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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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padrek
Member Since 2009
30 reviews
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my fourth AQ trip - Columbia/Snake River, Ohio River, lower Mississippi and this one on the upper Mississippi from St Louis to Minneapolis/St Paul, MN. As always AQ trips start with an overnight in the embarkation port - this ... Read more
shrumster
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our third cruise on the American Queen...what a pleasure, again. We went from Cincinnati to St. Louis. You've never been on a realistic river cruise until you've been on the American Queen steaming the waters of the Ohio or Mississippi. A ... Read more
DQ smile
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
apiquet
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I am not a professional reviewer, and this is just my opinion. Two years ago my wife and I cruised down the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans and we returned enchanted by our voyage. So much so that we decided this years to ... Read more
DebMike1990
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was an impulse trip that my husband wanted to do. I thought going on this trip might be a little boring. Boy was I wrong. First of all the boat is beautiful. Fully renovated in the true style of the time. Our room had a veranda and it ... Read more
Steamboaters2
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
In 1995, we took our first trip on the Grand American Queen (and a number of trips since then) so I had to be on board for her 20th birthday celebration. I booked back to back trips to be on board during her launch anniversary as well as ... Read more
MarshaPB
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Definitely a cruise for older folk. My family and I plus friends took this cruise because we thought it would be a pace good for our special needs girls.....and it was. If you are looking for a cruise jammed pack with activity, this is ... Read more
GailA2462gail
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
RyanS
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
OK, just recently returned from a weeklong cruise aboard the American Queen (Memphis to New Orleans), and wanted to give a detailed review for others who might be considering a riverboat cruise too. As a first-timer (I've never been on any ... Read more
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KirbyLiam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is clearly the most opulent steamboat ever built. The decor was beautiful. Everywhere I looked, there was great detail and beautiful craftsmanship, and all the main areas of this boat were unique and grand. The highlights of the boat ... Read more
Sue bee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I enjoyed the cruise as I just retired and it was very relaxing. It wasn't what I expected for sure. Just turned 60 and would be one of the youngest onboard. We played bingo which turned out to be quite fun. Ha! The staff were very ... Read more
LeeJudy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The boat itself is an interesting experience. It is like stepping back in history which is lovely. The food was below average. I heard this comment from other passengers as we were all at the airport on our way home. Some of the ... Read more
Puttie
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The boat was very nice and old fashion. Housekeeping for the rooms needed improving. Sheets were not changed in a whole week nor were the wrinkles in the sheets even smoothed. Dust lines along the edges of the floor needed to be removed. ... Read more
tom0445
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed from New Orleans to Memphis and were very pleased with the experience. We were in suite 513 and it was clean and well furnished. I had wanted to have a private balcony, but was glad I didn't get one after I saw the boat. Being ... Read more
Sillyworth
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are not cruising people and therefore cannot compare this with other ocean or river cruises, but this trip is surely about the special feel of the boat. the river and its culture and the theme of the particular trip. For this we give ... Read more
Iguzzu
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
We booked and paid for the cruise over 9 months prior to departure to ensure we had a confirmed early dinner booking as one of the party has a medical condition that prevents them from eating late at night. On arrival we were given our ... Read more
Janetsilverlegend
Member Since 2012
1 review
79 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed March 13th. We arrived 3 days early and enjoyed New Orleans. The Hilton was expensive, and had lousy water pressure. The trip began well, but we were stunned at the noise levels for our cabin. Walls are paper thin. Maintenance ... Read more
firstcarolinaho
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Have been on numerous cruises & on several river cruises previously. Thought I would try the "Mighty Mississippi", so I booked on the biggest steamboat ever to sail that river. Trip was New Orleans round-trip, New Years ... Read more
setfortravel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had been on big ship cruises but not a boat cruise so this was a first. We went over Christmas when they had a 2 for 1 rate. Otherwise it is too expensive for an 8 day cruise. I wanted to see the plantations and Vicksburg. They ... Read more
ewphillips1999
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Our family, grandparents, parents, and teenage boys went on the Christmas cruise from New Orleans to Vicksburg and back. Seven nights. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to other families. Yes, the average age was 70+ but this ... Read more
Maeshel
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
87 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
First time river cruise. We enjoyed it very much Food: The food was better than I expected. Can't say that I had a meal I didn't enjoy. Only time there was a problem was at 1 breakfast. Mom is a diabetic and they didn't have sugar free ... Read more
purrcycat
Member Since 2010
1 review
77 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Voyage Our voyage on the American Queen was from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA and was Elvis-themed. It left on December 6th and finished the morning of December 13th. We spent seven glorious nights on the Mississippi! Pre-cruise Hotel ... Read more
Kayaklady
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
First the pros - the food was terrific and the staff is excellent. The cabins are tiny and very dark. Our first cabin was right over the engine, we could not sleep so we requested a change and got it. There were very few activities, very ... Read more
Geraldmacboingboing
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
First sailed on the Queen when she was new (1998) so was interested to see how she has fared during this time with multiple owners and being mothballed. The good news she meet all our expectations and a few more. Our trip was themed Civil ... Read more
Martysteam
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We have been on many cruises (11), four of them river cruises. I am a history buff so the ship itself is important to me. The American Queen is the only Steamboat with overnight passengers in the U.S. Even the engine room is amazing to ... Read more

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