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Originally built in 1996 for the defunct Delta Queen Steamboat Company, the 436-passenger American Queen sat dormant between 2008 and 2012, after its owner went bust. But you just can't keep the world's ...
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seagoingRN
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Gommy8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We joined another couple on this riverboat cruise without much planning. Although we were unable to get a stateroom in our preferred category, the one we had was satisfactory. Should we travel with American Queen again getting the larger ... Read more
PaulaJP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Wayno1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
The boat was fantastic, the serving staff were quite good(Troy in particular was very funny, personable and attentive). The efforts that people went to for my wife and daughter to satisfy their dietary requirements was excellent. Getting ... Read more
MelbDemon
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 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
mattstur
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We had wanted to do a Mississippi river cruise for years and finally did it. I did quite a bit of research before we picked a cruise and I'm very glad we chose this one. I'm convinced it was/is the best. The embarkation process was very ... Read more
Orlando td
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
On a tour group..was staff tour director for cruise. This cruise was billed, like all American Queens...as a 5 star tour.....food, accommodations, activities. I'm giving it a 3 at best and that's pushing it. Nice enough people on board ... Read more
sarann1943@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We had traveled outside the USA and wanted to see the south without driving. We embarked in Memphis and steamed down the Mississippi. The condition of the ship and our accommodations were better than we expected although the rooms near ... Read more
Kernst
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My husband and I sailed from New Orleans to Memphis with the American Queen. We loved the ship, with it's back in history approach to making the experience truly the way it would have been. The ship was filled with antiques, had lovely ... Read more
JackG1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Service and people are outstanding. Food is also outstanding. During our meals, the service was outstanding with a lot of personal attention. The offshore events were more interesting than I anticipated. Personal attention was around ... Read more
Frequent Cruiser41
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
For $700 a night per person, we expected decent food and service. Neither was provided. Prior to booking, we confirmed that they could handle a gluten free menu since my husband has celiac disease. They assured us they could. The menu ... Read more
KailuaAl
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We did the 7 night New Orleans to Memphis cruise. After cancelling a Mediterranean cruise due to the terrorist activity in Europe, we looked into a river cruise on the American Queen. We did a river cruise on the Mosel and Rhine Rivers ... Read more
cgr17
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My grandparents wanted to go on a cruise up the Mississippi and I had always wanted to see New Orleans so I came with. I was not aware that there would be absoloutely no one my age (21) on the ship, which made it less enjoyable. Obviously, ... Read more
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AngolaPirate
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Came in two days before sailing to check out New Orleans. Drove from Jupiter, Florida. First few to board and get set-up. Crew went out of their way to make your happy. Excellent food in main dining and the Front Porch. Super wait staff ... Read more
martini128
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We did a "American Queen Steamboat Company" Cruise- New Orleans-New Orleans on 5/8/2016. The 8th included the Hyatt Hotel and on the 9th we boarded the Boat. We have been on many cruises both big ships and river cruises, in ... Read more
Happy Traveler Girl
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband always wanted to cruise on the "Big Muddy", the Mississippi River, and we decided the American Queen Steamboat Company offered the nicest options. We followed their suggestions, arriving a day prior to embarkation and ... Read more
lee l
Member Since 2009
1 review
28 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is an amazing cruise! The ports and shore excursions were excellent, the food very well presented and excellent, the staff was very warm and accommodating, the entertainment was outstanding and they had the best musicians.....we never ... Read more
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theurkauf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Wow, was I impressed with the amazing job they have done on refurbishing the American Queen. What an amazing vessel. I had taken a bunch of people with me and we all enjoyed the food for sure, loved the attitude of the dining room waiters ... Read more
Kfranksigs
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
So delighted with our experience here on the American Queen that I am writing from our cabin before we disembark in a few hours! Really so much to say about this experience that words cannot measure up to our week spent on the American ... Read more
Jerry1049
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
155 forum posts
3 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
Margarethannah
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
New Orleans and the Mississippi was our dream holiday and this cruise ticked all the boxes. We explored the town for 3 days using the sightseeing bus which stopped outside our hotel,the superb Hyatt Regency. We transfered with ease and ... Read more
fuzzybear390
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was a really great trip. To me the major attraction is the Mississippi River itself and I was able to spend hours on my veranda watching the river and watching middle America pass by at seven miles an hour. The food was ... Read more
potterca
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our first ever river cruise was on the American Queen from New Orleans to Memphis. This very unique journey on a genuine 400 passenger Mississippi River steamboat was fabulous in every way. The embarkation and disembarkation processes ... Read more
Dmodj
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This 5 day cruise from New Orleans to New Orleans was a perfect introduction to cruising on the American Queen. I could not have imagined anything better. The weather was beautiful and everything was nearly perfect. Accommodations ... Read more
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