Staterooms on the MS Independence are spacious, comfortable, and convey a classic charm. Every stateroom has a river view, and most also include private balconies. Double rooms start at a spacious 258 square feet and include a full-size bathroom, a flat-screen TV, a writing desk, nightstand, and a table and chairs. Upgrade to a balcony to have your own private outdoor oasis, where you can take in the fresh breeze, watch the scenery drift by, and even enjoy your breakfast al fresco. The luxurious Owner’s Suites feature an incredible 350 square feet of space, and extra-large balconies strategically located fore and aft of the ship. Single staterooms are also available.
Dining & Gastronomy
Enjoy fresh regional cuisine inspired by the destinations you visit on your cruise. On New England itineraries, enjoy specialties such as Maine lobster, fish fillet, and rack of lamb. And on the Historic South cruise, enjoy the best of Southern cooking, like braised pork belly, Andouille sausage, and pecan pie. Meals are served in the main dining room, and snacks and beverages are available throughout the day. A daily cocktail hour offers the perfect environment to enjoy a long drink and get to know other guests.
Entertainment and Activities
Your cruise experience with American Cruise Lines will be inspired by American culture, nature, and history. Expect a range of onboard lecturers and performers to showcase the highlights of each destination. From historians to naturalists, singers to storytellers, you’ll be captivated by the charisma and expertise each entertainer brings to the table.
American Cruise Lines’ shore excursions are also designed to inform and entertain. Experience true Americana as you visit national parks, and historical sites. Step back in time on a horse-drawn carriage tour, learn about unique animal species at a wildlife sanctuary, or learn about how people lived in the past at a museum. Many shore excursions involve a relatively low activity level, so even people with limited mobility can enjoy.
American Cruise Lines passengers tend to dress casually during the day, whether on ship or ashore. The cruise line advises passengers to bring comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire, which may include a sweater or rain jacket depending on the itinerary and time of year. Although there is no official evening dress code, many passengers opt for a nice sweater and slacks, or else a sport coat or a dress at dinner.