3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: 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
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 Maryland (Bluecrab capital), and included the naval academy at Annapolis. The dining staff was very friendly and accommodating when requests for a change in meals. We later decided to extend our cruise with an additional week, and while not originally booked, the American Cruise Lines was able to extend our cruise. We originally met, married on American Cruise Lines ship American Independence. We were traveling as separate individuals, but stated, through the help of the personnel, we were married as the first couple to be married on an American Cruise Lines ship. We always consider American Cruise Lines as our cruise line. We have taken cruise in Maine, Alaska, the Mississippi, and costal southeast. While pricey in regards to the BIG ships, the difference is worth the cost. SMALL BOAT CRUISING DONE RIGHT. Read Less
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Sail Date: 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
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 possible. Shore tours were well planned and very organized, which is a hallmark of American Cruise Lines. The Captain kept us up to date on landmarks and points of interest along the way. On board area specialist extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Bay, its geological background, and how evolution has made it as it is today, still a great source of seafood, crabbing specially. The cruise was well worth the money!!!! Well done, once again, American Cruise Lines. I will be back for two more cruises this year, Columbia and Snake rivers and Alaska, and am planning already for 2018, so you have a customer for "life"!!!!!! Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2014
This was our first time on a small boat and enjoyed the atmosphere and fellow cruisers. Don't feel lost as you do on a large ship holding 1000's of people. Get to meet and interact with the others cruising (American Glory holds ... Read More
This was our first time on a small boat and enjoyed the atmosphere and fellow cruisers. Don't feel lost as you do on a large ship holding 1000's of people. Get to meet and interact with the others cruising (American Glory holds 49 passengers and our trip had 29 on board). Small boat cruising also allows you to have more direct contact with the cruise director and other staff and receive more personalized response. The staff were very courteous and responded to any needs. You can order off the menu if they have the ingredients onboard; i.e., wish a sandwich for lunch instead of a hot meal. The stateroom was very roomy and had sufficient space for clothing and luggage. We found the bed very comfortable. Small boat cruising does not allow for a lot of entertainment, so if you are looking for that you don't want to do this type of cruising. The American Glory did not have any exercise equipment onboard so if this is important than this would not be for you. Majority of those cruising are seniors. Small boat cruising allows for a very relaxing and enjoyable trip, instead of a very active one. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2014
American Cruise Lines always does a great job: interesting ports, great food, good lecturers, caring staff and large cabins. They do everything to cater to their passengers including paying postage on letters and complimentary cocktail ... Read More
American Cruise Lines always does a great job: interesting ports, great food, good lecturers, caring staff and large cabins. They do everything to cater to their passengers including paying postage on letters and complimentary cocktail hour with fabulous hors d'oevres. We stopped at various ports on the Chespeake Bay and had very interesting shore excursions. In Chrisfield we took the ferry to Tangiers Island and went to a wonderful restaurant which served lots of food family style: crab cakes, shrimp fritters, ham, potatoes, vegetables, fresh bread right out of the oven. Afterwards we took tours of the island in golf carts for $5.00. There were lecturers each evening to tell us about what we would see the next day. Very informative. The service on board is extraordinary. I needed batteries for my camera and they gave them to me. Dining room service is excellent as is the food. Several choices at each meal which is great considering the size of the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2014
With beautiful weather we left Baltimore's Inner Harbor and sailed down the Bay under two bridges the second being the double spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The ship had only 54 passengers so over the cruise we met many of them. ... Read More
