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American Spirit Cruise Reviews

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61 American Spirit Cruise Reviews


robmc411 avatar

robmc411

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great small ship experience

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Have done plenty of cruises and cruise lines over the years, but always out of the country. We loved the smaller ship, personalized service, and ports that could not be accessed with the larger ships. The food ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Dr John Grubb

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Puget Sound

1. Wanted to see the area via a cruise 2. Very poor food quality. In fact it became so poor that they brought in quality chef for two days mid crew. 3. Poor dining room service 4. Attention to detail was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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grannie1TX

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

American Cruise Lines - a great cruise line!

The PreCruise package for Seattle included a bus tour of Seattle and a night’s lodging in a nice hotel as well as breakfast and transportation to the dock. Embarkation, as well as disembarkation, went quite ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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DABJB

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You can't beat small ship cruising

We had outstanding night time entertainment. We toured several 1800s port cities in the San Juan Islands including an underground tour of Port Angeles where the the level of the terrain had been raise about 10 feet ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Nevada Travelers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Puget Sound Fall Foliage Tour Awesome

We signed up for the American Cruise lines tour and stayed at their hotel pick, the Crowne Plaza, in downtown Seattle. Very nice hotel. Probably above our pay grade any other time. They let us unload our bags and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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dianecruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Big disappointment. Training crew, and downhill from there.

The only reason I didn't give this cruise a one out of five is because a few things went well, including embarkation and disembarkation; plus, the poorly trained staff at least tried (for the most part). Our ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Textraveller

1 Review Written

Puget Sound

We chose this cruise hoping to find a method of travel and cruise line that would work okay for person of limited mobility. Sadly, we felt that this trip was overpriced, and that we were misled by sales people. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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xenonsa

1 Review Written

Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands

I prefer small ship cruises, and this line seemed to meet all my expectations. Friends had traveled on it and recommended it highly. The only problem seemed to be choosing from a lot of exciting and inviting ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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valiegrl

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

San Juan Islands w/American cruise lines

We always wanted to see the San Junan Islands of Washing state and thought this would be an effortless way to do it. Embarkation was easy. The itinerary was very good and we really enjoyed all the historical ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Cowgirl10

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

American Cruises "Do It Right".

American Cruise Line is our favorite line. I love the smaller number of passengers. The ships are lovely. Service is superior. Food is delectable, and we enjoyed the 1/2 portions! The cocktail hour is a big fun ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Dreamwkr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small ship cruising at its finest

First time cruising family. We looked for a small ship with an elevator to take our 97 year old mom back to Alaska where she lived for a year in 1947. American Cruise Lines fit the bill. I can't say enough ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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wesmanning46

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A very NICE week.

I picked this cruise based on the availability of a 'solo' cabin, by the time the cruise was over had decided to again sail with ACL again next May. The ship was clean and well run, the Hotel Manager, Natalie ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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FlickaGirl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Magnificent scenery

A friend recommended this cruise line. We enjoyed both the itinerary and the small ship experience. It was more casual than we expected - comfortable and friendly. The captain was flexible and would stop or turn ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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J Morgan

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT

Thank you Jean, Andrew and the whole staff aboard the American Spirit for the BEST Alaskan experience we could ever have wished for.The Captain and deck hands gave us so much time at each of the glaciers that we had ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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charl106

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

HORRIBLE CRUISE ON THE SPIRIT

I chose this cruise cause it had a good itinerary. the ship was awful. small rooms, even smaller bathrooms. no entertainment for adults after 10. food was awful. no 24 hr. Pizza. no guys burgers. carnival has ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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pianozanne

1 Review Written

Smaller ships are the way to cruise!

This cruise was great. The small ship lent itself to stopping when a bear was spotted, getting closer to the glaciers than a larger ship would be able to do.The cabin was quite large, the bed comfortable, and the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Seaviewbase

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

We Love Small Boats

We aren't interested in the large boats that travel to AND from Seattle to Alaska in 7 days. The Spirit took 14 days to go only one way. The trip was very relaxing with a good size cabin, bathroom, and balcony. We ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Blueskygirly67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded my expectations

We wanted to experience Alaska but on a small boat. So much better than a big boat - a more diverse range of ports, a chance to meet everyone on board, the ability to stop and chase the wildlife rather than sticking ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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hwasch

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska Inside Passage

We wanted a small ship with few passengers. This is exactly what we got. We had 15 glorious days with 60 passengers, a wonderful crew of young people, a knowledgeable permanent staff and best of all a seasoned ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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nancyperret

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising the San Juan Islands

We've traveled on American Cruise Lines twice before and enjoyed the service and itineraries and have always wanted to see this part of the US. We have a preference for seeing our own great country - and have been ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Cheryltd

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise but....

We wanted a river boat cruise experience as we are familiar with the big boat cruises. It was delightful. Fewer people & we were able to meet more of them. The ship is the oldest in the American Cruise lines fleet. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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ponegalek

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise

This is our second cruise with ACL. Enjoy the smaller ship size; able to interact with staff and other passengers. Excursions were very good; however the Lavender farm would have been better if the lavender was in ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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goldwinder

1 Review Written

First time cruising on a smaller ship

My husband and I have always wanted to go into British Columbia to see the beautiful Butchart Gardens in Victoria. This was a perfect way to do it. From the time that we arrived at the ship until we got off the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Suzreads avatar

Suzreads

1 Review Written

Great trip

We were planning to visit our daughter and son-in-law in Seattle this spring, and we chose this cruise so that we could do both. From the embarkation on, everything went beautifully. We enjoyed the ports, the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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hummy246

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The American Cruise Line Experience

This was our ninth cruise with ACL. After our first cruise, Great Rivers of Florida, we were hooked. ACL delivers an experience in travel that my husband and I both enjoy. The ship is small, thus allowing the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


American Spirit Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining3.04.2
Entertainment3.03.8
Public Rooms3.04.1
Fitness Recreation2.02.9
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.2
Service3.04.4
Value For Money3.03.9
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