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American Queen Steamboat Company

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  • Mississippi River-based line debuted in April 2012
  • Two-ship fleet includes world's largest paddlewheel steamboat
  • Inclusive pricing: dinner drinks, tours, precruise hotel
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95 American Queen Steamboat Company USA Cruise Reviews
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evandewater23
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We traveled in a party of 10: 4 boys aged 5-12, parents in their 70s (one w/ memory issues), and two couples in their 40s. We loved the service, delicous food, live music, custom drinks & friendly manner of all the staff. Our rooms ... Read more
Musicfan11
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my 4th trip on the American Queen this year. Quite frankly, I found the music to be addictive! The whole experience is quite nice, but the music is the biggest draw for me. All the musicians are top notch. I especially enjoy ... Read more
bemije
Member Since 2009
1 review
We had a great trip. Loved the accommodations, the size of the boat, dining options and quality of the food, high quality entertainment, educational experiences, hop on/hop off option and beautiful scenery. The population skewed to the ... Read more
ItheJD
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Following our journey over from the UK and a few nights in Atlanta and then New Orleans we boarded the American Queen - bliss. We have river cruised in Europe, China and Russia (as well as a couple of Ocean cruises) and this beats them all ... Read more
1901Phil
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Interesting places and wonderful and varied scenery. We were not disappointed. Starting in an area with 100 inches of rain a year and ending where there are just 8 Interesting calls in mostly ... Read more
Judesterrev
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Such a relaxing, layed back atmosphere. The crew are so pleasant and ready to help or assist in any way possible. There was an issue with one of the premium excursions and they were quick to listen and respond to feedback. The food is ... Read more
brenrnc1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I was looking for a cruise that would be stress free and relaxing. The American Queen fit the bill! Small ship cruising is my preference! All crew members were AWESOME. From the deck crew to the stateroom attendant (Theresa) to our ... Read more
Nora Charles
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
8 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Columbia River Clarkston to Portland We don't want to repeat other reviews so just some additional information some may find helpful. Cabin:- All cabins seem to be the same size. Some have a double bed; some have 2 single beds. ... Read more
SFW
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We took this Pacific Northwest river cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. I really wanted a more intimate experience than a large ship/liner and this 220+ passenger boat was a perfect fit. From arrival to the hotel, to transportation ... Read more
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jsal
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Cruised from Cincinnati, OH to Alton, IL. There are various types of cabins to choose from. Our cabin had an outside door an inside door to the hall ( 2 entrances). Nightly entertainment, two dining times for main dining, but there is ... Read more
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PaulaJP
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This is our second cruise with The American Steamboat Company, the first was on the Amercian Empress, now this one of the American Queen. These are the best cruises I have ever been on as far as food quality, relaxation, attitude of staff ... Read more
MelbDemon
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
This was our fourth river cruise in a row having done the rivers of Europe in past years with Australia Tour co Scenic. This boat was significantly bigger in both people & size(400 pass v 160 pass) with significant differences in ... Read more
Rebel2386
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
452 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken quite a few cruises on mid to larger ships. We were tired of the big cruise ship/company experience, as every ship seemed to offer the same food/activities, etc, and decided to take a river cruise in the USA. ... Read more
Jerry1049
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our cruise starts in Memphis with an overnight stay at the Sheraton. We weren't very impressed with this hotel or the breakfast laid on for all the passengers making this overnight stay. On to the boat and we were on deck 4 in an ... Read more
gold1959
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
156 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Taking the Civil War paddle-wheel cruise down the Mississippi has been my US Army Ret. history-buff husband's dream (and mine) for many years- his father actually did a "Huck Finn" thing as a young man, shoveling coal on a ... Read more
phudgins
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
6 days into 7 day cruise up the lower mississippi on the American Queen and very relaxed, full and happy. Started in New Orleans and stayed the Hilton Riverside overnight, very nice and easy to transfer to steamboat. Crew members are so ... Read more
George Werderich
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This being our fifth trip on the American Queen we had high expectations. And once again they were fulfilled. The service is excellent, the food wonderful and plentiful and very available. The shows are wonderfully staged. The onboard ... Read more
olebiddy2000
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed August 2015
My sisters and I AKA "The Texas Happy Ladies" just returned from our 15th trip on the AQ. We traveled on the upper Mississippi. St. Paul to St Paul. We had a wonderful time. The lure of the boat is the fact that it is the ... Read more
binkie11
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Cruised on the American Queen from St Louis, MO to St Paul, MN on August 2, 2015. Trip began with an overnight stay in St Louis. While at the hotel, we completed embarkation paperwork. I was informed that I had been moved to second ... Read more
m_mannim
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a riverboat cruise up the Mississippi, from St. Louis to St. Paul on the American Queen steamboat. What a relaxing way to travel on the Mississippi. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this trip, as it was a step back ... Read more
evac93rd
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We cruised from Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR 18-26 July 2015 on the American Empress. Everything was seamless on this cruise except for a couple of things that were not the cruise lines fault. The travel agency that had reserved the ... Read more
Isako
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We met the American Empress in Clarkston WA, so we flew into Spokane WA and stayed at the luxurious Davenport Hotel in Spokane. American Queen Steamboat Co pays for your stay at the Davenport, including a great breakfast buffet the next ... Read more
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DQ smile
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was my Fifth cruise on the AMERICAN QUEEN. Due to high water on the Mississippi River we could not board in St. Louis, as planned. But the company contacted my group to let us know of the change in plans. As a veteran river ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
33 reviews
67 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The American Empress is the 2nd ship for American Queen Steamship Co and plies the Snake and Columbia Rivers in Washington and Oregon. Like the American Queen (AQ), the American Empress (AE) is a paddlewheel ship but AE is diesel powered ... Read more
GailA2462gail
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The American Queen is a beautiful gracious lady, old fashioned in style, wonderfully appointed, and lovely. Traveling aboard her is similar to staying in the Waldorf, the Plaza, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Sailing on her on the ... Read more

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