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American Queen Steamboat Company Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Queen Steamboat Company
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Senior Cruises

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Group and Theme Cruises

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35 American Queen Steamboat Company Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Safsimcowz

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lewis & Clark Expedition

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Embarking from the port of Clarkston, Washington and disembarking in Portland, Washington aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company Empress. The staff went out of their way to assure that passengers had an ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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PBFoodie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too many changes

We so enjoyed our “Civil War” cruise on the Duchess that we booked this trip “In the Footsteps of Mark Twain”. Two days before departure we were told due to the high waters the trip was changed -every port ...
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Sail Date July 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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Barnet Bob

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overpriced, poor quality

We chose this in order to see the Southern states of USA .We are experienced cruisers .The moment we set foot on this boat we knew it was not going to be very good.The boat smells musty and damp .When we were shoen ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Rachel Wu

8 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Smooth sailing up the Mississippi River

there was a credit of $800.00 from a previous sailing with the American Queen Steamboat company. We wanted to try the American Queen - the biggest of the 3 ships in the American Steamboat co. We were waiting ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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SOCALTWO

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed - did not meet expectations

Engine noise and vibration in our cabin and on the aft dining deck were bad. We had several equipment failures, delays getting off the boat in several ports and having to miss one port totally. Our tie-up in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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barrow

5 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Southern nostalgia with style

8 night 'big band' round trip from New Orleans to Vicksburg.Feb March 2018. If you like nostalgia and an unusual cruise, this is great. American Queen is quite new, so good plumbing, but all her features are 19th ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Sonofbill

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great River Boat Cruise

My Wif on the wanted to do a River Boat cruise. We did one in 1986 on the Mississippi Queen. She was the sister boat to the American Queen and Delta Queen. We had a great time but the average age was at least 70 ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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southtown

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cool & Scenic Columbia River Gorge

We chose a destination with cool weather and new scenery. North Texas summers are hot, oppressively hot. We had not traveled often enough in Washington and Oregon. This cruise not only gave an opportunity to see ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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jcneff

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Upper Mississippi River cruise goes south

I always wanted to travel on a paddlewheeler and chose going on upper Mississippi since I was very familiar with all the ports on other cruises offered. Unfortunately rains had caused very high water and the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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bjs20ett

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lewis and Clark

This was our first American river boat cruise. We have done Europe and Russia. We were very pleased with the boat and the cruise overall. We left from Spokane where we did a pre-cruise tour of the city and then ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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mwjack

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent Adventure

I chose this cruise for two reasons 1) I had traveled on the American Queen and had a great time and 2) the Snake and Columbia Rivers were places I wanted to explore. That being said, one must be philosophical ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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sanmatt1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The American Queen exceeded all of our expectations!

We chose this trip because it was a Big Band Cruise on the Mississippi. We were also very interested in the stay in New Orleans and in the tours that were offered at the various ports. The ship itself was very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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DonnaFrankel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

American Queen

We picked this cruise because it had a swing dance band. The band members were each outstanding musicians and wonderful to listen to, but this was not a dancers band. Some songs went 8 minutes or were jazz pieces ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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mbplumpton

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

The BEST cruise we have ever been on

My husband expressed interest in a Mississippe River cruise. I booked immedately on a last minute so price was what drew me however, will definitely book again. It's a wonderful cruise. The food is excellent...a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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JaneEllen

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nottaway Plantation and Nachez

This cruise was OK, but not as good as other cruises I have been on. Rooms were small and needed clocks. Would have preferred open dinner seating rather than assigned seats. Riverlorian was interesting, but day ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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xxcarey

1 Review Written

AMERICAN STEAMBOAT COMPANY IS THE BEST

Best trip of our lives! The quality was superb! The staff was of the highest quality as was the food and entertainment. I was shocked by the excellence of everything. From the songs of Michaelyn Obry to Kris who ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Rivertwin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mississippi Memories

A wonderful look at America's heartland on a beautiful steamboat! Food is excellent - the grilled salmon was moist, and the bread pudding with whiskey sauce a real treat! The cabins are clean, and chocolates on ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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vand1234

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Rolling on the River

The brochure promised a week on the upper Mississippi in some comfort on a genuine stern-wheel riverboat with evening entertainment from the 50s-60s big band era. It didn't disappoint. Food and service were ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Bonnie R

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

One of the Best Things I've Ever Done!

My river cruise on the American Queen was one of the best things I've ever done and that's saying a lot after a 35-year airline career! A Mississippi River paddlewheeler has been on my bucket list since the Delta ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Kernst

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Do It!!!

My husband and I sailed from New Orleans to Memphis with the American Queen. We loved the ship, with it's back in history approach to making the experience truly the way it would have been. The ship was filled with ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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martini128

2 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise and Staff

We did a "American Queen Steamboat Company" Cruise- New Orleans-New Orleans on 5/8/2016. The 8th included the Hyatt Hotel and on the 9th we boarded the Boat. We have been on many cruises both big ships and river ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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theurkauf

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A taste of the 1800's in today's luxury. Wow!

Wow, was I impressed with the amazing job they have done on refurbishing the American Queen. What an amazing vessel. I had taken a bunch of people with me and we all enjoyed the food for sure, loved the attitude of ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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billkaren72

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

What they don't tell you!

On arrival at the Sheridan a parking attendant offered me a "deal" to save me money on parking if I paid him cash, no receipt of course. Embarkation hotel wasn't prepared for guests. Several walked out of ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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