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American Queen of the West Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
Queen of the West
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34 American Queen of the West Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


john whiteside avatar

john whiteside

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, Informative, Delicious

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We enjoy river cruises as opposed to ocean cruises. We enjoy the silence of the river, and the history surrounding it. On this Lewis and Clark themed cruise along the Snake and Columbia Rivers in Washington and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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gourds3743

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising down the Columbia Snake River

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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A Knitter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome cruise along the Columbia River

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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finegael

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Short but a lot of fun

After our 2017 cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi, we wanted to experience another cruise on ACL. We piggybacked this cruise with a few days in the Willamette Valley, so the shorter cruise time was not an ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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awhit

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great food, staff, comfort

My 92 year old mom wanted to do this, so my sister and I took her. It was wonderful. We stayed in Room 401 on Queen of the West, which held the three of us easily. (They moved out the large bed and gave us three ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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I love to cruise!

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Scenic, relaxing cruise

We love river cruises because of the constant beautiful scenery and the slower, more relaxing pace. This cruise was no exception ... and the weather was very agreeable, too! The crew members all did a fantastic ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Rlot

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

More than we bargained for

The size of the ship was a selling point. It wasn't large. We were able to disembark smoothly at various ports and explore them. Ships' crew was the best!. Very helpful and fantastic at what they did. We felt ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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PamelaWittwer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing journey

We saw your advertisement on TV and decided to investigate. What a great choice we made, the journey on the Columbia River and the Snake River was glorious even though we are "local". Saw things that we had never ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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parkplace956

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

enjoyable trip

Wanted to see the Columbia and Snake rivers. While this boat was an older one and cabins were a bit small, the overall trip was excellent throughout the cruise, from top to bottom, from the captain to the daily ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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miltman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

R&R No phone No camera No computer

My wife chose this as our first cruise. I follow the History of the American West and my interest was peaked. God made all the reservations and everything as this was her first vacation planning adventure. We ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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nottooold

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent experience in every way.

Because of the length and the location. We love to cruise because it is a great way to see several places without packing and unpacking. Also, great to know where you can have great meals every day. The Columbia ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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daveclemens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing service

We have taken cruises before, but this was exceptional. Not only was the scenery, excursions and boat travel wonderful, the service was beyond compare. You could tell many of the servers were college students in ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Anretam4#

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

columbia and snake river cruise

This was our first cruise with American Cruise Lines. We wanted to see another part of the country and this met our request. this was a unique experience for my wife and I. We celebrated our 50 th anniversary. The ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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More betttah

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Experience

The tour was fun and informative but the best part was the incredible attention that we received. My wife requires a wheelchair and from the captain on down we were taken care of. The staff went out of their way ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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givemeabreakregarding

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lewis and Clark, the Columbia and Snake Rivers

We chose this cruise for several reasons: 1. This was our 7th cruise with America Cruise Lines (ACL) so we knew we could expect the best of everything. As before, we were not disappointed. 2. ACL has ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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JudyLebanonME

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Queen of the West - loved it

We chose this cruise because our love of the American west and our history on the beautiful Columbia River.The Lewis and Clark history was part of this trip with a wonderful narrator on board. We toured the Maritime ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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adamlambert

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Beautiful scerery

Wanted to visit wineries and see the nature of the area. Always wanted to go see Mount Saint Helens and Mutlanomah Falls. The ship was clean, comfortable and attractive. Plenty of public lounges to relax in. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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foghornbarb1234

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

People and scenery are what attracts me to traveling.

I have always had an interest in the rivers of North America. I enjoy boats and water. It was extremely comfortable cruising on the restored Queen of the West, stern wheeler up the Columbia and Snake Rivers of ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Perry Treadwell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Following the Lewis and Clark Expedition down the Snake and Columbia Rivers

The highlight of the trip was the resource person, Todd Webber, who took the part of Mariwether Lewis telling the history of the expedition. Richland the try cities site of the Hanford Nuclear facility. Getting ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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SteelMagnolia9

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Snake & Columbia Rivers; A Winner!

This was my second cruise with American Cruise Lines. It was also my first visit to the Pacific Northwest with the exception of a trip to Seattle many years ago. The cruise was to Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR with ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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lynnmarv1

7 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Unique and Spectacular Scenery Along the Columbia and Snake Rivers

We sailed with American Cruise Lines on the Queen of the West from Clarkston, WA to Portland, OR along the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Although this small paddlewheel-style ship (120 passengers) is nothing special ...
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Sail Date September 2015


GeneralGrant avatar

GeneralGrant

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Greatly Exceeded Expectations!

I noted the last review was written by our New Zealand friends. Sailing with friends almost always makes up the bumps that occur when traveling. Our cruise on the Queen of the West was virtually without bumps. I ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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SCNZ

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Another New Experience in the States

We were one of the first 6 to board this ship in Lewiston. Warner kindly let us on a bit earlier as we waited in the lounge area for our rooms to be ready. Warner knew his job and we were disappointed to see him go ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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lremly

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Great Northwest: Down the Snake and Columbia Rivers

I selected ACL's cruise down the Snake and Columbia Rivers for several reasons: I'm interested in the Lewis and Clark expedition, I wanted to see the landscape of the Inland Northwest, and my earlier cruise with ACL ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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crawshaw04

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Columbia River Cruise Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

This cruise exceeded all our expectations. The only negative is that the cabins were much smaller than advertised though still ample. The balconies were small and not private being shared with two other cabins. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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