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American Queen Steamboat Company
American Duchess
New Orleans

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14 New Orleans American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Cruise Reviews

halanddonna avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mississippi Rambling - New Orleans to Memphis


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

nanatexas avatar


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

sleigh11 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

American Duchess Mar. 9th,2020

We recently cruised on the American Duchess during the March 9th sailing. The schedule had multiple changes from the ports we were originally scheduled to visit. Though we were disappointed about the changes, the ...
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Sail Date March 2020

PureMichigan53 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice riverboat, but value just not there

My husband and I took this cruise as a celebration of our 25th anniversary. We cruised from New Orleans to Memphis. Pros: excellent food and wait staff. large variety of entrees and dietary needs met. ...
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Sail Date April 2019

joek avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded My Expectations

Entire boat was reserved for Road Scholar members for this cruise. Instead of the standard one day stay in New Orleans with tours, Road Scholar had two before boarding. The food and service was outstanding, ...
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Sail Date April 2019

rlv1939 avatar


1 Review Written

The Lower Mississippi at Very High Water

As experienced ocean cruisers we chose this cruise up the Mississippi in late April to see some southern states before the summer heat. This year the heavy spring rains within the Mississippi watershed had created ...
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Sail Date April 2019

grandslamhomer avatar


2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

" Great Trip Up The Mississippi "

My wife and I booked a great 23 day Cruise up the Mississippi River. Teri Robbins the agent I purchased the cruise from at American Queen Steamboat Company Office, was AWESOME ! Every time I called or e-mailed her ...
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Sail Date July 2018

sailingmickey avatar


2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Experiencing the Duchess with a Scooter

We sailed aboard the Duchess from New Orleans to Minnesota departing July 16th. The Duchess is a beautiful boat with room for 166 guests. The design of all the rooms is pleasing to the eye and very airy with ...
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Sail Date August 2018



2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed - did not meet expectations

Engine noise and vibration in our cabin and on the aft dining deck were bad. We had several equipment failures, delays getting off the boat in several ports and having to miss one port totally. Our tie-up in ...
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Sail Date July 2018

djayne avatar


4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Small ship-not much to do!

We have always wanted to cruise the Mississippi River and go on a small ship so this seemed perfect. Pro's Food was very good with a nice variety to choose from each night. Wait staff was excellant. ...
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Sail Date May 2018

vlinbin avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overview of American Duchess Cruise from New Orleans to Memphis, 11/18 to 11/27

First, I want to say that the Duchess is a lovely boat and the AQSC does everything possible to make journeys enjoyable. Of course, there are occasional glitches but none that should deter anyone from taking a ...
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Sail Date November 2017

TeWaka avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

American river cruise.

This river cruise was to be the highlight ending a great tour of the Eastern USA. New Orleans and the Roosevelt hotel were great to experience. I found the American Duchess a poorly designed ship.The only ...
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Sail Date October 2017

wilbur91 avatar


2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

My wife and I selected this cruise as we have traveled the world, yet never have seen our own backyard and wanted to check off the bucket list by visiting the Mississippi River. The riverboat was evidently a ...
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Sail Date September 2017

hutch1994 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Major disappointment

This was a major disappointment. Booked the loft suite level which is the Commodore level that comes with a butler. That concept was a joke. Never was given a tour of our suite and how to operate the mechanical ...
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Sail Date October 2017

American Duchess Ratings

Public Rooms5.04
Fitness Recreation3.53.1
Value For Money4.03.2
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