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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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m_mannim
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a riverboat cruise up the Mississippi, from St. Louis to St. Paul on the American Queen steamboat. What a relaxing way to travel on the Mississippi. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this trip, as it was a step back ... Read more
evac93rd
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We cruised from Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR 18-26 July 2015 on the American Empress. Everything was seamless on this cruise except for a couple of things that were not the cruise lines fault. The travel agency that had reserved the ... Read more
Isako
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
We met the American Empress in Clarkston WA, so we flew into Spokane WA and stayed at the luxurious Davenport Hotel in Spokane. American Queen Steamboat Co pays for your stay at the Davenport, including a great breakfast buffet the next ... Read more
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DQ smile
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was my Fifth cruise on the AMERICAN QUEEN. Due to high water on the Mississippi River we could not board in St. Louis, as planned. But the company contacted my group to let us know of the change in plans. As a veteran river ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
37 reviews
68 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The American Empress is the 2nd ship for American Queen Steamship Co and plies the Snake and Columbia Rivers in Washington and Oregon. Like the American Queen (AQ), the American Empress (AE) is a paddlewheel ship but AE is diesel powered ... Read more
GailA2462gail
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
The American Queen is a beautiful gracious lady, old fashioned in style, wonderfully appointed, and lovely. Traveling aboard her is similar to staying in the Waldorf, the Plaza, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Sailing on her on the ... Read more
KirbyLiam
Member Since 2015
1 review
This is clearly the most opulent steamboat ever built. The decor was beautiful. Everywhere I looked, there was great detail and beautiful craftsmanship, and all the main areas of this boat were unique and grand. The highlights of the boat ... Read more
asksphinx
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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 bed room. Very ... Read more
miketristangadt
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We just finished a cruise from Vancouver Wa. to Clarkson Wa. And we were impressed with the quality of the product. Everyone was super friendly, no matter the position or rank onboard.. The food was excellent, the entertainment was ... Read more
LeeJudy
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The boat itself is an interesting experience. It is like stepping back in history which is lovely. The food was below average. I heard this comment from other passengers as we were all at the airport on our way home. Some of the ... Read more
Puttie
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
The boat was very nice and old fashion. Housekeeping for the rooms needed improving. Sheets were not changed in a whole week nor were the wrinkles in the sheets even smoothed. Dust lines along the edges of the floor needed to be removed. ... Read more
tom0445
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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 after I saw the boat. Being ... Read more
Sillyworth
Member Since 2015
1 review
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 trip. For this we give ... Read more
Iguzzu
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We booked and paid for the cruise over 9 months prior to departure to ensure we had a confirmed early dinner booking as one of the party has a medical condition that prevents them from eating late at night. On arrival we were given our ... Read more
Janetsilverlegend
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
82 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We sailed March 13th. We arrived 3 days early and enjoyed New Orleans. The Hilton was expensive, and had lousy water pressure. The trip began well, but we were stunned at the noise levels for our cabin. Walls are paper thin. Maintenance ... Read more
ewphillips1999
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
Our family, grandparents, parents, and teenage boys went on the Christmas cruise from New Orleans to Vicksburg and back. Seven nights. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to other families. Yes, the average age was 70+ but this ... Read more
Maeshel
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
98 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
First time river cruise. We enjoyed it very much Food: The food was better than I expected. Can't say that I had a meal I didn't enjoy. Only time there was a problem was at 1 breakfast. Mom is a diabetic and they didn't have sugar free ... Read more
purrcycat
Member Since 2010
1 review
77 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Voyage Our voyage on the American Queen was from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA and was Elvis-themed. It left on December 6th and finished the morning of December 13th. We spent seven glorious nights on the Mississippi! Pre-cruise Hotel ... Read more
Kayaklady
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
First the pros - the food was terrific and the staff is excellent. The cabins are tiny and very dark. Our first cabin was right over the engine, we could not sleep so we requested a change and got it. There were very few activities, very ... Read more
Geraldmacboingboing
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
Sailed November 2014
First sailed on the Queen when she was new (1998) so was interested to see how she has fared during this time with multiple owners and being mothballed. The good news she meet all our expectations and a few more. Our trip was themed Civil ... Read more
Martysteam
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
We have been on many cruises (11), four of them river cruises. I am a history buff so the ship itself is important to me. The American Queen is the only Steamboat with overnight passengers in the U.S. Even the engine room is amazing to ... Read more
BRIND
Member Since 2014
9 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
Our package was two nights stay in Memphis, 7 nights on the American Queen followed by 2 nights in Mew Orleans. The Registration at the Hotel prior to Booking could have been a little better. The Boat itself is well appointed & the ... Read more
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rossgregg
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
The stay at the Hilton Hotel was just ok. The Hotel is very large and difficult to navigate. We checked in at the hotel because we did the premium tour of New Orleans. Check in was fairly easy. The tour of New Orleans was very good. They ... Read more
DavidandPamela
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Due to a mistake on MY part, my wife, mother-in-law, and I showed up for our cruise one year to the day early (I signed up for a 2015 cruise through a third party when I thought I was signing up for a 2014 cruise!). The first purser, ... Read more
Noelle George
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Last October 2014 I had the pleasure of taking the American Empress cruise on the Columbia River from Vancouver, WA to Spokane, WA. I have been on several cruises, on both larger and smaller boats and enjoyed them all, but this by far was ... Read more

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