Having very little knowledge of the South and never having been on a river cruise, I fell for the slick promos American Cruise lines produced, where. Five star cruise was promised . Ha!
The suite was nice (new ship) but the food was mundane at best , inedible at times and often not what was described on the menu.. I compare the caviar , lobster and filet on Sea Dream to the meatloaf , raw cheeseburger and wilted salads and wonder why I payed more than I would have with a different line.
The promised premium wines and liquors were not available and the mediocre wine they served was presented in cafeteria type glasses ( cf Riedel on Sea Dream) ; the kitchen routinely ran out of menu items and you would not believe the “fruit cup” ( a few pieces of melon and one old raspberry.