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travel42 Cruise Ship Review: American Cruise Lines American Star

American Star travel42 Professional Ship Review

The American Star, a coastal ship from American Cruise Lines built in 2007, is sister to the 2005-built American Spirit.

Both take up to 100 passengers compared to 49 for running mate American Glory. The American Star is 220 ft long and U.S.-flagged; the crew is all North American. The 230-ft, 120-passenger Queen of the West, a sternwheeler, was added to the fleet in 2010 for cruises along the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest.

Most passengers are North Americans, still wo...

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