Posted December 22nd, 2017, 12:43 PM
Dave the AMERICAN CRUISE COMPANY sounds like there is more included.......than the AMERICAN QUEEN...........
I will be celebrating a 60th birthday in March..........and I sail solo. I have been on many cruises over the years......
Which one of these companies would you recommend?
That's a toughie. ACL's America
suits my own situation and personality more than AQSC's American Duchess
, but that's just me.
The only AQSC boat I have been on is American Duchess
; I have not been on American Queen
. American Queen
is much larger.
I note that American Duchess
has no cabins specifically for Solos, but both American Queen
and ACL's America
(and its sister ship Queen of the Mississippi
) have plenty.
AQSC's American Duchess
struck me as an elegant, spacious, and slightly more formal ship. ACL's America
had more of a "steamboat" feel, with many comfortable lounges.
Both AQSC and ACL demonstrated an equally high level of overall organization. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
(An afterthought: Despite the relative elegance of American Duchess
, it's actually the cheaper of the two, at least on the lower-end of the cabin categories.)
- S/V Mandalay, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, Windward Islands & Panama
- M/V Grande Mariner, Blount, Great Lakes & Erie Canal
- M/V Safari Endeavor, UnCruise, Alaska
- M/V Legacy, UnCruise, Colombia & Snake Rivers
- M/V Infante Henrique, CrossiEurope, Portugal
- M/V Glory, American Cruise Lines, Florida
- M/V Safari Voyager, UnCruise, Costa Rica & Panama
- M/V Variety Voyager, Vantage, British Isles
- M/V America, American Cruise Lines, Mississippi River
- M/V American Duchess, American Steamboat Co., Nashville
-M/V Constitution, American Cruise Lines, New England