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Do not waste time and money on a cruise on the Star!

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Star

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Shoethorn
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We just completed a cruise on the Hudson River on the Star. Having cruised many times before (albeit on different lines), I must tell you that this cruise was not good. One set of passengers that we got to know fairly well even left early because they were so disappointed. The ship needs a complete face lift and mechanical overhaul. Specific issues: 1. Systems a. The water system was ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Hudson River Splendor

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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Alice EC
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had a wonderful cruise on the Hudson River in October 2022. We couldn’t believe our eyes as we enjoyed mile after mile of fantastic fall foliage color. Although we live in the northeast, we have never seen such a display of nature’s splendor. The food, crew, and the company are exceptional. Small ship sailing, easy, safe, and close to home, is for us! The crew on this ship were delightful ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Cruise from HELL

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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hungrybirder
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Where to begin. Actually at one star it is overrated and grossly overpriced for what was delivered. The ship is an old rust bucket. The saying you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear is a perfect description. Since the cruise up the Hudson is marketed to seniors, American thinks we are too old to use the internet. With that in mind they only provide WiFi if you can position yourself ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Never Again!

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on Scenic Eclipse

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Worldlywise100
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We booked because we wanted to really experience ultimate luxury cruising but the facility of toys such as helicopters and submarine. We could not have been more disappointed. Facilities on board ship are very limited in terms of outside space and inside activities. There is no outside pool and the only inside one is bizarrely placed in the middle of a café. Paying guests were clearly ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


An amazing discovery voyage on a truly special and luxurious expedition yacht

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Scenic Eclipse

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BriandeBruyn
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Our opportunity to sail on the christening voyage of the Scenic Eclipse from New York came as a last-minute opportunity due in part to the cancellation of earlier trips when the yacht's completion was delayed through shipyard issues. While our earlier cancellations were disappointing, Scenic and our travel agent always looked after us, refunded our payments promptly and made every effort to ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


First American River Cruise For Us

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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mrsbbrook
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Love the small ship! We had 100 passengers, so got to know most folks on board. The ship perhaps needs to be updated, but it was clean and serviceable. There were many problems with our key cards not working, but any crew member was able to open for us, and resetting the key was pretty quick. We were in 204, so just steps from the lounge. I didn't go to the nightly entertainment, but the cabin was ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Great trip with lots of selections for on shore tours.

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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adella1948
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was my second cruise on the Independence and I have booked two more cruises for 2019 and 2020. We were able to take a New York City tour before sailing giving me a chance to visit the 911 Memorial, which was very important to me. Touring West Point was such a wonderful experience and the FDR Home and Library were a highlight of the trip as well. I could have spent a whole day there. I ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Hudson River Fall Foliage Tour

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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Off to the next adventure
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Hudson River - Fall foliage peak times are hard to predict and we missed the color this year. I would recommend taking a late October cruise in order to see color on the Hudson. Excursions - The excursions were fee-based, but the fees were reasonable. I thoroughly enjoyed the Lyndhurst Mansion, FDR's Hyde Park home and Presidential Library, Thomas Cole home, Olana, West Point, and the Albany ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Terrible value

Review for a North America River Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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Kbarlett
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My sister-in-law booked this cruise and invited my husband and I to join them. We have traveled numerous times together and have many of the same expectations and standards. Upon reading the itinerary we were excited for the adventure. Upon embarking, the ship smelled old! The flower arrangements were artificial and very dusty/old and tired looking. The main gathering room, The Chesapeake ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Traveled with disabled person


Deceptive, Horrible Cruise ship

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on American Star

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Caroline Woodburn
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Friends had recommended this cruise line. AmericaCruise could not be blamed for the weather which was unsaleable. However, as we were could not go to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, we were 2 days in New Bedfore and 2 days in NewPort. The brochure stated most excursions were complimentary, but this is UNTRUE. The only complimentary excursion were walking tours. They ranged from ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Cabin A


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