Portland (Maine) to Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews

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An interesting niche but keep food service expectations low.

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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Frank1940
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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 ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Best service ever! Amazing Staff! Fabulous food and gorgeous scenery.

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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The Plant Lady
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Every minute on this cruise was wonderful. I have traveled by car and RV on the Maine coast, but never from a cruise ship. It was just magical. Breathtaking scenery, wonderful meals, deliciously cooked, presented perfectly, and served expertly. So many choices every day for every meal. Lots of excursion options, great speakers on board, all was outstanding. The staff were all helpful, ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Maine Coast & Harbor

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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Gabytamara28
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Turn around time for the cruise is only 2 hours and not enough time to get the ship clean in between cruises. WiFi, only available if you stand next to the public router. Staff in the dining room, young and not well-trained. Choose different tables until you find a staff that has experience. Cruise Director and Social Director is very good. We found very nice younger passengers we ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


The Coast of Maine from the sea side

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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Safetyguy111
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

This was truly Small ship crushing at its finest. We had been on the coast of Maine when we lived in New England and decided seeing it from the water side would be fun and it was great. The dining was all we wanted and more than we expected. The chefs were incredable. The Fourth of July “lobstah” and clam bake by the ocean in Rockland was “all you could eat” goodness. The entertainment was ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Sailing the Coast of Maine Eating Lobster!

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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samgrant42
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

In my opinion it all begins with the Captain of the ship and this Captain was on top of everything. His presence was constant and he put an emphasis on the passenger’s well-being. This attitude flowed downward to his directors and crew…and, more importantly us. His mate when he wasn’t the Captain’s shadow, he insured the security of the ship and did a great job of handling the deck crew. His ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Fall Cruise to Maine - with Lobster as a Side

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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kperrigin
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was a 2nd cruise with American and while it was not quite as enjoyable as cruising the Chesapeake Bay on the brand new Constellation, it was still worth the cost. Our trip was a "Lobster" cruise and Lobster it was. Lobster was available on every menu and it was real Maine Lobster. If you ever want to see how much lobster you can eat in a week this is the cruise for you.While the Independence ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Best Cruise Ever

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jackbgodfrey
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The food, the service, the attention to detail were awesome from the Captain down to every staff person on deck. The rooms were very spacious! All the ports of call gave a different view of Maine and displayed the current life plus the history.r Things that we enjoyed were the maritime museum, transportation museum, lobster boat expedition, and lobster bake. The cruising time was balanced ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Beautiful scenery, excellent food and service

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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johncoralyn
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We love the small ships and had never seen this part of the country. The embarkation & disembarkation went very smoothly. The bed in the cabin was very comfortable & the shower was great - full size, unlike some small ships. The food was amazing, particularly if you like lobster & all manner of seafood. The wait staff as well as the stewards were very friendly. It is informal so don't expect ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Excellent Cruise of Maine

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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TTFN2
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

American Cruise Line definitely knows how to service small ship cruising. The service, food, land tours, and overall benefits of small ship cruising are obvious after a few days on board. The selection of lobster every day was excellent. This was our third cruise with American Cruise Line and it was so much better than the large cruise ships that are so impersonal and 'cattle car' typical. ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Traveled with disabled person


Fabulous time!

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on American Independence (formerly Independence)

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roadstergramma
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

After an flawless embarkation, this cruise took us to the parts of Maine we were interested in seeing, and because it was a small ship without all the amenities we never used on the big ships of past cruises (disco, swimming pool, casino, etc.) This was our first trip to Maine. The entire crew was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed, the excursions were well planned, and the food ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


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