American Queen of the West Cruise Reviews

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51 American Queen of the West Cruise Reviews
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Mcharb
Member Since 2017
1 review
We selected theLewis & Clark itinerary. Overall we were pleased but size & lack of decor in cabin was disappointing. Very small single closet for 2 people. No place to store suitcases Only 3 drawers. Balcony is small & has 2 ... Read more
Lewisinde
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
I am 62 years old and went with my 89 year-old mother who is still very mobile. Parts of the cruise were interesting and others not. First of all, let me tell you that the accommodations were very nice. Unfortunately, we didn't pay for a ... Read more
PamelaWittwer
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
We saw your advertisement on TV and decided to investigate. What a great choice we made, the journey on the Columbia River and the Snake River was glorious even though we are "local". Saw things that we had never seen before. ... Read more
parkplace956
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Wanted to see the Columbia and Snake rivers. While this boat was an older one and cabins were a bit small, the overall trip was excellent throughout the cruise, from top to bottom, from the captain to the daily servers, cruise and hotel ... Read more
mspatty11
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We wanted to experience an history filled adventure. The Captain and crew were just excellent. Very thoughtful, kind and interesting. We had excellent weather for 6 of the seven days too! We had no idea the cabins were so small ... Read more
adamlambert
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Wanted to visit wineries and see the nature of the area. Always wanted to go see Mount Saint Helens and Mutlanomah Falls. The ship was clean, comfortable and attractive. Plenty of public lounges to relax in. The guest rooms were ... Read more
beverlyhiller
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I went with a group of 20 people. The Columbia River Gorge is beaufiful and in a part of the country not visited by my husband and me before. Other members of the group has previously cruised with American ... Read more
Anretam4#
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with American Cruise Lines. We wanted to see another part of the country and this met our request. this was a unique experience for my wife and I. We celebrated our 50 th anniversary. The crew was very good, as ... Read more
Sharon Strain
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
I went on this cruise with my sister who is from FL. I am from Portland, OR so it was close to home for me to board the ship. While I was close to home, I had never been on the Columbia/Snake River. The scenery was beautiful and it was ... Read more
givemeabreakregarding
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for several reasons: 1. This was our 7th cruise with America Cruise Lines (ACL) so we knew we could expect the best of everything. As before, we were not disappointed. 2. ACL has wonderful speakers and tour ... Read more
Lauretteellis@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 helpful votes
This cruise was a pleasant surprise. The critics, we felt, were harsh and not very fair. Yes the rooms were small and it was pricey but there were many positives which outweighed the negatives. The food was unbelievable not only for a ... Read more
matron#1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
32 helpful votes
Here's a rundown of the passengers! About 15% of the passengers on the Columbia/Snake River Cruise departing from Portland, Oct 10th, had significant physical disabilities, such as walking with a cane, walker or needing the ... Read more
thomrice
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 helpful votes
We took the October 3rd river cruise with American Cruise Lines on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. We paid the cruise company to transfer us and our luggage from the airport to the ship. During the transfer and boarding process, part of ... Read more
SteelMagnolia9
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
476 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was my second cruise with American Cruise Lines. It was also my first visit to the Pacific Northwest with the exception of a trip to Seattle many years ago. The cruise was to Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR with ports of Richland, WA; ... Read more
lynnmarv1
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
8 helpful votes
We sailed with American Cruise Lines on the Queen of the West from Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR along the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Although this small paddlewheel-style ship (120 passengers) is nothing special to look at, the ... Read more
maryelleng
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We spent a week on this boat and I can safely say that as a veteran of many European and American River Cruise ships, this is by far the worst I have ever encountered. We had previously traveled with American Queen up the Mississippi and ... Read more
WillieW0218
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My wife and I took the Columbia/Snake River route from Portland to Clarkston. Staff very courteous and seemed anxious to please. Cabin person was new & couldn't seem to get the hang of fresh towels each day, but seemed to get it after ... Read more
Blaze13
Member Since 2008
1 review
33 forum posts
11 helpful votes
As frequent river (Europe) and ocean cruisers, we came with high hopes for a top notch ship to equal the price paid. We knew the ship was old; we weren't prepared for lack of quality care of the vessel (save the engineering which was ... Read more
GeneralGrant
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I noted the last review was written by our New Zealand friends. Sailing with friends almost always makes up the bumps that occur when traveling. Our cruise on the Queen of the West was virtually without bumps. I met Captain Simmons ... Read more
SCNZ
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
We were one of the first 6 to board this ship in Lewiston. Warner kindly let us on a bit earlier as we waited in the lounge area for our rooms to be ready. Warner knew his job and we were disappointed to see him go after day one. He just ... Read more
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foghornbarb1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I have always had an interest in the rivers of North America. I enjoy boats and water. It was extremely comfortable cruising on the restored Queen of the West, stern wheeler up the Columbia and Snake Rivers of Oregon and Washington. ... Read more
Perry Treadwell
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
The highlight of the trip was the resource person, Todd Webber, who took the part of Mariwether Lewis telling the history of the expedition. Richland the try cities site of the Hanford Nuclear facility. Getting to know the ... Read more
sablatt
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My family of six (88, 61, 59, 29, 25, & 18 years old) took the two Owner's cabins, which each can hold three people and are located on the top deck, next to the captain's cabin. The captain was always at the helm or corner pilots ... Read more
lremly
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
I selected ACL's cruise down the Snake and Columbia Rivers for several reasons: I'm interested in the Lewis and Clark expedition, I wanted to see the landscape of the Inland Northwest, and my earlier cruise with ACL (the Lower Mississippi) ... Read more
crawshaw04
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This cruise exceeded all our expectations. The only negative is that the cabins were much smaller than advertised though still ample. The balconies were small and not private being shared with two other cabins. Nonetheless, the efficiency ... Read more

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