• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

American Queen of the West Cruise Reviews

-- / 5.0
Editor Rating
70 reviews
Snake River
Along the river
Queen of the West
Multnomah Falls
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
28.1
10 reviews
Ratings by category

Filters

1-10 of 10 American Queen of the West Cruise Reviews


A less than perfect cruise!

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

User Avatar
good4us
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had been receiving mailers from American Cruise line for years and chose them for our return to cruising after a hiatus due to Covid. We were promised the ship would be no more than 80% occupancy due to Covid. This was not the case as several other passengers commented the ship was at 100% of capacity. Our next problem arose at the Red Lion hotel in Portland. We had been informed ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2021


Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

User Avatar
flyaz2018
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river cruise, she had no real expectations and so it was a great experience for her. For us, this was the first and probably last US based river cruise. All of our experience is on Viking ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2018


Beautiful view

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

User Avatar
judybjudyb
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The scenery on the Colombia River is outstanding. The sites were interesting but didn't get to stay long enough at Mt. St. Helen’s and the Rose Park in Portland. There was a lot to do in these two areas that warranted more time. The overall pace of the cruise is geared for seniors. Though I am one ( mid sixties and fortunately healthy, I would have preferred a bit more activity. Since most ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2017


Average Experience

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

User Avatar
dritleinr
10+ Cruises

The Queen of the West is an old paddle wheeler that should be retired. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. However the food choices were limited and my diabetic requests were never sent to the ship from the home office. The cost of the cruise is very expensive for one can sail for two weeks in European Rivers for the price of this one week on the Snake and ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2017


Just OK, really a cruise for seniors

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

User Avatar
Lewisinde
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 balcony and so we were on the basement floor where many of the entertainers have their rooms and it can be noisy at night. We could hear the toilets flushing ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2017


Causal

Review for Queen of the West to Pacific Coastal

User Avatar
mspatty11
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 however. The dinning was excellent but there was limited choices. We informed the curse line when we booked of a shell fish allergy, yet had to repeat that at every ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2017


Beautiful Scenery on the Columbia River

Review for Queen of the West to North America River

User Avatar
matron#1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 supportive assistance of a spouse or adult child. About 50 % of the passengers, myself included were not physically fit enough to walk comfortably more than 2 miles on a flat ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2015


Insurance Overpriced

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

User Avatar
WillieW0218
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 I explained the problem to the Cruise Director.Physical accommodations were average, but not up to ocean cruises we have taken. On the other hand, the intimate size ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2015


Geriatric cruise with the friendliest staff

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

User Avatar
sablatt
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 stations when we traversed locks or did anything tricky, and his mate was usually there, also. The captain was also very friendly, making a point to greet all the ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2014


Went for the rivers, the history & the boat experience

Review for Queen of the West to U.S.A.

User Avatar
PennyAgain
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

When folks ask us why we booked American Cruise Lines Queen of the West, we reply that we did it to have the experience of traveling on the Snake and Columbia Rivers from Clarkston Washington to Portland Oregon. We wanted to travel on a paddle wheel river boat even though the paddle wheel is now just for looks and atmosphere. We wanted to view the scenery and nature, to learn about the history of ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2012


Find a cruise

Other American Cruise Lines Ship Cruise Reviews
American Spirit Cruise Reviews
American Spirit Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.