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American Queen Voyages American Queen Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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The "American Queen" steamboat.
A portion of our engine room tour with Sarah.
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"Our first introduction to American river travel was on the American Queen, and our journey did not disappoint. In fact, our voyage on the American Queen wasn’t just my first river cruise… it was my first cruise..."Read More
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Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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boatpat51
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had been on this lines American countess in the northwest 2 years ago and had a wonderful time. With all of the Covid precautions we felt very comfortable. The ship was lovely, but the trip began with a mechanical problem that held us over in New Orleans for an extra day. Being experienced cruisers we did not find this upsetting, besides, an extra day in New Orleans is a bonus. I do have to ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Interesting Steam Powered Paddlewheeler

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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penguin303
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Like many folks we had cabin fever after being cooped up to avoid the COVID virus. When it appeared that things were opening up, we booked a nine day cruise on American Queen Steamboat Company's (AQSC) "American Queen" from Louisville, KY to Memphis, TN. We were impressed with the health and safety precautions and felt that it would be safe to cruise in the good old U.S.A. We arrived in ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


The overall cost is not worth the product

Review for American Queen to North America River

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Pamgoes
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Pre-cruise: We arrived in Memphis a day before the boat was to depart and stayed at the Riverboat Company hotel, the downtown Sheraton. In spite of having read a few negative reviews, we were well pleased with the hospitality shown us by the staff from our first greeting by the bellmen, front desk staff, early check in provided, service in the restaurant for dinner (on our own), and the comfort ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi Pamgoes, Thank you so much for your review. Your thoughtful description is appreciated. It looks like there are a few areas where we missed the mark. We can’t get better without feedback...

Sail Date: December 2019


Awesome Experience

Review for American Queen to North America River

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vicky4trips
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I took this cruise in December and we were pleasantly surprised. The food in the dining room was good but not always as hot as I would prefer. The same is true in the Front Porch buffet. The servers and staff are very friendly and attentive and our housekeeper was always there for us. The entertainment is good, but the piano player was a little off key at times. The hop on hop off ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi vicky4trips, We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! Our partners at Shore Excursions take pride in providing these unique experiences. We are grateful for that...

Sail Date: December 2019


Great Cruise with Christmas Theme

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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jandcinpa
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Over the recent Christmas holiday, we had the privilege of cruising on the Grand American Queen Steamboat. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed the experience. The staff and crew went out of their way to provide an absolutely wonderful experience. There was some minor improvements necessary in some areas, but what holiday would be complete if everything was perfect. Ship – They ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi jandcinpa, What a kind review! What really stands out is your comments about our genuine hospitality. Our crew is our heart. Regarding the HOHO’s, Christmas time shopping on the lower...

Sail Date: December 2019


Awesome as Always

Review for American Queen to North America River

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shrumster
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Love American Queen Steamboat Company and the American Queen Steamboat. Cruised many times with this company and it remains our favorite. The American Queen is a classic riverboat giving you the feel of the old steamboat days, but with all the conveniences of a modern cruise ship. The boat has a elegant theme with a casual, easy going and relaxed atmosphere. The cabins are comfortable with ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi shrumster! Thank you so much for sharing your glowing recommendation. Loyal guests like yourself make us feel so loved! Being surrounded by America's history every day is a role we take...

Sail Date: December 2019


Great until we both got a stomach bug on the boat

Review for American Queen to North America River

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mmyeats
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked both a pre-cruise stay in Memphis and a post-cruise stay in New Orleans. They were great. We made use of the trolley passes in Memphis and visited several of the included attractions. The Sheraton hotel in Memphis was very nice. We appreciated that we could check in for the cruise at the hotel. Great idea! The cruise started out great. Soon we started to hear that guests were sick ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi mmyeats, We’re glad to hear that you overall enjoyed your cruise! So sorry you became ill. In accordance with CDC guidelines, American Queen Steamboat Company highly recommends that...

Sail Date: November 2019


Great River Cruise

Review for American Queen to North America River

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jantrips
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

Our first introduction to American river travel was on the American Queen, and our journey did not disappoint. In fact, our voyage on the American Queen wasn’t just my first river cruise… it was my first cruise ever. Overall, I would rate both this boat and our experience a 5/5. When we arrived at the dock of the boat, we were a bit awe-struck. The paddlewheeler was unlike anything we had ever ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hi jantrips! My first cruise was also on American Queen! She really is a beautiful boat that sets the stage for a grand river experience. The excursions are a huge part of the river cruising...

Sail Date: November 2019


Great river cruise - don't worry about negative reviews

Review for American Queen to U.S.A.

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tarzanterri
6-10 Cruises

This was our second river cruise - the first was a few years ago down the Danube in August. The American Queen is a very special ship,not only because of the beautiful furnishings, collectibles and artwork which is abundant, but because of the paddlewheel. Its power is ever present, and is mesmerizing. Visits to the engine room are encouraged. We cruised from New Orleans to Memphis. The ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Hello tarzanterri! Thank you so much for your review! It means so much to us that you took the time to share your experience. You make a great point about adding a night on either end of...

Sail Date: September 2019

Traveled with disabled person


American Queen, a Grand Lady of the Ole Man River

Review for American Queen to North America River

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coop1ny
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

To the Cruise Reviewers…Here’s a Breaking News story….The American Steamboat Company’s American Queen is NOT A CARIBBEAN CRUISE FUN SHIP…..That’s the rewarding thing about this wonderful Steamboat…..So don’t disparage this ‘Gem of the Mississippi ‘where you can slow down and take a leisurely cruise on America’s Premiere and Historical River. My wife and I booked the American Queen Steamboat ...
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Response from JaneF, Guest Relations Manager

Wow! coop1ny, this is so wonderful to hear! You really know what river cruisin' is all about. A slow pace, thoughtful experience that can make just about anyone fall in love with the...

Sail Date: September 2019


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