Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

American Queen Cruise Review by travel_lady

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > American Queen Cruise Review by travel_lady
American Queen
American Queen
Member Name: travel_lady
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: U.S.A.
Cabin Category: A
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
See More About: American Queen Cruise Reviews | U.S.A. Cruise Reviews | American Queen Steamboat Company Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 3.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
iCruise.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow
red arrow


Ship Facts: American Queen Review (by Cruise Critic!)
American Queen - first season --- they try very hard !!!
The American Queen Steamboat Company has only been operating since April of this year (2012) and with a financial contractural mandate to staff the ship with at least 30% Memphis-residents, they definitely have a learning curve regarding service and consistency to overcome. However, having said that -- the only "negative" worthy of mention -- the crew had an amazing "can fix it" attitude and went out of their way to rectify issues and please the passengers. As a simple but poignant example, they serve 24/7 on the "front Porch" food, cookies, snacks, ice cream etc. While the cookies were great, there were not any chocolate chip ones -- my favorite. I ran into the chef and asked "why not" -- and, amazingly, 15 minutes later, he personally appeared on the deck holding a tray of hot fresh-out-of-the-oven delicious chocolate chip cookies -- and provided them every day for the rest of the cruise. The food, while on that subject, was uniformly delicious with beautiful variety and great presentations -- all cooked to order -- not the "mass production" of most cruise lines. The shore excursions, most of them included in the fare, were well organized, mostly interesting and exceedingly convenient and accessible, even for those with disabilities. There was plenty of outdoor deck seating and places to simply relax and unwind as well as nightly entertainment. The cruise we took had a "Civil War Theme" and there were associated informative lectures as well. We have cruised on many lines and to many places around the world but paddlewheeling on the Mississippi and associated rivers of mid-American proved to be one of the most relaxing experiences of our lives.
Publication Date: 10/08/12
More American Queen Cruise Reviews

Read the previous American Queen review Read the next American Queen review

Like This Review?



More U.S.A. Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's American Queen Review
American Queen Steamboat Company Cruise Deals
American Queen Steamboat Company Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.