The Independence was built in 2010. The ship is similar to the American Star and American Spirit - larger, enabling the interior areas, including the staterooms and balconies, to be even more spacious and deluxe. The Independence is also fully stabilised, with Rolls Royce stabilisers, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort.
At 315 square feet, this is our most spacious stateroom. Enjoy tasteful room décor, two Twin or one King sized bed, bathrooms with full showers and your own large private balcony.
AAC (Private Balcony)
These staterooms are in close proximity to the ship’s library and being on the top deck provides panoramic views. Enjoy 265 square foot rooms with your choice of either two Twin or one King sized bed and your own private balcony.
AAL (Private Balcony)
The AAL staterooms are designed to offer plentiful space and modern luxury. With 265 square feet of space, these suites offer a choice of two Twin or one King sized bed, private bathroom with full shower and your very own private balcony to enjoy the passing scenery.
Placed on the main deck with easy access to the ship’s dining room, these category A staterooms feature 265 square foot rooms, your choice of two Twin beds or one King sized bed and a grand opening picture window.
Single (Private Balcony)
Single staterooms offer the solo traveler a quiet enclave to rest and relax. These single suites feature a Twin sized bed, spacious bathrooms and your very own private balcony.
Located on the main deck, these single staterooms offer guests between 180 and 240 square foot rooms with Full sized beds, spacious bathrooms and private viewing window.
Onboard Experts, Historians and Riverlorians
American Cruise Lines invites carefully selected experts to join us on each of our cruises. Their informal lectures, open discussions and activities bring local history, nature and culture to life through their knowledge and passion for American heritage. These enlighteners, naturalists and historians also lead shore excursions to give guests behind the scenes insight of some of America’s best-kept secrets and favourite treasures.
What is a Riverlorian? Created by combining the words river, lore and historian together, a Riverlorian is a knowledgeable person who shares the rich history and folklore of America's rivers with others.
- Grand Dining Room - accommodates all guest in a single seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- All food on board is typically American and highlight the best of regional cuisine, and fresh, local produce
- Room service is available for breakfast
- Open air exercise area
- Sun deck with several shaded areas and sun loungers
- Putting green
- An elevator with access to all decks is available for passenger use
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Library lounge
American Cruise Lines, Inc.’s ships are equipped with handicap-accessible rooms. Most ships’ lounges, sun decks, and dining salons are accessible by wheelchairs or other walking aid devices. The ships are also equipped with an elevator for ease of movement between decks.
American Cruise Lines will work to cater any dietary needs. Please tell your cruise specialist approximately two weeks prior to your cruise so that we may plan accordingly. Refrigeration is available to store insulin or other medications requiring protection.
Casual resort attire is recommended both on the ship and ashore. For dinner, men’s clothing might include a sport shirt and slacks, with sport coat or sweater. Women might find a sweater and slacks, or dress appropriate. American Cruise Lines also recommends you bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, light rain wear, and a jacket for cool evenings.
Smoking is prohibited on the ship.
- Pilot House
- Library Lounge
- Owner's Suites
- Category AAC (Private Balcony)
- Single (Private Balcony)