2 American Cruise Lines American Pride Entertainment Cruise Reviews

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 with. The meals were ... Read More
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 with. The meals were excellent with a wide choice of locally sourced selections for the daily menu. Breakfast was off the menu with a selection that allowed everyone to eat as if they were at home. There was a small baked goods and fruit buffet as part of the breakfast. Lunch offered a soup, salad, entrée and dessert. Dinner was soup, salad, a choice of entrees and a choice of desserts. There were fresh cookies each morning at about ten o'clock in the two lounges and an included open bar cocktail hour every day before dinner. There was a free excursion event at each port as well as featured excursions, which were additional. The excursions, free or paid, were very good and highlighted those events and locations along the Columbia River. There was nightly entertainment provided by local talent, which lasted at least an hour. It was mostly music, with three different musicians, and a local Native American Nez Perce entertainer. There was also a Lewis and Clark Expedition Historian, Todd Weber, who over four different discussion/briefing periods covered the Lewis and Clark Expedition, from the beginning to the west coast (Cape Disappointment) and back to St Louis, MO. The American Pride, is a paddle wheel boat, only a few years old. It is in excellent shape, with a young, energetic, and helpful crew. Embarkation and disembarkation was well coordinated and bags were at our room or on the ramp in an easy to find organized arrangement. Being a small boat cruise, there is not as much to do on board as a large ship, and the passengers, mostly older (45 and above) were self motivated and made excellent use of the shore excursions. There were no children on this ship. We enjoyed this small cruise well enough to sign up for another next year in Alaska. Thank You America Cruise Lines and the Crew of the American Pride for a Very Nice Time. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Why did I choose this cruise? Because American Cruise Lines was offering a trip down a river that I had never traveled. The scenery was spectacular! The weather was wonderful! And there were two moon lite nights when I just sat on my ... Read More
Why did I choose this cruise? Because American Cruise Lines was offering a trip down a river that I had never traveled. The scenery was spectacular! The weather was wonderful! And there were two moon lite nights when I just sat on my balcony and gazed into the night as the ship drifted down the river. How spectacular! How relaxing! Loved it! The trip I took was the river boat cruise along the Snake River / Columbia River from Clarkston, Washington to Portland, Oregon. Getting checked in was an easy process and the hotel in Clarkston made sure my luggage made it onto the ship. The ship was clean and fun to explore. My single occupancy cabin was easy to get around in though the bed was rather small for a man of my size (6' 2" and 260 lbs). Was able to shower easily though it too was a little cramped. The food was wonderful! I will make you aware that the food portions are for seniors. Good thing they had a cocktail hour every night that offered wonderful appetizers. I learned to help myself to the hors doeuvres before heading down for dinner. I have a food allergy to onions and the cooking staff was able to avoid putting them into my meals. Did enjoy going to Mount Saint Helens and also enjoyed going to the Multinomah Falls waterfall. Otherwise I did not partake in the other trips that were offered (and there were several everyday). There were times I could get off the boat and walk around town for an hour. And I really did enjoy a fish and chips lunch at Baldwin Saloon in The Dalles (even wrote a review on Google I was so impressed). The crew was fantastic! College kids earning some money for school did a great job of serving food, cleaning rooms, and taking care of other chores. These young people were impressive. I am now investigating taking another cruise on American Cruise Lines. Don't know where or when but I will be on another cruise shortly. I truly enjoyed this vacation!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
American Pride Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.5
Entertainment 3.0 3.9
Public Rooms 3.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 1.0 3.2
Family 1.0 3.2
Shore Excursion 3.0 4.2
Enrichment 5.0 4.3
Service 5.0 4.6
Value For Money 4.0 3.9

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