2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
We chose a 4 night cruise because we had not been on a cruise in the last fifty years and wanted to be sure we would like it before taking a longer one. We were treated to an overnight stay in New Orleans the night before embarkation and ... Read More
We chose a 4 night cruise because we had not been on a cruise in the last fifty years and wanted to be sure we would like it before taking a longer one. We were treated to an overnight stay in New Orleans the night before embarkation and had time to see some of the sights in the French Quarter. We were collected at our hotel and conveyed to the docks by bus. Passengers could dress as formally or casually as they wanted and still feel that they fitted in. The ship was small enough that everyone could fit into the dining room at one time. We enjoyed the entertainment provided nightly. The plantation tours were extremely good. We elected to tour the ship's pilot house which proved very interesting. The cabin had everything we needed and was well kept by staff. We especially enjoyed sitting on our balcony with the Mississippi breeze fanning us. The service was exceptional in the dining room and elsewhere. The staff acknowledged guests and greeted them at every opportunity. The food was out of this world- both in tasting good and in presentation! Menu selections were such that everyone should have been pleased. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2017
Our friends and my husband and I always wanted to do a Mississippi River cruise. Chose American Cruise Lines. Sailed on the Queen of the Mississippi. We had a wonderful time. Cabin had ample room, balcony had room for 2 chairs and a ... Read More
Our friends and my husband and I always wanted to do a Mississippi River cruise. Chose American Cruise Lines. Sailed on the Queen of the Mississippi. We had a wonderful time. Cabin had ample room, balcony had room for 2 chairs and a table (about 30" rd). Entertainment was good. Plenty of on board activities, games, books to read, a putting green on the upper deck, some work out equipment and plenty of places to sit and relax. The dining room was impeccable, waiters/waitresses, chefs, all were more than one could ask for. The meals were fantastic. We had 2 ports of call, Oak Alley Plantation which was jaw dropping and a bus tour to St. Francisville/Baton Rouge which was okay. The service on the boat was A+. The staff from the Hotel Manager to waiters, housekeeping etc. were friendly, polite, helpful. Will consider doing the Snake River tour in a couple of years. Thank you for a memorable vacation! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
I chose this cruise because I had never been to New Orleans and I wanted to see plantations. I got so much more. I picked this one because there were two plantation excursions. Imagine my surprise and delight when I got on board and found ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I had never been to New Orleans and I wanted to see plantations. I got so much more. I picked this one because there were two plantation excursions. Imagine my surprise and delight when I got on board and found they had added a third plantation to the tour. Had a wonderful time. The food was fantastic. And I was very happy that the shore excursions were planned in such a way that I was able to have all of my meals on board in the dining room. I also enjoyed just spending time in one of the lounge areas on board just reading or watching the river go by. And there was always plenty of snacks available if you actually got hungry between the fabulous meals. I hated to see the cruise come to an end. Currently planning on where I want to go for my next river cruise. Possibly the fall foliage cruise. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
The ship is magnifigant vessel. Very quiet and you can feel no motion of water travel.It is very roomy and has a multitude of rooms and activities. The organization is fantastic and at no time are you left uncertain or wondering what is ... Read More
The ship is magnifigant vessel. Very quiet and you can feel no motion of water travel.It is very roomy and has a multitude of rooms and activities. The organization is fantastic and at no time are you left uncertain or wondering what is happening or about to happen. Cabins are comfortable enough but a few additions such brighter lights in the batrooms and possibly an exhaust fan to reduce humidity. Alarm clocks in the cabin would also be an added benefit. Dining is exquisite. Fantastic menus ample to eat and unbelievable desserts. The dining staff were all incredable always pleasing and very professional and gracious. Jeremy was our special delite and pleasure and will surely be missed. The entertainment is continual amd excellent with diversity to satisfy all. Room service was punctual and always accomodating. Rooms were kept neet, clean and tidy with endless supply of water and ice and of course the special chocolate treats on ones pillow at night. Ports were fine departure and busing superbly organized. Very professional drivers and guide service and excellent naration. It would be a benefit if the communities and tour lines could work out better arrangements for the communities to have stores supplying more clothing and souveniers. Yes we will be looking at additional cruises in the future. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2017
This is a great way to see some history in a comfortable setting with great service and food. Small ship cruising will spoil you for the ultra large ships. From the moment the Cruise Directors met you at your complimentary hotel til they ... Read More
This is a great way to see some history in a comfortable setting with great service and food. Small ship cruising will spoil you for the ultra large ships. From the moment the Cruise Directors met you at your complimentary hotel til they load you on the bus to go home there is nothing that you could want that they would not try to supply. This was their first cruise of the season but it seemed like this crew had been working together for 10 cruises. What I most enjoyed was the freedom to do what I wanted with my time. I choose to go on all the shore stops but if I had wanted to I could have just stayed in my cabin like the couple across the way did. The food was excellent and, because I have dietary request, I met with the chief the first day and he took care of me. If they go where you want to go and when you want to go, I can think of no better organization to make cruising a real treat. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
My 4th cruise with American, first on the Mississippi. I've traveled with them 4 times because I can rely on excellent staff service, experts on the locale and an incredible way to relax and leave the noisome world behind for a while. This ... Read More
