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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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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
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
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
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
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
oldbonnets42
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
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
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
85 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
8 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
0 forum posts
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
Kathymannion
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I recently did a week long cruise on the upper Mississippi on the American Queen. Gliding up the river on this paddle wheel boat was a great way to experience our mid west. The overall experience was excellent. The food was great (10/10) ... Read more
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
10 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
5 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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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

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