MS Independence

MS Independence current position

MS Independence current location is at US East Coast (coordinates 41.70525 N / -71.16506 W) cruising en route to FALL RIVER,MA. The AIS position was reported 12 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MS Independence

Year built2010  /  Age: 10
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 cabins4
Last Refurbishment2018
ACL-American Cruise Lines Coronavirus update

MS Independence Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Nov 01 6 days, one-way from Baltimore to Charleston Baltimore $3793
2020 Nov 07 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston
2020 Nov 15 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2020 Nov 21 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2020 Nov 29 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2020 Dec 05 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2020 Dec 21 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2020 Dec 28 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2021 Feb 28 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Mar 06 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2021 Mar 14 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Mar 20 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2021 Mar 28 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Apr 03 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2021 Apr 11 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Apr 17 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2021 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Jacksonville to Charleston Jacksonville
2021 Apr 24 14 days, one-way from Jacksonville to Baltimore Jacksonville
2021 May 01 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Baltimore Charleston $3794
2021 May 08 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2021 May 14 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore
2021 May 16 6 days, round-trip 6 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI
2021 May 22 6 days, round-trip 6 Night New England Islands Cruise Providence RI $3967
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 $3977
2021 May 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise Portland ME
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
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Hudson River Cruise New York
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
2021 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore
2021 Nov 07 6 days, one-way from Baltimore to Charleston Baltimore $3799
2021 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston
2021 Nov 21 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Dec 21 6 days, one-way from Fernandina Beach to Charleston Amelia Island
2021 Dec 28 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2022 Apr 16 6 days, one-way from Charleston to Fernandina Beach Charleston
2022 May 19 6 days, round-trip 6 Night Chesapeake Bay Cruise Baltimore

MS Independence Review

Review of MS Independence

Launched in 2010, ms Independence is one of American Cruise Lines ships, together with the paddle-wheelers Queen of the West, American Pride, American Eagle and Queen of the Mississippi, as well as American Glory, American Spirit and American Star.

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

MS Independence has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 104 guests in a total number of 94 cabins (of which 3 Suites, 40 Balcony rooms with small private balconies, 51 Oceanview, 0 Inside) in 6 grades. There are 6 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 satellite TV (flats with DVDs), large picture windows, individual climate control in each cabin, desk, stationary, closet, 4-drawer dresser, American staff and crew. Cabin sizes are over 200 ft2 (19 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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