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Chicago to the USA Cruise Reviews

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The Land of Lincoln (Illinois River)

Review for American Countess to U.S.A.

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runner19492002
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Always a fun adventure with American Queen Countess! We are a very fit 73 and 72 year old married couple. Most passengers on the ship are near our ages. Many have mobility issues and there are often times of waiting particularly on the buses and getting on and off the ship. I wrote a previous review ("Life on the Mississippi") in July 2022 regarding the American, Countess. All the negative ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hi runner19492002! We are disappointed to hear about the tug boat and missing Hannibal. We are glad you noticed some things have improved. Thank you for your feedback! We will pass it along...

Sail Date: August 2022


Chicago to St. Louis on the Countess

Review for American Countess to U.S.A.

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CruisinCadie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are a retired couple in our mid-70's. This was our 14th cruise, 2nd river cruise. We sailed on the Countess last May and had such a great time we decided to take another cruise on her. While this cruise was not as great as the previous one, we still had a good time. I really love the ship. The layout is so convenient and everything is close together. The grand lobby and bar with the ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hi CruisinCadie! Thank you for leaving feedback. We are glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your cruise. We regret to hear about the tug boat and missing Hannibal and will be sure...

Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Major Disappointment and False Marketing

Review for Ocean Navigator to U.S.A.

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VirgilMathias
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having had a very good experience on the American Queen Sternwheeler, New Orleans to Memphis previously, we were not hesitant to book the Great Lakes cruise and recommend to another couple who also booked it. Wow, the two cruises couldn't have been different. I'll break down our comments. Precruise Hotel. Chicago Hilton nice hotel, a bit dated but elegant. Breakfast provided next morning but ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hi VirgilMathias! We are disappointed to hear that you found your experience to be not a great value for the cost. We will pass your feedback along to the vessel....

Sail Date: August 2022


Choose Another Line

Review for Ocean Navigator to U.S.A.

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djett
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having taken three previous cruises with American Queen (Upper Mississippi, Nashville to Memphis, and the Columbia River) my wife and I were expecting the same excellent cruise experience on the Ocean Navigator cruise from Chicago to Chicago (June 4-19) which we just completed. We received just the opposite. Had this been our first voyage with American Queen lines, we would not even consider ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hello djett! Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy many aspects of the cruise. We will pass this information along to the crew....

Sail Date: June 2022


Great Cruise

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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librarian
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

We traveled the Great Lakes from Chicago to NYC via the Welland Canal, 4 Great Lakes, Erie Canal, Lake Sinclair. Only Lake Huron was a bit rough for a day. Our cabin was basic 8 by 10. Separate shower and stool, 2 drawers and about 15 hangars. Next time I would upgrade to the 10 by 13. Food was outstanding. Yogurts, rolls, fruit, hot cereal and then 2 warm dishes either, waffles, French ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Interesting itinerary, small ship with great meals and good entertainment

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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cnhborl
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Having been on over 30 Ocean and river cruises all over the World we wanted to spend more of our time and money in the United States. This cruise offered an interesting itinerary most of which we had never visited. We prefer small - medium size ships over the floating malls and their crowds. The staff was excellent, friendly and very helpful, the meal selections good and varied and the sizes ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Not worth the expense

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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4palmsprings
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We heard it was a nice trip through the Great Lakes with lots of history, so we choose Pearl Seas Cruises after checking another lines out, cause even though it was more expensive, it looked to be a better boat with a good itinerary. First let me start off by saying from the book you received about the trip, it stated one day on the lakes with no stops, which was false advertising cause there ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Outdated, Small and expensive

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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jespinach
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We took the Pearl Mist 11 night cruise from Chicago to Toronto last August 2018. This cruise is targeted for people 75 years an older, many of which need assistance. That's ok but it should be clearly stated. Let's start by saying the good things: 1) Stateroom and bathroom are very big. 2) Probably the best thing was the Staff, they are very friendly and helpful 3) Food was ok. 4) Drinks are ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Better than expected

Review for Grande Caribe to U.S.A.

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namcmc
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We were looking for a tour in the United States as we had traveled in France on the Canal du Midi last year. We were interested in seeing parts of the country we had never visited and enjoyed traveling the Great Lakes, Erie Canal and Hudson River. The boat while not luxury was very comfortable. The food was EXCELLENT as well as the servers and chefs. Snacks were always available although meals ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Underwhelmed

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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rknarf
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

If you want to way over. pay and get a marginal cruise in return this one is for you. The cruise should be at least 3 to 4 days less and the price cut by 60%. At no time did they exceed my expectations. Food was average, except for three ports of call very boring, ship HVAC system terrible, entertainment very marginal. The only two positives I can give. you are the room size and the crew. ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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