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American Independence (formerly Independence) Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises to the USA from Jacksonville

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This was another excursion to the Botanical Gardens.. Loved it!
Eagle's nest on a boey
Our wonderful Lobster Bake. They took us to a Lobster bake complete with picnic tables, a band, and lobster boiling in seaweed at the edge of the water!! Just fabulous!
so many lighthouses!
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our Florida Great Rivers experience
"We liked the time of year, the ports we were visiting, the size of the ship and our expectations with American Cruise Lines as we have sailed with them before.Our trip was comfortable, enjoyable and nothing less than we expected on American Cruise..."Read More
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our Florida Great Rivers experience

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cedars3131
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We selected to cruise the Great Rivers of Florida for several reasons. We liked the time of year, the ports we were visiting, the size of the ship and our expectations with American Cruise Lines as we have sailed with them before. The embarkation process was simple. The ship was docked directly across the street from a parking garage, making it simple to get from the car to the ship. Our ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Lived Up to Their Slogan - Perfect

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Cowgirl10
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

American Cruise Lines has a slogan, "Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly." Yep, they certainly did it. Everything was perfect. The food was scrumptious. I liked that they offered half portions, so I was less tempted to overeat. There were only 60 on the Cruise, although the ship will carry 98. With open seating at meals, we got to meet so many interesting people. The Line caters to older ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Traveled with disabled person


Expected mediocre, got worse

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darwinfair
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for a smaller ship, on board lecturer, fewer passengers. We had to miss our first port due to hurricane damage and that was understandable. We missed another port due to engine problems but nothing was said until we had sat unmoving for several hours and then had to turn back to the previous port. No compensation provided. Embarkation/debarkation went smoothly. The ship ...
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Sail Date: November 2016


Looking for an A+ experience, scored well below average.

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otterbabi1962
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose American Cruise Lines because we wanted to be on a small ship, we loved the itinerary, our friends who'd been on before said everyone seems like family, and the reviews were great. We were looking for a great experience – what we got wasn't quite enough to be even good. I was surprised that this was a fairly new ship, when we got to the dock it looked like some old ship. The dining ...
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Sail Date: April 2016


Very Pleasant with Food a Plenty on the Independence

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Bob-n-Chris
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

All in all the cruise was a total delight and we were treated very well. Not only did the waitresses and crew make the trip pleasurable, we fit in well with the age group of the passengers. We were celebrating an early 36th wedding anniversary. The ports were close together - every day we were at a different destination so the trip was very enjoyable and educational. Southern US up the ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


First "Small Ship" Cruise

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Gliderguy888
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We are early seventies and tried our first “small ship” cruise aboard the Independence for three reasons: One, the itinerary from Amelia Island to Charleston was of significant interest. Two, with the world in questionable turmoil, we decided to avoid overseas flights and spend our money “at home.” Three, the likely demographics onboard suited our desires, fifty something to older than dirt… ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Had a great time

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Levin
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The American Cruise Line ship Independence is a very comfortable ship to cruise on. The cabin was very comfortable, water pressure good, and the shared spaces were very nice. The ship was clean and in good order. Our captain and crew were pleasant and helpful. Food throughout the cruise was excellent. The tours we took were all very good. My only nit picky issue is that the lecturer on ...
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Sail Date: April 2013


Wonderful Vacation

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miatax
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

American Cruise Lines offers a product not like any other cruise line I have been on. From the boarding procedure (which took about 30 seconds) to disembarkation (which was equally easy) the crew makes it known that they are there for one reason only - to care for the passengers. No request large or small was unattended to. Want a certain brand of drink? No problem. We'll pick it up in the ...
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Sail Date: April 2013


Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise by Small Boat

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VikingExplorer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I've had the privilege of cruising 39 times on various cruise lines, mainly on the west and east coast of the USA, the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/NewEngland, and Bermuda. Amtrak delivered me to the embarkation port of Fernandina Beach, Florida for my cruise. The train ride was fun, and with the comfort of a private bedroom, it was actually luxury as far as today's train service goes. It ...
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Sail Date: March 2013


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