MS Independence

MS Independence current position

MS Independence current location is at US East Coast (coordinates 39.28351 N / -76.60567 W) cruising at speed of 102.3 kn (189 kph/ 118 mph) en route to BALTIMORE. The AIS position was reported 1 hour ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Independence

MS Independence current cruise is 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise. Prices start from USD 3815 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 May, 2021 and ends on 14 May, 2021.

Date / TimePort
08 May    Departing from Baltimore, Maryland hotels
09 May    Yorktown-Williamsburg VA, Virginia
10 May    Crisfield MD, Maryland
10 May    Tangier Island, Virginia
11 May    Cambridge MD, Maryland
11 May    Oxford MD, Maryland
12 May    St Michaels MD, Maryland
13 May    Annapolis MD, Maryland
14 May    Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland hotels

Specifications of MS Independence

Year built2010  /  Age: 11
Flag state USA
BuilderChesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines Inc
OperatorAmerican Cruise Lines
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
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MS Independence Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 May 01 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Baltimore Charleston $3795
2021 May 08 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3815
2021 May 14 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3805
2021 May 22 6 days, round-trip 6 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $3979
2021 May 23 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 May 28 6 days, round-trip 6 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $3961
2021 May 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4625
2021 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4634
2021 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4637
2021 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4622
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4621
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4625
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4628
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4622
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4638
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4627
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4625
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4638
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4632
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4624
2021 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $5188
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $5175
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $5194
2021 Sep 25 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Oct 03 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2021 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York $5176
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York $5179
2021 Oct 23 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
2021 Oct 31 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3326
2021 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore
2021 Nov 07 6 days, one-way from Baltimore to Charleston Baltimore
2021 Nov 13 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston
2021 Nov 21 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Nov 27 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4066
2021 Dec 11 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4082
2021 Dec 21 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Dec 28 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $3668
2022 Feb 19 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4075
2022 Mar 05 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4085
2022 Mar 19 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4076
2022 Apr 02 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4357
2022 Apr 16 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4342
2022 Apr 24 6 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Charleston Amelia Island
2022 Apr 24 13 days, one-way from Amelia Island to Baltimore Amelia Island
2022 May 07 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3810
2022 May 13 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3799
2022 May 19 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3805
2022 May 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4623
2022 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4624
2022 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4622
2022 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4626
2022 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4636
2022 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4640
2022 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4627
2022 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4630
2022 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4628
2022 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4631
2022 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4622
2022 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4634
2022 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4625
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4624
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $5177
2022 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $5191
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $5188
2022 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York $5179
2022 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York $5182
2022 Oct 30 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3327
2023 Feb 18 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4071
2023 Mar 04 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4076
2023 Mar 18 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4071
2023 Apr 01 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4347
2023 Apr 15 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Amelia Island Charleston $4353
2023 May 06 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3803
2023 May 12 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore $3812
2023 May 18 6 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Baltimore $3807
2023 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4622
2023 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4623
2023 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4623
2023 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4624
2023 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4637
2023 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4630
2023 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4632
2023 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4632
2023 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4639
2023 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4638
2023 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4639
2023 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4622
2023 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME $4621

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 USA's largest river cruise company (headquarters in Guilford Connecticut) operational since 1991. The company specializes in cruise shipping on 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 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.

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 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.

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

Independence ship clientele consists of well-travelled 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 has a Library Lounge, putting green, fitness, sunshade.

The clientele consists of older, well-travelled 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.

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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 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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