MS Independence

MS Independence Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Independence

Year built2010  /  Age : 9
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

Current itinerary of MS Independence

MS Independence current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville, themed as "Easter". Prices start from USD 3285 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Apr, 2019 and ends on 27 Apr, 2019.

Date / TimePort
20 Apr      Departing from Charleston, South Carolina   
21 Apr     Beaufort, South Carolina   
22 Apr     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
23 Apr     Savannah, Georgia   
24 Apr     St Marys, Georgia, Cumberland Island   
25 Apr     Jekyll Island, Georgia   
25 Apr     St Simons Island, Georgia   
26 Apr     Amelia Island, Florida   
27 Apr      Arriving in Jacksonville, JAXPORT, Florida   

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.

MS Independence wiki

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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MS Independence Itineraries

The below listed MS Independence cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Mar 30 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2019 Apr 06 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3285
2019 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3285
2019 Apr 27 15 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore $5788
2019 May 11 6 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay Baltimore $2869
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip New England Islands Providence $2562
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip New England Islands Providence $2869
2019 May 31 7 days, round-trip New England Islands Providence $2869
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3073
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3073
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $2765
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3073
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3700
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3700
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3238
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Hudson River New York $2869
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Hudson River New York $3912
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Hudson River New York $3912
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Hudson River New York $3419
2019 Oct 27 6 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay Baltimore $2504
2019 Nov 02 15 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore $5392
2019 Nov 23 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2019 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $2765
2019 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $2688
2019 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $2765
2020 Mar 07 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2020 Mar 21 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2020 Mar 28 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2020 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3285
2020 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3285
2020 Apr 25 15 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore $6173
2020 May 09 6 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay Baltimore $2869
2020 May 17 7 days, round-trip New England Islands Providence $2869
2020 May 23 7 days, round-trip New England Islands Providence $2869
2020 May 29 7 days, round-trip New England Islands Providence $2869
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3073
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3073
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3073
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3073
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3492
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3700
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3700
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3700
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Maine Coast & Harbors Portland ME $3238
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Hudson River New York $3419
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Hudson River New York $3912
2020 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Hudson River New York $3419
2020 Oct 25 6 days, round-trip Chesapeake Bay Baltimore $2504
2020 Oct 31 15 days, one-way from Baltimore to Jacksonville Baltimore $5777
2020 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2020 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2020 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2020 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073
2020 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Charleston to Jacksonville Charleston $3073