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jjfratt
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
The cruise was wonderful...Our hotel accomadations at embarkation were very nice, and very comfortable. The ship docked right outside the lobby for easy access. Once onboard, the experience was better than expected... The crew were very ... Read more
DonnaFrankel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We picked this cruise because it had a swing dance band. The band members were each outstanding musicians and wonderful to listen to, but this was not a dancers band. Some songs went 8 minutes or were jazz pieces that were hard to dance ... Read more
sanmatt1
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this trip because it was a Big Band Cruise on the Mississippi. We were also very interested in the stay in New Orleans and in the tours that were offered at the various ports. The ship itself was very attractive and ... Read more
mbplumpton
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
My husband expressed interest in a Mississippe River cruise. I booked immedately on a last minute so price was what drew me however, will definitely book again. It's a wonderful cruise. The food is excellent...a great menu selection ... Read more
mpfund
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
282 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it was one high lighting Big Band music. We started out with an included night at the Riverside Hilton. Unfortunately, our stay coincided with Mardi Gras so the hotel was jammed with rowdy celebrants. The ... Read more
aaallison
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Fortunately, we chose the cruise for the itinerary, not the customer service. First hint regarding the lack of attention to detail throughout was that although the travel agent asked the company to send the documents directly to us due to ... Read more
JaneEllen
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise was OK, but not as good as other cruises I have been on. Rooms were small and needed clocks. Would have preferred open dinner seating rather than assigned seats. Riverlorian was interesting, but day time activities for those ... Read more
Berthyett
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
After an interesting three days in New Orleans, it was time to join the American Queen – the largest steamboat ever built. Check in at the Hyatt Regency Hotel was a little cumbersome and whilst in theory a very good idea, in reality ... Read more
evandewater23
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
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
Niagara quilter
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Loved the music. The musicians performed almost all the time. Riverlorian spoke daily about the Mississippi River, its depth, vessels, floods, accidents. Food was good, menus could be improved. Breakfast and lunch buffets were well ... Read more
Musicfan11
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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
Gypsewmn
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Over a year ago, I was invited by friends to join them on this cruise. They have done many excursions of one kind or another, but not I. We chose the Memphis to New Orleans because of the cities and length of the cruise. We spent time in ... Read more
djett
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
43 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second cruise on the American Queen and based on our previous cruise had high expectations. A pre-cruise one night hotel stay is included in the cruise. We stayed at the Airport Marriott and it was very nice. The next morning ... Read more
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Rivertwin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
A wonderful look at America's heartland on a beautiful steamboat! Food is excellent - the grilled salmon was moist, and the bread pudding with whiskey sauce a real treat! The cabins are clean, and chocolates on one's bedtime pillow is a ... Read more
vand1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The brochure promised a week on the upper Mississippi in some comfort on a genuine stern-wheel riverboat with evening entertainment from the 50s-60s big band era. It didn't disappoint. Food and service were excellent and our top deck cabin ... Read more
ItheJD
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 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
UKHelenM
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted a quiet river cruise, and, thought the website for this Mississippi River cruise made the Steamboat cruise sound ideal for us. We also wanted to tie the cruise in with visits to both Memphis and Nashville. We ... Read more
taylordjw
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We wanted to see the northern fall colors along the Mississippi River. Even though the cruise itinerary was changed due to weather conditions, the modified excursion was relaxing and very enjoyable. The wait staff in the dining room, Ky ... Read more
Bonnie R
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My river cruise on the American Queen was one of the best things I've ever done and that's saying a lot after a 35-year airline career! A Mississippi River paddlewheeler has been on my bucket list since the Delta Queen and Mississippi ... Read more
Judesterrev
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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
7 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
new cruiser 2010
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
41 forum posts
11 helpful votes
North American River Cruise on American Empress: Positives-Lovely Riverboat. Very wide hallways. Large staterooms. Staff very customer-service oriented. HOHO buses in every port. Delightful cruise director team. Bikes available ... Read more
jsal
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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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gjeffries2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Cincinnati was not an option on this website to make a review, but cruise was Cincinnati to St. Louis. Loved every aspect of this trip. So much to see and do from Cincinnati along the Kentucky Bourbon trail towards Louisville and points ... Read more
seagoingRN
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We decided to take this cruise up the Mississppi River over the 4th of July; one, to celebrate the holiday, and two to see a bit of our country. The passengers were a bit older crowd and the overall dress was a little less causal when ... Read more

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