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American Queen Steamboat Company First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

American Queen Steamboat Company
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10 American Queen Steamboat Company First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Dmodj avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Exceeded My Expectations


This 5 day cruise from New Orleans to New Orleans was a perfect introduction to cruising on the American Queen. I could not have imagined anything better. The weather was beautiful and everything was nearly ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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John O T

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Opulent Luxury

Any mention of the Mississippi brings to mind Mark Twain and stories of life on the river. Things have changed since that era but we found a way to recapture the history and atmosphere of those times. We did it by ...
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Sail Date February 2016

ladyjrh avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Feelin' like a Queen on the American Queen

Service was excellent, food was out of this world great and shore excursions were wonderful. This was my first cruise and I highly recommend it to everyone I know-this boat is like a home away from home with ...
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Sail Date December 2010

kdawn32 avatar


1 Review Written

A great way to sit, put your feet up, and relax.

If your looking for a very laid back cruise with amazing food and outstanding service check out the American Queen. We went from New Orleans to Memphis. I hear running the river down stream gives you a little more ...
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Sail Date November 2015

grandslamhomer avatar


2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Following Lewis & Clark's Footsteps

My wife and I took an American Queen Steamboat Company Cruise on The American Empress Steamboat last week, traveling up the Columbia and Snake Rivers. We have been on 30 international large cruise ships, but this ...
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Sail Date October 2015

Alstromeria avatar


2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Glad We Went

Corrections/rebuttals of other reviews: There is a toilet on board the busses. We did not have the female Riverlorian – ours was Lawrence and he was very interesting and informative. I attended all of his ...
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Sail Date June 2015

RyanS avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First-timer: Wow! Going again ASAP.

OK, just recently returned from a weeklong cruise aboard the American Queen (Memphis to New Orleans), and wanted to give a detailed review for others who might be considering a riverboat cruise too. As a first-timer ...
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Sail Date May 2015

asksphinx avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Upstream on The Columbia River

A good friend and myself took the first cruise of the season on the American Empress. We were greeted at the dock by a very friendly petite woman (Lyndie) offering to help with our bags. We checked into a lush 2 ...
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Sail Date April 2015

Sillyworth avatar


1 Review Written

An Excellent Way to Enjoy the Lower Mississippi River and the Delta Region

We are not cruising people and therefore cannot compare this with other ocean or river cruises, but this trip is surely about the special feel of the boat. the river and its culture and the theme of the particular ...
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Sail Date March 2015

tom0445 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The American Queen Is Quite Enjoyable

We sailed from New Orleans to Memphis and were very pleased with the experience. We were in suite 513 and it was clean and well furnished. I had wanted to have a private balcony, but was glad I didn't get one ...
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Sail Date March 2015

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