An Unforgettable Week: Queen of the Mississippi Cruise Review by V951Martin
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An Unforgettable Week
Embarkation: New Orleans
We have been to the Mississippi River before, so we knew what to expect. When you take a cruise on it, the service on board is the most important. The service was so helpful with everything that we couldn't find a way to complain. Each crew person spoke English clearly, smiled and worked hard. If we had anything in our hands, they always offered to carry it. Jokingly, when we saw them carrying things we started asking if they needed a hand.
There are lots of areas on the ship for people to enjoy one-anothers company, and there are even more quiet recluses where you can read a book in piece or put your feet up and watch the river. Each area is decorated differently. The paddle wheel lounge is designed to honor the old Delta Queen. The only thing that doesn't seem like the Delta Queen in that room is that the couches are actually comfortable, its funny the small things you remember from years ago. The other lounges get out of the stogy history and give you a really good feeling. The upper lounge was my favorite. It was decorated with light colors, had wicker furniture, and had large windows which let in lots of light.
The stops along the way are always the same when you cruise the Mississippi River. They were Oak Alley, Natchez, Vicksburg, and a few others. We love each town, but they are small and don't change, so you when you get there you know what to expect. Each time you cruise there, the tours are also pretty much the same. History doesn't change much. The cruise director handled the tours well and dealt with changes as they came. He was calmer and more organized than most cruise directors.
What else... the food of course. Perfect perfect perfect. I want to take the chef home. They know how to cook and they know how to portion. The only thing that wasn't perfect was that one morning I had dreadful bacon - it was way over cooked. I think the server knew it was no good, so after a few minutes she offered to bring more. The replacement was the way bacon should be.
The week went by fast and we bought another cruise with American before we left. Next spring we are going to take a southeastern cruise on one of their other ships. Less
Cabin review: 407
Stateroom 407 is huge. I would guess 20x18 or so. The private balcony is also large and the sliding glass door makes the whole room feel even larger. The bathroom is a good size - definitely the largest we ever had on a cruise ship. It is a real shower (rare for a cruise ship) and has a nice sink and storage space. The closet is small but ample.
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