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American River Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

66

Very Good

12

Average

6

Poor

7

Terrible

12

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

250

River Cruises

104

Group and Theme Cruises

81

Cruises for the Disabled

47

Family Cruises

39

104 American River Cruises Cruise Reviews


lucky99 avatar

lucky99

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Very nice cruise

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For years I have wanted to do a small ship cruise in the USA. We embarked in New Orleans and disembarked in Memphis. The ship is small 185 passengers but this allows people to get to know each other. The cabins ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Money Penny 1 avatar

Money Penny 1

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Would never do again

This cruise had been on our bucket list for the last couple of years. My husband and I with another couple had done European river cruises and thought that this would be similar. No way can ACL be compared with ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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GEMINBS

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good and not-so-good

This was my first riverboat cruise after almost twenty traditional cruises. Pros: 1) Ship was new & beautiful; 2) my single cabin w/balcony was very comfortable and clean with nice bathroom; 3) cuisine was the best ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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DHG1949

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Exploring the Upper Missisippi River

WE spent 7 wonderful days and nights on the America. We enjoyed learning and seeing more about the MS River, including the 24 locks and their operation, everchanging scenery and wildlife, especially the high bluffs ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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DeepFreeze63

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Terriffic River Cruise

Terrific cruise of “COMPLETE MISSISSIPPI” – August 4th thru 26th From New Orleans to Saint Paul MN (8 states in 22 days; 21 nights) on the paddle wheeler (fake) “America” operated by American Cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ian sanderson

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

CELEBRATION OF GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSAY

Timing and route. couldn't fault the staff and ship. Everything worked. Superb hard working crew and cruise director. Food as good as it gets and we have done 60+ such cruises since retiring 20 years ago . We ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Tkelley42

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lots of attention to the smallest details. Ship crew well trained and helpful

Never on a cruise. Selected 4 day to "try out" a cruise. We enjoyed it throughly. The ship new, well appointed and easily accessed by elevators and stairs. Enjoyable sun decks on levels 4 and 5. Open seating dining ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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smartimarti

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Ohio River

We have not done cruised this river before. It is not offered that often and we just wanted to see some of the cities and sites on the itinerary. We had a hotel included for the night before we boarded the ship, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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wvanderwal

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Maiden voyage

Traveled in style on this brand new ship in American Cruise Lines inventory, great tour of the Chesapeake Bay. This was my eleventh cruise with ACL, and it was fantastic!!!!!! The crew was well trained, and ready ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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cartonnt

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Chesapeake Bay

This was the inaugural cruise for the American Cruise Lines ship, American Constilattion. As with the previousv14 cruises, the ship, personnel, and the onshore sites, were outstanding. The sites included Colonial ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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samgrant42

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Bad Weather Was Overshadowed by Fantastic Crew

To be able to say that our New Orleans to New Orleans was a really great cruise when I came home with a sinus infection and my wife with Type A flu and bronchitis says something about the crew and the service that ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Colleen Diltz

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Slow Paced and Wonderful

This is a fantastic cruise company for seniors or people who like a slower pace, (perfect for me, as I love taking photos). They accommodate physical disabilities as much as possible throughout the trip. Children ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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liddibet

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable experience

A trip of a Mississippi Steam boat was an ambition we have had for a long time. WE struggled to arrange direct from the UK. An opportunity arose which we seized as it gave the opportunity to visit New Orleans and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Ct. Yankee

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Terrific Time

We did not want to leave the country.. Everything was great. Attention to details was superb The crew was very attentive and service oriented. The food was wonderful with plenty of good choices. Special ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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New Mexico Don

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mostly great

The cruise was supposed to go from St. Paul, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana but high waters in Minnesota required last minute changes in plans. American Cruise Lines (ACL) rescheduled us to start in Nashville ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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mhanson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Hudson River Valley Fall Foliage

We chose this cruise to view the fall foliage and to tour the historic sites along the Hudson River Valley. We were not disappointed on either counts. I'm glad we packed heavy raincoats for this time of the year, as ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Pamela Vollert

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall cruise experience highlighting crew and ship

This was our third American Cruise in less than 2 years. This spring we cruised Puget Sound, and the year before the Florida Rivers. The only disappointment this time was the lack of sound proofing between our ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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cbelko

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Orleans to Memphis

This trip was all that we expected and we enjoyed it very much. The America is a beautiful river boat. We found the boats tours very good--they gave us a good overview of life in the South along the River in the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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galbak1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hudson River Fall Folliage Trip

American Star, Fall Foliage tour. Unfortunately, the leaves were not turning so everything was green. My wife and I accompanied her parents for their anniversary. My wife was one of the youngest at 57; the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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beverlyhiller

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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everyone12345

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Most Terrible Cruise Award goes to American Cruise Lines

Never take this cruise. They talk about some great tours and cancel many of them along the way. The food is not good, the service is mostly done by interns that are learning and it is super over priced for receiving ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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normaruth

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great learning of New England ports.

New Destinations,New Bedford, Nantucket Island, Block Island, Bristol. The narrated bus tour was fantastic. Good accommodations- The housekeeping staff were top notch. Outstanding foods- The cocktails hours ...
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Sail Date July 2016


JimVM avatar

JimVM

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

We will sail with American Cruise Line again soon

We were looking for a cruise departing near our home, and were also interested in American Cruise Line since we thought we should see some of the USA now, having cruised in the Caribbean and Europe, and we wanted to ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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pmakofka

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

great trip!

for the experience of a river cruise we chose this one. The length seemed right and we wanted to see the south. Being able to do a pre & post stay was also why we selected this cruise. We have done about 10 ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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glendel2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lazy River, Great Views

We were used to cruising on large cruise ships, so this was a delightful change. We enjoyed the camaraderie of fewer people, great service while dining and stateroom attention. The entertainment was great. The ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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