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American Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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My wife and I celebrating our 50th anniversary!
View from the top deck of a sunset in Beaufort
Lobster mac and cheese - a very good lunch entree.
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A less than perfect cruise!

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

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good4us
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had been receiving mailers from American Cruise line for years and chose them for our return to cruising after a hiatus due to Covid. We were promised the ship would be no more than 80% occupancy due to Covid. This was not the case as several other passengers commented the ship was at 100% of capacity. Our next problem arose at the Red Lion hotel in Portland. We had been informed ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Queen of the West is very old equipment

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

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jabaker
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We enjoyed enjoyed exploring the Columbia River Gorge. A riverboat is an excellent way to get to see this part of country. From other passengers that had been on American Cruise Lines I would hear consistently that they had good experiences on some of the companies other trips. However, anyone booking on this ship should be aware that this a very old and barely maintained boat. The boat is ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Wonderful trip!

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

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Kathiej
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I loved American cruises so much that I just came back from a second one. I took one earlier this year. I felt safe from Covid- everyone has been vaccinated on board, and we all had covid tests before embarkation. That made for a very comfortable, secure trip. It's nice to get to travel after all this time and not feel worried about the virus. The ship itself had a lot of old world charm. ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Relaxing, Informative, Delicious

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

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john whiteside
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We enjoy river cruises as opposed to ocean cruises. We enjoy the silence of the river, and the history surrounding it. On this Lewis and Clark themed cruise along the Snake and Columbia Rivers in Washington and Oregon, we relived a most important part of our nations past, forged in part by these two infamous explorers. Great shore excursions and presentations by the River Historian added to the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Cruising down the Columbia Snake River

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

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gourds3743
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Doing the Lewis and Clark riverboat Cruise has always been on our bucket list. This seemed to be a good time of the year. Queen of the West is an older boat and is very intimate. Bedroom very small but haven’t spent much time in it but to sleep. Several places where you can sit, watch the scenery, read or visit with the new friends you meet daily. Crew very attentive and Edgar to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Awesome cruise along the Columbia River

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

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A Knitter
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were a little hesitant to sail on the Queen of the West after reading some reviews here on cruise critic and other sites. We spent the night at the Red Lion Inn in Jantzen Beach. Hotel was very nice and the restaurant was as well. The ship was docked within walking distance of the hotel. The crew was so well organized and had our luggage in our cabin by 9:00. We had cabin suite 402. There ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Beautiful scenery and wonderful cruise

Review for Queen of the West to Pacific Coastal

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Optimist22
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I wanted to experience the area from the perspective of the river itself. I have traveled with American Cruise Lines before and wanted to do it again. The ship is one of the oldest in this fleet, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The cabin was a little small, but as a single it was adequate. The common areas were lovely; very comfortable furniture and a great place to just relax. The captain ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

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flyaz2018
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river cruise, she had no real expectations and so it was a great experience for her. For us, this was the first and probably last US based river cruise. All of our experience is on Viking ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Very disappointed

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

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Bruce1968
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to see the northwest and brochures for American Cruise lines was inviting. The queen of the West American Cruise Line trip was very disappointing. The ship was old, food mediocre, overpriced, noisy going through the locks. The young staff, wait staff, while they try hard are only part timers. The stops were boring, except for the Snake River jet boat. , sad to pay so much and be let down. ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Scenic Cruise of Two Rivers

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

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Bigbird87
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because it offered an opportunity to see parts of the US that we had not visited. We specifically chose this itinerary because it gave us a chance to reunite with old friends in our embarkation city of Portland, OR. This was our second cruise with American Cruise Lines and I have to say that they have improved their service since our first cruise almost 10 years ago. ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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