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American Queen Review

4.5 / 5.0
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212 reviews

American Queen

Review for American Queen to North America River
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Mar 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 to. The floor was crowded for the one waltz played-but they never played another waltz that night. It was crowded for danceable swing numbers-but band played far too few. Far better to have a good DJ with a play list of popular dance tunes.

What was good:

The food-variety, quality, portions, presentations all excellent. The cafe is open 24/7 which is wonderful for early birds and night owls alike. The dining room is noisy.

Cabin Review

Cabin outside

Cabin was clean, beds small but comfortable. Plenty of towels, etc. Wrap around deck meant plenty of traffic outside your door. Glad I am not very overweight or on a longer cruise. The cabins are small and would be hard to put 2 weeks of clothing away. Every inch of the cabin is decorated and the period themes are throughout this ship in the common rooms and beautiful decor.

Port Reviews

Oak Alley

Loved hop on hop off feature.


Loved hop on hop off feature-could have used more time at this port. Lots of history.


Don't miss the Courthouse-could have spent 2 hours there soaking up all the history, artifacts and stories.

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