American Glory Cruise Review
Itinerary: Great Rivers of Florida - December 2013
I wanted to let you know what a great time we had on this cruise. We came up with the desire to sail on a small relaxing ship for early December. We didn't know where we wanted to go and Linda came up with unique idea, sail through Florida. Never on our radar previously. It sounded unique and we went for it.
We were on the American Glory a small ship of 50 passengers. The crew is the standout here. Everything was done for us. Anything extra we asked for was done with a smile. The staff for the most part is young and energetic and positive and fun to be around. The staff is around at all times, even getting to know the head chef was fun.
Speaking of the head chef, the food was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. How they create so much in such a small galley is a wonder. We wre in an ALL category cabin with a small balcony. We had a table and two chairs and sat out in the evening after dinner and really enjoyed the luxury.
We saw dolphins, a huge variety of birds, manatees, bald eagles and alligators. The lagoons and lakes were beautiful as was St Augustine, Amelia Island, Green Cove Springs. When thinking of Florida it is always Orlando and Miami, my Florida has so much more to offer which you experience on this cruise. We had a naturist with us who pointed out the wildlife and landmarks as we sailed along.
It was a long drive but we drove to Jacksonville and the cruise line had arranged parking for us. All in all it was a wonderful experience and such a joy to get away from the holiday madness for a week of beauty and relaxation. We learned about American Cruise Lines other destinations. In fact there was one passenger that this was her 19th cruise with American Cruise Lines. She had done the whole Mississippi, starting north and going south, and the whole east coast sailings. Our trip was a repeat for her. Linda, thank you for your suggestions and help with this. We will be returning to you soon.
—Rose and Marko - NC