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Historic South & Golden Isles Cruise

American Star Cruise Review by Lacey9

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2012
  • Destination: the USA
  • Cabin Type: Cabin AAC

All I can say is WOW! My husband and I took our first 7 day cruise along the southern part of the Eastern shore of the United States. We left from Jacksonville, Florida. We were greeted on the ship by a friendly, warm staff, served a delicious, meet and greet lunch, afterwards we settled into our cabins and a little later on the staff had a Tour Briefing in one of the scenic lounges, which included an introduction to the historian who would be traveling with us from port to port.

During the week we visited six ports; each port had different excursions available. You had several choices at many of the ports. The excursions my husband and I took were informative and fun. We especially enjoyed Savannah, Ga. and Charleston, SC. We plan to go back to Charleston in the near future.

The people on the ship were lovely, and during the week you got the opportunity to dine with almost everyone. Cocktail hour was also a great time to meet fellow travelers. Delicious appetizers and your choice of cocktails were provided each evening. This was followed by amazing dinners. Each night offered different menu choices which you selected at breakfast each day. Light lunches were also available every day if you choose to partake. Entertainment was provided each evening. The entertainment ranged from a husband and wife band, movies, lectures or demonstrations by local artists.

A few minor incidents, such as non-flushing toilets, were immediately repaired. The staff was attentive and very willing to please. It is a cruise I highly recommend. It provides an opportunity to see the Eastern shore under the relaxed guidance of a beautiful ship, a great captain and staff while relaxing and taking in the sights. Thanks!!!

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Cabin Review

Cabin AAC
Cabin AAC 204

The cabin and bathroom were surprisingly large. We had a balcony which had two chairs and a small table. The cabin was at the end of the ship and one night we could hear the lines rubbing on the boat, so the staff moved us to a middle cabin which was completely quiet. The room was easily accessible. It had a great view. Plenty of storage space; we even had golf clubs with us and everything fit comfortably. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable.

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