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Sail Date: June 2018
Turn around time for the cruise is only 2 hours and not enough time to get the ship clean in between cruises. WiFi, only available if you stand next to the public router. Staff in the dining room, young and not well-trained. Choose ... Read More
Turn around time for the cruise is only 2 hours and not enough time to get the ship clean in between cruises. WiFi, only available if you stand next to the public router. Staff in the dining room, young and not well-trained. Choose different tables until you find a staff that has experience. Cruise Director and Social Director is very good. We found very nice younger passengers we connected with, and had a very nice time. We gathered in the evenings up on deck. It is quite cold in the evenings and the cruise line does not offer blankets. Food was plentiful and very good. The lounge has coffee and snacks. The snacks are power bars and fruit, coffee is not replenish during the day, espresso machine was broken. The excursion were mixed. Some very good, others not so much. I would travel with this company again, but only on the new ships. This is a very expensive cruise for what you get. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We stayed at Wharf hotel. the ship sent over 4 buses......three were very old without any mike. Most of the folks were 65 to 96 and needed help just to climb in these buses that did not lower to the curb. We wait a good hour to get on and ... Read More
We stayed at Wharf hotel. the ship sent over 4 buses......three were very old without any mike. Most of the folks were 65 to 96 and needed help just to climb in these buses that did not lower to the curb. We wait a good hour to get on and have all our bags put on. The air conditioning was not working and it was in the 90's. After a tour we finally got near the ship but had to wait for other buses to be unloaded. Due to being close to heat exhausting we all got off and walked a few blocks to get water and get on the ship. They just told us to go to our room where the doors will be open. Minimal security. Young people working summer jobs in the dining room and house keeping. Our intiniery was changed without notice. Tours were changed without notice and mostly one or maybe two per day and some were extra, This is an expensive trip .$10,500 for doing the islands of New England. Some were good and some weren't . We were on our own to Uber or take public transportation On Martha's Vineyard. I felt so bad for the elderly without have transportation available just to go shopping. Food was pretty good but every night they ran out of dessert. One time seating for everyone. Entertainment was minimal. One crude comedian who most walked out on. For those staying on board during the day there were no activities except for a speaker occasionally. I did enjoy seeing the island even though they were so congested. I don't know what the draw is. Cabin room was bigger than most cruise ship. No pool of course. But did meet a ton of wonderful people and enjoyed our happy hours Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
My wife and I were fortunate to cruise aboard American Cruise Line's newest ship " The American Constitution" on a ten day cruise to New England. I cannot express a better way to see the splendor of this part of America than by ... Read More
My wife and I were fortunate to cruise aboard American Cruise Line's newest ship " The American Constitution" on a ten day cruise to New England. I cannot express a better way to see the splendor of this part of America than by taking this cruise. The ship was new and clean; the service was impeccable; and, all the noteworthy ports were visited. To name just a few, were: Bar Harbor, Booth Bay Harbor, Newport, Camden, Portland, Gloucester. Daily excursions were available in these ports, or you could self direct your own tours. The night before, there would always be a description of the next day's events. That was of course after a wonderful cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a dinner with fabulous choices of appetisers and entrees. This was a lobster clambake cruise, so the lobster was overflowing during the cruise. We also had an old fashioned Lobster Clambake with an accompanying band for entertainment at one of our stops. We just loved it. I have to agree with the company's slogan. "This is small ship cruising, done perfectly". Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
My husband and I embarked on the American Cruise Lines ship, "American Constitution" in June 2018. Right from the start it was amazing! The ship was spacious, spotless, and beautifully decorated in light pastel colors. The dining ... Read More
