This was our first cruise with American Cruise Line, but it will not be our last. Everyone on the cruise was so friendly, guests and crew, that you felt like being on a family reunion for the week. The Queen of the Mississippi had a golf cart aboard that they brought ashore at each stop to help those passengers that needed assistance getting to and from the buses.We needed a shower chair and it was in the shower when we arrived in our room. We enjoyed sitting on our balcony most days, eating the warm cookies that were served at 10am. It is the first cruise where we have attended all of the evening entertainment, because it started at 8:15 and each night was very entertaining. They had Mike & Kate, River Lorians onboard that gave talks about the river and history of the Civil War and places that we stopped that was very enjoyable. From Captain Robert Hopkins, who gave us a tour of the Pilot House to Cruise Director Austin Parham who organized us at the hotel and helped us aboard the Queen of the Mississippi to Deck hand Lindsay Crouch who drove my husband ashore in the golf cart many times, every staff person on the boat was extremely friendly and willing to help you with anything to make your time with them enjoyable.
We found the cabin to be comfortable and it had plenty of room for storage. The bed was nice and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony when we were cruising. Valerie Hart made sure that our room was kept clean and full of supplies at all times.
We embarked in Memphis. Very organized.
Took luxury bus to Vicksburg Military Park. Tour guide and bus driver were excellent and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were also driven through parts of Vicksburg and told the history on many buildings.
My husband was able to take the shuttle to town and see the sights of Natchez. Our guide was a former Sheriff and he was very informative. I also took the afternoon tour of Longwood Plantation. The guide was extremely interesting and the house was amazing.
My husband was able to take the shuttle around town and I got off at Grandmother's Buttons to shop. I also walked around for awhile and then picked up the shuttle back to the boat. What a lovely town and very friendly people. Our shuttle driver was from Natchez and very friendly.
My husband was driven by golf cart up to the Planetarium and they had a wheelchair that they loaned us. We enjoyed their exhibits and the 360 presentation on the Pharohs of Egypt. Later in the afternoon, we took the Historic Baton Rouge Tour by luxury bus and enjoyed the expertise driving of Max, but did not care for the guide who read off of cards through the whole tour.We stopped at the LA Museum, and they also had a wheelchair that we were able to borrow, so my husband was able to see all floors of their magneficient exhibits.
This plantation was fabulous and not to be missed. The gentleman that was my tour guide was dressed in Rebel clothes and was so informative. The history of the plantation was so interesting and the gift shop is not to be missed. Walking the grounds was beautiful.