there was a credit of $800.00 from a previous sailing with the American Queen Steamboat company.
We wanted to try the American Queen - the biggest of the 3 ships in the American Steamboat co.
We were waiting for the last minute deal , we found this cruise in a very short notice of departure.
the ship was built in 1995 - a paddle wheeler, the steamboat built back to the Victorian history of the 1900 -including the furniture in the cabin, the theatre, dining room, lounges.
entertainment -done by the ship's own members -dancers & singers, world-class musicians - organized by the Steamboat Syncopators -playing trumpet ,bass, drums ,.piano,saxophone,clarinet , flute & trombone. and also outside guests performance - Dante Vaudeville -magic show,Lainie Gulliksen -Siren Songs celebrating the Sirens of Broadway,Pop, & Opera , also the ship's own musician entertainers
During the day there were River Chat ,Movie Matinee ,Bingo
dinner - on the J.M. White Dining Room -we were on the 5.15pm early seating
food was good
service were great
there was a land tour -on the ship's Hop on Hop Off busesto visit many Plantation , resorts ,museum churches.
there was hardly any children
furniture was of Victorian style, old fashion, we even have to use a key to open our cabin door
we visited the Nottoway Plantation & Resort -built in 1859, There are three levels 64 rooms, 15 feet features ceilings high, 22 massive columns, 162 doors & 200 windows