My 4th cruise with American, first on the Mississippi. I've traveled with them 4 times because I can rely on excellent staff service, experts on the locale and an incredible way to relax and leave the noisome world behind for a while. This trip we had some bad fog that cost half a day in Vicksburg and the staff, all inclusive, did an exceptional job in dealing with the events and passengers' disappointment. The entertainment was terrific and I look forward to my next voyage. We started in New Orleans with a visit to the WWII Museum and it was a great way to begin. The Vicksburg Battlefield tour was excellent but wish we had more time there. The historic plantation tours were very good and provided a glimpse at what life was like for slave as well as master. The history component was my favorite, especially the presentations about the Mississippi and its role in history. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
Choose this as it was in US. Really liked the all inclusive feature of hotel the night before the cruise, tips and most shore excursions. The onboard lectures were informative of the Civil War, and the river. Entertainment were local ... Read More
Choose this as it was in US. Really liked the all inclusive feature of hotel the night before the cruise, tips and most shore excursions. The onboard lectures were informative of the Civil War, and the river. Entertainment were local musicians and their program reflected the area we were located. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food reflected the South, liked the fact one could order a half portion. Beer and wine included at lunch and dinner. Happy Hour is also included with a variety of snacks that were available. Our cabin was well appointed on the top deck with balcony. The common areas both inside and outside were well maintained and comfortable. There were 5 exercise pieces of equipment available. This is not a cruise for children as it is geared to the mature adult. Enjoyed talking with Cruise Director Robert again. We have planned our next adventure for next year with this cruise line. The cruise just completed was our third. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
We did not want to leave the country.. Everything was great. Attention to details was superb The crew was very attentive and service oriented. The food was wonderful with plenty of good choices. Special requests regarding diets were ... Read More
We did not want to leave the country.. Everything was great. Attention to details was superb The crew was very attentive and service oriented. The food was wonderful with plenty of good choices. Special requests regarding diets were honored Afternoon lectures were enjoyable and diverse. We learned alot about the history of the Mississippi River, the Civil War and the famous and infamous people who shaped the area.The cocktail hour and the hor duerves were great. A good way to meet new friends.. Evening entertainment was varied and very good. Shore excursions were very informative. Enjoyed the Frogmore Cotton gin and Oak Alley Plantation, The city tour of New Orleans was wonderful thanks to our tour director Marty. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we signed on for another American Cruise Lines for next year. We would not hesitate to recommend this cruise line to anyone who is contemplating a cruise. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
A trip of a Mississippi Steam boat was an ambition we have had for a long time. WE struggled to arrange direct from the UK. An opportunity arose which we seized as it gave the opportunity to visit New Orleans and Memphis. We found ... Read More
A trip of a Mississippi Steam boat was an ambition we have had for a long time. WE struggled to arrange direct from the UK. An opportunity arose which we seized as it gave the opportunity to visit New Orleans and Memphis. We found the state rooms very comfortable and well appointed, The food and wine was excellent. Although the dinning room was a little noise which mad it difficult having a conversation with fellow guests at meal times. Out waitress on several occasions was Krystin; we found that nothing was too much trouble and she was very attentive to our needs. All the staff from deck hands to the Management Team were very friendly and helpful and made the cruise an enjoyable experience. We found the excursions interesting but not enough time to take advantage of the visits. We would have liked more time at the Civil War visitor centre to view the exhibits and similarly we were requested to leave one of the Plantations so that we could visit "a gift shop" on the way back to the ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2016
With last minute change to Nashville we were treated to a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel as well as an evevning at the Grand Ole Opry. Great fun. Cruising the Cumberland River was a treat and with our Naturalist Steve Marking and ... Read More
With last minute change to Nashville we were treated to a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel as well as an evevning at the Grand Ole Opry. Great fun. Cruising the Cumberland River was a treat and with our Naturalist Steve Marking and his lovely wife adding informative narrative as we went through the narrow waterway. The trip was enjoyable until we reached the lower Mississippi and a pattern developed as we would arrive in the morning and leave at 12:30, not allowing enough time to see all of the offered excursions or the towns, and only to arrive at the next port the same afternoon or early evening. We arrived at New Orleans the afternoon prior to disembarkation the next morning. The extra cost tour of Graceland was 1 hour short and most on tour were not able to see the entire exhibit. The planners need to review this trip. The fitness equipment was in need of maintenance and repair. The food was generally very good but by most ocean cruise standards very limited in scope and selection. The quality and presentation was excellent but I have never been served a half of a sandwich at lunch. The wait staff were just wonderful and made our meals even more enjoyable as well as the cruise staff who could not have been more accomodating. The entertainment was hit and miss. One group fair the next outstanding. But all in all it was a fun trip and we booked two cruises for next year. Read Less
Queen of the Mississippi Ratings
Category Editor Member
Entertainment N/A 4.1
Public Rooms N/A 4.5
Fitness Recreation N/A 3.3
Family N/A 3.3
Shore Excursion N/A 4.2
Enrichment N/A 4.2
Service N/A 4.5
Value For Money N/A 4.0
Rates N/A 3.6

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