My husband and I embarked on the American Cruise Lines ship, "American Constitution" in June 2018. Right from the start it was amazing! The ship was spacious, spotless, and beautifully decorated in light pastel colors. The dining room had panoramic views; lots of space, lovely decor, and great personal service. They knew our favorite choices by the second day. The food was off the charts. Lots of delicious, healthy selections, and it was presented beautifully whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. Entertainment each day varied from informative to lively music. We danced the night away on several evenings!! Our cabin had lots of storage and plenty of room. We often used our balcony for relaxation and seeing the sights. American Cruise lines gives new meaning to the words "Personal Service"! The staff was attentive and the service was always tailored to our personal wants and needs. Lastly, the ports were so interesting. They were easy to access, and you could choose a directed excursion or go off on you own. Information was readily available at every port if you did want to explore on your own. I have been on other cruise lines, and getting on and off this ship was the easiest by far. This ship was small and catered to the individual. I can recommend this cruise lines without hesitation. If you are looking for small individualized traveling - this is it!! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
About two years ago we did the Lobster Cruise out of Portland, Maine. That was so good we booked this one out of Providence, RI. We were not disappointed. I like the American Cruise Line because of its informality. You do not need ... Read More
About two years ago we did the Lobster Cruise out of Portland, Maine. That was so good we booked this one out of Providence, RI. We were not disappointed. I like the American Cruise Line because of its informality. You do not need dress up clothes like you do on the big ships. You may want to take a few extra tops to wear in the evening to gussy up a bit but just a little bit. It is very informal. The Happy Hour is unbelievable. The have all the liquors and will make any drink for you that you want. The food is upscale. The serve things like bacon wrapped scallops, cooked brea cheese, dips with crackers and veggies, and many other tidbits. They are all wonderful. Meals are served in the dining room with open seating. People sit with different people at these meals. By the end a lot of friendships have been formed and you will see the same people sitting together meal after meal. Dinner consists of an appetizer, a main dish, and dessert. If you do not like any of the offerings just ask for something else and they will do their best to please you. The best thing is the "half serving." You can pick a smaller portion of the food that is offered. This was my fifth cruise and I have another one booked for next year. I plan on using American Cruise LIne many more times. It is a super experience. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We took my 86 year old mother so we were looking for something she could enjoy with amenities for the disabled. We were told this ship could accommodate the disabled to include most excursions. They boasted the ship had hotel like ... Read More
We took my 86 year old mother so we were looking for something she could enjoy with amenities for the disabled. We were told this ship could accommodate the disabled to include most excursions. They boasted the ship had hotel like staterooms and bathrooms and that was not remotely accurate. We paid the big bucks for the owner's suites and thank goodness we did or it would have been a very bad experience. Everyone on the ship complained about the tiny staterooms with no room at all. My mom and two of our friends were in one of the owner's suite and we were in the other. It was tight for 3 people and adequate for my husband and I. The bathroom was a disaster. Tiny like a typical cruise ship and not remotely handicap accessible. Big step up to get into this tiny bathroom and a lip you catch your toe on to go out plus the big step down. It's a miracle none of us fell. Because the bathroom was tiny and there were 3 in the one suite, they looked for another bathroom on the ship and there was only one. The pictures and description of the rooms was totally NOTHING like our rooms or bathrooms. No closet (just an armoire which took up space) and that teny tiny bathroom. We did the Columbia and Snake River cruise and the embarkation port and disembarkation port and every stop in between was fantastic. The food was great! The staff was great! The excursions were great! The entertainment was fair as it was geared for the over 70 crowd (the average age on the ship was 73 so if you are younger like we are, might chose something more for your age). The Historian was boring and droned on and on. He didn't pick up on queues like people sleeping through his lecture. He loved to hear himself talk. He was knowledgeable but yawn! There was one great bus driver, Jodi, who gave a narrated tour on every single excursion. If you got on one of the gentleman's buses forget it. Crickets. One bus driver even turned on a rerun of Johnny Carson while we were driving back from our Portland Tour. He could have told us so much about the city, the area, etc. but instead we watched Johnny Carson. But, overall we really enjoyed it. The scenary was to die for and we learned so much. I would recommend that cruise but I don't recommend that ship. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2018
For years I have wanted to do a small ship cruise in the USA. We embarked in New Orleans and disembarked in Memphis. The ship is small 185 passengers but this allows people to get to know each other. The cabins are much larger than on ... Read More
