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North America River Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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North America River
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289

Very Good

91

Average

65

Poor

29

Terrible

35

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509 North America River Cruise Reviews


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halanddonna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mississippi Rambling - New Orleans to Memphis

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What to know - no glitz, no crowds, no pools. Instead - beautiful scenery, friendly helpful staff, daily enrichment, low key enjoyable entertainment, menus that reflect locations, and interesting ports. What to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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nanatexas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Love our Cruise on the Mississippi River

We loved our whole trip. Flew into New Orleans the day before and had a nice stay in the hotel included in the price. Transfers to the boat was very nice and easy. Once on board were meet with snacks and we went to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Bryan5264

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall a Wonderful sailing down the Mississippi River

In December of 2019, I had been fortunate to have an absolutely amazing trip aboard the American Duchess. We had sailed from Memphis to New Orleans, and although there were only 100 people or so on board, everything ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jantrips

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great River Cruise

Our first introduction to American river travel was on the American Queen, and our journey did not disappoint. In fact, our voyage on the American Queen wasn’t just my first river cruise… it was my first cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Amble Along

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The BEST way to see the Columbia River!!!

In November I traveled with a small group of 10 on the American Empress steamboat-style Cruise. The group absolutely LOVED the trip and the ship! The food was incredible- truly top notch! We even had lobster ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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AdventuRed

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holiday Inn experience at Burj Al Arab prices

This cruise line promises small ship cruising "done perfectly", and claims that it stands out from larger, much more affordable lines with personalized service, all-inclusive dining, and meticulous attention to ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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vicky4trips

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Awesome Experience

My husband and I took this cruise in December and we were pleasantly surprised. The food in the dining room was good but not always as hot as I would prefer. The same is true in the Front Porch buffet. The servers ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Pamgoes

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The overall cost is not worth the product

Pre-cruise: We arrived in Memphis a day before the boat was to depart and stayed at the Riverboat Company hotel, the downtown Sheraton. In spite of having read a few negative reviews, we were well pleased with ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mmyeats

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great until we both got a stomach bug on the boat

We booked both a pre-cruise stay in Memphis and a post-cruise stay in New Orleans. They were great. We made use of the trolley passes in Memphis and visited several of the included attractions. The Sheraton hotel in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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shrumster

19 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Awesome as Always

Love American Queen Steamboat Company and the American Queen Steamboat. Cruised many times with this company and it remains our favorite. The American Queen is a classic riverboat giving you the feel of the old ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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LouAndRandy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

ACL is Terrible

-Dining service was extremely slow - for all meals. Got tired of hearing "I'm so sorry". Not enough attention to refreshing water or beverages. -Food was better than AMERICAN on Mississippi. Why doesn't kitchen ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Belleflower

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever, especially for the high cost

My husband has wanted to cruise the Mississippi since growing up on it as a kid. We chose this line because friends had a great experience on the Columbia River. This was the worst-run cruise we have ever been on, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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photofrk264

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first small-ship cruise - this itinerary perfect for history buffs

First time ever on a small-ship cruise as well as one just in the U.S. Price included being put up at a nice hotel pre-night with breakfast the next morning, transportation from hotel to ship and from ship to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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nancychontos

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

New ship, great entertainment, shore excursions and fabulous food

We selected this cruise becasue we wanted to see more of the US. This is a new ship with all American crew. So much exceeded our expectations ... the size of the cabin, the onboard entertainment and activities, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Fiddlegal00

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Perfect for Very First Cruise Ever!

Family and friends have all cruised, so we wanted our first one to be on a small boat and on a river. We love Canada and settled on St. Lawrence River Cruises. Customer service was tremendous while we planned a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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RealJewell

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise . . . and not our last

We had been wanting to try a river cruise, especially after watching the size of ocean-going cruise ships balloon until some can carry more than 6,000 passengers. The American Empress beautifully accommodates just ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BagsRPkd

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise for seniors

Entertainment is an interesting historian and an excellent musician. All the typical choices at breakfast along with a fresh fruit buffet, 3 main choices for lunch or dinner. The food was good, better than the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Expipemjr

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Lewis and Clark Columbia and Snake river

Pre-cruise at Red Lion Jansen beach hotel,$ 40 cab ride from airport ,very large hotel,nice rooms ,good restaurant,boat docks at hotel,free breakfast on day of embarkation.Some confusion on day of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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lmarkosky

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A beautiful, relaxing cruise along the Snake and Columbia Rivers

We just finished Uncruise's Rivers of Adventure cruise along the Snake and Columbia rivers (departure Oct 12 from Clarkston WA). It was a lovely cruise through a beautiful area of the country, that I think alot of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Gardening Granna

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Friendly crew, excellent experience, beautiful boat!

We love American Cruise Lines and delighted to sail on newest boat Harmony. Absolutely fabulous boat, superior crew and service. Our fourth trip on this line and we signed up for another ACL destination in 2020. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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nreeder

6 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Hudson River Valley Cruise

We arrived in New York City 5 days prior to the cruise so we could explore the city as we hadn't been back there for almost 15 years. Stayed at Embassy Suites Midtown, great location for walking and taking the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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coop1ny

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

American Queen, a Grand Lady of the Ole Man River

To the Cruise Reviewers…Here’s a Breaking News story….The American Steamboat Company’s American Queen is NOT A CARIBBEAN CRUISE FUN SHIP…..That’s the rewarding thing about this wonderful Steamboat…..So ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Crashxena

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Geriatric Cruise with Pros and Cons

We took this cruise because it is the only cruise line that goes on the Erie Canal. Cabin -- we were in the largest option -- was small,but not a problem because we knew it would be. Essentially no useful ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Tom and Alice

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not 5 Star as Advertised

We are vety experienced cruisers, both ocean and river cruises. Sailed from St. Paul, Minn. To New Orleans. Nice ship and a nice room. Service at nearly all levels very average to poor. Meals were average ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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pennyenna

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

No wow factor

We had always wanted to do the Mississippi River, but thought it too expensive. We finally decided to do it as our 50th cruise. We started in New Orleans and ended in St.Louis. Our price included an overnight ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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