MS Independence

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MS Independence Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Independence

Flag state USA
Builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Year built 2010
Owner American Cruise Lines Inc
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 52 m / 171 ft
Beam (width) 12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage 3000 gt
Passengers
Crew 47
Passengers-to-space ratio 30
Decks 4
Cabins 52
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2018

Review of MS Independence

Launched in 2010, ms Independence is one of American Cruise Lines ships, together with the paddlewheelers Queen of the West, American Pride, American Eagle and Queen of the Mississippi, as well as American GloryAmerican Spirit and American Star.MS Independence

History - construction & ownership

American Cruise Lines (ACL) is a small cruise line with headquarters in Guilford, Connecticut, operational since 1991. The 3,000-ton, 104-passenger cruise ship Independence is US flagged, ACL owned and operated by US crew members. The vessel is compliant with Passenger Vessel Services Act. MS Independence was built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland, US).

In 2010 ms Independence joined the similar though slightly smaller American Spirit, American Glory and American Star. Unlike like her sister ships, she is equipped for comfortable cruising with Rolls Royce stabilizers.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Independence itinerary program is based on 6-day New England cruises out of Providence RI, 6-day and 7-day from Baltimore and Portland, 7-day cruises from  Charleston and Jacksonville, 14-day from Jacksonville and Baltimore, Hudson River cruises from New York City.

Cabins

MS Independence has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 104 guests in 52 cabins, 43 of which featuring small private balconies. The staterooms have windows, interior entrances and private baths. The Independence ship boasts some of the largest staterooms in industry and elevators to all decks. 

Dining options - Food & Drinks

MS Independence has one Dining Room that offers regional cuisine. The Grand dining room seats all guests at the same time. Other options for a drink include Maindeck Lounge, Midship lounge and Passenger Deck's lounge.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Independence ship clientele consists of well-traveled Americans. The onboard atmosphere is casual and friendly. Various port visits are offered every day. Due to its smaller size, Independence can visit the smallest ports during the shore excursions. Room service is available twice a day. Internet access and Wi-Fi are complimentary. Other amenities are the flat TVs, DVDs, individual climate control, free cocktails before dinner. MS Independence ship’s interior areas, including all balconies and staterooms, are spacious and deluxe. The ship has a Library Lounge, putting green, sun shade.

MS Independence wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 94 (of which 3 Suites, 40 Balcony rooms, 51 Oceanview, 0 Inside).
  • Fitness, Library, Lifts (all decks), Lounges (4), Grand Dining Room (with open seating).
  • Room-Service (twice daily), Internet, WiFi Access (complimentary), single cabins (6), wheelchair-accessible (no), satellite TV (flats with DVDs), large picture windows, individual climate control in each cabin, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dresser, American staff and crew. Cuisine (fresh meats and seafood), open seating.
  • Cabin sizes are over 200 ft2 (19 m2), with large picture windows and private bathrooms. 80% of the staterooms are with private balconies.
  • Clientele - older North Americans, well-traveled and casual and friendly "country-club" atmosphere, interesting itineraries with numerous call ports, knowledgeable local experts on shore excursions and tours. Because of their smaller sizes, ACL ships can visit smaller ports to offer their guests exceptional tours to little known scenic sites and most charming places in the USA.
  • American Cruise Lines Independence is similar as design to the ACL ships American Star and American Spirit. However, this vessel larger in size, offering more spacious rooms and public areas. This ship is fully stabilized.
  • The Independence ship's itinerary program as destinations features "Historic South and Golden Isles" with 7-day deals from Jacksonville FL and Charleston SC, 14-day "East Coast Inland Passage" from Jacksonville and Baltimore MD, 6-day "Chesapeake Bay" and 7-day "Mid-Atlantic Inland Passage" from Baltimore, 6- and 7-day "Maine Coast and Harbors" from Portland ME, Hudson River Fall Foliage cruises leaving from New York City NY, 6-day New England cruise from Providence RI.

