American Independence (formerly Independence) Review

4.0 / 5.0
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An interesting niche but keep food service expectations low.

Review for Canada & New England Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)
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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018

We, with two other couples who also were celebrating 55 years of marriage, were looking for a domestic, low key, intimate cruise. This well fit the bill although it was quite expensive relative to other luxury options......but we understood a small vessel simply had to be more expensive. The cruise met or exceeded many expectations, friendliness of staff, cleanliness and size of state rooms and other spaces, interesting ports, good shore excursions and generally good + food quality, variety and presentation. BUT, the food service was barely acceptable and the server we had would not last a day at a restaurant like Cracker Barrel. Aside from the captain, first mate, chef and hotel manager, the entire staff appeared inexperienced. While the staff were invariably polite, respectful and helpful, the lack of experience/training was obvious. I will not take another trip with them and certainly not recommend it to half the price it would be decent.

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Cabin AAC

Spacious and nicely appointed.

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