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American Queen Steamboat Company

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  • Mississippi River-based line debuted in April 2012
  • Two-ship fleet includes world's largest paddlewheel steamboat
  • Inclusive pricing: dinner drinks, tours, precruise hotel
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101 American Queen Steamboat Company USA Cruise Reviews
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Cwjabernard
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Regrettably, our $7K cabin had malfunctioning air conditioning. It was terribly hot so we were provided with a fan! On the fourth day of the cruise, a maintenance person fixed the air conditioning unit but the thermostat was irregular ... Read more
ArmyQM
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Something new and different; great food and service, met wonderful people, enjoyed terrific entertainment, interesting ports of call - not glamorous but a good reflection of life along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The best part is the ... Read more
NancyB1942
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We had sailed on American Queen along the Mississippi before and knew and liked the way the Hop-off Hop-On excursions operated. Our cabin onboard the Empress was larger and than what we had before, and we really enjoyed our private ... Read more
jcluvbirds
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
We had never been to the Pacific Northwest and wanted to experience the beauty and grandeur that Lewis & Clark discovered. The ship is small enough to be intimate, yet large enough to enjoy quiet areas without waiting in lines. The ... Read more
casewell
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We wanted to see more of the United States. Have been to California and seeing Oregon and Washington finishes the West Coast for us. There is so much of the U.S. to see here that we are only putting a small dent in it! The American ... Read more
Rglad
Member Since 2000
1 review
86 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I have been on many cruises and even a European river cruise and this one is unlike anything I have ever done. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever taken. The music and food were outstanding. The personnel were most ... Read more
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evandewater23
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We traveled in a party of 10: 4 boys aged 5-12, parents in their 70s (one w/ memory issues), and two couples in their 40s. We loved the service, delicous food, live music, custom drinks & friendly manner of all the staff. Our rooms ... Read more
Musicfan11
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was my 4th trip on the American Queen this year. Quite frankly, I found the music to be addictive! The whole experience is quite nice, but the music is the biggest draw for me. All the musicians are top notch. I especially enjoy ... Read more
bemije
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 helpful votes
We had a great trip. Loved the accommodations, the size of the boat, dining options and quality of the food, high quality entertainment, educational experiences, hop on/hop off option and beautiful scenery. The population skewed to the ... Read more
ItheJD
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Following our journey over from the UK and a few nights in Atlanta and then New Orleans we boarded the American Queen - bliss. We have river cruised in Europe, China and Russia (as well as a couple of Ocean cruises) and this beats them all ... Read more
1901Phil
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Interesting places and wonderful and varied scenery. We were not disappointed. Starting in an area with 100 inches of rain a year and ending where there are just 8 Interesting calls in mostly ... Read more
Judesterrev
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Such a relaxing, layed back atmosphere. The crew are so pleasant and ready to help or assist in any way possible. There was an issue with one of the premium excursions and they were quick to listen and respond to feedback. The food is ... Read more
brenrnc1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I was looking for a cruise that would be stress free and relaxing. The American Queen fit the bill! Small ship cruising is my preference! All crew members were AWESOME. From the deck crew to the stateroom attendant (Theresa) to our ... Read more
Nora Charles
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
8 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Columbia River Clarkston to Portland We don't want to repeat other reviews so just some additional information some may find helpful. Cabin:- All cabins seem to be the same size. Some have a double bed; some have 2 single beds. ... Read more
SFW
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We took this Pacific Northwest river cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. I really wanted a more intimate experience than a large ship/liner and this 220+ passenger boat was a perfect fit. From arrival to the hotel, to transportation ... Read more
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jsal
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Cruised from Cincinnati, OH to Alton, IL. There are various types of cabins to choose from. Our cabin had an outside door an inside door to the hall ( 2 entrances). Nightly entertainment, two dining times for main dining, but there is ... Read more
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PaulaJP
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This is our second cruise with The American Steamboat Company, the first was on the Amercian Empress, now this one of the American Queen. These are the best cruises I have ever been on as far as food quality, relaxation, attitude of staff ... Read more
MelbDemon
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
This was our fourth river cruise in a row having done the rivers of Europe in past years with Australia Tour co Scenic. This boat was significantly bigger in both people & size(400 pass v 160 pass) with significant differences in ... Read more
Rebel2386
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
523 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken quite a few cruises on mid to larger ships. We were tired of the big cruise ship/company experience, as every ship seemed to offer the same food/activities, etc, and decided to take a river cruise in the USA. ... Read more
Jerry1049
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our cruise starts in Memphis with an overnight stay at the Sheraton. We weren't very impressed with this hotel or the breakfast laid on for all the passengers making this overnight stay. On to the boat and we were on deck 4 in an ... Read more
gold1959
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
162 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Taking the Civil War paddle-wheel cruise down the Mississippi has been my US Army Ret. history-buff husband's dream (and mine) for many years- his father actually did a "Huck Finn" thing as a young man, shoveling coal on a ... Read more
phudgins
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
6 days into 7 day cruise up the lower mississippi on the American Queen and very relaxed, full and happy. Started in New Orleans and stayed the Hilton Riverside overnight, very nice and easy to transfer to steamboat. Crew members are so ... Read more
George Werderich
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
This being our fifth trip on the American Queen we had high expectations. And once again they were fulfilled. The service is excellent, the food wonderful and plentiful and very available. The shows are wonderfully staged. The onboard ... Read more
olebiddy2000
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed August 2015
My sisters and I AKA "The Texas Happy Ladies" just returned from our 15th trip on the AQ. We traveled on the upper Mississippi. St. Paul to St Paul. We had a wonderful time. The lure of the boat is the fact that it is the ... Read more
binkie11
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Cruised on the American Queen from St Louis, MO to St Paul, MN on August 2, 2015. Trip began with an overnight stay in St Louis. While at the hotel, we completed embarkation paperwork. I was informed that I had been moved to second ... Read more

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