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American Queen Voyages Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Sun Deck. Only accessible by stairs. No bar service.
Sun Deck. Only accessible by stairs. No bar service.
Bathroom
Cabin 204. Only seating is chair or bed.
Cruiser Rating
4.2
Very Good
314 reviews

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Disaster

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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cmichaelcornely
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

From the beginning a Disaster Boarding through a dirty port gangway Very weak welcome aboard Dirty Boat Sparse crew Boat broke did not go for two days Food awful and cold Bars terrible Only 3 not open most of the time Only two bartenders Dirty glasses everywhere food, dirt on decks Cigarettes' buts on floor Housekeeper sporadic Ports ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hi cmichaelcornely! We are disappointed to hear that you found many parts of the sailing disappointing. We have passed your feedback along to our team....

Sail Date: September 2022


Loved learning about Corps of Discovery Expedition and the river locks

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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water kid
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The boat was period décor throughout. Having a little balcony was relaxing. I was on a Road Scholar booked trip so excursions were included and well arranged. Learning about the hardships of the Discovery Expedition, it was surprising that the trip was completed. The food in the main dining room was sumptuous with a variety of choices. I personally opted for the River Grill. It was more ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hello water kid! We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled you had an excellent time on American Empress. We hope to welcome you back aboard in the future!...

Sail Date: May 2022


pleasant, easy going cruise

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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roamgeorgia
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Staff worked very hard to please the guests. The crew continually displayed great enthusiasm and many wore more than one hat--and wore them well. Cabin was comfortable. Dining room food was very good for the most part with enough variety for a week on board. Excursions were somewhat limited due to inclement weather and location. Talented musical entertainers. Our first river cruise after ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hello roamgeorgia! We are thrilled to hear you had an excellent time sailing with us, despite the sporadic T.V. reception. We will make sure to pass your feedback along to our crew....

Sail Date: April 2022


Short Staffed

Review for American Queen to North America River

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Shortyman
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

For the first 4 days they were so short staffed that it was buffet only! So sick of eating lukewarm food and mass produced! Then they brought on enough workers to have service, at dinner only! Also all their other boats are fully staffed, heard that from a inside source. One bartender per bar, when they were open, should have had at least two, long lines. Wine offered? Maybe 8 types, and I can ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hello Shortyman! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy many aspects of the cruise, such as the food, wine, and service. We...

Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Slightly disappointing trip

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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AliWood
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was booked in 2019 for sailing in 2020, but eventually we did it in April 2022. New Orleans to Memphis. Check in at the Hilton Riverside the day before, plus Covid test, was straightforward. We did not stay at the Hilton, but on departure day made our way to the Hilton by cab. We had booked the pre-cruise excursion, which was excellent. Amusing and informative guide for a 4 hour ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hi AliWood! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are disappointed to hear about a lack of communication about The River Grill and bar. We are glad you enjoyed some ports...

Sail Date: April 2022


History, geology and geography abound!

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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Salish Sailor
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We live in the Pacific Northwest, so we are familiar with much of the territory that we visited, but we wanted to see it from the rivers. Our special interests were the history and geology. Since we know the area, we did not take many of the special (extra charge) excursions, but the one that we did take...the jetboat into Hells Canyon...was a highlight of the trip for us! We highly recommend ...
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Response from BriannaH, Guest Relations @American Queen Voyages

Hi Salish Sailor! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed the trip! We will be sure to send the feedback to our crew. We hope to have you sail with us again!...

Sail Date: April 2022


Not a wine cruise

Review for American Empress to North America River

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Denverkb
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our cruise trip began with a night at the beautiful Historic Davenport hotel in Spokane Oregon. We boarded the American Empress in Lewiston WA. We visited Hells Canyon then Richland, The Dallas, Stevenson, Astoria and disembarked in Vancouver WA. The ship was lovely and food, service and entertainment were good. In each port we found interesting and/or scenic things to see and do - and ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Not as described

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Wlater
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

In midst of wave of new Covid cases, safety is not a big concern. They spray the luggage, but mask enforcement is minimal if at all. It has been shown that contacting Covid from surfaces is at the bottom of the list. No social distancing in any venue. Supposedly they follow state law when docked and on land, but not when moving on water. If you need mask protection when at the dock, you ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Fabulous cruise

Review for American Empress to U.S.A.

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aimeelevinweiner
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My mom and I got back two weeks ago from the Columbia river cruise through the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) with the American Queen Voyages Company. We were initially booked on this tour in April 2020 just before the world shut down. We have been dreaming of rebooking since then, and although we were somewhat nervous about cruising at this time, were reassured by the Co-Vid ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Lies

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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boatpat51
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had been on this lines American countess in the northwest 2 years ago and had a wonderful time. With all of the Covid precautions we felt very comfortable. The ship was lovely, but the trip began with a mechanical problem that held us over in New Orleans for an extra day. Being experienced cruisers we did not find this upsetting, besides, an extra day in New Orleans is a bonus. I do have to ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


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