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American Queen Steamboat Company American Duchess Cruise Reviews

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Mississippi Rambling - New Orleans to Memphis
"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..."Read More
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Love our Cruise on the Mississippi River

Review for American Duchess to North America River

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nanatexas

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 our room. Bags waiting for us. We could not stop at our first location and used that day to cruise up the river to Baton Rouge. We did the hop on hop off bus tour. Drivers were great ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


American Duchess Mar. 9th,2020

Review for American Duchess to U.S.A.

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sleigh11

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 staff were very professional and the shore excursions person on board worked very hard to make sure our land experience was still top notch. Tours were well organized, and we really ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Prison Ship for the Elderly provides no sternwheel and substandard food

Review for American Duchess to U.S.A.

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MECR2020

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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, American Queen failed to disclose the condition of the ship even though they had advance notice that the sternwheel had fallen off on a previous itinerary. This notice had been shared ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Mississippi Rambling - New Orleans to Memphis

Review for American Duchess to North America River

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halanddonna

10+ Cruises

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 do - Included with your cruise, at no additional cost, at each port, is - bus, guide(s), admission to various sites. (‘Premium’ tours are available for additional purchase). We’ve ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Overall a Wonderful sailing down the Mississippi River

Review for American Duchess to North America River

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Bryan5264

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

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 felt lively and populated, but not overly populated like on an ocean-going cruise ship. The boat had Christmas theming since it was the holidays, and everything felt warm and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Exceeded My Expectations

Review for American Duchess to U.S.A.

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Ginny033

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 America, but I pleasantly surprised with all there was to see and do in this part of the country. We started in Memphis and ended up in Nashville, TN. On board my guest cabin was very ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Crew and Company Goes Above and Beyond

Review for American Duchess to North America River

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BillNY

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Sometimes, the best way to gauge a company's commitment to customer service is to experience mishaps and witness how the crew and company react. We were on the December 2 sailing from Memphis to Nashville on the American Duchess. The first issue occurred when one of the propellers malfunctioned. We were immediately given this information and were also informed that we were going to have to ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


American Duchess - Great staff and shore excursions!

Review for American Duchess to U.S.A.

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Nformato

6-10 Cruises

Age 20s

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 experience. The time we spent onboard was phenomenal, all the staff is friendly and genuinely cared about making sure we were having a great time. The pursers were available to answer all of ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with disabled person


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

Review for American Duchess to U.S.A.

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mjreiber

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 to provide a working concentrator. I am extremely thankful and forever in their debt. Without their service, I might have been unable to complete the voyage. Two days without oxygen ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Nice riverboat, but value just not there

Review for American Duchess to North America River

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PureMichigan53

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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. clean staterooms, common areas (except the sticky laminate flooring) variety of hourly activities variety of Premium Excursions Cons: ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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