American Heritage (formerly Queen of the Mississippi) Review

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Jeannine Williamson

American Cruise Line's paddlewheel riverboat American Heritage -- formerly Queen of the Mississippi -- combines modern amenities with design elements reminiscent of the days when steamboat paddlewheelers plied the Mississippi River in the early 19th century.

The 150-passenger American Heritage offers larger than average staterooms, ranging from 300 to 600 square feet, with 60 square foot balconies. Amenities include floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto the balconies, gourmet coffees and breakfast room service. The ship began life in 2015 as American Eagle.

There are seven public lounges, ranging from the large Magnolia Lounge -- where complimentary cocktails are served each night before dinner -- to the cozy Mark Twain Library and Chart Room. The main dining room, adorned with chandeliers, is open seating and accommodates all guests in one sitting. Complimentary beer and wine are served with lunch and dinner and free soda and water is available throughout the day. Light refreshments are also available in the Sky Lounge on the top deck.

Other facilities include elevators to all decks, outdoor exercise area and putting green, guest laundry and complimentary WiFi. American Heritage offers various week-long itineraries on the Mississippi from March through December.


Passengers: 150
Crew: 43
Passenger to Crew: 3.49:1
Launched: 2015

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American Heritage (formerly Queen of the Mississippi) Cruiser Reviews

Loved it!

We all really enjoyed cruising the Mississippi River. My favorite excursion was Houmas House. The food was first rate.Read More
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couple2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

It's terrible to have them lie to us!

Always wanted to see the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, we only had about 2/3 of the river experience before we were diverted to bus travel.Read More
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many10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Ohio River

I would however caution that because the Ohio River is 981 miles long with 21 locks and another 200 or so miles on the Mississippi some of the port calls are too short.Read More
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couple2-5 Cruises

Age 60s


Thank you, American Cruise Line and the entire staff of the AMERICAN HERITAGE for making this one of the greatest memories of our father's life!Read More
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