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Charleston to the USA American Independence Cruise Reviews

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Our cabin was sooooo dirty! No words to explain. The entire ship was dirty! Even the elevators! The food on the Buffeet was like thrown from the airplane. No touch - no care! The staf is super tired and unfriendly! I don’t want to take any cruise after this one!!!!
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Rnparalegal
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Love American Cruise Lines and their small ships. We got to know all the passengers and most of the crew. The embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The activities director and the historian were excellent. The excursions were well planned and organized. So much planned, you had to choose which activity to go to. One day my husband went to one and I to another. We then shared our ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


It was very enjoyable and well done!

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ROBERTMILLS
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We were interested in the Charleston-Savannah area--Its history etc. After the we disembarked in Jacksonville we rented a car and went back to Charleston and stayed there for four days. Also we liked the small ship! The staff was very good in every way. The entertainment was very well done and varied. Chris Paul was especially outstanding. I would very much like to attend another one of his ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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drtr95
10+ Cruises • Age 100s

AMERICAN CRUISE LINE REVIEW Historic South/Independence Getting on board was a breeze. Drop your bags and walk right on. Ship decoration is adequate, not new. There are two public computers, greatly appreciated. Dining room meals were varied and creative, with some occasional misses, and not always hot. Breakfasts are usually a problem on ships and resorts, but this one had huge ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


A below-average experience at top dollar

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jsn55
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 reviews of the Independence, but the timing and itinerary was perfect for us. This cruise was beyond disappointing. ACL advertises "perfect cruising". This cruise was not an example of ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY like we did

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ptmoose
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I heard aboard that the owner reads all the reviews so after I sent in my 17 page complaint letter I waited weeks, just now received a response from the VP saying my letter will be used for training and if I'd like to book again before Feb 1st I will receive 25% discount. What an insult after asking for my money back. Day 1 room was clean but not stocked (no toilet paper and no water, only two ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Updates Needed

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DUCKWISE
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 Independence. The decor seems like it is from the 1950’s in the cabins and public areas. The “multi-purpose” room lounge is tiresome. It seems like we spent way too much time for ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Traveled with disabled person


Great Cruise, Great People

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Bill Stit
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 "ALL" the time. They do anything possible to have you enjoy the experience. Would and do recommend to anyone. Ship and crew were great. Capton friendly and ...
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Sail Date: April 2017


A wonderful surprise!

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California Bear
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 explore a part of the country that we didn't know much about and took the Golden Isles Cruise from Charleston SC to Jacksonville FL. The ports of call are: ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Small Ship Cruising at its Best

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BaDaB
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 early-riser quick-breakfast with muffins and fruit. At breakfast you choose your lunch and dinner preferences. Most menu items feature food from the local area and is ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Traveled with disabled person


Great way to see the historic South, US history, via intra coastal waterways

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Small ship cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Charleston, Savannah, Hilton Head and other southern islands on a small ship. There were only 89 passengers! A bonus was that we learned a lot about US history related to the Civil War that we never learned in school! We started in Charleston and I recommend spending an additional night there to explore this beautiful, historic city before the ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


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