We wanted a cruise close to our home in North Carolina and the Great Rivers of Florida on American Cruise Line fit the bill. We cruised the St Johns, ICW and went to Amelia Island and down to St Augustine. While the American Star is one of ACL older ships it was in grand condition. The crew was one of the best we have encountered. Dining was a great experience, Happy Hour was special and gave us time to make new friends. The tours at our stops were very interesting and well attended. The weather cooperated after a day or so and there was plenty of sunshine. On board activities were plentiful and lots of fun. We have cruised with ACL several times and highly recommend them to all. River cruising is fun! Small ships are a welcome change from the floating cities that seem crowded and expensive. American Cruise Line has been our favorite for sometime.