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American Queen Steamboat Company Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Nez Perez Indian Special Guest Performer
Upper Deck Dinning area and Back Patio
Upper Deck Buffet
Appetizer of clam seafood
Cruiser Rating
4.2
Very Good
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Bumpy start, but the staff onboard and the scenery along the rivers made the cruise special.

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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Julie04005
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was was my first river cruise, but I traveled with three others who had traveled with AQSC before and love river cruising, especially the HO-HO opportunities offered by AQSC. They agreed, this cruise was a letdown. We sailed from Clarkston to Portland and I’d recommend that sailing, especially if you are a Lewis & Clark fan. You get to experience the changing scenery and follow their ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Safe and Secure During the Pandemic

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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digcruising2
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was the third actual cruise for the American Empress after the reopening. We started from Clarkston WA and sailed down the Snake and Columbia Rivers. The cruise was fairly full and the crew was slightly short handed. But the officers and assigned people filled in marvelously well. The cabins are small and compact on the Empress but most have private verandas. Food was American style, ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Exciting Trip, Less spectacular dining

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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pdtravelers
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Given the restrictions of Covid-19, we were very pleased to be seeing the Pacific Northwest. We were confused when the initial embarkation staff did not seek our vaccination status, we had to insist to show it. The American Queen Steamboat Company did their best to maximize safety and minimize disruptions. The Columbia/Snake River experience has been educational and reaffirming of the ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


The overall cost is not worth the product

Review for American Queen to North America River

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Pamgoes
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Pre-cruise: We arrived in Memphis a day before the boat was to depart and stayed at the Riverboat Company hotel, the downtown Sheraton. In spite of having read a few negative reviews, we were well pleased with the hospitality shown us by the staff from our first greeting by the bellmen, front desk staff, early check in provided, service in the restaurant for dinner (on our own), and the comfort ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi Pamgoes, Thank you so much for your review. Your thoughtful description is appreciated. It looks like there are a few areas where we missed the mark. We can’t get better without feedback...

Sail Date: December 2019


Awesome Experience

Review for American Queen to North America River

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vicky4trips
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I took this cruise in December and we were pleasantly surprised. The food in the dining room was good but not always as hot as I would prefer. The same is true in the Front Porch buffet. The servers and staff are very friendly and attentive and our housekeeper was always there for us. The entertainment is good, but the piano player was a little off key at times. The hop on hop off ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi vicky4trips, We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! Our partners at Shore Excursions take pride in providing these unique experiences. We are grateful for that...

Sail Date: December 2019


Great Cruise with Christmas Theme

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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jandcinpa
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Over the recent Christmas holiday, we had the privilege of cruising on the Grand American Queen Steamboat. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed the experience. The staff and crew went out of their way to provide an absolutely wonderful experience. There was some minor improvements necessary in some areas, but what holiday would be complete if everything was perfect. Ship – They ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi jandcinpa, What a kind review! What really stands out is your comments about our genuine hospitality. Our crew is our heart. Regarding the HOHO’s, Christmas time shopping on the lower...

Sail Date: December 2019


Awesome as Always

Review for American Queen to North America River

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shrumster
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Love American Queen Steamboat Company and the American Queen Steamboat. Cruised many times with this company and it remains our favorite. The American Queen is a classic riverboat giving you the feel of the old steamboat days, but with all the conveniences of a modern cruise ship. The boat has a elegant theme with a casual, easy going and relaxed atmosphere. The cabins are comfortable with ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi shrumster! Thank you so much for sharing your glowing recommendation. Loyal guests like yourself make us feel so loved! Being surrounded by America's history every day is a role we take...

Sail Date: December 2019


The BEST way to see the Columbia River!!!

Review for American Empress to North America River

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Amble Along
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

In November I traveled with a small group of 10 on the American Empress steamboat-style Cruise. The group absolutely LOVED the trip and the ship! The food was incredible- truly top notch! We even had lobster tail! The meals were always artfully prepared and served by the kindest, warmest staff I’ve encountered on a cruise ship. Every meal was an event. During our scenic rides cruising the ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Dear Amble Along, It's so exciting to picture the appetizers and Hot Toddies while watching sea lions and eagles! Just perfect. The scenery on that cruise is spectacular. Multnomah Falls is...

Sail Date: November 2019


Great until we both got a stomach bug on the boat

Review for American Queen to North America River

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mmyeats
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked both a pre-cruise stay in Memphis and a post-cruise stay in New Orleans. They were great. We made use of the trolley passes in Memphis and visited several of the included attractions. The Sheraton hotel in Memphis was very nice. We appreciated that we could check in for the cruise at the hotel. Great idea! The cruise started out great. Soon we started to hear that guests were sick ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi mmyeats, We’re glad to hear that you overall enjoyed your cruise! So sorry you became ill. In accordance with CDC guidelines, American Queen Steamboat Company highly recommends that...

Sail Date: November 2019


First River Cruise . . . and not our last

Review for American Empress to North America River

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RealJewell
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had been wanting to try a river cruise, especially after watching the size of ocean-going cruise ships balloon until some can carry more than 6,000 passengers. The American Empress beautifully accommodates just over 221, with an attentive crew of 88. Our Category C cabin--212--was cozy, but well laid out so that we had plenty of closet space and storage, even in the bathroom. Yes, the shower is ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

RealJewell - you live up to your name! What a gem you are for sharing such a thoughtful review. To say that our "staff was unfailingly cordial, professional, and attentive," just knocks it...

Sail Date: November 2019


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