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American Heritage (formerly Queen of the Mississippi) Review

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143 reviews

Cruise ship comfort, small ship cruising on the Mississippi

Review for North America River Cruise on American Heritage (formerly Queen of the Mississippi)
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018

I am an experienced cruiser who knows the coasts and many international destinations, but never have been on or around the Mighty Mississippi. This cruise offered a comfortable ship with an interesting itinerary.

The 8-day, 7-night package included a pre-cruise overnight hotel in downtown New Orleans, allowing some time to explore and an easy transfer to Queen of the Mississippi. To see more of New Orleans, I strongly suggest adding 1 or 2 more days in the Big Easy. There is lots to do and see in New Orleans.

The Queen is beautiful with cabins like a modern cruise ship and nearly non-stop food opportunities. We sailed with 148 guests, close to capacity. The dining room, lounges and functions accommodated us all without overcrowding.

Cabin Review

Cabin AAL

The cabin was spacious, 304 sq. ft. Nice furnishings. The large bed was formed from two twins pushed together. It was comfortable but had a hump in the middle where they join. Bedding was nice. Cabin service was good. Effective, easy-to-use climate control. Plenty of drawer space to stow everything, and the usual space under the bed for luggage. Generous bathroom size with walk-in shower. Nice toiletries were replenished regularly.

Port Reviews

Baton Rouge

City bus tour was so-so, as was the Atchafalaya Swamp tour.

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