bags were taken directly to our room. The ship was small and easy to navigate. There was always a smiling crew member at hand. ... Read more
wvanderwal
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed May 2017
Traveled in style on this brand new ship in American Cruise Lines inventory, great tour of the Chesapeake Bay. This was my eleventh cruise with ACL, and it was fantastic!!!!!! The crew was well trained, and ready to assist in any way ... Read more
pop pop 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
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 engage and meet new friends ... Read more
cartonnt
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was the inaugural cruise for the American Cruise Lines ship, American Constilattion. As with the previousv14 cruises, the ship, personnel, and the onshore sites, were outstanding. The sites included Colonial Williamsburg, Crisfield ... Read more
wilbur91
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
The maiden voyage of the brand new Constellation was outstanding. This was our 7th cruise with American Cruise Lines and they surpassed our expectations again. We booked our 8th cruise in Alaska for next summer. The food was very good ... Read more
Shimano1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We have wanted to cruise the Chesapeake for sometime. This trip was very informative as we learned much about the history of colonial America & also much about the history of the seafood industry that is there. The brand new ... Read more
jqstarmer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We have been cruising with American Cruise Lines for the past six cruises. We love so much about them. The ships are beautiful, the staff is wonderful, the excursions are terrific. I am vegetarian. The chefs have always done an amazing ... Read more
Marshy2
Member Since 2017
1 review
We wanted to visit some of the historical ports this cruise offered. It was the maiden voyage of American Cruise Lines new ship Constellation, which was all we expected and more. River cruising is so relaxing and on a small ship, ... Read more
dlangthorn
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This cruise line leaves no stone unturned and definitely a 5 star operation. Except for 3 optional excursions, everything is included, gratuities, all beverages (including alcoholic), cooked to order meals using fresh local ingredients and ... Read more
Fatboyx2
Member Since 2017
1 review
Excursions everyday were very informative and historical. Many stops included multiple excursions which was nice. There was very good entertainment in the evenings and historical discussions during afternoons The crew was very pleasant ... Read more
rdsjohnny
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
I always wanted to visit the birthplace of Rock 'n Roll, Memphis, and this seemed the ideal way to get there from another of our favourite spots, New Orleans. From the time we checked out of our pre cruise hotel we were very well taken ... Read more
Bill Stit
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with American Cruise Lines and we have booked our 4th. doing the upper Mississippi. Have never dealt with a company that is so completely customer oriented. All cruise people have your best interests at heart ... Read more
California Bear
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We first said with American Cruise Line on the STAR doing the New England Islands cruise. It was an excellent cruise and got us into small Island like Nantucket that can't be reached on a large ship. So, we decided to take a risk and ... Read more
BaDaB
Member Since 2017
1 review
This cruise was our fifth ACL cruise and our second on the Independence. All have been fantastic. You won't go away hungry on American Cruise Lines. You order breakfast from a menu with numerous choices. There is also an ... Read more
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Ray in NH
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
9,596 forum posts
11 helpful votes
After over 100 ocean cruises (and two European River Cruises), we wanted to see more of the United States, via our preferred mode of travel (cruising). We originally booked with a different river cruise company, before doing due diligence ... Read more
angler al
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
New Years Eve docked at Savannah with thousands watching fireworks while sipping bubbly.. it does not get better than that! This was our 7th trip with American Cruise Lines. This ship(Not a Boat) is comfortable for those who do not like ... Read more
dickpathome
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I are at the point that we can get away over New Years. We decided to celebrate the New Year on a cruise. We enjoy small ship so we selected American Cruise Lines Independence. The passengers on this cruise totaled about ... Read more
Sailor-Bob
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was a Christmas week cruise, from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC. We had about 100 passengers which made it easy to get to make friends. The ship was decorated for Christmas, the entertainment Christmas themed and we had a gift ... Read more
lkuehn1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
It’s a relaxing and educational way to spend Christmas and touring the southeast. The change of port this year from Amelia Island to Jacksonville due to the September hurricane gave us the chance to see both Jacksonville and St. ... Read more

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