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The Independence is equipped with the largest staterooms in the industry with most suites featuring private balconies. Featuring the latest in navigation and safety technology, the Independence is fully stabilized, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort. Complete with an exercise area and putting green, the Independence offers guests a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Activities on Independence

Onboard Experts, Historians and Riverlorians

American Cruise Lines carefully selects industry 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 attend shore excursions to give our guests behind the scenes insight into some of America’s most treasured destinations.

Over 160+ Exciting Excursions

American Cruise Lines offers a variety of guided shore excursions that bring out the distinct flavor and unique culture of the regions we visit. Each excursion is meticulously planned and supported with personal guides who are well-versed in the history of the region, so you can fully appreciate the significance of each port-of-call.

Dining / Food on Independence

Southeast Dinner Menu Highlights

The Southeastern United States is known for turning out some most delicious cuisine in the nation. American Cruise Lines’ team of master chefs prepare every meal to order using only the freshest local ingredients, and season each dish with a dash of culture for the particular port you are visiting.

New England Dinner Menu Highlights

The Northeast is most famously known for their variety of succulent seafood. From lobsters, scallops, oysters and fish, the Atlantic ocean produces some of tastiest and freshest seafood around. Our team of master chefs have created a customized menu that highlights New England’s most popular flavors.

Entertainment on Independence

Onboard Music Entertainment

Let American Cruise Lines guide you through the origins and rich traditions of music on America’s rivers. Home to many celebrated styles of music including Country, Jazz, Blues and Rock n' Roll. Explore famous cities along historic river banks that offer guests the opportunity to learn how important this region was to the development of popular American musical styles.

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Independence Fast Facts
Maiden Voyage 2010
Refurbished 2018
Ship Class Coastal Ship
Ships Registry USA
Officer Nationality American
Crew Nationality American
Passenger Capacity 104
Passenger Decks 4
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