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Portland (Maine) River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 57 Portland (Maine) River Cruises Cruise Reviews


Wonderful Cruise!

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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Kathiej
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I loved this cruise. All the employees and also all the passengers were friendly and fun to be around. This is a smaller boat so we all got very close during the cruise. The crew all came to know everyone by name. Being on this boat was a refreshing change from the big ocean cruises. Everyone got to know everyone, which made for a great atmosphere. The stateroom was bright and cheerful with ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


ACL's Maine cruise(100 passengers)is friendly, comfortable & has great cuisine

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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GandSPark
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I love the fact the ACL ship has 100 passengers max. The ship is cozy, casual and very well run. The crew, top to bottom, are friendly, responsive and efficient. The cabins are roomy with private balconies. The food and service is excellent. We have done the big ship cruises (3000+ + passengers, and swore we will never do another big ship again!) We discovered ACL last summer ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Great cruise with friendly crew and passengers.

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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jhofenloch
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We have sailed on small and large ships and they both have something going for them. This cruise had about 150 passengers and was a great way to meet new people. On this size ship you see the same people all the time and it is easy to get to know each other. The lectures are very topical and even the entertainment although limited came down and joined us for our meals. On a large ship you may ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


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

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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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


The Coast of Maine from the sea side

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Safetyguy111
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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


A wonderful cruise and accommodations

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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traveler10233
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted cool weather, to experience New England and Canada, and try a river rather than a giant ocean-going ship. We prefixed the cruise start in Portland by arriving earlier, staying at charming bed and breakfast near the town center, and touring the city's highlights. After ending in Quebec, we went to Toronto for two days before going home. The places we ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Nice Change from European River Cruising

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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Sid Monge
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Overall, this Pearl Seas cruise compared well with AMA Waterways' European river cruises, but on a more informal and less elegant basis. The food and table service were excellent, though they did an unsatisfactory job of accommodating a vegan diet. The free nightly full open bar in the lounges an hour before dinner and during entertainment was a decided plus and much appreciated. Rooms were ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Best Cruise Ever

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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jackbgodfrey
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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


Sailing the Coast of Maine Eating Lobster!

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samgrant42
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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


Beautiful scenery, excellent food and service

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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


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