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American Splendor (formerly America) Cruise Reviews

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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!

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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


Civil war cruise and art

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Art forever
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed the Mississippi River on a perfect size ship stopping at historic sights and visiting mansions and battle fields. On the ship we had the opportunity to paint watercolor with a master artist and take home our paintings. Daily happy hour was accompanied with two singers and a variety of bands in the evenings. The historian on the boat was informative and interesting. The food was always ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Great crew- fun activities

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Art forever
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I chose this cruise because we wanted to stay in the USA . We wanted to cruise the river on a small ship. The ships are constructed in the United States and owned by a US family We traveled the night before and stayed with other passengers at a lovely hotel in New Orleans. The next day was easy boarding on the small ship with friendly and considerate crew members. Our ...
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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


Seriously Disappointed; Choose a different cruise line!

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Cruiser2333333
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for a Mississippi River round trip cruise out of New Orleans so we could explore the river towns along the way. Unfortunately, the ship was so poorly maintained that a generator quit working and we could not travel at all for one full day while repairs were made. Therefore, the ship skipped the town of St. Francisville altogether and the excursions we had booked and paid for ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Neither value nor luxury but still a good time

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Urbankmo
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband, myself, and my sister-in-law (all in our 50s) took this cruise by using a travel credit of my in-laws that was about to expire (and the cruise line made it very clear there were no extensions or any way to get thousands of dollars back). We made it into a good time, but if I were a true paying customer, I would really be scratching my head as to the cost and what you receive--neither a ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


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