5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
This is my 4th cruise on American Cruise Line. It is just my style. After doing the big ship cruises for years I am now ready to relax and just enjoy the boat and the scenery. I do not need fancy clothes or fancy entertainment. Fancy ... Read More
This is my 4th cruise on American Cruise Line. It is just my style. After doing the big ship cruises for years I am now ready to relax and just enjoy the boat and the scenery. I do not need fancy clothes or fancy entertainment. Fancy food is great and that is what we got. They have tours every day so you have something to do. In fact the day is filled with activities. After three cruises most of your tours are included in the price. Also included are the tips and the Happy Hour before dinner with brand name liquors and top of the line appetizers. Food is excellent with two or three choices for each meal. If you don't like anything the chef will make you what you want. This is a small ship with older passengers. There are a lot of people working on it so we got lots of personal attention. Every one of the crew did an outstanding job. Go on ACL. You won't regret it. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
First time on ACL. Wanted to see this part of U.S. Liked small ship atmosphere. 144 passengers. Pre-cruise hotel: Need different place ;-( Embarkation/Debarkation smooth. Ship clean, well maintained; cabin spotless, room for ... Read More
First time on ACL. Wanted to see this part of U.S. Liked small ship atmosphere. 144 passengers. Pre-cruise hotel: Need different place ;-( Embarkation/Debarkation smooth. Ship clean, well maintained; cabin spotless, room for everything, furnishings could use a bit of updating; add amenities such as small in-room safe, charging strip/plugs for electronics, as ship is 5 yrs old and in constant use. Dining: one seating per meal--1/2 portions available, room service available, plenty of between meal food at several points around ship. One definitely does NOT go hungry! Open bar during dining hours--no shortage of anything ;-) Average age of passengers on this cruise: 60+, some with mobility issues; no children on board. Entertainment was low key, lectures interesting and well done. Excursions: missed only one due to wildfires. Service to the max, nothing was too much effort for any/all of the crew from Cruise Directors on down to deck hands. A real "can-do" attitude. Cruise was marred only by wildfires in 4 states, creating smoke/ash, limiting visibility and outdoor deck enjoyment--no control over that. Bottom line: Liked cruising on this line, booked another for next year! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
we thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and the crew were great. The scenery was fantastic and Todd Weber who was an expert on Lewis and Clark was very good and really knew his stuff. I love travelling with American Cruise Lines as they are ... Read More
we thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and the crew were great. The scenery was fantastic and Todd Weber who was an expert on Lewis and Clark was very good and really knew his stuff. I love travelling with American Cruise Lines as they are very attentive to your needs and I enjoy seeing our country. A great way to do that. The cabins are large and bathrooms are big and there is plenty of storage for your things. Look forward to any new cruises and the ships they are planning. This was our 4th trip with them and have made some great friends through them. As a matter of fact we met two couples on our first cruise and have done all others with them. Planning to go again when we can decide where we want to go. Food was fantastic on this cruise. I highly recommend them to any one Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Have become river cruise travelers (our other river cruises were in France with UniWorld) & wanted something in a part of the U.S. that was unfamiliar. This trip met that criteria. We did not arrive at the departure destination in ... Read More
Have become river cruise travelers (our other river cruises were in France with UniWorld) & wanted something in a part of the U.S. that was unfamiliar. This trip met that criteria. We did not arrive at the departure destination in time to do anything there; however, the overnight hotel was good--only problem was having no phone number handy in order to get there shuttle to the airport. Somehow our assigned cabin # was given to someone else & we ended up across the hall; however, rooms were same so it didn't really matter except for the extra confusion & staff handled it quickly. This was a food & wine theme cruise and that part was truly excellent! Personnel were for the most part very friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helpful (including fun-loving, fact-filled tour bus drivers). Our first trip with ACL; won't be the last. It was overall a positive experience.We enjoyed it very much. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We chose this trip to experiment with river cruising, great option for us. Saw the westward travel of pioneers with great appreciation of the difficulty involved. Cabin and staff great, good variety offered at meals. On board activities ... Read More
We chose this trip to experiment with river cruising, great option for us. Saw the westward travel of pioneers with great appreciation of the difficulty involved. Cabin and staff great, good variety offered at meals. On board activities limited to lectures about Louis and Clark, solo or duet entertainment at night. Fitness was machines on top deck. Felt too much time spent on lower Columbia River in Bonneville Dam area, was given two and a half days and sped through Snake River section, with the majority covered at night. Several docking locations were not near areas to walk, and had to use "alternative" locations or relocate a few times. Not much offered for young people, either on board or ashore. Many excursions were to museums. Good for history buffs. Did love the trip to Mount Saint Helens, even though it was a long bus ride. Passed on the trip to Pendelton, all day and promoted by bus driver as "lots of walking, if Bonneville Dam was bad this will be worse" resulting in many people dropping the trip, found out later it was not that bad. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
To see Worth West on Columbia River. Food service was outstanding. The crew was very accommodating and customer oriented. The Captain was engaged with passengers and personable. Dining staff was excellent and attentive to out needs. ... Read More
