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72 American River Cruises Cruise Reviews


FoxKin avatar

FoxKin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Better Than Expected

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We were looking for a trip in the US and this one on the Intracoastal Waterway was a good deal compared to the same trip on the same boat with Road Scholar. Based on reviews on this site we weren't sure what ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Expipemjr

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Lewis and Clark Columbia and Snake river

Pre-cruise at Red Lion Jansen beach hotel,$ 40 cab ride from airport ,very large hotel,nice rooms ,good restaurant,boat docks at hotel,free breakfast on day of embarkation.Some confusion on day of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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bwaz

7 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Quiet peaceful cruise experience

We were interested in trying a river cruise, a first for us after several ocean cruises on bigger ships. We chose American Cruise Lines because they feature new European-style river boats instead of the older paddle ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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allenm1043

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not the Best American Cruise Lines Itinerary

This was our fifth cruise with this company. We did the cruise called, "New England Islands". As usual the food was memorable. And as usual service at meals goes at a slow pace. For the first time on a cruise I had ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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FL Cruiser 101

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A relaxing cruise down the river

We chose this particular cruise for location/itinerary and the fact that it included a new riverboat. It was a very pleasant cruise overall; but there was some room for improvement. The crew/staff was especially ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Aekh16

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

America Pride - Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise

About us - my husband and I are in our early 40s, no children, spending time with my well and healthy but aging parents on this cruise. Initially concerned about the expense, average age of the cruisers (65 and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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grannie1TX

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

American Cruise Lines - a great cruise line!

The PreCruise package for Seattle included a bus tour of Seattle and a night’s lodging in a nice hotel as well as breakfast and transportation to the dock. Embarkation, as well as disembarkation, went quite ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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teacherretired

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Snake and Columbia

We actually started in Lewiston and went to Portland and it was good trip. Boat is great and food was very good. Would have like a few more "low calorie" options. Entertainment left a lot to be desired. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Meadon

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Mississippi River cruise

Cruise began in New Orleans (on my bucket list) and we went on a Wednesday and our cruise didn’t begin until Saturday, so we had time to see NOLA or a couple of days. The French Quarter was having a music festival ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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mrsbbrook

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First American River Cruise For Us

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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adella1948

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great trip with lots of selections for on shore tours.

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jim McW

1 Review Written

Following in the steps of Lewis and Clark

This was the 3rd cruise with American Cruise Lines for my wife and I. It was recommended to us by fellow travellers during our last ACL cruise in Chesapeake Bay. In particular they asked us to make sure that we ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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texascruiser66

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

We're Not There Yet

We have traveled extensively on European river boats, so we decided to try ACL's Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise. We opted for the pre-cruise Hell's Canyon Jet Boat tour, which was a fun-filled experience. ACL's ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Bigbird87

1 Review Written

Scenic Cruise of Two Rivers

We chose this cruise because it offered an opportunity to see parts of the US that we had not visited. We specifically chose this itinerary because it gave us a chance to reunite with old friends in our embarkation ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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xenonsa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands

I prefer small ship cruises, and this line seemed to meet all my expectations. Friends had traveled on it and recommended it highly. The only problem seemed to be choosing from a lot of exciting and inviting ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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valiegrl

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

San Juan Islands w/American cruise lines

We always wanted to see the San Junan Islands of Washing state and thought this would be an effortless way to do it. Embarkation was easy. The itinerary was very good and we really enjoyed all the historical ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Angiefischer1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise Not so Great Ship

We took my 86 year old mother so we were looking for something she could enjoy with amenities for the disabled. We were told this ship could accommodate the disabled to include most excursions. They boasted the ship ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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saguaro city

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Columbia River

This was a small ship-175 passengers on a USA River. We did not need to fly to or from another country. The trip on the Columbia and Snake Rivers was Wonderful. While we had driven the route through the Gorge, it ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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dbjennings

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Cruise ship comfort, small ship cruising on the Mississippi

I am an experienced cruiser who knows the coasts and many international destinations, but never have been on or around the Mighty Mississippi. This cruise offered a comfortable ship with an interesting itinerary. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lynnmarv1

7 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Lower Mississippi in Early Spring

This was our 11th cruise with American Cruise Lines so we are clearly fans of the concept and experience. You have to understand what you are buying into - same price as Silversea, etc. but a totally different ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Shimano1

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Nice

We chose this cruise , because we have been on American Cruise Lines before and enjoy the quiet , laid back atmosphere. We also enjoy seeing beautiful, scenic areas of our own country, without the hassle of ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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TravelAgent31

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

ACL Queen of the West on Columbia River

This was the last cruise of the season, Portland R/T, with only the western half of the Columbia River. The weather was OK, often cloudy & rainy, some sun, but to be expected in mid-October in Oregon. The ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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kperrigin

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fall Cruise to Maine - with Lobster as a Side

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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1234mormor

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fall Foliage

We chose this cruise for the itinerary--that is the Hudson, NYC, Hyde Park, fall foliage Very well organized; ship staff wonderful; small passenger size was important; ample time to connect with friends. We did ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Wine maker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mississippi experience

Location of cruise and area that interested us. Had been on New Orleans to Memphis cruise in past and wanted to try different area of river. Much different views unencumbered by the levees lower on the river. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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