We loved this cruise on American Cruise Line's (ACL) newest ship the America.This was our second cruise with ACL. ACL has great (not-too-big) boats, wonderful & attentive crews, delicious meals, and well planned itineraries for each stop. The guest lectures on board were once-again very informative and made the trip that much more enjoyable and made the story of the Mississippi River "come alive". I have three recommendations to improve future ACL cruises: (1) Provide a free one night pre-cruise hotel stay on every ACL cruise (currently only provided on select cruises); (2) ACL arrange for free (or reduced price) parking at the pre-night cruise hotel (Sheraton Metairie, LA told us parking was $40/day). Other ACL cruisers on same cruise got free parking at Sheraton Metairie. That's not fair! We ended up parking at the airport (cheaper but not as convenient). (3) ACL arrange with pre-cruise hotels to provide free transportation from airport to the hotel. Before we left home we were told the Sheraton Metairie, LA provided a free airport to hotel shuttle. Once we got to New Orleans, we called the Sheraton Metairie, LA and got told there was no shuttle and were told to take a taxi. Other ACL cruisers on the same cruise got a free shuttle airport to hotel. Again not fair!

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America Cruise Review by LawrenceEdger

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We loved this cruise on American Cruise Line's (ACL) newest ship the America.This was our second cruise with ACL. ACL has great (not-too-big) boats, wonderful & attentive crews, delicious meals, and well planned itineraries for each stop. The guest lectures on board were once-again very informative and made the trip that much more enjoyable and made the story of the Mississippi River "come alive".

I have three recommendations to improve future ACL cruises: (1) Provide a free one night pre-cruise hotel stay on every ACL cruise (currently only provided on select cruises); (2) ACL arrange for free (or reduced price) parking at the pre-night cruise hotel (Sheraton Metairie, LA told us parking was $40/day). Other ACL cruisers on same cruise got free parking at Sheraton Metairie. That's not fair! We ended up parking at the airport (cheaper but not as convenient). (3) ACL arrange with pre-cruise hotels to provide free transportation from airport to the hotel. Before we left home we were told the Sheraton Metairie, LA provided a free airport to hotel shuttle. Once we got to New Orleans, we called the Sheraton Metairie, LA and got told there was no shuttle and were told to take a taxi. Other ACL cruisers on the same cruise got a free shuttle airport to hotel. Again not fair!
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Cabin 313
Nice size cabin! We had a king bed, 2 swivel chairs, a desk, nice size bathroom and a private balcony.

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