American Melody Cruise Reviews

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Even the Captain participated in the VERY popular guest talent contest!
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Excellent food!
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Officers and crew made New Years Eve memorable
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Amazingly Informational, Exciting and Entertaining: The Grand Heartland Cruise of the Mississippi River
"In all, I would say the the Grand Heartland Cruise down the Mississippi River was well worth the time and money.On board with us was a historian who filled us in on a daily basis about the immigration of Europeans to the Mississippi River area and the interactions with the Indians in that territory as well as the geology of the river basin...."Read More
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Mississippi cruise: Not Exactly Perfect.

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Melody

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Cyberchomp
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

The Missus and I decided some time ago to kick the tires on ACL, in order to compare the line with American Queen Voyages (which unfortunately is no more). We chose the American Melody for a quick round-trip on the Mississippi out of New Orleans. ACL does not pay for incoming airport transfers so we grabbed a cab at the New Orleans airport. They do, however, provide a coach for the return ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Small ship cruise and watching America go by

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Melody

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richobryan
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to experience the lower Mississippi River, and this cruise was an excellent way to do that. Small number of passangers made the cruise a delight, while never feeling crowded or having to wait in any line for any service. This was our third trip on an American Cruise Line ship, and the service and personnel are over the top excellent. Could not hope for a better vacation. Food was ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


Eagle society cruise was great

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Melody

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Bmeddler1977
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise because it was an eagle society cruise. We been on right at 14 cruises. Everything was so beautifully plated at dinner, especially the desserts. They had all kind of different styles. We had never seen a chocolate Acl before and this is our 14th cruise with American Cruise Lines it was very unique a lot of it was very thought out one night we had a cherry compote cheesecake it ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


Fabulous river cruise - Staff excllent!!!!

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balshilady
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We did this cruise because Memphis/ Mississippi/Graceland were on our bucket list. American Cruiselines are not cheap but well worth the extra cost. The ship was spotless, food fabulous and staff were amazing. Loved that the tour bus followed the ship so that we could take the coach at every port. (Great for those difficulty with walking). I am vegan and the Executive Chef Guy catered for me ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

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NEW YEARS 2023 WITH AN OUTSTANDING CREW OF THE AMERICAN MELODY

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Melody

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airandseatraveler
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The beautifully appointed American Melody was a great place to celebrate the beginning of 2023! Decorated for the holidays with tasteful wreaths, a ‘tree of poinsettias” in the lobby, and a decorated tree in the River Lounge. As soon as you boarded the ship you had a visual reminder that this was a holiday-themed cruise. SPECIAL IT WAS! The entire crew was outstanding and the service was ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Life on a River Cruise without the Exhaustion of Over Excursioning!

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vacationreporter
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First and foremost, the accolades go to the crew of the 2022/23 Holiday Cruise. American Cruise Line must have hand selected their A plus PLUS employees to join together to make this a seamless and enjoyable voyage. Under the leadership of Hotel General Manager Shavar Cubit, this year’s cruise definitely had extra festive elements for its guests – a gingerbread house making session, tasteful ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Wonderful holiday cruise

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Melody

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Kathiej
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this Cruise because I wanted to celebrate the holidays in a festive atmosphere. And it was really festive. The boat was decorated with all kinds of Christmas and Holiday decorations. Everybody was in a holiday mood on board. They were lots of Christmas activities and they gave us Christmas presents several nights. On Christmas Day we had all kinds of fun Christmas activities and a gift ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Superior Cabin


Amazingly Informational, Exciting and Entertaining: The Grand Heartland Cruise of the Mississippi River

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Nose to the road
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised well over 900 days on ocean going ships and I wanted to try a river cruise. Having lived in Wisconsin and Illinois all our lives, we decided a cruise down the Mississippi River would be a good start. We embarked on the American Cruise Lines ship the Melody on November 4th at Red Wing, Minnesota. Embarkation was very smooth and probably took less than 15 minutes. Our itinerary ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Upper Mississippi in the Fall

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Melody

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Redware
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

What could be better than cruising the Mississippi in with the glorious colors of fall in October? This cruise was beautiful and relaxing and was a Mark Twain cruise. An actor portraying Mark Twain gave talks about the river and his time. There was also a tea with him for a more intimate setting. A husband and wife talked about the river and entertained at night. Local musical talent was also ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Upper Mississippi onboard the ACL American Melody

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rhflachbart
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

My wife and I chose this cruise because the Upper Mississippi River is so beautiful and the cities along the way, quaint and charming. American Cruise Lines offered just what we wanted. Their ship, American Melody one of their newest, was extraordinary. We started our journey in St Louis and traveled to Hannibal, MO the home of Mark Twain. "Mark" joined our cruise and gave lectures and tours on ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


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