The Independence was built in 2010. The ship is similar to the American Star and American Spirit, the size of the ship is 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.
These staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising - all over 200 square feet in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom.
Your spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large, opening picture window or from your private balcony.Accommodation
American Cruise Lines' chefs explore the nation searching for exceptional, locally grown menu items. Each ship receives local seafood reports and their menus are adjusted seasonally to best utilise local fruits and vegetables at their peak of freshness. Meals are adjusted seasonally, prepared to order and served in the Main Dining Room where every seat offers a panoramic view of the passing scenery.Dining
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May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on American Cruise Lines' Independence. For more details click on one of the links below.View all Independence Cruises
American Cruise Lines' modern ships are a testament to premier nautical engineering, luxurious comfort, and river cruising convenience. Our fleet of modern riverboats, paddlewheelers, and small cruise ships offer the latest amenities, state-of-the-art navigation, and safety equipment. Cruising on our world-class ships, enjoy comfortable lounges and large observation decks that provide the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the company of fellow travelers who share their interest in American heritage. Glass enclosed dining salons provide panoramic views of the spectacular scenery you will see on every American Cruise Lines trip.