2 American Queen Steamboat Company American Empress Entertainment Cruise Reviews

The trip was recommended to us by a longtime friend and we wanted a paddle boat experience. The trip was was a very enjoyable experience. The evening shows were super with some very talented performers. The food was above our general ... Read More
The trip was recommended to us by a longtime friend and we wanted a paddle boat experience. The trip was was a very enjoyable experience. The evening shows were super with some very talented performers. The food was above our general expectations. We have sailed many times on river boats and ocean liners and this was an easy match to our other cruises. There were very interesting and informative lectures throughout the trip. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, they made the trip special. We will be going on other cruises with American Queen Cruise Line in the future. The American Queen is a beautiful ship and well kept. It is very comfortable The officers of the American Queen are very friendly and managed the ship very well., But the exception is that this trip is not for everyone if you want Diamond International and a ship that contains a casino this is not a cruise line for you. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
I chose this US waterways cruise because 1) I had never done a river cruise before, 2) it is fully in the USA so no worries about difficulty returning to my homeland, and 3) a steamboat is intriguing. The American Empress is an intimate ... Read More
I chose this US waterways cruise because 1) I had never done a river cruise before, 2) it is fully in the USA so no worries about difficulty returning to my homeland, and 3) a steamboat is intriguing. The American Empress is an intimate boat with a capacity of approximately 220 passengers. It offers beautifully appointed cabins with private verandas. Housekeeping is personalized and the same attendant serves you all week. Embarkation is as easy as can be with luggage awaiting your arrival in the cabin. Once aboard, a presentation is offered to acquaint the travelers to the location of key venues and to meet the staff serving you during the cruise. The ship is easy to navigate, elevators and stairways easily visible, clean environment, and comfortable areas to meet or have conversations. Dining is spectacular with a more upscale dining room as well as a casual lounge. Both serve a variety of menu items and the food is very well prepared. Delicious! The staff obviously enjoy their jobs and interact with all passengers in a friendly, playful yet professional manner. Absolutely delightful. Ports of call are interesting, based in history of the area, and shore excursions deepen one's knowledge of the area. The on board Riverlorian also details what you are seeing as the cruise follows the Columbia River. This is not a cruise for youngsters (one must be 18 to be on board). It is definitely primarily an informational cruise. The on board entertainment is twice nightly, delightful, fun, and engaging. I would, and will, go again! A fabulous trip, fun and enjoyable. LOVED it all! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
American Empress Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.5 4.5
Entertainment 4.5 4.5
Public Rooms 4.5 4.4
Fitness Recreation 3.5 3.0
Family 1.0 3.0
Shore Excursion 4.5 4.4
Enrichment 5.0 4.5
Service 5.0 4.7
Value For Money 4.0 4.2
Rates 4.0 N/A

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