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American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Queen Steamboat Company
American Duchess
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

6

Very Good

2

Average

1

Poor

2

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

14

Romantic Cruises

6

Cruises for the Disabled

3

Group and Theme Cruises

3

Family Cruises

2

14 American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Nformato

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

American Duchess - Great staff and shore excursions!

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We traveled on the American Duchess during Christmas time on a Nashville to Memphis Cruise. It was absolutely beautiful. The boat and some of the towns were decorated for the holidays truly making it a unique ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MECR2020

1 Review Written

Prison Ship for the Elderly provides no sternwheel and substandard food

I chose this cruise because it had always been a dream of mine to cruise the Mississippi on a sternwheeler. I made it specific to my on-line discount travel clearinghouse that it had always been my dream. Firstly, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ginny033

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded My Expectations

I was very excited to take a trip with the American Duchess as I have been on other river cruises in the past, but mostly in Europe or other parts of the world. I knew this cruise would be different being in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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joek

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded My Expectations

Entire boat was reserved for Road Scholar members for this cruise. Instead of the standard one day stay in New Orleans with tours, Road Scholar had two before boarding. The food and service was outstanding, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Lkbennett

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Delightful Getaway

This cruise was chosen by a neighbor in my community, Sun City Palm Desert California, who organizes group trips. I was fortunate to be invited to join the group, and because I was cruising without my husband (who ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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shrumster

19 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Beautiful boat

AQSC has river cruising figured out. The Duchess is an awesome vessel and continues the tradition of first class river cruising started by her mother, the American Queen. Our cruise from Nashville to Chattanooga ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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wjplkp

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A great time but with multiple issues

Although we are listing a bunch of issues that we encountered, we had a great time on our Memphis to New Orleans cruise. The cabin, dining, staff, hop on-off and premium excursions met and/or exceeded our ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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grandslamhomer

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

" Great Trip Up The Mississippi "

My wife and I booked a great 23 day Cruise up the Mississippi River. Teri Robbins the agent I purchased the cruise from at American Queen Steamboat Company Office, was AWESOME ! Every time I called or e-mailed her ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Garyveeder

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bucket list trip

We chose the American Duchess as it was mainly suites and fewer quests. We went from Memphis to New Orleans, The cabin was very comfortable and not confining. There was a house band that was good would have liked ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Ravens68

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Never again !

Chose this cruise because it was a new vessel and we wanted to sail the upper Mississippi. Instead of leaving from St. Louis we were bused to another city and sat for several hours. This American Duchess ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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scottfree

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas holiday river cruise, Memphis to New Orleans

My wife and I have done 29 cruises, mostly ocean but several European river cruises. My wife likes new ships so we decided to do the American Duchess. Overall, the ship is fine but we seemed to notice that dinning ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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KeithPettersen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

American Duchess- Not wheelchair friendly

Several members of my mom's family took a cruise on the American Duchess, from Memphis to New Orleans, Oct. 16-23. There was a pre-cruise hotel included in Memphis, the Peabody Hotel on the 15th. First, ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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wilbur91

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

My wife and I selected this cruise as we have traveled the world, yet never have seen our own backyard and wanted to check off the bucket list by visiting the Mississippi River. The riverboat was evidently a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Ravens68

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

This new ship should never had sailed. Every department was miserable !

This was a brand new vessel that was sailing from New Orleans to Red Wing, Minnesota. We were interested in the shore excursions of which 3 did not take place. Our cabin was missing furniture, closet hangers, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


American Duchess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.8
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment4.54
Public Rooms5.04
Fitness Recreation3.53.1
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.03.8
Service4.53.9
Value For Money4.03.2
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