With beautiful weather we left Baltimore's Inner Harbor and sailed down the Bay under two bridges the second being the double spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The ship had only 54 passengers so over the cruise we met many of them. They were a very nice group of people. We had one teenager on board and she enjoyed all the history that was presented at lectures in the lounge. The meals were relatively good. However the chef was never able to get either sorbet or frozen yogurt which I would have appreciated since I am allergic to milk and sherbet and ice cream are no no's. He told me when he ordered sorbet he got sherbet instead. In past cruises a crew hand picked one or the other at a local store when we were docked. We picked a handicap cabin. At my age the shower with several grab bars is great. Also wasn't sure if I would have my rollator with me and there is space in the cabin for this. The balcony was large enough for us to sit and watch the shore line go by. The only adverse thing that occurred on the cruise was news that your sister cruise line Pearl Seas was not going to have the same amenities as the American Cruise Line; i e credit for cruise and complimentary shore excursions. The hotel manager talked with my niece (Judy Wiggin,, she travels with me) but he left a lot to be desired. Perhaps he was new and did not know procedures relative to cancellations etc. Maybe in time he will improve but on other ships hotel managers were much more competent as well as personable. The cruise itself was a delight - this was my third on the Bay.. . Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2014
Our stateroom was very roomy and near the elevator which provide access to the dining room on the lower deck. Often, my husband and I elected to use the short stairway across from the elevator. The decks were perfect for reaching the ... Read More
Our stateroom was very roomy and near the elevator which provide access to the dining room on the lower deck. Often, my husband and I elected to use the short stairway across from the elevator. The decks were perfect for reaching the lounge that always had coffee, soft drinks and snacks throughout the day. , The Library provided reading material and a quiet place to relax and use the computer. There were several quiet areas if an individual wished to just get a way from their stateroom for a while. We always found the disembarking area great for reaching the dock. There were crew who offered assistance if someone felt the need, particularly some who used wheel chairs and canes. Our entertainment was provided by a naturalist/historian who not only knew his subject( no matter what port we were in,) but was humorous and enjoyed by all age groups. The excursions in each port gave a great overview of the area as well as special notable sites . They were well selected. The food selection gave choices from the area or you could select from the menu a variety of other choices. The dining room waiters were young and very willing to bring second items if desired. We grew to love hearing them welcome us. Actually, I noticed that groups often returned to a particular table because of the thoughtfulness of a certain waiter. The cruise staff knew everyone and attempted to provide "all" of their needs. Housekeeping was done timely along with comfortable bedding---- and fresh towels were always available.!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2014
We have cruised with American Cruise Line (100 passengers) seven times so we were interested and excited to be going on the Inaugural cruise of the Pearl Mist of the Pearl Seas Cruise Line with 200 passengers. The trip was outstanding! ... Read More
We have cruised with American Cruise Line (100 passengers) seven times so we were interested and excited to be going on the Inaugural cruise of the Pearl Mist of the Pearl Seas Cruise Line with 200 passengers. The trip was outstanding! From the time we embarked at Baltimore and disembarked in Halifax, it was 11 days of fun and relaxation. --the ship was lovely, with well-appointed cabins and lounges. Smaller rooms such as the library were also available where you could get away to read or just watch the world go by. --Our cabin was spacious with good lighting and plenty of drawer space. The beds were heavenly with sheets and a comforter comparable to a luxury hotel. The rooms were quiet, very conducive to sleeping.Our steward was a 5+, always available assisting us with any needs. --The dining room was pleasant in decor and ambiance; it was quiet so that conversations could flow easily at the table. The food was superb, with half portions if requested, and experienced wait staff who kept their eye on our table. --Port and shore excursions were great.....well organized, The tours were excellent and we had enough free time to wander or do extra things in port. Harold, our lecturer, was informative and a great speaker, holding our interest with some humor mixed in. --All of the staff on the ship were friendly and visible. They were very accommodating and helped to make the trip a great experience. --I was concerned about disembarkation at 6 in the morning, but a bus was awaiting us and our bags were ready to go out. It was a great send off! --The passengers were a "cut above,"...pleasant, interesting, and fun! Dress was smart casual, which was nice. --The trip was worth the price....beautiful ship, spacious cabins, lovely public rooms, with friendly and helpful staff! --We are looking forward to our next cruise on the Pearl Mist! Read Less

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