• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

American Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

433

Very Good

102

Average

63

Poor

44

Terrible

53

Cruise type

102 American Cruise Reviews


FoxKin avatar

FoxKin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Better Than Expected

|

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2020


Expipemjr avatar

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 ...
Read More

7 photos

Sail Date October 2019


RHN3 avatar

RHN3

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Saved by good weather

CABIN: see "Cabin Review" below "Raitings" DINING: If you are a foodie, expect to be disappointed. The food was generally good and the quantity sufficient. The service was inconsistent and often sloppy. ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


goodman avatar

goodman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

San Juan Islands

Loved our cruise to the San Juan Islands with American Cruise lines. The staff was friendly, very young and tried to please. Our onboard naturalist was a big plus. A lot of onboard activities to keep us busy. The ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


nreeder avatar

nreeder

6 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Hudson River Valley Cruise

We arrived in New York City 5 days prior to the cruise so we could explore the city as we hadn't been back there for almost 15 years. Stayed at Embassy Suites Midtown, great location for walking and taking the ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2019


bwaz avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


allenm1043 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2019


FL Cruiser 101 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2019


Aekh16 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


Liat avatar

Liat

22 Reviews Written

84 Helpful Votes

Not quite a River Cruise - American Constellation -May 29 to June 8, 2019

Our 44th cruise was with a river boat company, American Cruise Lines, but it was not on a river. We sailed around Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, aboard the American Constellation for 10 nights and 11 days. It ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


JanRick avatar

JanRick

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing

We chose the cruise of the San Juan Islands because we were wanting pure relaxation, not non-stop activities. This cruise was definitely relaxing. Embarkation and disembarkation were very smooth. The ship has ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


grannie1TX avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


rreneker avatar

rreneker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to past ACL standards.

We chose this cruise because of the new ship and the destinations. This was our fifth cruise with ACL. This one was good but not up to ACL standards as we experienced them before. The ship was nice, clean, and user ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


teacherretired avatar

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. ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Meadon avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


cutters60 avatar

cutters60

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise

Even though the weather the beginning of March was not optimum, we enjoyed this cruise. Unusual cold front and towns we visited had temperatures only in low to mid 50's. Certainly not American cruise lines fault. A ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


mrsbbrook avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2018


adella1948 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2018


Jim McW avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2018


lynnmarv1 avatar

lynnmarv1

7 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

We love American Cruise Lines...But...

We love the "small ship" experience of American Cruise Lines and selected this 11 day Grand New England cruise for the wonderful scenery, food, and ports. Two special highlights - the lobster roast picnic in ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2018


texascruiser66 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2018


anglerted avatar

anglerted

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mark Twain Experience

Recently returned from a Mark Twain theme cruise from Minneapolis/St. Paul to St. Louis. Cruise line great for seniors as excursions are low key requiring very little effort. Food and menu choices are very good. ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2018


Bigbird87 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2018


Gardener222 avatar

Gardener222

13 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Great cruise but needs more variety on excursions & entertainment

We like ACL and this is our 3rd cruise with them. Pluses: We booked our next cruise with them while on board to get the 15% savings. and no port charges. We like the intimacy of a smaller ship with less hassles ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2018


xenonsa avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2018


Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Cruise Line Reviews

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruise Reviews




Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.