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Portland (Maine) Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Unbelievable Trip through Maine

Review for American Independence (formerly Independence) to U.S.A.

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Diane 4 art
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because I live in Florida and felt the weather in Maine was the best weather in the US in summer. Also I love lobster and was excited that it was a big part of the cruise. I was in Maine over 40 years ago and loved it. This cruise covered Bar Harbor, my past destination and so much more. I love the intimacy of American CruiseLine. You actually get to make friends. There are no ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Unbelievable Trip through Maine

Review for American Independence (formerly Independence) to U.S.A.

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Diane 4 art
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I live in Florida so the opportunity for the perfect summer weather of Maine was a perfect getaway. Lobster on this trip put the icing on the cake! We had a terrific time following our way from Bar Harbor's Cadillac Mountain through small towns of Rockland and Camden ending in Portland. The food, and entertainment were wonderful. There was a terrific speaker on board and a resident ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


SS Covid

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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Nocatee
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Wanted to sail through the Saint Lawrence Seaway and visit Quebec, Montreal and Toronto. This is an expensive cruise that we had high expectations, that would go along with their premium cost. During rainy and cold weather the Ships Sun ☀️ Decks become worthless. Exercise equipment is out on those open decks and become unusable in bad weather. Lounges are small and not very functional to ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Not as good as I thought It would be

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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bridger74
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because it had 210 passenger capacity. When I boarded the ship in Portland Maine, I was taken aback by the lack of maintenance and the shabbiness of the ship. For the price of the cruise I expected high quality amenities and staterooms that were updated. This cruise occurred 2 years after the onset of COVID. The testing for Covid was disorganized at the beginning of the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Issues: Unsanitary Conditions & Not Maintained Ship

Review for American Independence (formerly Independence) to U.S.A.

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mollylauren2
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

People probably are thinking about booking cruises again with decreasing Covid cases and spring coming. We would like to share our experience with American Cruise Lines – specifically the unsanitary conditions and lack of maintenance on the Independence. On August 28, 2021, we departed from Portland, Maine (Stateroom 311). Positive features of the cruise include: (1) the delicious food and food ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


A most unpleasant cruise

Review for American Independence (formerly Independence) to U.S.A.

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LLO349LLO
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise ship, Independence of the American Cruise Lines was the worst ship I have ever been on and I have been on quite a few cruises. Our room was very dirty; huge stains on the carpet; furniture that you would not even attempt to sit in; bathroom was also very dirty. Housekeeping was minimal at best. The ship broke down, one generator totally died and the other one was getting close ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Wonderful Cruise!

Review for American Independence (formerly 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


Not the "Luxury" claimed

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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2410redman
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because of the route & ports. In previous cruises up the coast to Canada, only the biggest ports were included because of the ship size. So the Pearl Mist being smaller, was able to stop at places like Lunenburg, Gaspe, Isles de la Madeleine and Saguenay that bigger ships can't. However, it was not to be. In Bar Harbor, the ship lay at anchor for a full day because of a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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

Review for American Independence (formerly 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


Disappointed

Review for American Independence (formerly 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


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