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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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Jerry1049
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
156 forum posts
7 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
3 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
16 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
9 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
8 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
1 forum post
6 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
9 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
26 forum posts
5 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
15 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
4 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
10 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
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
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
oldbonnets42
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We love the Queen! She is the most authentic paddle wheeler on the rivers! Great food, friendly crew and guests, wonderful entertainment and lectures. Furnishings are appropriate to the time of the glorious steam boats. You will relive ... Read more
islandgull
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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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DVCRUISEWORLD
Member Since 2011
1 review
88 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my fourth cruise on American Queen in 15 months, all different itineraries. I am usually an Ocean and Expedition cruiser, but I have totally fallen in love with American Queen. Unlike most river cruise ships, that have the charm ... Read more
Caroline Paulson
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
I sailed on the first Mark Twain theme cruise on the American Queen August 23rd. I suffer from vertigo which becomes massively worse if I lie down and turn my head. This means that I must sleep sitting up, usually in a recliner. I had ... Read more
George Werderich
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This being our fifth trip on the American Queen we had high expectations. And once again they were fulfilled. The service is excellent, the food wonderful and plentiful and very available. The shows are wonderfully staged. The onboard ... Read more
Mithril013
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We arrived late in the day at the Doubletree Hotel in St Paul and the AQ Desk was closed. We went up to our room which was more than adequate for an overnight stop and then went into the restaurant for a meal. I use the word restaurant ... Read more
olebiddy2000
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed August 2015
My sisters and I AKA "The Texas Happy Ladies" just returned from our 15th trip on the AQ. We traveled on the upper Mississippi. St. Paul to St Paul. We had a wonderful time. The lure of the boat is the fact that it is the ... Read more
Loves ducks
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
This was our 3rd cruise with AQ. We embarked in St. Paul and returned to St. Paul. This cruise was not the best. Our stay at the Doubletree in St. Paul was not up to the other hotels we have stayed in with AQ. Our room was very dirty ... Read more
binkie11
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Cruised on the American Queen from St Louis, MO to St Paul, MN on August 2, 2015. Trip began with an overnight stay in St Louis. While at the hotel, we completed embarkation paperwork. I was informed that I had been moved to second ... Read more
m_mannim
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a riverboat cruise up the Mississippi, from St. Louis to St. Paul on the American Queen steamboat. What a relaxing way to travel on the Mississippi. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this trip, as it was a step back ... Read more

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