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212 American Queen Steamboat Company American Queen Cruise Reviews


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Traveler711

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience on the American Queen

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We sailed on the American Queen from New Orleans to Memphis in March of 2019. Due to mother nature the river was too high on the river when we sailed. The American Queen had to make a few adjustments from our ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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jantrips

1 Review Written

Great River Cruise

Our first introduction to American river travel was on the American Queen, and our journey did not disappoint. In fact, our voyage on the American Queen wasn’t just my first river cruise… it was my first cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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vicky4trips

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Awesome Experience

My husband and I took this cruise in December and we were pleasantly surprised. The food in the dining room was good but not always as hot as I would prefer. The same is true in the Front Porch buffet. The servers ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jandcinpa

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise with Christmas Theme

Over the recent Christmas holiday, we had the privilege of cruising on the Grand American Queen Steamboat. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed the experience. The staff and crew went out of their way ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mmyeats

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great until we both got a stomach bug on the boat

We booked both a pre-cruise stay in Memphis and a post-cruise stay in New Orleans. They were great. We made use of the trolley passes in Memphis and visited several of the included attractions. The Sheraton hotel in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Pamgoes

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

The overall cost is not worth the product

Pre-cruise: We arrived in Memphis a day before the boat was to depart and stayed at the Riverboat Company hotel, the downtown Sheraton. In spite of having read a few negative reviews, we were well pleased with ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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shrumster

19 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Awesome as Always

Love American Queen Steamboat Company and the American Queen Steamboat. Cruised many times with this company and it remains our favorite. The American Queen is a classic riverboat giving you the feel of the old ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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coop1ny

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

American Queen, a Grand Lady of the Ole Man River

To the Cruise Reviewers…Here’s a Breaking News story….The American Steamboat Company’s American Queen is NOT A CARIBBEAN CRUISE FUN SHIP…..That’s the rewarding thing about this wonderful Steamboat…..So ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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tarzanterri

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great river cruise - don't worry about negative reviews

This was our second river cruise - the first was a few years ago down the Danube in August. The American Queen is a very special ship,not only because of the beautiful furnishings, collectibles and artwork which is ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

American Queen Steamboat, Memphis to New Orleans (June 3-10, 2019)

In June 2019, my wife and I took the American Queen paddle wheeler on a one-week trip down the Mississippi River. Trip went from Memphis to New Orleans (the Deep South). I rate this trip as an overall 5 (on a ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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PBFoodie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too many changes

We so enjoyed our “Civil War” cruise on the Duchess that we booked this trip “In the Footsteps of Mark Twain”. Two days before departure we were told due to the high waters the trip was changed -every port ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Stephen and Rhonda

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comfortable but below expectations!

We chose this cruise to get a lifetime experience on the Mississippi River. The advertising of the cruise was very effusive about the standard of the service and the experiences that were to be enjoyed. But, let me ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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CAlgee

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Poor excursions; poor customer service; great food and restaurant service

We selected this cruise as we were traveling with 2 other couples who live on our street. This is not the best of the ships in this line but selected as one couple needed a lower cost cruise. Rooms small and cramped ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Cruisergroup2019

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worse cruise ever

I chose this cruise because a group of 18 of us wanted to cruise on a riverboat. This group cruises frequently but never a riverboat. Nothing about this cruise line is current. You can't even make online ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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last spring break

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not worth the high price

We wanted to do a paddleboat River Cruise and our friend that owns a travel agency suggested we try this ship. The ship and the crew were fantastic. However, we found no out that people that booked in the month ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lindy Jo

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, something different , Mississippi River

I was always looking at Mississippi River cruises, but they seemed too expensive. My husband and I usually cruise in the Carribean on ships that have a lot of attractions. Oasis,Allure) Then,Cruise Critic ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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MarionK

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Delightful and relaxing

My husband was interested in historic stops and I wanted to relax and be pampered. We both got what we wanted. I was able to stay on board while he went site seeing. Our cabin was small but had everything you ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Justbeginners

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Almost Perfect!

We had been recommended the American Queen by a close friend, who is quite choosy so we felt confident all would be prefect! Not quite! Disappointed with quality of some of entertainment. Particularly the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cesaltz

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Cruise on a Five Star Ship that turned out to be a Cruise on a 3 Star Ship

We (my wife, myself, my daughter and her spouse) had always wanted to try a US Cruise Ship on the Mississippi River, We started at New Orleans and traveled to Menmphis, the hotel the ship chose was a part of the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ejbrand7289

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good and Bad but mostly good

I always wanted to visit New Orleans and my companion had always wanted to go down/up the Missisipi River. This cruise offered the best of both worlds. Unfortunately i was disapointed to find that the food was not ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Susie Ohio

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Lower Mississippi

I was invited to join friends on this cruise. New Orleans is a great place to visit pre-cruise. Our hotel was within walking distance of many attractions. Cabin was small but compact, clean and orderly. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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CruiseBoy14

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Experience

I took this cruise in February of 2018. I am under 40 and from Australia. Overall, I really enjoyed many aspects of this cruise. However, I feel, for the amount of money spent, AQSC really needs to up its game in ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Artquest

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous trip, fabulous crew

We had sailed on the American Queen several years before and were happy to book this for a family cruise celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We were, all together, a party of 13. We sailed from Memphis to New ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Former Non-cruiser

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable with one unfortunate flaw

After having taken three ocean cruises, the cruise aboard the American Queen was a very nice change. We enjoyed the more personal service that is possible with a maximum capacity of 430 passengers. We appreciated ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Barnet Bob

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overpriced, poor quality

We chose this in order to see the Southern states of USA .We are experienced cruisers .The moment we set foot on this boat we knew it was not going to be very good.The boat smells musty and damp .When we were shoen ...
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Sail Date November 2018


American Queen Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining5.04.2
Entertainment4.04.4
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.5
Family1.03.7
Enrichment5.04.2
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.03.8
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