MS Independence Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS Independence cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
25 February 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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26 Feb        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
27 Feb        Amelia Island, Florida
27 Feb        At Sea
28 Feb        Jekyll Island, Georgia
28 Feb - 01 Mar        St Simons Island, Georgia
02 Mar        Savannah, Georgia
03 Mar        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
04 Mar        Beaufort, North Carolina
05 Mar        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina
04 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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05 Mar        Departing from Charleston, South Carolina
06 Mar        Beaufort, South Carolina
07 Mar        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
08 Mar        Savannah, Georgia
09 Mar        Sapelo Island, Georgia
09 Mar        St Simons Island, Georgia
09 Mar - 10 Mar        Jekyll Island, Georgia
11 Mar        At Sea
11 Mar - 12 Mar        Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)
12 Mar        Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida
11 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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12 Mar        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
13 Mar        Amelia Island, Florida
13 Mar        At Sea
14 Mar        Jekyll Island, Georgia
14 Mar - 15 Mar        St Simons Island, Georgia
16 Mar        Savannah, Georgia
17 Mar        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
18 Mar        Beaufort, North Carolina
19 Mar        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina
18 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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19 Mar        Departing from Charleston, South Carolina
20 Mar        Beaufort, South Carolina
21 Mar        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
22 Mar        Savannah, Georgia
23 Mar        Sapelo Island, Georgia
23 Mar        St Simons Island, Georgia
23 Mar - 24 Mar        Jekyll Island, Georgia
25 Mar        At Sea
25 Mar - 26 Mar        Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)
26 Mar        Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida
25 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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26 Mar        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Amelia Island, Florida
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Jekyll Island, Georgia
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        St Simons Island, Georgia
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Savannah, Georgia
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Beaufort, North Carolina
02 Apr        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina
01 April 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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02 Apr        Departing from Charleston, South Carolina
03 Apr        Beaufort, South Carolina
04 Apr        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
05 Apr        Savannah, Georgia
06 Apr        Sapelo Island, Georgia
06 Apr        St Simons Island, Georgia
06 Apr - 07 Apr        Jekyll Island, Georgia
08 Apr        At Sea
08 Apr - 09 Apr        Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)
09 Apr        Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida
08 April 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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09 Apr        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
10 Apr        Amelia Island, Florida
10 Apr        At Sea
11 Apr        Jekyll Island, Georgia
11 Apr - 12 Apr        St Simons Island, Georgia
13 Apr        Savannah, Georgia
14 Apr        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
15 Apr        Beaufort, North Carolina
16 Apr        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina
15 April 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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16 Apr        Departing from Charleston, South Carolina
17 Apr        Beaufort, South Carolina
18 Apr        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
19 Apr        Savannah, Georgia
20 Apr        Sapelo Island, Georgia
20 Apr        St Simons Island, Georgia
20 Apr - 21 Apr        Jekyll Island, Georgia
22 Apr        At Sea
22 Apr - 23 Apr        Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)
23 Apr        Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida
06 May 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4090
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07 May        Departing from Baltimore, Maryland
08 May        Yorktown, Virginia
09 May        Tangier Island, Virginia
10 May        Cambridge, Maryland
11 May        Oxford, Maryland
12 May        St Michaels, Maryland
12 May        Annapolis, Maryland
13 May        Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland
14 May 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4090
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15 May        Departing from Providence, Rhode Island
16 May        New Bedford, Massachusetts
16 May        New Bedford, Massachusetts
17 May        Nantucket, Massachusetts
18 May - 19 May        Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts
