First time cruiser of any type. Excellent experience. Was impressed by attitude of crew and staff. Food worthy of "name" chef restaurant. Service excellent and correct and always with a small and friendly attitude. Special request handled without any question or push back. Shore excursions good, if difficult to access due to the configuration of the river banks. Queen of the Mississippi is in excellent condition, clean, well kept, and easy to navigate from stateroom to other areas of the ship.
Cabin was clean, spacious, well appointed, and kept in immaculate condition throughout the cruise. Have been in four star hotels that were not as good. Only gripe is that the forward facing window did not have a curtain to block light at night, but that didn't hurt the sleep experience. Excellent bed. Bathroom spacious, well supplied with towels, and kept very clean.