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American Independence Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews
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DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY like we did
"I heard aboard that the owner reads all the reviews so after I sent in my 17 page complaint letter I waited weeks, just now received a response from the VP saying my letter will be used for training and if I'd like..."Read More
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ptmoose

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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An amazing disappointment

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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RRFPresident

10+ Cruises

Being seasoned cruisers on ocean sailing lines, we were interested to try out the American Cruise Line's style of cruising the inland waterway enabling us to visit seaside towns that we'd never otherwise see on a big ship. ACL charged a much higher price but offered a lot less for the money. We already were prepared for a smaller ship with less amenities but found it even more lacking in service, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Montego Bay

6 Helpful Votes


Recommended

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drtr95

10+ Cruises

Age 100s

AMERICAN CRUISE LINE REVIEW Historic South/Independence Getting on board was a breeze. Drop your bags and walk right on. Ship decoration is adequate, not new. There are two public computers, greatly appreciated. Dining room meals were varied and creative, with some occasional misses, and not always hot. Breakfasts are usually a problem on ships and resorts, but this one had huge ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Puerto Vallarta

6 Helpful Votes


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


It was very enjoyable and well done!

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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ROBERTMILLS

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We were interested in the Charleston-Savannah area--Its history etc. After the we disembarked in Jacksonville we rented a car and went back to Charleston and stayed there for four days. Also we liked the small ship! The staff was very good in every way. The entertainment was very well done and varied. Chris Paul was especially outstanding. I would very much like to attend another one of his ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Puerto Vallarta

6 Helpful Votes


A below-average experience at top dollar

Review for Independence to U.S.A.

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jsn55

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Jacksonville to Charleston 12/21/18 I really, really hate being critical or complaining. But a realistic review of this cruise is important for others to read. I should have picked up on the lack of CC reviews of the Independence, but the timing and itinerary was perfect for us. This cruise was beyond disappointing. ACL advertises "perfect cruising". This cruise was not an example of ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Puerto Vallarta

11 Helpful Votes


Not worth the cost

Review for Independence to North America River

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agmjl

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was to be a bucket list trip down the Intracoastal Waterway. The ports were interesting but the ship was a complete disappointment. Stateroom was very small. The amenities could have come from a cheap motel. Burned out light in the tiny bath was never replaced. Three pieces of personal property were discarded by housekeeping staff. WIFI was non-existent. Food was boring and tasteless. ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Puerto Vallarta

12 Helpful Votes


First American River Cruise For Us

Review for Independence to North America River

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mrsbbrook

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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

Departure Port: Riga

9 Helpful Votes


Great trip with lots of selections for on shore tours.

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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

Departure Port: Riga

3 Helpful Votes


Terrible value

Review for Independence to North America River

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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

Departure Port: Riga

Traveled with disabled person

10 Helpful Votes


Hudson River Fall Foliage Tour

Review for Independence to North America River

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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

Departure Port: Riga

3 Helpful Votes


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