We liked our first river cruise so much that we reserved another tour for next year while we were still on board. The food was excellent, with several delicious options each meal. Portions were sized nicely and the quality and taste was excellent. Wine, beer, and other beverages were provided. The water tasted of chemical treatment, and we would have preferred bottled water available at all times. The river historian brought the history and river culture to life in a very interesting and animated manner. He was so good that we did not want to miss a single lecture! The variety of nightly entertainment, including music and comedy, was also excellent. The small size of the ship (175 passengers) made it easier to get to know other passengers. It's a positive that all eat together in open seating in the dining room, but the downside is that the noise of the table conversations made it difficult to hear people at one's own table. We enjoyed the variety of shore excursions, from plantations to city tours, from civil war sites to swamps and a working cotton gin. Golf carts were provided to assist those who had difficulty walking. The staff were pleasant and hard-working, and did all they could to ensure the guests' enjoyment of the cruise. We highly recommend this cruise.

Lower Mississippi River

America Cruise Review by jlherman

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We liked our first river cruise so much that we reserved another tour for next year while we were still on board. The food was excellent, with several delicious options each meal. Portions were sized nicely and the quality and taste was excellent. Wine, beer, and other beverages were provided. The water tasted of chemical treatment, and we would have preferred bottled water available at all times.

The river historian brought the history and river culture to life in a very interesting and animated manner. He was so good that we did not want to miss a single lecture!

The variety of nightly entertainment, including music and comedy, was also excellent.

The small size of the ship (175 passengers) made it easier to get to know other passengers. It's a positive that all eat together in open seating in the dining room, but the downside is that the noise of the table conversations made it difficult to hear people at one's own table.

We enjoyed the variety of shore excursions, from plantations to city tours, from civil war sites to swamps and a working cotton gin. Golf carts were provided to assist those who had difficulty walking.

The staff were pleasant and hard-working, and did all they could to ensure the guests' enjoyment of the cruise. We highly recommend this cruise.
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Cabin 417
The room was clean, nicely decorated, and a very nice size. However, our 27-inch roller suitcases did not fit under the beds. There is one (smallish) closet with about 12 hangers. Bathroom was fine, but should not be described as a "hotel-sized bathroom." We are not personally fond of duvets, as they can be too warm. We would have preferred a blanket option.