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American Queen of the Mississippi River Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
Queen of the Mississippi
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

26

Very Good

2

Poor

1

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

37

River Cruises

35

Group and Theme Cruises

11

First-Time Cruisers

10

Family Cruises

9

35 American Queen of the Mississippi River Cruises Cruise Reviews


smartimarti avatar

smartimarti

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Ohio River

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We have not done cruised this river before. It is not offered that often and we just wanted to see some of the cities and sites on the itinerary. We had a hotel included for the night before we boarded the ship, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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liddibet

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable experience

A trip of a Mississippi Steam boat was an ambition we have had for a long time. WE struggled to arrange direct from the UK. An opportunity arose which we seized as it gave the opportunity to visit New Orleans and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Ct. Yankee

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Terrific Time

We did not want to leave the country.. Everything was great. Attention to details was superb The crew was very attentive and service oriented. The food was wonderful with plenty of good choices. Special ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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New Mexico Don

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mostly great

The cruise was supposed to go from St. Paul, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana but high waters in Minnesota required last minute changes in plans. American Cruise Lines (ACL) rescheduled us to start in Nashville ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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everyone12345

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Most Terrible Cruise Award goes to American Cruise Lines

Never take this cruise. They talk about some great tours and cancel many of them along the way. The food is not good, the service is mostly done by interns that are learning and it is super over priced for receiving ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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pmakofka

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

great trip!

for the experience of a river cruise we chose this one. The length seemed right and we wanted to see the south. Being able to do a pre & post stay was also why we selected this cruise. We have done about 10 ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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glendel2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lazy River, Great Views

We were used to cruising on large cruise ships, so this was a delightful change. We enjoyed the camaraderie of fewer people, great service while dining and stateroom attention. The entertainment was great. The ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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cruiselazy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A great way to spend a week doing nothing.

First time cruising of any type. Picked a small ship since we didn't want to be over whelmed with people. Mostly had a great time. Met some great fellow cruisers, and some excellent dedicated staff. Cabin ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Dutchactor avatar

Dutchactor

1 Review Written

49 Helpful Votes

The cruise from hell

NEVER, EVER AGAIN! If you book a cruise after reading my review below, all I can say is “I warned you.” We booked back-to-back Mississippi River Cruises in August, 2015. First one was from St. Paul, MN to St. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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jsherwig

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Queen of the West

We followed the Lewis and Clark Trail on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. We are veteran river cruisers (Europe) but this was our first with ACL and first in the USA. The open seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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judinsd

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful way to travel

We embarked the Queen of the Mississippi in New Orleans, this was our first small boat cruise, what a wonderful experience, no lines or waiting EVER. The boat went north on the river up to Memphis, they had ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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frebob

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mississippi River Cruise

We stayed at a hotel near the port in Memphis. The check-in process was smooth. The boat was in good condition and traveled on the river very well. Spending time on our balcony while going down the river was ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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StevieMcD

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Puget Sound

This was my 5th cruise with ACL. It happened to be in my neck of the woods so didn't have to fly to get there. The scenery was spectacular. I would have been content to just sit on the boat and sail around ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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kbrowning1235

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Inland Southeast Cruise

This was my first experience with American Cruise Lines. All aspects of the cruise was FUN! More training needed of the young service personnel for their sake. All personnel was courteous. Tours were interesting, ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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nitaburke@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our 50th Anniversary Cruise

This was our first time on this cruise line and we had a most wonderful time. The staff couldn't do enough for you. We were celebrating our anniversary and were treated to a special wine and just over all great ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Singoalla

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Quality cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi

This was our first cruise on an American Cruise Line ship. From the time we embarked on the ship in New Orleans until we disembarked 7 nights later, the quality of the service, the state rooms, the food, the ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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eaorja

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Think you're getting a paddle wheel cruise? Think again!!!

We looked forward to taking a cruise on the "Queen of the Mississippi". We decided to go on the trip for our 25th wedding anniversary. The trip was from New Orleans to Memphis. What a HUGE disappointment, to say the ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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wdrone

2 Reviews Written

A Great Christmas Cruise

We enjoyed our first "Christmas Away From Home", on board the "Queen of the Mississippi", along with 135 other passengers. Arriving a few days prior to the trip, we stayed at the Dauphine Orleans hotel in the French ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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billandjanie

1 Review Written

Another Great American Cruise Line experience

This was our third voyage with American Cruise Lines and, once again, we were delighted. Neither the cold or rain could lessen the crews enthusiasm to make this another great cruise. The galley prepared fine food ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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JRiley13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise on the Lower Mississippi

For our third cruise with American Cruise Lines we chose a trip down the Mississippi River from Memphis,TN to New Orleans, LA. As with the other two trips, we found the ship to be delightfully outfitted for our 144 ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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HDN2ACRUISE

1 Review Written

New Orleans to Memphis

This was my seventh cruise with American Cruise Lines and my first aboard the Queen of the Mississippi. This cruise was exceptional. The food was well planned, presented and varied. The option of half portions was ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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MissAndy

1 Review Written

Interesting but different cruise

Everything about this River cruise from Memphis to NewOrleans was first class. 1. Staterooms were spacious with the largest bathrooms I have experienced on a cruise ship. 2. Food was plentiful with lots of ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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DiDume

1 Review Written

Civil War Cruise April 5-12,2014

" Small cruising done perfectly " truly describes the experience. The staff are well trained, polite and very accommodating. Food and drinks were outstanding. Entertainment and "Toots" enhanced the overall ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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LINDYJ

1 Review Written

GREAT TIME ABOARD THE QUEEN OF THE MISSISSIPPI

I have read some of the less than satisfactory reviews of the Queen of the Mississippi and felt compelled to comment. I thought is was a wonderful trip and I am seriously considering another cruise with the line as ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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JDaykin

1 Review Written

Down the Mississippi River in Three Weeks

Many years ago, my partner, John, and I sailed from St. Louis to New Orleans on the American Queen... I always felt that trip was 'unfinished' as we missed the 'upper river'. When John died over a year ago, I ...
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Sail Date October 2013


Queen of the Mississippi Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Entertainment4.1
Public Rooms4.5
Fitness Recreation3.3
FamilyN/A
Enrichment4.1
Service4.4
Value For Money4
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