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Mel24
Member Since 2017
1 review
I have been on the larger ships several times. This was the first time to sail on a small ship and I will sail small from now on! The American Cruise Lines Independence carries only 100 passengers. We were able to meet and make friends ... Read more
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roadstergramma
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
After an flawless embarkation, this cruise took us to the parts of Maine we were interested in seeing, and because it was a small ship without all the amenities we never used on the big ships of past cruises (disco, swimming pool, casino, ... Read more
johnarticolo
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Thought it would be a wonderful way to celebrate the Independence Day holiday on the Independence. The trip did not disappoint. The crew and staff were thoroughly professional, friendly, engaging, courteous and always helpful and ... Read more
Loisjeanmac
Member Since 2017
1 review
I have traveled with American Cruise Line in the past and have found them to be one of the best. Their staff is very friendly and helpful. It's so delightful to travel with a small group, where you are not just another face. On this ... Read more
arimurray
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Usually, there are glitches on any trip. Not this one! The food was more than 5 star, the staff were extremely accommodating, the ship clean and just the right size. Loved not sharing it with 2000 other people. If you needed anything, ... Read more
Kid55
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We wanted to experience A smaller cruise ship with less people. We really enjoyed it felt more relaxed. The food was excellent also cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres were great. Shannon, The hotel manager was very accommodating, I ... Read more
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Mercerlorrie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
A fabulous cruise of select ports on the Maine coast. Excellent food - and plenty of it. This cruise focused a lot on lobster, and how great is that? However there were always several choices for appetizers, entres and deserts. Dining ... Read more
silly snowflake
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This cruise was chosen so we could see the beautiful coast of Maine and the pretty little towns tucked in the bays. It didn't disappoint-such charming villages and friendly people! The staff on the independence is extraordinary! They ... Read more
texasoba
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We starting looking at cruises after we both retired last year. Europe was appealing but with all the trouble there we started looking at domestic cruises. Since neither of us had spent any time in Maine we opt'd for this one. From the ... Read more
Bill Stit
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with American Cruise Lines and we have booked our 4th. doing the upper Mississippi. Have never dealt with a company that is so completely customer oriented. All cruise people have your best interests at heart ... Read more
California Bear
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We first said with American Cruise Line on the STAR doing the New England Islands cruise. It was an excellent cruise and got us into small Island like Nantucket that can't be reached on a large ship. So, we decided to take a risk and ... Read more
BaDaB
Member Since 2017
1 review
This cruise was our fifth ACL cruise and our second on the Independence. All have been fantastic. You won't go away hungry on American Cruise Lines. You order breakfast from a menu with numerous choices. There is also an ... Read more
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angler al
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
New Years Eve docked at Savannah with thousands watching fireworks while sipping bubbly.. it does not get better than that! This was our 7th trip with American Cruise Lines. This ship(Not a Boat) is comfortable for those who do not like ... Read more
dickpathome
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I are at the point that we can get away over New Years. We decided to celebrate the New Year on a cruise. We enjoy small ship so we selected American Cruise Lines Independence. The passengers on this cruise totaled about ... Read more
Sailor-Bob
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was a Christmas week cruise, from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC. We had about 100 passengers which made it easy to get to make friends. The ship was decorated for Christmas, the entertainment Christmas themed and we had a gift ... Read more
lkuehn1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
It’s a relaxing and educational way to spend Christmas and touring the southeast. The change of port this year from Amelia Island to Jacksonville due to the September hurricane gave us the chance to see both Jacksonville and St. ... Read more
Jackmack
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Small ship, American waters, American crew, American flagship. These were my hopes when I first researched ACL. They promised much but I thought they were a little pricey. I signed anyway, but was late in doing so, and cabins were limited. ... Read more
djmunro
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
I highly enjoy small ship cruising with American Cruise Lines! This was our 3rd cruise with ACL and most certainly will not be our last. With only 100 passengers onboard, we were able to mingle with all the other guests, every staff member ... Read more
Cowgirl10
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
American Cruise Lines has a slogan, "Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly." Yep, they certainly did it. Everything was perfect. The food was scrumptious. I liked that they offered half portions, so I was less tempted to ... Read more
darwinfair
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise for a smaller ship, on board lecturer, fewer passengers. We had to miss our first port due to hurricane damage and that was understandable. We missed another port due to engine problems but nothing was said until we ... Read more
Jpaduch
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I love American Cruise Lines, top to bottom. The entire staff is top-notched, providing excellent service while always being pleasant and attentive. This includes not only the captain, first mate, hotel manager, and ... Read more
wavewoman
Member Since 2017
1 review
I traveled with my elderly Mother. She used her own portable wheel chair to get around the ship. The crew was wonderful. They helped her to get ashore and were always ready to lend a hand on the ship too.The ship was spotless. The ... Read more
sq1430
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We had always wanted to see the Maine coast from the water side. This one is listed as a special lobster cruise out of Portland Maine, returning there, which made it easier to plan transportation to the ship. We decided to drive over ... Read more
DUKE FANS
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Our theme cruise to Maine was areal standout experience, which is why we have continued to book repeatedly with American Cruise Clines. Smaller cruises afford a better opportunity to engage & meet new friends easily. The meals are ... Read more
Parkcruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This is small ship cruising. About 100 passengers. More mature passengers, kids/teens would be bored. Great size for getting into interesting places. Second cruise on this line. Super attentive, available, informal, active crew. Goes out ... Read more

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