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American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Cruise Reviews

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34 American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Cruise Reviews


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halanddonna

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mississippi Rambling - New Orleans to Memphis

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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


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nanatexas

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


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Bryan5264

1 Review Written

Overall a Wonderful sailing down the Mississippi River

In December of 2019, I had been fortunate to have an absolutely amazing trip aboard the American Duchess. We had sailed from Memphis to New Orleans, and although there were only 100 people or so on board, everything ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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sleigh11

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


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Nformato

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

American Duchess - Great staff and shore excursions!

We traveled on the American Duchess during Christmas time on a Nashville to Memphis Cruise. It was absolutely beautiful. The boat and some of the towns were decorated for the holidays truly making it a unique ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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MECR2020

1 Review Written

Prison Ship for the Elderly provides no sternwheel and substandard food

I chose this cruise because it had always been a dream of mine to cruise the Mississippi on a sternwheeler. I made it specific to my on-line discount travel clearinghouse that it had always been my dream. Firstly, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Ginny033

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded My Expectations

I was very excited to take a trip with the American Duchess as I have been on other river cruises in the past, but mostly in Europe or other parts of the world. I knew this cruise would be different being in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mjreiber

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

All the staff was beyond superb. We were grateful for the excellent service.

The wait staff was superb, extremely accommodating. The cleaning crew did a superb job. Kristen, the EMT, and Kashawna, the Purser, went above and beyond to arrange an oxygen concentrator when "Special Needs" failed ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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PureMichigan53

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


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joek

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


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rlv1939

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


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Lkbennett

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Delightful Getaway

This cruise was chosen by a neighbor in my community, Sun City Palm Desert California, who organizes group trips. I was fortunate to be invited to join the group, and because I was cruising without my husband (who ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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shrumster

19 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Beautiful boat

AQSC has river cruising figured out. The Duchess is an awesome vessel and continues the tradition of first class river cruising started by her mother, the American Queen. Our cruise from Nashville to Chattanooga ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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clive.kemp1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

We chose this cruise as a way of exploring the deep south in some luxury. It was very expensive at over £1000 per night per cabin but we thought that the quality of service would be at least equivalent to a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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wjplkp

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A great time but with multiple issues

Although we are listing a bunch of issues that we encountered, we had a great time on our Memphis to New Orleans cruise. The cabin, dining, staff, hop on-off and premium excursions met and/or exceeded our ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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grandslamhomer

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


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K.L.M.

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Vacation that keeps on costing . . .

I want to tell you about our January trip on the American Duchess . . . To celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday, we decided to take her on a riverboat adventure! You see, Mom & Dad had, in their later years, ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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sailingmickey

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


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SOCALTWO

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


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Garyveeder

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bucket list trip

We chose the American Duchess as it was mainly suites and fewer quests. We went from Memphis to New Orleans, The cabin was very comfortable and not confining. There was a house band that was good would have liked ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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djayne

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


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Ravens68

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Never again !

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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CraftsOnCruises

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

TOP-NOTCH CREW IS HIGHLIGHT OF AMERICAN DUCHESS EXPERIENCE

Created from a 1995 hull, 340 foot-long paddlewheeler, American Duchess, features four decks and employs 80 American crew to run the boat and manage its 80 suites—the first all-suite paddlewheeler to cruise U.S. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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PAAbee

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Delightful, Tastefully Refurbished Duchess

We decided to take a maiden, winter cruise aboard the American Duchess from Memphis to New Orleans. We found the newly refurbished boat to be beautifully yet simply appointed with lots of eye appeal. The Duchess ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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scottfree

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas holiday river cruise, Memphis to New Orleans

My wife and I have done 29 cruises, mostly ocean but several European river cruises. My wife likes new ships so we decided to do the American Duchess. Overall, the ship is fine but we seemed to notice that dinning ...
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Sail Date December 2017


American Duchess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.8
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment4.54
Public Rooms5.04
Fitness Recreation3.53.1
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.03.8
Service4.53.9
Value For Money4.03.2
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