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CookieLady
Member Since 2008
1 review
51 forum posts
This was our second AQSC cruise. We chose the "Mark Twain Experience" on the American Queen from St. Louis to Minneapolis with stops in between along the Upper Mississippi. Unfortunately, we received an email the night before ... Read more
jcneff
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I always wanted to travel on a paddlewheeler and chose going on upper Mississippi since I was very familiar with all the ports on other cruises offered. Unfortunately rains had caused very high water and the itinerary was changed ... Read more
Henrietta J
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this Cruise based upon our satisfaction with the Columbia River Cruise we took last year. The service was superior as was the whole crew. They were all veryfriendly. So we decided to book another cruise with AQ with the main ... Read more
ArmyQM
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Something new and different; great food and service, met wonderful people, enjoyed terrific entertainment, interesting ports of call - not glamorous but a good reflection of life along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The best part is the ... Read more
fisher6188
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
1. For future clients, please ask them which dinner sitting they want - early (5:15) or late(7:45). I was defaulted to the late but, because I was by myself, I was able to talk to the maitre d' and get my seating changed. 2. Be aware ... Read more
digcruising2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
I was expecting a hot steamy average cruise. But I was wrong, dead wrong. This cruise was as classy and as pleasing as the major cruise lines can offer on a medium size boat. The food was American fare and it was just to our liking. ... Read more
not ncl
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
This river cruise is quiet and enjoyable. Due to the vegetation and the dykes, there is very little to see unless you get off the boat each day. Pro - The American Queen is a clean, well groomed boat. Our cabin was on the 5th deck and ... Read more
southampton observer
Member Since 2012
15 reviews
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
. We particularly enjoyed the entertainment and felt that the actors and musicians were superior to nearly all the acts we have experienced on many cruise ships. The service, from the all American Staff, was mostly very good and the ... Read more
Groovy Boomer
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Our American Queen voyage from New Orleans to Memphis and back was something we anticipated for close to five months. I read every thing about the trip on Cruise Critic and agree with pretty much all the positive comments. We were ... Read more
Rglad
Member Since 2000
1 review
86 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I have been on many cruises and even a European river cruise and this one is unlike anything I have ever done. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever taken. The music and food were outstanding. The personnel were most ... Read more
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jjfratt
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The cruise was wonderful...Our hotel accomadations at embarkation were very nice, and very comfortable. The ship docked right outside the lobby for easy access. Once onboard, the experience was better than expected... The crew were very ... Read more
DonnaFrankel
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We picked this cruise because it had a swing dance band. The band members were each outstanding musicians and wonderful to listen to, but this was not a dancers band. Some songs went 8 minutes or were jazz pieces that were hard to dance ... Read more
gradydude
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I finally decided to take the American Queen on a round trip lower Mississippi cruise. My expectations were a slow boat down a muddy river. Boy howdy was I wrong. The ship was elegant but not overstated. The staff, ... Read more
sanmatt1
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this trip because it was a Big Band Cruise on the Mississippi. We were also very interested in the stay in New Orleans and in the tours that were offered at the various ports. The ship itself was very attractive and ... Read more
mbplumpton
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
My husband expressed interest in a Mississippe River cruise. I booked immedately on a last minute so price was what drew me however, will definitely book again. It's a wonderful cruise. The food is excellent...a great menu selection ... Read more
mpfund
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
311 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was one high lighting Big Band music. We started out with an included night at the Riverside Hilton. Unfortunately, our stay coincided with Mardi Gras so the hotel was jammed with rowdy celebrants. The ... Read more
aaallison
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Fortunately, we chose the cruise for the itinerary, not the customer service. First hint regarding the lack of attention to detail throughout was that although the travel agent asked the company to send the documents directly to us due to ... Read more
JaneEllen
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This cruise was OK, but not as good as other cruises I have been on. Rooms were small and needed clocks. Would have preferred open dinner seating rather than assigned seats. Riverlorian was interesting, but day time activities for those ... Read more
Berthyett
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
After an interesting three days in New Orleans, it was time to join the American Queen – the largest steamboat ever built. Check in at the Hyatt Regency Hotel was a little cumbersome and whilst in theory a very good idea, in reality ... Read more
evandewater23
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We traveled in a party of 10: 4 boys aged 5-12, parents in their 70s (one w/ memory issues), and two couples in their 40s. We loved the service, delicous food, live music, custom drinks & friendly manner of all the staff. Our rooms ... Read more
Niagara quilter
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Loved the music. The musicians performed almost all the time. Riverlorian spoke daily about the Mississippi River, its depth, vessels, floods, accidents. Food was good, menus could be improved. Breakfast and lunch buffets were well ... Read more
Musicfan11
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was my 4th trip on the American Queen this year. Quite frankly, I found the music to be addictive! The whole experience is quite nice, but the music is the biggest draw for me. All the musicians are top notch. I especially enjoy ... Read more
Gypsewmn
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Over a year ago, I was invited by friends to join them on this cruise. They have done many excursions of one kind or another, but not I. We chose the Memphis to New Orleans because of the cities and length of the cruise. We spent time in ... Read more
djett
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
57 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our second cruise on the American Queen and based on our previous cruise had high expectations. A pre-cruise one night hotel stay is included in the cruise. We stayed at the Airport Marriott and it was very nice. The next morning ... Read more
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Rivertwin
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
A wonderful look at America's heartland on a beautiful steamboat! Food is excellent - the grilled salmon was moist, and the bread pudding with whiskey sauce a real treat! The cabins are clean, and chocolates on one's bedtime pillow is a ... Read more

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