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Portland (Maine) to the USA Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews
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4.7
Very Good
33 reviews
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The Columbia River Gorge is absolutely breathtaking!
"I chose this cruise because I went with a group of 20 people. The Columbia River Gorge is beaufiful and in a part of the country not visited by my husband and me before. Other members of the group has previously..."Read More
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beverlyhiller

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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1-10 of 33 Portland (Maine) to the USA Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Disappointed

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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Bbmoon

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of its itinerary (which was unique and they were good ports that we enjoyed). Unfortunately due to the very poor quality of the ship and crew we were not pleased with the cruise overall. There was poor service, marginal food, dirty and unkept ship and cabins. A couple of people left the cruise after the first 24 hours apparently due to the underwhelming conditions. ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Cannes

4 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Cannes


Fall Cruise to Maine - with Lobster as a Side

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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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

Departure Port: Cannes

6 Helpful Votes


Sailing the Coast of Maine Eating Lobster!

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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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

Departure Port: Cannes

8 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Cannes

3 Helpful Votes


Beautiful scenery, excellent food and service

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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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

Departure Port: Cannes

3 Helpful Votes


Excellent Cruise of Maine

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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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

Departure Port: Cannes

Traveled with disabled person

2 Helpful Votes


Had a great time with lots of perks!

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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Loisjeanmac

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I have traveled with American Cruise Line in the past and have found them to be one of the best. Their staff is very friendly and helpful. It's so delightful to travel with a small group, where you are not just another face. On this cruise we got to know the staff from the Captain down to our servers and had such a nice time talking with them all. The food was great and being in Maine we had ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Departure Port: Cannes

1 Helpful Vote


Small ship cruising is THE way to go!

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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Mel24

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I have been on the larger ships several times. This was the first time to sail on a small ship and I will sail small from now on! The American Cruise Lines Independence carries only 100 passengers. We were able to meet and make friends with ALL of the passengers, something you can't do on the larger ones. A lot of us exchanged emails, phones numbers and became friends on Facebook. The crew ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Cannes

2 Helpful Votes


Fabulous time!

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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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

Departure Port: Cannes

2 Helpful Votes


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