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American Queen Steamboat Company River Cruises Cruise Reviews

American Queen Steamboat Company
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Very Good

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Senior Cruises

91

River Cruises

81

Group and Theme Cruises

35

Romantic Cruises

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Family Cruises

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81 American Queen Steamboat Company River Cruises Cruise Reviews


micoman avatar

micoman

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Clarkston to Vancouver Washington on the Snake and Columbia Rivers

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On September 10th my wife and I and 34 neighbors from our Del Webb community took the American Empress riverboat from Clarkston Washington to Vancouver Washington (not Canada). The costs were $9189 not including ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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aphrab

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Pleasant week on the Columbia River

Not our favorite cruise, yet, this week's expedition offered rest and beautiful country in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The staff bombarded us with picky details and scheduling, more than was necessary. The boat ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Niagara quilter

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful music with old world ambience

Loved the music. The musicians performed almost all the time. Riverlorian spoke daily about the Mississippi River, its depth, vessels, floods, accidents. Food was good, menus could be improved. Breakfast and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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evandewater23

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fantastic way to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary

We traveled in a party of 10: 4 boys aged 5-12, parents in their 70s (one w/ memory issues), and two couples in their 40s. We loved the service, delicous food, live music, custom drinks & friendly manner of all the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Musicfan11

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Classy boat with GREAT music

This was my 4th trip on the American Queen this year. Quite frankly, I found the music to be addictive! The whole experience is quite nice, but the music is the biggest draw for me. All the musicians are top ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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bemije

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great river cruise on scenic Columbia River

We had a great trip. Loved the accommodations, the size of the boat, dining options and quality of the food, high quality entertainment, educational experiences, hop on/hop off option and beautiful scenery. The ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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djett

11 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Time

This was our second cruise on the American Queen and based on our previous cruise had high expectations. A pre-cruise one night hotel stay is included in the cruise. We stayed at the Airport Marriott and it was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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UKHelenM

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise, but slightly spoilt by sloppy dining service

My husband and I wanted a quiet river cruise, and, thought the website for this Mississippi River cruise made the Steamboat cruise sound ideal for us. We also wanted to tie the cruise in with visits to both Memphis ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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ItheJD

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Memorable

Following our journey over from the UK and a few nights in Atlanta and then New Orleans we boarded the American Queen - bliss. We have river cruised in Europe, China and Russia (as well as a couple of Ocean cruises) ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Nora Charles

2 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Well run boat; lots to do

Columbia River Clarkston to Portland We don't want to repeat other reviews so just some additional information some may find helpful. Cabin:- All cabins seem to be the same size. Some have a double bed; some ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Judesterrev

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Go for it

Such a relaxing, layed back atmosphere. The crew are so pleasant and ready to help or assist in any way possible. There was an issue with one of the premium excursions and they were quick to listen and respond to ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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SFW

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't Miss This Boat

We took this Pacific Northwest river cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. I really wanted a more intimate experience than a large ship/liner and this 220+ passenger boat was a perfect fit. From arrival to the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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jsal

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ohio River cruise on the American Queen steamboat paddlewheel.

Cruised from Cincinnati, OH to Alton, IL. There are various types of cabins to choose from. Our cabin had an outside door an inside door to the hall ( 2 entrances). Nightly entertainment, two dining times for ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Margarethannah

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Luxury travel from a bygone age.

New Orleans and the Mississippi was our dream holiday and this cruise ticked all the boxes. We explored the town for 3 days using the sightseeing bus which stopped outside our hotel,the superb Hyatt Regency. We ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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MelbDemon

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Aussie Voyage along the Mississippi

This was our fourth river cruise in a row having done the rivers of Europe in past years with Australia Tour co Scenic. This boat was significantly bigger in both people & size(400 pass v 160 pass) with ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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gold1959

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Marvelous cruise for history-buffs: see the USA on a real paddlewheel!

Taking the Civil War paddle-wheel cruise down the Mississippi has been my US Army Ret. history-buff husband's dream (and mine) for many years- his father actually did a "Huck Finn" thing as a young man, shoveling ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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George Werderich

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

A Superb Trip on American Empress

This is second trip on Empress. We were doing it to relive route of Lewis and Clark. Our previous trip on the boat had been very nice. So we did it from the opposite direction. Some of crew was the same and ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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engscot

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Remarkable Cruise along the Lewis & Clark Trail

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) Best For: • Guests who enjoy a first-rate, relaxed river cruise experience. • Couples, family & friends traveling together, and parents traveling with adult ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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cgr17

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good: If you're above the age of 50

My grandparents wanted to go on a cruise up the Mississippi and I had always wanted to see New Orleans so I came with. I was not aware that there would be absoloutely no one my age (21) on the ship, which made it ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Kfranksigs

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great time and some honest feedback.

So delighted with our experience here on the American Queen that I am writing from our cabin before we disembark in a few hours! Really so much to say about this experience that words cannot measure up to our ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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ladyjrh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Feelin' like a Queen on the American Queen

Service was excellent, food was out of this world great and shore excursions were wonderful. This was my first cruise and I highly recommend it to everyone I know-this boat is like a home away from home with ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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DVCRUISEWORLD

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Love the American Queen

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Caroline Paulson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

American Queen theme cruises are pure Americana!

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, ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Mithril013

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not What We Paid For

We arrived late in the day at the Doubletree Hotel in St Paul and the AQ Desk was closed. We went up to our room which was more than adequate for an overnight stop and then went into the restaurant for a meal. I use ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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George Werderich

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Once again American Queen shines

This being our fifth trip on the American Queen we had high expectations. And once again they were fulfilled. The service is excellent, the food wonderful and plentiful and very available. The shows are ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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