20 May        Newport, Rhode Island
20 May        Block Island, Rhode Island
21 May        Bristol, Rhode Island
21 May        Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island
20 May 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip New England Islands
Prices starting
from $4090
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21 May        Departing from Providence, Rhode Island
22 May        New Bedford, Massachusetts
22 May        New Bedford, Massachusetts
23 May        Nantucket, Massachusetts
24 May - 25 May        Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts
26 May        Newport, Rhode Island
26 May        Block Island, Rhode Island
27 May        Bristol, Rhode Island
27 May        Arriving in Providence, Rhode Island
28 May 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4090
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29 May        Departing from Portland, Maine
30 May        Rockland, Maine
30 May        Castine, Maine
31 May        Belfast, Maine
01 Jun        Camden, New Jersey
02 Jun        Bar Harbor, Maine
03 Jun        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
04 Jun        Arriving in Portland, Maine
03 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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04 Jun        Departing from Portland, Maine
05 Jun        Bar Harbor, Maine
06 Jun        Belfast, Maine
06 Jun        Castine, Maine
07 Jun        Camden, New Jersey
08 Jun        Rockland, Maine
09 Jun        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
10 Jun        Bath, Maine
11 Jun        Arriving in Portland, Maine
10 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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11 Jun        Departing from Portland, Maine
12 Jun        Bar Harbor, Maine
13 Jun        Belfast, Maine
13 Jun        Castine, Maine
14 Jun        Camden, New Jersey
15 Jun        Rockland, Maine
16 Jun        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
17 Jun        Bath, Maine
18 Jun        Arriving in Portland, Maine
17 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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18 Jun        Departing from Portland, Maine
19 Jun        Bar Harbor, Maine
20 Jun        Belfast, Maine
20 Jun        Castine, Maine
21 Jun        Camden, New Jersey
22 Jun        Rockland, Maine
23 Jun        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
24 Jun        Bath, Maine
25 Jun        Arriving in Portland, Maine
22 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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23 Jul        Departing from Portland, Maine
24 Jul        Bar Harbor, Maine
25 Jul        Belfast, Maine
25 Jul        Castine, Maine
26 Jul        Camden, New Jersey
27 Jul        Rockland, Maine
28 Jul        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
29 Jul        Bath, Maine
30 Jul        Arriving in Portland, Maine
29 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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30 Jul        Departing from Portland, Maine
31 Jul        Bar Harbor, Maine
01 Aug        Belfast, Maine
01 Aug        Castine, Maine
02 Aug        Camden, New Jersey
03 Aug        Rockland, Maine
04 Aug        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
05 Aug        Bath, Maine
06 Aug        Arriving in Portland, Maine
05 August 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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06 Aug        Departing from Portland, Maine
07 Aug        Bar Harbor, Maine
08 Aug        Belfast, Maine
08 Aug        Castine, Maine
09 Aug        Camden, New Jersey
10 Aug        Rockland, Maine
11 Aug        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
12 Aug        Bath, Maine
13 Aug        Arriving in Portland, Maine
12 August 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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13 Aug        Departing from Portland, Maine
14 Aug        Bar Harbor, Maine
15 Aug        Belfast, Maine
15 Aug        Castine, Maine
16 Aug        Camden, New Jersey
17 Aug        Rockland, Maine
18 Aug        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
19 Aug        Bath, Maine
20 Aug        Arriving in Portland, Maine
19 August 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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20 Aug        Departing from Portland, Maine
21 Aug        Bar Harbor, Maine
22 Aug        Belfast, Maine
22 Aug        Castine, Maine
23 Aug        Camden, New Jersey
24 Aug        Rockland, Maine
25 Aug        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
26 Aug        Bath, Maine
27 Aug        Arriving in Portland, Maine
26 August 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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27 Aug        Departing from Portland, Maine
28 Aug        Bar Harbor, Maine
29 Aug        Belfast, Maine
29 Aug        Castine, Maine
30 Aug        Camden, New Jersey
31 Aug        Rockland, Maine
01 Sep        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
02 Sep        Bath, Maine
03 Sep        Arriving in Portland, Maine
02 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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03 Sep        Departing from Portland, Maine
04 Sep        Bar Harbor, Maine
05 Sep        Belfast, Maine
05 Sep        Castine, Maine
06 Sep        Camden, New Jersey
07 Sep        Rockland, Maine
