A close friend and I wanted to enjoy a relaxing week together, and this cruise turned out to be the perfect choice. From the moment we stepped aboard we were greeted by a sea of smiling faces. We followed the luggage to our cabin and were delighted with the space, the balcony with sliding doors providing fabulous views at all times, especially on waking, and the larger than usual bathroom on a cruise ship. Lunch followed and it was indeed delicious as was every meal we had on board. The chefs managed to combine healthy and tasty food with an abundance of choice. I only put on two pounds!!
We enjoyed some of the shore excursions in old Florida especially visiting the towns of St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach. The highlight was the trip on a shrimp boat where we netted a variety of sea creatures all of which were explained to us.
The crew of the American Star were a close-knit group, helping each other, and always available to please the passengers. They worked very hard indeed