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Portland (Oregon) to North America River American West (formerly Queen of the West) Cruise Reviews

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Queen of the West is very old equipment
"For the price of this cruise there are other options.From other passengers that had been on American Cruise Lines I would hear consistently that they had good experiences on some of the companies other trips...."Read More
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Queen of the West is very old equipment

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jabaker
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We enjoyed enjoyed exploring the Columbia River Gorge. A riverboat is an excellent way to get to see this part of country. From other passengers that had been on American Cruise Lines I would hear consistently that they had good experiences on some of the companies other trips. However, anyone booking on this ship should be aware that this a very old and barely maintained boat. The boat is ...
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Sail Date: June 2021


Cruising down the Columbia Snake River

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gourds3743
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Doing the Lewis and Clark riverboat Cruise has always been on our bucket list. This seemed to be a good time of the year. Queen of the West is an older boat and is very intimate. Bedroom very small but haven’t spent much time in it but to sleep. Several places where you can sit, watch the scenery, read or visit with the new friends you meet daily. Crew very attentive and Edgar to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Awesome cruise along the Columbia River

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A Knitter
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were a little hesitant to sail on the Queen of the West after reading some reviews here on cruise critic and other sites. We spent the night at the Red Lion Inn in Jantzen Beach. Hotel was very nice and the restaurant was as well. The ship was docked within walking distance of the hotel. The crew was so well organized and had our luggage in our cabin by 9:00. We had cabin suite 402. There ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

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flyaz2018
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river cruise, she had no real expectations and so it was a great experience for her. For us, this was the first and probably last US based river cruise. All of our experience is on Viking ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Very disappointed

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Bruce1968
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to see the northwest and brochures for American Cruise lines was inviting. The queen of the West American Cruise Line trip was very disappointing. The ship was old, food mediocre, overpriced, noisy going through the locks. The young staff, wait staff, while they try hard are only part timers. The stops were boring, except for the Snake River jet boat. , sad to pay so much and be let down. ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Scenic Cruise of Two Rivers

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Bigbird87
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because it offered an opportunity to see parts of the US that we had not visited. We specifically chose this itinerary because it gave us a chance to reunite with old friends in our embarkation city of Portland, OR. This was our second cruise with American Cruise Lines and I have to say that they have improved their service since our first cruise almost 10 years ago. ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


NICE SCENERY BUT POOR FOOD AND SERVICES

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JAYB1943
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to see the snake/columbia rivers. Only cruise line to offer the itinerary we wanted. PLUSES: * FRIENDLY CREW, ALBEIT INEXPERIENCED * OPEN BAR COCKTAIL HOUR EACH EVENING * SMOOTH RIDE, COMFORTABLE SEATING ON DECK * GOOD ON-BOARD LECTURES ON LOCAL HISTORY * MT ST HELENS TOUR WAS INTERESTING * EASY EMBARKATION/DISENBARKATION MINUSES: * food quality was average to ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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