For years I have wanted to do a small ship cruise in the USA. We embarked in New Orleans and disembarked in Memphis. The ship is small 185 passengers but this allows people to get to know each other. The cabins are much larger than on ocean cruises and very nicely appointed. Dining is everyone at one time which is nice. It starts at 7:30 am for breakfast, 12:30pm for lunch and 6:30 for dinner. The food is outstanding with "different" and better recipes than the ocean cruise lines. Entertainment is a little lacking but understandable. Service was excellent. The ship is manned by mostly college aged people. They did an outstanding job and I was impressed. I do not believe I would do any part of the Mississippi river again but I think the Snake River would be interesting. The Mississippi lacked scenery for one thing and the river is mostly commercial traffic. The shore excursions provided at no cost by the ship were very interesting. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Everything about this cruise was first class from the embarkation to the disembarkation. The Cabins are spacious for river ships and the staff is well trained and friendly. The daily cocktail hour (with premium liquors) is a good time to ... Read More
Everything about this cruise was first class from the embarkation to the disembarkation. The Cabins are spacious for river ships and the staff is well trained and friendly. The daily cocktail hour (with premium liquors) is a good time to meet the other passengers and relax after an interesting day. The included excursions are informative and fun. The entertainment is varied and good. I was especially impressed with number of areas on the ship for relaxation, entertainment, early coffee, playing games or just conversing -- both inside and out. I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in the history of the south -- especially the Civil War period. The only thing to take into consideration is the age of the passengers. I am 75 and think I was average or below the age of most of the guests. That may be a factor for some, but people who still want to travel at that age are interesting and vibrant even if they do not move as well as they once did. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2018
As experienced cruisers from down under, 2 European river cruises and many ocean cruises, we thought we would give the Mississippi a try. The price was high but having cruised 6 star with Silversea and Seabourn we expected a similar ... Read More
As experienced cruisers from down under, 2 European river cruises and many ocean cruises, we thought we would give the Mississippi a try. The price was high but having cruised 6 star with Silversea and Seabourn we expected a similar experience. WRONG! We had complimentary night at the InterContinental in New Orleans before the cruise and when we went down to breakfast with the other passengers we were given some insight into what was to come. Many of the passengers were on walkers or canes. The loading of the buses to travel to the boat took 45 minutes - really haven't the cruise line done this before?? We got onboard to find our cabin on the 4th. deck was adequate but when we stepped out onto our balcony we found the dividing partition was missing and we shared a balcony with the next door neighbour, ( who were nice), but not what we expected. The dining room was open seating which meant we got to meet many other passengers, nearly all from the US, l many older than our 71 years, but interesting to speak with. The food was not up to cruise ship standard and certainly not up to the 6 star price we paid. The service staff were pleasant and tried to please. The lecturers were interesting and were well informed. The included excursions were OK with the Vicksburg day being a highlight to us as non US citizens. We would not cruise with ACL again but the company will probably continue to prosper as they have a captive audience of Americans who wont travel out of their country and don't realise how bad value their cruises are. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Small cruise done PERFECTLY! Everything was outstanding! The cabin and lounge areas were spacious and clean. The bathrooms were well appointed and clean. The staff was friendly, very accommodating, knowledgable and always smiling! The ... Read More
Small cruise done PERFECTLY! Everything was outstanding! The cabin and lounge areas were spacious and clean. The bathrooms were well appointed and clean. The staff was friendly, very accommodating, knowledgable and always smiling! The tours and shore excursions were well organized and planned. The embarkation was easy and very welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious and great variety of choices. The pastry chef was awesome! The entire crew, staff and management catered to each individual passenger's needs and requests. The activities and entertainment were wonderful. There is a fitness room and complimentary laundry. The public rooms were all well appointed, clean and the views were amazing from each lounge area, dining and all areas of the ship. There were snacks, fresh fruit and beverages always available; as well as fresh, warm cookies everyday at 10:00! :) The service-hotel managers and cruise /tour directors, crew and staff were amazing- they were very personable and empathetic to each passengers needs, abilities and preferences. The pilot and speaker would alert us of wildlife- orcas, humpback whales, bears, seal lions, eagles - it was absolutely an amazing cruise! Like I said "Small cruise done PERFECTLY!!!! Read Less
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