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American Queen Steamboat Company American Queen Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Queen Steamboat Company
American Queen
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26 American Queen Steamboat Company American Queen Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Traveler711

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Experience on the American Queen

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We sailed on the American Queen from New Orleans to Memphis in March of 2019. Due to mother nature the river was too high on the river when we sailed. The American Queen had to make a few adjustments from our ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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coop1ny

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

American Queen, a Grand Lady of the Ole Man River

To the Cruise Reviewers…Here’s a Breaking News story….The American Steamboat Company’s American Queen is NOT A CARIBBEAN CRUISE FUN SHIP…..That’s the rewarding thing about this wonderful Steamboat…..So ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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last spring break

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not worth the high price

We wanted to do a paddleboat River Cruise and our friend that owns a travel agency suggested we try this ship. The ship and the crew were fantastic. However, we found no out that people that booked in the month ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Justbeginners

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Almost Perfect!

We had been recommended the American Queen by a close friend, who is quite choosy so we felt confident all would be prefect! Not quite! Disappointed with quality of some of entertainment. Particularly the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cesaltz

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Cruise on a Five Star Ship that turned out to be a Cruise on a 3 Star Ship

We (my wife, myself, my daughter and her spouse) had always wanted to try a US Cruise Ship on the Mississippi River, We started at New Orleans and traveled to Menmphis, the hotel the ship chose was a part of the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Artquest

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous trip, fabulous crew

We had sailed on the American Queen several years before and were happy to book this for a family cruise celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We were, all together, a party of 13. We sailed from Memphis to New ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Rachel Wu

8 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Smooth sailing up the Mississippi River

there was a credit of $800.00 from a previous sailing with the American Queen Steamboat company. We wanted to try the American Queen - the biggest of the 3 ships in the American Steamboat co. We were waiting ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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I Luv Steamboatin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

US River Cruising Perfected!

I have enjoyed well over 30 cruises on America's Inland Rivers. The American Queen Steamboat Company has perfected river cruising once again, with so many extras too numerous to mention. The scenery is beautiful, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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grznuts

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

great thanksgiving week cruise

lots of fun on this cruise! although the ports don't look like there is much there, if you take time to explore they are very interesting! service is fine-not exceptional, but adequate. Ship is not luxurious, but ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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evandewater23

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fantastic way to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary

We traveled in a party of 10: 4 boys aged 5-12, parents in their 70s (one w/ memory issues), and two couples in their 40s. We loved the service, delicous food, live music, custom drinks & friendly manner of all the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Rivertwin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mississippi Memories

A wonderful look at America's heartland on a beautiful steamboat! Food is excellent - the grilled salmon was moist, and the bread pudding with whiskey sauce a real treat! The cabins are clean, and chocolates on ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jsal

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ohio River cruise on the American Queen steamboat paddlewheel.

Cruised from Cincinnati, OH to Alton, IL. There are various types of cabins to choose from. Our cabin had an outside door an inside door to the hall ( 2 entrances). Nightly entertainment, two dining times for ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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PaulaJP

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise, Horrendous Pre Cruise Hotel!!

This is our second cruise with The American Steamboat Company, the first was on the Amercian Empress, now this one of the American Queen. These are the best cruises I have ever been on as far as food quality, ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Wayno1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent Staff

The boat was fantastic, the serving staff were quite good(Troy in particular was very funny, personable and attentive). The efforts that people went to for my wife and daughter to satisfy their dietary requirements ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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JackG1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Trip through the past in the USA

Service and people are outstanding. Food is also outstanding. During our meals, the service was outstanding with a lot of personal attention. The offshore events were more interesting than I anticipated. ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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cgr17

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good: If you're above the age of 50

My grandparents wanted to go on a cruise up the Mississippi and I had always wanted to see New Orleans so I came with. I was not aware that there would be absoloutely no one my age (21) on the ship, which made it ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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AngolaPirate

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

American Queen River Cruise

Came in two days before sailing to check out New Orleans. Drove from Jupiter, Florida. First few to board and get set-up. Crew went out of their way to make your happy. Excellent food in main dining and the Front ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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teamchops

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

THANK YOU Kim B., Kelvin, Adam, and Kris K. and the rest of the awesome staff

wow! We had a great 3 night cruise staying in both the best suite on the boat (501) and a room with no windows (541) Both rooms were perfect! 4 of us went (me, my husband, sister and 89 yr old mom- for her ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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phudgins

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Steamboating in America

6 days into 7 day cruise up the lower mississippi on the American Queen and very relaxed, full and happy. Started in New Orleans and stayed the Hilton Riverside overnight, very nice and easy to transfer to ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Kathymannion

1 Review Written

A Great Experience on the Upper Mississippi

I recently did a week long cruise on the upper Mississippi on the American Queen. Gliding up the river on this paddle wheel boat was a great way to experience our mid west. The overall experience was excellent. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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DQ smile

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous

This was my Fifth cruise on the AMERICAN QUEEN. Due to high water on the Mississippi River we could not board in St. Louis, as planned. But the company contacted my group to let us know of the change in plans. As ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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MarshaPB

1 Review Written

Steamboatin'

Definitely a cruise for older folk. My family and I plus friends took this cruise because we thought it would be a pace good for our special needs girls.....and it was. If you are looking for a cruise jammed pack ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Maeshel

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

New Orleans Round Trip

First time river cruise. We enjoyed it very much Food: The food was better than I expected. Can't say that I had a meal I didn't enjoy. Only time there was a problem was at 1 breakfast. Mom is a diabetic and they ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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TexasRCH

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

AQ cruise is the worst one I have taken

My wife and I have taken 16 cruises and this was the worst one yet. But before I get to the problems, I will cover the general items. This cruise started in Cincinnati with an over night stay at the Hilton on June ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Travel lady

1 Review Written

American Queen - first season --- they try very hard !!!

The American Queen Steamboat Company has only been operating since April of this year (2012) and with a financial contractural mandate to staff the ship with at least 30% Memphis-residents, they definitely have a ...
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Sail Date September 2012


American Queen Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining5.04.2
Entertainment4.04.4
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.5
Family1.03.7
Enrichment5.04.2
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.03.8
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