MS Independence

MS Independence current position

MS Independence current location is at US East Coast (coordinates 43.65855 N / -70.24531 W) cruising at speed of 102.3 kn (189 kph/ 118 mph) en route to BOOTH BAY HBR ME. The AIS position was reported 3 hours ago.

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Specifications of MS Independence

Year built2010  /  Age: 12
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)52 m / 171 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage3000 gt
Passengers
Crew47
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks4
Cabins52
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsAmerican Star, American Spirit, American Glory
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines

MS Independence Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5368
2022 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5363
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5360
2022 Oct 08 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2022 Oct 15 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2022 Oct 30 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2022 Nov 05 13 days, one-way from Baltimore to Amelia Island FL Baltimore
2022 Nov 26 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2022 Dec 10 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2022 Dec 28 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 Feb 18 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 Mar 04 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 Mar 18 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 Apr 01 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 Apr 15 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 May 06 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2023 May 12 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2023 May 18 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2023 May 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4792
2023 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4785
2023 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4796
2023 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4783
2023 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4781
2023 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4793
2023 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4793
2023 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4796
2023 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4799
2023 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4788
2023 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5079
2023 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5076
2023 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5074
2023 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5070
2023 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5374
2023 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5372
2023 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5374
2023 Oct 07 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2023 Oct 14 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2023 Oct 29 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2023 Nov 04 13 days, one-way from Baltimore to Amelia Island FL Baltimore
2023 Nov 25 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 Dec 09 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2023 Dec 28 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2024 Feb 17 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2024 Mar 02 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2024 Mar 16 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2024 Mar 30 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2024 Apr 13 6 days, one-way from Charleston SC to Amelia Island FL Charleston SC
2024 May 04 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2024 May 10 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2024 May 16 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2024 May 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4790
2024 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4789
2024 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4788
2024 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4787
2024 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4795
2024 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4797
2024 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4784
2024 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4789
2024 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4799
2024 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $4789
2024 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5068
2024 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5074
2024 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5069
2024 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5072
2024 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland OR $5079
2024 Oct 05 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2024 Oct 12 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2024 Oct 19 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2024 Nov 04 13 days, one-way from Baltimore to Amelia Island FL Baltimore $7918

MS Independence Review

Review of MS Independence

The 2010-built MS Independence cruise ship is one of the oldest ACL-American Cruise Lines ships - together with American Spirit (2004) and American Star (2007). The riverboat was last refurbished in 2018. Being of the same class, American Glory (2001) was scuttled in 2019.

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner American Cruise Lines (ACL) is the USA's largest river cruise company (headquarters in Guilford Connecticut) operational since 1991. The company specializes in cruise shipping on the USA's largest navigable inland waterways (rivers and lakes) as well as in cruises along the US East Coast, US West Coast and Florida. All ACL vessels feature some of the industry's largest passenger cabins with private balconies, spacious lounges and outdoor deck spaces, gourmet cuisine, top-quality enrichment program with many complimentary land tours and excursions, highly-personalized service by all-American staff and crew.

All ACL cruise ships are US-flagged and built by the company-owned Chesapeake Shipbuilding Yard in Salisbury (Maryland USA).

MS Independence cruise ship

In 2010 ms Independence joined the similar (though slightly smaller) fleetmates Spirit, Glory and Star. Unlike the sisterships, Independence is equipped with Rolls Royce stabilizers.

Decks and Cabins

ACL's MS Independence ship has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 104 guests in a total of 52 staterooms (3 Suite, 33 Balcony, 9 Oceanview, no Inside) in 6 cabin grades. The boat has 7 single cabins. The staterooms have large picture windows, interior entrances and private baths. The Independence ship boasts some of the largest staterooms in industry and elevators to all decks. Other amenities include HDTV (with DVD), large picture windows, individual climate control in each cabin, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dresser, American staff and crew.

Cabin sizes range from 205 ft2 (19 m2) to 350 ft2 (33 m2).

Shipboard facilities and amenities

MS Independence has one Grand Dining Room (with open seating) that offers regional and seasonal cuisine (fresh meats and seafood). 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.

MS Independence cruise ship

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 shore excursions. Room service is available twice a day. Internet access and Wi-Fi are complimentary. Other amenities are smart HDTVs, DVDs, individual climate control, free cocktails before dinner. MS Independence has a Library Lounge, putting green, fitness, sunshade.

The clientele consists of older, well-traveled North Americans. MS Independence boasts with 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.

Itineraries

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 ME, 7-day cruises from Amelia Island, Charleston SC and Jacksonville FL, 14-day from Jacksonville and Baltimore, Hudson River cruises from NYC New York.

ACL cruise deals are inclusive of a pre-cruise hotel package, all shore excursions (organized daily), cocktail hour (each evening), cruise accommodation, gourmet meals, Afternoon Tea service, room service (Breakfast only), onboard enrichment and entertainment programs, Wi-Fi (shipwide coverage).

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American Cruise Lines Independence is similar as design to the ACL ships American Star and American Spirit. However, this vessel larger in size (thus offering more spacious rooms and public areas) and fully-stabilized.

Independence ship's itinerary program as destinations features "Historic South and Golden Isles" with 7-day roundtrips 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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