To see Worth West on Columbia River. Food service was outstanding. The crew was very accommodating and customer oriented. The Captain was engaged with passengers and personable. Dining staff was excellent and attentive to out needs. They were willing to chat with guests and go the extra mile to meet our requests. The variety of food was excellent featuring many local foods. The dining staff was open to special food requests like grilled cheese sandwiches. Bill Wiemuth, our cruise guide, was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable and an engaging presenter. With his wife Laura, they were an terrific team. The greatly enhanced our cruise experience. Enjoyed all our post experiences, especially our excursion Mt St. Helens. This was an amazing experience. A special thanks to the Captain and dining staff who welcomed the visit of a close personal friend on board in Richland, WA. for lunch and a tour. It was a highlights for us and "above and beyond for the crew. One of or best criuses. If able we will look at another ACL river cruise. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We chose this cruise because it included Astoria, Oregon and the Pacific coast and traveled up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It traversed multiple climate zones, from the Pacific rainforest ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it included Astoria, Oregon and the Pacific coast and traveled up the Columbia and Snake Rivers to the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It traversed multiple climate zones, from the Pacific rainforest to high mountain deserts and finally mountains. The river climbed through multiple locks, the Dalles and ended at Hells Canyon on the Snake River. Gentle cruising along the river gave us opportunity to observe wildlife, small villages and towns, and lifestyle in remote areas of the west. While traveling, we were provided informative discussions on the travels of Lewis and Clark, in reverse of their journey, local entertainment, and lovely accommodations. The meal service was well done, with open seating at all meals, and a good menu selection. They cheerfully altered menu items to your preference, and provided half servings of entrees for the smaller appetite. There was a cocktail hour preceding dinner every evening with open bar and plentiful appetizers. With only 140 passengers, it was easy to meet everyone and feel welcome at any activity. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We received a $1000 gift certificate in the mail..and from there came a fabulous vacation on American Cruise Lines. We took the Lewis & Clark tour on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and it was absolutely beautiful. Local Farm to ... Read More
We received a $1000 gift certificate in the mail..and from there came a fabulous vacation on American Cruise Lines. We took the Lewis & Clark tour on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and it was absolutely beautiful. Local Farm to Table meals prepared daily by two fabulous chefs! Only 102 passengers on the 150 passenger ship. Open Seating allows you to meet so many new people. 3 meals a day...Included. Beer and Wine Lunch and Dinner...Included. Cocktail Hour...Beer Wine and Spirits..Included. Shore Excursions..Included. There were several premium excursions which we paid for and took...all excellent. Afternoon Tea...Included. Entertainment...Included. A fabulous Historian and his amazing wife...music and history..Included. If you have not experienced a River Cruise, why not start right here at home. All American staff who were young and entergetic and took care of everything we could possibly need. Plan to gain weight on this amazing food but so worth it. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
This cruise was a small boat cruise, with about 120 passengers onboard. We had a great time. We have cruised on large ships, but really enjoyed the smaller ship and getting to know the people we were traveling with. The meals were ... Read More
This cruise was a small boat cruise, with about 120 passengers onboard. We had a great time. We have cruised on large ships, but really enjoyed the smaller ship and getting to know the people we were traveling with. The meals were excellent with a wide choice of locally sourced selections for the daily menu. Breakfast was off the menu with a selection that allowed everyone to eat as if they were at home. There was a small baked goods and fruit buffet as part of the breakfast. Lunch offered a soup, salad, entrée and dessert. Dinner was soup, salad, a choice of entrees and a choice of desserts. There were fresh cookies each morning at about ten o'clock in the two lounges and an included open bar cocktail hour every day before dinner. There was a free excursion event at each port as well as featured excursions, which were additional. The excursions, free or paid, were very good and highlighted those events and locations along the Columbia River. There was nightly entertainment provided by local talent, which lasted at least an hour. It was mostly music, with three different musicians, and a local Native American Nez Perce entertainer. There was also a Lewis and Clark Expedition Historian, Todd Weber, who over four different discussion/briefing periods covered the Lewis and Clark Expedition, from the beginning to the west coast (Cape Disappointment) and back to St Louis, MO. The American Pride, is a paddle wheel boat, only a few years old. It is in excellent shape, with a young, energetic, and helpful crew. Embarkation and disembarkation was well coordinated and bags were at our room or on the ramp in an easy to find organized arrangement. Being a small boat cruise, there is not as much to do on board as a large ship, and the passengers, mostly older (45 and above) were self motivated and made excellent use of the shore excursions. There were no children on this ship. We enjoyed this small cruise well enough to sign up for another next year in Alaska. Thank You America Cruise Lines and the Crew of the American Pride for a Very Nice Time. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
We decided to start seeing the US more. This trip had Todd Weber as a lecturer. He brought Lewis and Clark to life, by his talks, his wardrobe and visual aids. The ship was great as well. The staff could not be more helpful and ... Read More
We decided to start seeing the US more. This trip had Todd Weber as a lecturer. He brought Lewis and Clark to life, by his talks, his wardrobe and visual aids. The ship was great as well. The staff could not be more helpful and dedicated. If there was anything you needed or wanted, it was granted. The tours during each day were excellent. They all brought to life the Lewis and Clark expedition. Dining is a big issue for me due to my dietary restrictions( shell fish allergy). The chef and kitchen staff made sure I was healthy and full with each meal. The ship is a great size. Small enough to get around with plenty of space to roam or "get lost". There was an elevator for those that need it.There was always refreshments available. Rooms are large and we had empty drawers! The Captain did a great job going upstream and we felt safe. All the employees considered our safety and comfort. The local talent that came on board were very good. I attended each of the shows and was very happy. This was our 4th cruise with American Cruise line and have booked a 5th one for next year. Read Less
American Pride Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.7
Dining 4.0 4.9
Entertainment 3.0 4.1
Public Rooms 3.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 1.0 3.4
Family 1.0 3.4
Shore Excursion 3.0 4.4
Enrichment 5.0 4.4
Service 5.0 4.7
Value For Money 4.0 4.2

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