• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

North America River Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruiser Rating
3.9
Average
37 reviews

Filters

1-10 of 37 North America River Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


It was awesome

Review for American West (formerly Queen of the West) to North America River

User Avatar
Shctaylor
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

This cruise was really amazing, the staff was very friendly and always there to help with anything or answer any questions you have. The cabin was spacious and clean. The beds are very comfortable and we slept great every night. We just can't wait to go on our next adventure with them. The excursions were fun and there was lots of information given about all the spots we stopped at. The busses you ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2022


Small ship river comfort

Review for Pearl Mist to North America River

User Avatar
MEileenD
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

For our first trip into unknown territory after Covid, we decided on a smaller river ship down the St. Lawrence Seaway. The PearlMist was the perfect size, about 100 rooms--every one of them with a balcony--and laid-back. We're not into a Las Vegas sized and style cruise. We much prefer a passenger experience that was manageable and comfortable. Pearl Mist provided it. The good things about ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2022


Authentic paddlewheel ship with a bright new interior

Review for American West (formerly Queen of the West) to North America River

User Avatar
Bond,James
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

America West is one of the last authentic paddlewheel ships you can experience. We sailed on this cute little piece of nostalgia in July 2022. She had apparently just undergone a beautiful renovation of her interior. Now she has the same bright and modern decor as ACL's newer ships. The Columbia/Snake River is a beautiful itinerary and the Lewis & Clark themed cruise was a piece of history ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2022


Amateur Hour on Not a Luxury cruise

Review for Pearl Mist to North America River

User Avatar
Kay S
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The embarkation for this cruise was Milwaukee, WI, but that choice is not available on this form. The reverse trip is Toronto to Milwaukee. We took the cruise that ended in Toronto. The cruise is advertised as a Great Lakes tour. This cruise is nothing like described in the brochure. Embarkation was chaotic, mostly because the staff didn't know what to do. The staff included everyone from ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Queen of the West is very old equipment

Review for American West (formerly Queen of the West) to North America River

User Avatar
jabaker
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We enjoyed enjoyed exploring the Columbia River Gorge. A riverboat is an excellent way to get to see this part of country. From other passengers that had been on American Cruise Lines I would hear consistently that they had good experiences on some of the companies other trips. However, anyone booking on this ship should be aware that this a very old and barely maintained boat. The boat is ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2021


Pearl Seas Cruise on the Great Lakes

Review for Pearl Mist to North America River

User Avatar
Myrtice
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

While we knew this ship obviously caters to more elderly travelers, we chose this cruise for the itinerary and a small ship experience. We’d wanted to see this part of the country and this looked like a great way to do it. We’ve cruised a lot, but always on large ocean-going ships. We were very pleased with our experience on Pearl Mist. The cabin was spacious with lots of storage and outlets. ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2019


Cruising down the Columbia Snake River

Review for American West (formerly Queen of the West) to North America River

User Avatar
gourds3743
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Doing the Lewis and Clark riverboat Cruise has always been on our bucket list. This seemed to be a good time of the year. Queen of the West is an older boat and is very intimate. Bedroom very small but haven’t spent much time in it but to sleep. Several places where you can sit, watch the scenery, read or visit with the new friends you meet daily. Crew very attentive and Edgar to ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Canadian Maritime and St Lawrence Seaway combined with Great Lakes and Georgian

Review for Pearl Mist to North America River

User Avatar
GermanCutie
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

I've read many reviews about many cruise lines. I believe that people that are dissatisfied are way more likely to post a review than those who are completely happy with their experience. I'm going to be as objective as I know how. The only area in which I'd give a low mark is the internet connection ability. It was slow to non-existent as well as unpredictable. If you're a person who needs ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2019


Awesome cruise along the Columbia River

Review for American West (formerly Queen of the West) to North America River

User Avatar
A Knitter
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were a little hesitant to sail on the Queen of the West after reading some reviews here on cruise critic and other sites. We spent the night at the Red Lion Inn in Jantzen Beach. Hotel was very nice and the restaurant was as well. The ship was docked within walking distance of the hotel. The crew was so well organized and had our luggage in our cabin by 9:00. We had cabin suite 402. There ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2019


Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

Review for American West (formerly Queen of the West) to North America River

User Avatar
flyaz2018
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river cruise, she had no real expectations and so it was a great experience for her. For us, this was the first and probably last US based river cruise. All of our experience is on Viking ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2018


Find a cruise

Any Month
Family Cruises Cruise Reviews to North America River on Other Cruise Ships
American Cruise Lines American West (formerly Queen of the West) Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to North America River
American Cruise Lines American West (formerly Queen of the West) Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to North America River
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

Share your feedback

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent