MS Independence

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Cruise line
American Cruise Lines

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
18 Nov, 2017 - 26 Nov, 2017

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MS Independence Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Independence

Year built 2010  /  Age : 7
Flag state USA
Builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Owner American Cruise Lines Inc
Operator American Cruise Lines
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 cruise ship

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, USA).

MS Independence cruise ship

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.

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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
Amelia Island cruise port

18 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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18 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   

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Charleston cruise port

25 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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25 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   

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Amelia Island cruise port

02 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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02 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   

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Charleston cruise port

09 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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09 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   

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Amelia Island cruise port

16 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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16 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   

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Charleston cruise port

23 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island
Prices starting
from $4731
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23 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   

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Amelia Island cruise port

30 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston
Prices starting
from $4731
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30 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   

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