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Put your feet up, grab a book, and let the scenery soothe you. There's just something about gliding down one of the United States' greatest rivers that calms the soul. But sailing the Mississippi (or Ohio) ...
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66 American Queen of the Mississippi Cruise Reviews

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pmakofka
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
for the experience of a river cruise we chose this one. The length seemed right and we wanted to see the south. Being able to do a pre & post stay was also why we selected this cruise. We have done about 10 cruises in the past- but ... Read more
Cruisngbuddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
If you want to be around other people and develop new friendships this is the cruise line for you. We also loved the fantastic service given from the crew from very friendly crew members that are recruited from colleges across the US. They ... Read more
LWoodC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were referred by a friend/colleague who had been on more than one cruise with this company. The cruise is designed for more mature passengers which was very nice. No one was loud, rude or drunk on this cruise. When I considered that ... Read more
chetandmary@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We are experienced ocean cruisers who wanted to give river cruising a try, as well as stay in the USA. This was a round trip, New Orleans to New Orleans, on a paddle wheeler. The average age of the guests (about 185) was 75-80 with many ... Read more
enarver
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The cruise left New Orleans, went up to Vicksburg, Mississippi, and returned to New Orleans. Highlights included 3 plantation homes (each very different), a working cotton plantation with roots going back to the late 1700s, and the ... Read more
Ckligfeld
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a delightful introduction to River-cruising in the USA with American Cruise Lines up the Mississippi. Their attention to every detail made the trip pure pleasure for us. And we thank their wonderful chef for accommodation to our ... Read more
Carolina Senior
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Best experience anyone could imagine unless their are more hours in a day. Staterooms, bath, and balcony were exactly as advertised with room to share for two. Ideal to be able to listen (or not) to river historian on ship radio broadcast ... Read more
americancruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Everything was taken care of for us from before we arrived at the ship. We arrived and was greeted by a familiar face - a crew member that we had sailed with in the past. The service throughout the cruise is highly personalized due to ... Read more
Shimano1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was cruise number five for us on American Cruise lines and we continue to be impressed. This time we did the upper Mississippi river from St. Paul to St. Louis. We picked the week that a Mark Twain impersonator was onboard and it was ... Read more
JasmineS
Member Since 2013
1 review
103 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We embarked from a dock very near to the St. Louis Gateway Arch. The walk down to the boat was somewhat steep but assistance was offered and we left our luggage with crew near the roadway. River travel is laid back and easy. We ... Read more
pathcat
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose back to back one week trips for this adventure. I have traveled on American Cruise Lines many times on many ships and have never been disappointed. This trip was on the paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi. I flew to Memphis ... Read more
MOOLA
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Traveling from a northern plain state we cruised from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans, LA. It was interesting to see the differences in the history and cultural influences as we moved further south. The shore excursions were great ... Read more
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MISSISSIPPIMUSHROOM
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
With just 24 hrs. Notice and no chance to respond, we were advised our cabin was being changed to a "slightly smaller" one on the same floor. when we boarded, we were shown to a single cabin stuffed to the walls with a queen ... Read more
jsherwig
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We followed the Lewis and Clark Trail on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. We are veteran river cruisers (Europe) but this was our first with ACL and first in the USA. The open seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner gave us an opportunity to ... Read more
crawshaw04
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Our first cruise with American was on the Columbia River. We were so pleased we signed up for another cruise before we left the Columbia. This most recent cruise was from Minneapolis/St Paul to St Louis in August, 2015. The food service ... Read more
Dutchactor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
NEVER, EVER AGAIN! If you book a cruise after reading my review below, all I can say is “I warned you.” We booked back-to-back Mississippi River Cruises in August, 2015. First one was from St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO: the ... Read more
Di4mae
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd cruise with ACL and we enjoyed it just as much as the first two. The coast of Maine is beautiful and the excursions they had chosen for us to chose from were great. The entertainment on board was enjoyable and loved the ... Read more
lprice
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise. We met many people who had many trips under their belt and listened to their tips and information. Our stateroom was fantastic and the balcony was so great day and night. I am a birdwatcher and saw many I ... Read more
Terph
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was our first cruise with ACL. We had a great time visiting small towns like Petersburg, Kake, Haines, Skagway and sailing through Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay. The trip was fun and educational with local experts on board providing ... Read more
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The Nerons
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was our first cruise with ACL. It was wonderful! I enjoyed our cabin-with a view of the coast of Maine. It was just stunning. Watching Maine go by with the lighthouses was like being in a movie. In fact, the city of Bath was used ... Read more
judinsd
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We embarked the Queen of the Mississippi in New Orleans, this was our first small boat cruise, what a wonderful experience, no lines or waiting EVER. The boat went north on the river up to Memphis, they had interesting & informative ... Read more
abduckett
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise with ACL and one of the best so far. It's hard to select my favorite place during the cruise because there are so many 'favorites'. We love the 'small boat' cruise experience and this particular cruise is ... Read more
suzieinhb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a wonderful cruise. The food, the staff and service was excellent. I especially liked the smallness of the ship and guests. They were 53 of us and it was so nice to meet people from all over. I have booked my next cruise. ... Read more
cruiselazy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time cruising of any type. Picked a small ship since we didn't want to be over whelmed with people. Mostly had a great time. Met some great fellow cruisers, and some excellent dedicated staff. Cabin steward/wait-staff were great. ... Read more
stamperg@verizion.ne
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First time cruiser of any type. Excellent experience. Was impressed by attitude of crew and staff. Food worthy of "name" chef restaurant. Service excellent and correct and always with a small and friendly attitude. Special ... Read more

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