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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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JackG1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
4 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
13 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
3 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
5 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
7 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
4 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
2 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
9 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
0 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
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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John O T
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Any mention of the Mississippi brings to mind Mark Twain and stories of life on the river. Things have changed since that era but we found a way to recapture the history and atmosphere of those times. We did it by taking a trip on the ... Read more
teamchops
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
wow! We had a great 3 night cruise staying in both the best suite on the boat (501) and a room with no windows (541) Both rooms were perfect! 4 of us went (me, my husband, sister and 89 yr old mom- for her birthday!) The small room was ... Read more
intrepidone
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We booked this New Year's river cruise about 6 weeks before embarkation. All of the information arrived timely. The Hilton Riverside was perfect as the pre-cruise hotel. The embarkation went smoothly. The luggage was transported from ... Read more
billkaren72
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
On arrival at the Sheridan a parking attendant offered me a "deal" to save me money on parking if I paid him cash, no receipt of course. Embarkation hotel wasn't prepared for guests. Several walked out of restaurant after ... Read more
phudgins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
ccatron_rn@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 3rd AQ cruise and a major disappointment! The food was awful, not even truck stop quality. the pastries and bread were store bought instead of home made. the sauces/gravies were congealed in an unappetizing glue when served. ... Read more
kdawn32
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If your looking for a very laid back cruise with amazing food and outstanding service check out the American Queen. We went from New Orleans to Memphis. I hear running the river down stream gives you a little more time at the history ... Read more
Jean A.
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Every one of the crew is amazingly friendly. They all want you to have the absolute best cruise experience possible. Kris Kelso, deckhand, really made my cruise when he let me squeegee the deck. His friendly smile and accomodating ... Read more
islandgull
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We went from St. Louis to St. Paul up the Mississippi River. This was a new area for us to see...and we had a great time. It was fall foliage..but the leaves had not changed yet. We really enjoyed visiting the towns along the river. ... Read more
djett
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our ship check-in was done at the DoubleTree St. Paul Downtown where we spent the night before the cruise. The process was efficient and since we were traveling with a group of twelve, our dining room tables had already been assigned. We ... Read more
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