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Beautiful Scenery on the Columbia River
"Here's a rundown of the passengers! About 15% of the passengers on the Columbia/Snake River Cruise departing from Portland, Oct 10th, had significant physical disabilities, such as walking with a cane, walker or..."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s


1-10 of 39 American River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Low Low Key

Review for American Song to North America River

kj85226 avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Great comfortable cabin on nearly new ship, but open closet hanging space is limited. Lectures were good and musical entertainment was generally adequate, we came prepared with own DVD's. Shore excursion to Mt St Helens required 90 minute bus ride for 60 minute visit, but DVD on bus about eruption helped. Pendleton excursion definitely not worth it, would have preferred to remain on board. We ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

2 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected....

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

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10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I almost didn't write this review as I feel that we were not the demographic that this cruise caters to and comparing it to our other cruises might be unfair. However, if we had known a few things upfront, we could have made a better decision or been more prepared for what we got. The boat: The boat is very cute. The rooms are adequate in size but furnished in a drab and cheap-looking ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

41 Helpful Votes

Smaller ship cruising with not much to do while onboard

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

leolagrange avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 60s

4 night cruise from New Orleans, enjoyed the ports very much, though not a lot of a variety of things to do at each one, to be expected on this itinerary. Visited a few very nice plantation houses, plus Baton Rouge. For those who have cruised on the larger ships, this cruise will come as a bit of a shock. The ambiance is very low key, no fancy décor, with basically no activities and nothing to ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

20 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

Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

flyaz2018 avatar


2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river cruise, she had no real expectations and so it was a great experience for her. For us, this was the first and probably last US based river cruise. All of our experience is on Viking ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

5 Helpful Votes

Puget Sound

Review for American Spirit to Pacific Coastal

Textraveller avatar


2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise hoping to find a method of travel and cruise line that would work okay for person of limited mobility. Sadly, we felt that this trip was overpriced, and that we were misled by sales people. The Spirit is in need of refurbishing. The salesperson I spoke with said it had been done. The cabin was clean enough, but I have traveled on much older vessels that were more ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Boston

Cabin Type: Cabin AAC

Traveled with disabled person

Maine Coast & Harbor

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

Gabytamara28 avatar


2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Turn around time for the cruise is only 2 hours and not enough time to get the ship clean in between cruises. WiFi, only available if you stand next to the public router. Staff in the dining room, young and not well-trained. Choose different tables until you find a staff that has experience. Cruise Director and Social Director is very good. We found very nice younger passengers we ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Cannes

3 Helpful Votes

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