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American Splendor (formerly America) Review

4.0 / 5.0
134 reviews

Our Grand Misadventure

Review for North America River Cruise on American Splendor (formerly America)
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018

Our misadventure on America Cruise Line’s America started when, instead of boarding in St Paul and cruising to our first port, Red Wing MN, we were bussed to Red Wing.

The tour of Red Wing on Sunday was far too short to really see what we hoped for because we had to set sail for the next port, Winona, MN, at noon. Winona was not originally on our agenda but we were told it would be substituted for another port due to high waters down river.

Winona was a nice town to walk around in but it was Monday and many shops were closed and most folks we talked to did not seem to know we had docked riverside the night before. We had to be back by Noon again to set sail for La Crosse, WI.

Cabin Review

Cabin AAL

The cabin was roomy and comfortable. Small closet but large bathroom. Coffee maker in the room was Keurig with ample pods.

Port Reviews

Red Wing

The pottery museum was very interesting


Home of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Wonderful history of the Mississippi River but insufficient time to see much of the museum or the town.

La Crosse

a interesting college town with friendly people and wonderful sights


We went to Graceland and due to time constraints never saw any of Memphis. I would recommend opting for a tour of the city rather than Graceland next time.

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