American Star Cruise Review
Itinerary: New England Islands - September 2010
A good time was had by all. We picked this particular sailing because it was round trip and we had to fly from the west coast.
We had a AAC cabin with a private balcony Cabin 311. Our bed was a queen and very comfortable. We were able to get a early booking discount with Linda, since we booked many months prior. Our cabin I would estimate at around 200 sq feet, well furnished with a door leading out to our small balcony. Our window opened also. We received a $50 ship board credit from Linda to help pay for shore excursions which are not included. However, free beer and wine is included, little backwards in my opinion.
Food on the ship was good, very much to our liking. Good personal service, for instance one night they had a pasta and a chicken dish, the sauce of the chicken sounded good so I asked to have it put on the pasta, it was done and delicious. Fish option every night which was to our liking. Good variety at breakfast lunch and dinner.
Fellow passengers were from 40 something to 80 something. The crew were mostly young and energetic and quite efficient in most areas. Ports were wonderful. Martha Vineyard being our favorite. Where they filmed Jaws which brings back memories as we get back on the ship and sail away.
It was a good trip, a little pricy to start with but I feel overall we definitely got what we paid for. I know there are less expensive alternatives out there. We met some passengers in one of the ports on one of the other less expensive ships. They were not all that happy with the food and ship, we felt lucky we made the right choice. - Brad Balcomson, Los Angeles
—Brad Balcomson, Los Angeles