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American Star Cruise Review
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A Nice Small Cruise Ship (98 passengers) But OVERPRICED!

American Star Cruise Review by Cincinnati Bob

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2017
  • Destination: the USA
  • Cabin Type: Cabin AAC

This was my first cruise on a small ship. The cruise itself was the 7 night New England Island Cruise. The ship was fine and the food was very good but that's a given. They offer a complementary happy hour each evening and complementary alcoholic beverages at lunch and dinner. This ship does not have stabilizers and one morning we spent 4 hours really rocking and rolling. Many passengers and crew got sea sick and they had no Dramamine on board. Most passengers skipped breakfast and stayed in their rooms.

The room and bath were fine but the "outside veranda" was 8 feet x 3 feet - barely enough for a small table and two chairs. 3 pieces of fitness equipment were on the top deck. No laundry facilities or capability. Sheets and towels are not changed throughout the trip unless requested. Free WiFi was spotty and usually worked only in common areas, not in the staterooms.

The evening entertainment was a mixed bag; some good some not so much. A New England Clambake was the hit of the trip. Some shore excursions were free but I was a bit miffed by the fact some "premium" shore excursions were $50 per person. After paying almost $5,000 per person for this cruise, I felt ALL shore excursions should have been complementary.

Generally a satisfactory cruise but IMHO, very much overpriced.

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