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American Queen of the West Cruise Reviews

American Cruise Lines
Queen of the West
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Excellent

34

Very Good

15

Average

9

Poor

6

Terrible

4

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68 American Queen of the West 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


A Knitter avatar

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


flyaz2018 avatar

flyaz2018

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dated Ship But They Try Hard To Please

Before I start, let me say that overall the cruise was OK for my wife and I. For my 87 year old mother who we brought, the cruise was better than OK and she enjoyed it a lot. Having never been on another river ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Bruce1968 avatar

Bruce1968

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

Wanted to see the northwest and brochures for American Cruise lines was inviting. The queen of the West American Cruise Line trip was very disappointing. The ship was old, food mediocre, overpriced, noisy going ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Bigbird87 avatar

Bigbird87

1 Review Written

Scenic Cruise of Two Rivers

We chose this cruise because it offered an opportunity to see parts of the US that we had not visited. We specifically chose this itinerary because it gave us a chance to reunite with old friends in our embarkation ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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JAYB1943

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

NICE SCENERY BUT POOR FOOD AND SERVICES

Wanted to see the snake/columbia rivers. Only cruise line to offer the itinerary we wanted. PLUSES: * FRIENDLY CREW, ALBEIT INEXPERIENCED * OPEN BAR COCKTAIL HOUR EACH EVENING * SMOOTH RIDE, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Angiefischer1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise Not so Great Ship

We took my 86 year old mother so we were looking for something she could enjoy with amenities for the disabled. We were told this ship could accommodate the disabled to include most excursions. They boasted the ship ...
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Sail Date June 2018


finegael avatar

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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judybjudyb

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful view

The scenery on the Colombia River is outstanding. The sites were interesting but didn't get to stay long enough at Mt. St. Helen’s and the Rose Park in Portland. There was a lot to do in these two areas that ...
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Sail Date October 2017


TravelAgent31 avatar

TravelAgent31

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

ACL Queen of the West on Columbia River

This was the last cruise of the season, Portland R/T, with only the western half of the Columbia River. The weather was OK, often cloudy & rainy, some sun, but to be expected in mid-October in Oregon. The ...
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Sail Date October 2017


awhit avatar

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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Mr. Top 40

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Hells Canyon side tour was excellent

Set this up so that we could visit Idaho for the total eclipse two days after the cruise docked. Informative history lectures about Lewis and Clark and the area were great. Meals could have offered a little more ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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dritleinr

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average Experience

The Queen of the West is an old paddle wheeler that should be retired. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. However the food choices were limited and my diabetic requests were ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Rlot avatar

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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Mcharb

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cabin was small & disappointing

We selected theLewis & Clark itinerary. Overall we were pleased but size & lack of decor in cabin was disappointing. Very small single closet for 2 people. No place to store suitcases Only 3 drawers. Balcony is ...
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Sail Date July 2017


Lewisinde avatar

Lewisinde

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Just OK, really a cruise for seniors

I am 62 years old and went with my 89 year-old mother who is still very mobile. Parts of the cruise were interesting and others not. First of all, let me tell you that the accommodations were very nice. ...
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Sail Date July 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


miltman avatar

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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mspatty11

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Causal

We wanted to experience an history filled adventure. The Captain and crew were just excellent. Very thoughtful, kind and interesting. We had excellent weather for 6 of the seven days too! We had no idea the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Nancy Wider

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It was delightful and the weather was great. The crew were outstanding.

I have always wanted to travel the Columbia River, so, my husband and I brought along two other couples to enjoy our trip. It was a great trip the river was beautiful, the weather cooperated and we had sunshine ...
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Sail Date May 2017


nottooold avatar

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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