5 Star Service by the Crew!: Independence Cruise Review by GeneralGrant

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5 Star Service by the Crew!

Sail Date: April 2016
Destination: USA
Embarkation: Charleston
From the time that we were greeted on-board at Charleston, to the moment we dropped off our bags at the Jacksonville, we had a 5-star experience! Sure there were bumps in the road along the way, but even those minor complaints paled as we considered the whole.

We had an accessible room (213) with plenty of closet and drawer space for our clothes. The ship was well maintained and public places tidy and clean.

I wish I could name all the crew members that seemed to be up at all hours anticipating our needs, but here are a few.

Lisa, the hotel manager and her assistant, Shannon were whirlwinds of service. Josh, the cruise director was everywhere ensuring that we made each excursion and also functioning at the very important duty as assistant bartender. Chris, in charge of housekeeping but more importantly, our bartender, seemed to be the first up in the morning making coffee in the Chesapeake Room and was there to put us to bed.

Happy Hour was More “happy” as ACL served premium beer, wine and liquor with the hor d’oeuvres and got us ready for our dinner prepared by Jonathan, the chief who visited very table during the meals to check on us. The meals themselves were outstanding and served by some very attentive waiters. I don’t remember all their names, but Alexis, Ashley, Ivy, and Talil come to mind. Not a bad one in the bunch.

Junius was our historian and infused us with knowledge of the intra-costal canal and the history surrounding it and the hundreds of islands forming the Low Country.

All in all, with the outstanding weather and excursions in Charleston, Beaufort, Jekyll Island, Hilton Head and Savannah made it a vacation to remember. Less

Published 04/28/16
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Cabin review: AAL213

This was an accessible cabin with quite a bit of room in the cabin and bathroom. There was ample closet space and drawers for clothing.

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Tour of beautiful Antebellum homes
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