3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2015
Since making our reservations in July 2014 for the Mississippi River Cruise aboard the Queen of the Mississippi our three generation family of six looked forward to May 5, 2015 when we would board the boat in Memphis. Although this was the ... Read More
Since making our reservations in July 2014 for the Mississippi River Cruise aboard the Queen of the Mississippi our three generation family of six looked forward to May 5, 2015 when we would board the boat in Memphis. Although this was the sixth cruise for us we usually were on larger cruise ships sailing in Europe, Alaska, in the Hawaiian Islands or along the coasts is Canada, the Northeastern US or Northwestern US. We did not know what to expect on the Paddlewheeler. We found out soon enough as we were introduced to the Cruise Directors and the Hotel Directors who gave information for the first timers on a river cruise. We enjoyed selecting from menus for all three meals and strolling to several lounges for coffee, sodas and snacks during the day for no additional charge. The fresh baked cookies were delicious--there is a bakery chef on the boat. The Dining Room and Hotel Staff have multiple duties so they are seen more than several times a day with a smile on their face and a kind word of greeting every time. They are a great group of young adults that you'd like as permanent family members. The shore excursions that are part of the Cruise were well planned with knowledgeable local tour guides that answered all our questions. The talks on board were given by educated experts on subjects related to the area in which we cruised. The entertainment each evening was also pertinent to the area with jazz, blue grass, swing, ragtime, banjo playing and of course singing by some local professionals. One entertainer gave a detailed history of the progression from Ragtime up through Rock N' Roll. This was a wonderful experience for all of us--even the matriarch of the family, our 96-year old Mom who told me two days after the Cruise ended she thinks the next cruise should be on the Columbia River. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2015
My 89 year old mother, my sister and brother and i took a wonderful trip on the American Cruise Lines's Queen of the Mississippi. The ship's staff services were impeccable and could not have been more attentive. Such a ... Read More
My 89 year old mother, my sister and brother and i took a wonderful trip on the American Cruise Lines's Queen of the Mississippi. The ship's staff services were impeccable and could not have been more attentive. Such a breath of fresh air to encouter so many wonderful young men and women from the USA staffing the ship. It was refreshing to converse with each one on their future plans in the hospitality business and/or other businesses that their cruise work experiences would help them in their future job search. We met so many interesting and engaging fellow passengers and found most were very well traveled. Now they are choosing to see our beautiful USA in a comfortable and not overcrowded manner. From the beginning of our trip planing made through our travel professional, connecting with the reservatioist staff (Isabelle), boarding our ship, enjoying our daily meals, experiencing cabin comfort in our large room with balcony , informative and easy shore excursions and nightly wholesome entertainment, we were extremely pleased. Not all the "bells and whistles' of big ships but exactly what we were looking for in small ship cruising. You do get what you pay for and American Cruise Lines is worth the money! Call your travel agent now and book ACL. Read Less
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