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American Queen
American Queen
Member Name: harborgirl2
Cruise Date: May 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: U.S.A.
Cabin Category: A
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Mississippi River on American Queen
We were very impressed with the American Queen. The personnel on board could NOT have been nicer or more helpful. They went out of their way to be accommodating whenever they could.

Our room was very nice.(5th deck) Huge bathroom, which is wonderful. The mattress and bedding were very, very comfortable. Tiny closet and tiny chest of drawers. No clock (or one that didn't work). Would have liked plastic shower caps and mouthwash as part of the toiletries provided. This was an expensive room!

The food was great in all 3 places: the main dining room, the Front Porch and the River Grill. I might add that the River Grill was outstanding, as was Chef Taylor. His food preparation, presentation, plus his wonderful dispostion was great. We would have eaten our dinner up on the River Grill more times if we hadn't already made friends with our dinner-mates for the main dining room each evening. But I did taste all Chef Taylor's food, and it was wonderful, a few things better than the main dining room. The Front Porch had food 24/7, on the lighter side, but that was great, also.

We can't say enough about the performers for the nightime Grand Saloon shows.

Especially the Hooray for Hollywood. Outstanding! Jackie and Bob, in the Engine Room Bar, also outstanding. Phil the pianist was always playing in the Captains Lounge. You could literally "follow the music" the whole trip. Something I really enjoyed.

The 6 piece band - outstanding!

Some of the small towns that we shopped in along the river were not the most interesting. Helena was a very depressed town, not much to see. So was St. Francisville.

This is NOT a cruise for younger people. I think anyone under the age of 55 would hate it. The majority of passengers were edlerly, many with walking aids, etc. The crew was extremely accommodating to people who needed wheelchairs to maneuver the levees, and helped in any way they could, and were always so good-natured about it. We were lucky to hook up with two other couples our own age (65-68).

I would take this boat again without a moment's hesitation.

Publication Date: 05/27/12
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