• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Memphis American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Cruise Reviews

American Queen Steamboat Company
American Duchess
Destination
Memphis

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

2

Average

2

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

15 Memphis American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Cruise Reviews


Bryan5264 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Nformato avatar

Nformato

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

American Duchess - Great staff and shore excursions!

We traveled on the American Duchess during Christmas time on a Nashville to Memphis Cruise. It was absolutely beautiful. The boat and some of the towns were decorated for the holidays truly making it a unique ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


MECR2020 avatar

MECR2020

1 Review Written

Prison Ship for the Elderly provides no sternwheel and substandard food

I chose this cruise because it had always been a dream of mine to cruise the Mississippi on a sternwheeler. I made it specific to my on-line discount travel clearinghouse that it had always been my dream. Firstly, ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


Ginny033 avatar

Ginny033

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded My Expectations

I was very excited to take a trip with the American Duchess as I have been on other river cruises in the past, but mostly in Europe or other parts of the world. I knew this cruise would be different being in ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


mjreiber avatar

mjreiber

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

All the staff was beyond superb. We were grateful for the excellent service.

The wait staff was superb, extremely accommodating. The cleaning crew did a superb job. Kristen, the EMT, and Kashawna, the Purser, went above and beyond to arrange an oxygen concentrator when "Special Needs" failed ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Lkbennett avatar

Lkbennett

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Delightful Getaway

This cruise was chosen by a neighbor in my community, Sun City Palm Desert California, who organizes group trips. I was fortunate to be invited to join the group, and because I was cruising without my husband (who ...
Read More

7 photos

Sail Date April 2019


clive.kemp1 avatar

clive.kemp1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

We chose this cruise as a way of exploring the deep south in some luxury. It was very expensive at over £1000 per night per cabin but we thought that the quality of service would be at least equivalent to a ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2018


wjplkp avatar

wjplkp

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A great time but with multiple issues

Although we are listing a bunch of issues that we encountered, we had a great time on our Memphis to New Orleans cruise. The cabin, dining, staff, hop on-off and premium excursions met and/or exceeded our ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2018


K.L.M. avatar

K.L.M.

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Vacation that keeps on costing . . .

I want to tell you about our January trip on the American Duchess . . . To celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday, we decided to take her on a riverboat adventure! You see, Mom & Dad had, in their later years, ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2018


CraftsOnCruises avatar

CraftsOnCruises

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

TOP-NOTCH CREW IS HIGHLIGHT OF AMERICAN DUCHESS EXPERIENCE

Created from a 1995 hull, 340 foot-long paddlewheeler, American Duchess, features four decks and employs 80 American crew to run the boat and manage its 80 suites—the first all-suite paddlewheeler to cruise U.S. ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2018


PAAbee avatar

PAAbee

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Delightful, Tastefully Refurbished Duchess

We decided to take a maiden, winter cruise aboard the American Duchess from Memphis to New Orleans. We found the newly refurbished boat to be beautifully yet simply appointed with lots of eye appeal. The Duchess ...
Read More

Sail Date January 2018


scottfree avatar

scottfree

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas holiday river cruise, Memphis to New Orleans

My wife and I have done 29 cruises, mostly ocean but several European river cruises. My wife likes new ships so we decided to do the American Duchess. Overall, the ship is fine but we seemed to notice that dinning ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2017


KeithPettersen avatar

KeithPettersen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

American Duchess- Not wheelchair friendly

Several members of my mom's family took a cruise on the American Duchess, from Memphis to New Orleans, Oct. 16-23. There was a pre-cruise hotel included in Memphis, the Peabody Hotel on the 15th. First, ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2017


BillNY avatar

BillNY

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Crew and Company Goes Above and Beyond

Sometimes, the best way to gauge a company's commitment to customer service is to experience mishaps and witness how the crew and company react. We were on the December 2 sailing from Memphis to Nashville on the ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


Beehive45 avatar

Beehive45

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The American Duchess Brochure promises 'classic elegance and modern luxury' as I would expect at the Four Seasons and delivered a Holiday Inn Express but at more than 10 times the price. The menu choices were ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2017


American Duchess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.8
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment4.54
Public Rooms5.04
Fitness Recreation3.53.1
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.03.8
Service4.53.9
Value For Money4.03.2
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Reviews of American Duchess Cruises from Other Departure Ports

  • American Duchess Cruise Reviews for Cruises from New Orleans

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.