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American Splendor (formerly America) Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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We are painting with watercolor in the sunroom
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Disappointing in parts

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Keremma
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The experience of travelling the Mississippi was great and ticked one of our bucket list items. The low water was disappointing and whilst we accept that the cruise company had no control over nature the lack of communication both before the cruise and during was disappointing. It would have been an easy task to advise customers in advance of the change of itinerary as it was known well in advance ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Poor management and poor maintenance

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RCHtosea
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are very experienced travelers and have been on over 30 ocean cruises including voyages on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Holland America, Norwegian, Celebrity, Azamara, and others. We were very disappointed with our experience on American Cruise Lines. This was the most expensive cruise per day onboard that we have paid and it was the poorest ship experience. I would say that we paid a ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Two star cruise with 5 star pricetag

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hbsteine
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We sailed October 22 to November 5, 2022 on American Cruise Line, The Splendor, from St. Paul to New Orleans but it wouldn't let me put the correct date in. We called 4 times asking about the conditions of Mississippi River. Even though they just returned doing the same cruise and had similar problems, they lied to us and stated everything was fine but cancelled 2 stops. By the time we ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Mississippi River 14 days Minneapolis to New Orleans

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dmagnin
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

if you have sailed Viking you will be VERY disappointed!!!!!! The food is very inferior! NO WIFI, no refrigerator, no microwave, no safe. The food service is VERY slow and basically no speical vegetarian options unless you BEG.One wahing machine for 175 people.and my clothes were stolen!!!!!!! There are some very nice crew members BUT VERY INFERIOR TO VIKING!!!!!!! NO FRESH FRUIT unless you beg, ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Down the Mississippi to New Orleans

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bjquinn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our earlier cruising experiences consisted of thirteen ocean cruises. We chose this cruise because flights were being cancelled, covid restrictions are iffy and we could drive to Memphis. We anticipated visiting antebellum plantations and having an opportunity to see civil war locations. The pre-cruise stay at the Guest House at Graceland was a very nice plus to our cruise. Our luggage was ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


American Cruiseline did not disappoint!

Review for American Splendor (formerly America) to U.S.A.

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chrisgaryschafer
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We just got off the ship American Cruiseline's Spendor. Waiting at the airport now and cannot wait to write a review. We had so much fun. First of all the crew, director and right down to the last person on this ship was AAAA+++++. Everyone was so helpful, cheerful and personable. They really make the cruise smooth sailing for all. The food as usual was plenty and so good. So many good ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


sadly we got a norovirus

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t341
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I've always wanted to see the western Civil War Battlefields so for our 50th wedding anniversary we took the ACL Miss River cruise. We booked the most expensive cabin, the "owners suite" for $16,000. The cabin was large but mostly empty. They gave us wine everyday and sweet snacks in the afternoon and a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The crew was great with several ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


both my wife and I got digestive problems from the food

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t341
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

The cruise was overall adequate. We booked the owners suite. It was large but mostly empty space and not so grand furnishings. For the price we paid, $16,000 for both, it could have been much nicer. The crew was very friendly and helpful and onboard entertainment was interesting. The tours were excellent. If one likes to drink there was alcohol flowing, all included, for most of the day. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Very disappointing vacation-

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peachthecat
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Our Lower Mississippi River cruise proved to be very disappointing. ACL promised a lot. Unfortunately execution didn't match the promise. Parts of three travel days were cut short when American Cruise lines announced that the ship was going to leave ports early. The day in Natchez was supposed to continue until 9:30 PM. The ATV excursion trip was cut short when ACL announced that we needed to ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Southern Hospitality

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Popeye 9
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Cruise was 7 days from New Orleans. Daily stops in river towns like Natchez and Vicksburg were filled with history and wonderful tours of civil war battle fields, Southern mansions, museums and walking tours of historic districts. The daily selection of excursions was varied to accommodate every type of activity and interest. On board lectures and watercolor painting classes were great. Food ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


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