08 Sep        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
09 Sep        Bath, Maine
10 Sep        Arriving in Portland, Maine
09 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4731
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10 Sep        Departing from Portland, Maine
11 Sep        Bar Harbor, Maine
12 Sep        Belfast, Maine
12 Sep        Castine, Maine
13 Sep        Camden, New Jersey
14 Sep        Rockland, Maine
15 Sep        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
16 Sep        Bath, Maine
17 Sep        Arriving in Portland, Maine
16 September 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors
Prices starting
from $4090
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17 Sep        Departing from Portland, Maine
18 Sep        Boothbay Harbor, Maine
19 Sep        Bar Harbor, Maine
20 Sep        Camden, New Jersey
21 Sep        Belfast, Maine
22 Sep        Castine, Maine
22 Sep        Rockland, Maine
23 Sep        Arriving in Portland, Maine
29 October 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay
Prices starting
from $4090
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29 Oct        Departing from Baltimore, Maryland
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Yorktown, Virginia
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Tangier Island, Virginia
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Cambridge, Maryland
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Oxford, Maryland
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        St Michaels, Maryland
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Annapolis, Maryland
04 Nov        Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland
18 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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19 Nov        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
20 Nov        Amelia Island, Florida
20 Nov        At Sea
21 Nov        Jekyll Island, Georgia
21 Nov - 22 Nov        St Simons Island, Georgia
23 Nov        Savannah, Georgia
24 Nov        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
25 Nov        Beaufort, North Carolina
26 Nov        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina
25 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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26 Nov        Departing from Charleston, South Carolina
27 Nov        Beaufort, South Carolina
28 Nov        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
29 Nov        Savannah, Georgia
30 Nov        Sapelo Island, Georgia
30 Nov        St Simons Island, Georgia
30 Nov - 01 Dec        Jekyll Island, Georgia
02 Dec        At Sea
02 Dec - 03 Dec        Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)
03 Dec        Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida
02 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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03 Dec        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
04 Dec        Amelia Island, Florida
04 Dec        At Sea
05 Dec        Jekyll Island, Georgia
05 Dec - 06 Dec        St Simons Island, Georgia
07 Dec        Savannah, Georgia
08 Dec        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
09 Dec        Beaufort, North Carolina
10 Dec        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina
09 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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10 Dec        Departing from Charleston, South Carolina
11 Dec        Beaufort, South Carolina
12 Dec        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
13 Dec        Savannah, Georgia
14 Dec        Sapelo Island, Georgia
14 Dec        St Simons Island, Georgia
14 Dec - 15 Dec        Jekyll Island, Georgia
16 Dec        At Sea
16 Dec - 17 Dec        Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)
17 Dec        Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida
16 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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17 Dec        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
18 Dec        Amelia Island, Florida
18 Dec        At Sea
19 Dec        Jekyll Island, Georgia
19 Dec - 20 Dec        St Simons Island, Georgia
21 Dec        Savannah, Georgia
22 Dec        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
23 Dec        Beaufort, North Carolina
24 Dec        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina
23 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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24 Dec        Departing from Charleston, South Carolina
25 Dec        Beaufort, South Carolina
26 Dec        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
27 Dec        Savannah, Georgia
28 Dec        Sapelo Island, Georgia
28 Dec        St Simons Island, Georgia
28 Dec - 29 Dec        Jekyll Island, Georgia
30 Dec        At Sea
30 Dec - 31 Dec        Amelia Island, Florida (Overnight)
31 Dec        Arriving in Amelia Island, Florida
30 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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31 Dec        Departing from Amelia Island, Florida
01 Jan        Amelia Island, Florida
01 Jan        At Sea
02 Jan        Jekyll Island, Georgia
02 Jan - 03 Jan        St Simons Island, Georgia
04 Jan        Savannah, Georgia
05 Jan        Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
06 Jan        Beaufort, North Carolina
07 Jan        Arriving in Charleston, South Carolina