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American Queen Steamboat Company St. Louis Cruise Reviews

Cruising at sunset.
Bonneville dam.
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Too many changes

Review for American Queen to North America River

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PBFoodie

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We so enjoyed our “Civil War” cruise on the Duchess that we booked this trip “In the Footsteps of Mark Twain”. Two days before departure we were told due to the high waters the trip was changed -every port was different except the starting point of St Louis. The Queen is much larger and the room we had chosen #502 was in the front of the ship-nice & roomy but so noisy we could not stay. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


An American Dream come true on American Queen

Review for American Queen to North America River

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KeithandLiz

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was probably the best cruise experience my wife and I ever had in over 16 years of cruising on a variety of cruise lines. The all-American crew provided first class service and did put some meaning to the idea of joining the AQSC family. American Queen was a true elegant Southern Belle affording us an experience closeted in sophisticated Southern Charm with true superior service. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Never again !

Review for American Duchess to North America River

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Ravens68

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise because it was a new vessel and we wanted to sail the upper Mississippi. Instead of leaving from St. Louis we were bused to another city and sat for several hours. This American Duchess should never have sailed; the trip was completely disorganized. Crew were all new and didn't know what to do, furniture was missing in the cabin. The cabin wasn't cleaned. The company ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


This new ship should never had sailed. Every department was miserable !

Review for American Duchess to U.S.A.

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Ravens68

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was a brand new vessel that was sailing from New Orleans to Red Wing, Minnesota. We were interested in the shore excursions of which 3 did not take place. Our cabin was missing furniture, closet hangers, the thermostat did not work and only blew hot air. Engineering could not fix it. The room appeared never to have been cleaned and the bathroom faucet was very loose. We asked ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Wonderful Way to See the Mississippi River

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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JWYBLF

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First U.S. river cruise and this was absolutely delightful. The staterooms and the entire boat was furnished in antique furniture combined with modern appointments. The bathrooms are full hotel size and the staterooms are larger than all but suites on ocean cruises. Al all-american crew were friendly from the top to the bottom. Everyone pulled double duty on this, the largest paddle-wheeler ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


The Mark Twain Experience - or Gilligan's Island?

Review for American Queen to North America River

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CookieLady

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second AQSC cruise. We chose the "Mark Twain Experience" on the American Queen from St. Louis to Minneapolis with stops in between along the Upper Mississippi. Unfortunately, we received an email the night before our flight that there will be a "slight deviation" in the itinerary due to high water in the upper Mississippi and the boat's inability to pass under those bridges. We had ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


Missed Two Ports and Cold Inside

Review for American Queen to North America River

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henrykchang

2-5 Cruises

Enjoyed our previous Lower Mississippi and Columbia River cruises. Should have a good time and cultural experience with this Upper Mississippi cruise. We especially enjoyed the carefree and relaxing hop on and hop off excursions. Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, we were not able to land in two ports. This is 40% of the hop on and hop off's. The ship accommodation was ...
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Sail Date: September 2016


One of the Best Things I've Ever Done!

Review for American Queen to North America River

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Bonnie R

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

My river cruise on the American Queen was one of the best things I've ever done and that's saying a lot after a 35-year airline career! A Mississippi River paddlewheeler has been on my bucket list since the Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen (predecessors to the American Queen) had been plying the same waters. The pre-departure day in St. Louis afforded me the opportunity to go up in the Gateway ...
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Sail Date: August 2016


Love the American Queen

Review for American Queen to North America River

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DVCRUISEWORLD

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was my fourth cruise on American Queen in 15 months, all different itineraries. I am usually an Ocean and Expedition cruiser, but I have totally fallen in love with American Queen. Unlike most river cruise ships, that have the charm of airport hotels, AQ is the real McCoy. It's a total immersion experience in River and Southern culture. As you board, you are welcomed with a Dixieland Jazz ...
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Sail Date: August 2015


American Queen theme cruises are pure Americana!

Review for American Queen to North America River

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Caroline Paulson

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I sailed on the first Mark Twain theme cruise on the American Queen August 23rd. I suffer from vertigo which becomes massively worse if I lie down and turn my head. This means that I must sleep sitting up, usually in a recliner. I had requested this, but was very nervous that the company might not have chair that worked well for me. When I boarded the boat and the staff came with a recliner ...
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Sail Date: August 2015


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