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American Queen of the Mississippi River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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"Crew and staff were always friendly and helpful. The open dining was a great option. Food and service was excellent We loved seeing new parts of the United State that we had never visited begore. We..."Read More
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Summer on the Mississippi

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

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Rrguitars1966
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Long time lurker, first time poster! We just returned from a cruise on Queen of the Mississippi ship (actually at the airport - flight delayed! Thank you American Airlines!) on the New Orleans to Memphis route. Overall it was an enjoyable cruise, but I will agree with some other comments I’ve seen on these boards that it seems the biggest struggle for ACL is having a crew that is trained and ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


round trip cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi - Memphis to New Orleans and return

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rhflachbart
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

This cruise was selected because we had not been exposed to the Southern States along the Mississippi We were interested in learning about the history of the South and more about the Civil War and the plight of the slaves. This itinerary offered what we were looking for. We explored plantations, cemetaries, historical sites, modern day and antebellum architecture. The buses provided for these ...
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Sail Date: May 2021


We love small ship cruising!

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

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Lyndab3
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Crew and staff were always friendly and helpful. The open dining was a great option. Food and service was excellent We loved seeing new parts of the United State that we had never visited begore. We enjoyed being in different port each day and the variety of excursion opportunities. The onboard lectures, classes, etc. were excellent. We enjoyed the evening ...
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Sail Date: May 2021


Cruising from Memphis to New Orleans on a STEAMBOAT!

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

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tadams61
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

My wife and I were celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary on April 20th, 2021 and after not being able to do ANYTHING the previous year, I wanted to do something special. Neither of us had ever been to either Memphis or New Orleans so when I found this cruise it was just what we were looking for. Not only that, but the ship is a STEAMBOAT! We also signed up for the 2 day Elvis and GRACELAND ...
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Sail Date: April 2021


One of the best cruise

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

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startravler
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose American Cruise Line because they have a good single traveler policy. The also have single cabins. The entire staff were friendly, helpful, and professional. No complaints about anything Love it. Room was clean and very nice n I have sail with American Cruise Lines 4 times. I will also cruise with them. I think they are the best small cruise line. The dining experience was great. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Not Up To The Standards or Other Cruises We've Taken

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

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JC Cruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

On day 1, we arrived at Lambert's Landing in St. Paul to find no boat at the dock. When we called the office to find out why, they said there was a last minute change and the boat had been docked in Red Wing, MN and that we would have to find our own way there. No company rep nor a bus was at the dock to update us and transport us to Red Wing, though they did say they would pay for the taxi ride ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Worst Cruise Ever

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

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LVSeltz
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Boat was dirty, bug infested, food was fair, service was terrible, speaker was clueless to anything about our destinations. Time in port was very short, if you got on 2nd bus for a tour, you missed out on most of the tour do to lack of time. Entertainment started out pretty good, by the end of trip it is not so good. People were nice, however, they were always apologizing for lack of ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Mississippi River cruise

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

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Meadon
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Cruise began in New Orleans (on my bucket list) and we went on a Wednesday and our cruise didn’t begin until Saturday, so we had time to see NOLA or a couple of days. The French Quarter was having a music festival so it was packed with people, but some of the food vendors had some delicious food. We boarded the ship Saturday AM and got underway at 1:00 PM heading towards Memphis, with various ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Not what we expected....

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

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lolawpb
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I almost didn't write this review as I feel that we were not the demographic that this cruise caters to and comparing it to our other cruises might be unfair. However, if we had known a few things upfront, we could have made a better decision or been more prepared for what we got. The boat: The boat is very cute. The rooms are adequate in size but furnished in a drab and cheap-looking ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Rolling on the river

Review for Queen of the Mississippi to North America River

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DAKCNJ
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First, the cruises offered by ACL are geared towards mature audiences - 60's and up, although there very people much younger on this cruise. Actually who's on the cruise really doesn't matter to me, as long as people are enjoying their experience. I have taken 7 ocean cruises and on rivercruise (20 years ago). If you are expecting in your face activities and craziness, pick something other ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

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