My wife and I were looking for an east coast river cruise to a location we had never travelled.We have sailed with American Cruise line 4 times before and liked their personal approach.
The Glory is a small ship with only 50 passengers.This allows for a different type of experience.You get to know everyone on board.
The demographic for the cruise matched us as we had just turned 70.
Starting with the cabins,they are unusually large.In our experience,this is unusual, as we have done multiple Riverboat cruises in Europe.
The food on Board was very good.The breakfast was fresh cooked and very substantial .Lunch and dinner were quite good,variation a plenty and included wine and soft drinks.The menu changed every day,and included many choices.
The happy hour in the evening is wonderful.Complementary cocktails--well made and Nice Hor dourves The evening cocktail hour is especially nice for chatting with new friends. Passengers mill around and talk about the days stops.
The ports are all interesting and very accessible as the ship docks right in town.
Most of the tours were led by a local person with a few self guided tours as well.
The dress is casual and the atmospherics is very congenial.
There was a wonderful lecturer on board who made the entire trip interesting by talking about the various areas and locals we visited.You could soak up as much knowledge as you wanted about the area.or-as we often did just kick back.
In summary .my wife and I strongly recommend this ship and cruise line.In fact,we are going on another trip in the fall to the inland passage way-east coast.This is the type of travel we enjoy.No packing and unpacking and no pressure to have to do anything if you are tired.
very generous as mentioned above.We had twin beds,but they could have been pushed together as a large queen.Balcony was quite nice for sitting out while cruising the st John River.