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36 Memphis American Queen Steamboat Company American Queen Cruise Reviews


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jantrips

1 Review Written

Great River Cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jandcinpa

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise with Christmas Theme

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mmyeats

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great until we both got a stomach bug on the boat

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Pamgoes

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

The overall cost is not worth the product

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruise-otter

10 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

American Queen Steamboat, Memphis to New Orleans (June 3-10, 2019)

In June 2019, my wife and I took the American Queen paddle wheeler on a one-week trip down the Mississippi River. Trip went from Memphis to New Orleans (the Deep South). I rate this trip as an overall 5 (on a ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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CAlgee

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Poor excursions; poor customer service; great food and restaurant service

We selected this cruise as we were traveling with 2 other couples who live on our street. This is not the best of the ships in this line but selected as one couple needed a lower cost cruise. Rooms small and cramped ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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MarionK

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Delightful and relaxing

My husband was interested in historic stops and I wanted to relax and be pampered. We both got what we wanted. I was able to stay on board while he went site seeing. Our cabin was small but had everything you ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Justbeginners

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Almost Perfect!

We had been recommended the American Queen by a close friend, who is quite choosy so we felt confident all would be prefect! Not quite! Disappointed with quality of some of entertainment. Particularly the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Barnet Bob

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overpriced, poor quality

We chose this in order to see the Southern states of USA .We are experienced cruisers .The moment we set foot on this boat we knew it was not going to be very good.The boat smells musty and damp .When we were shoen ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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DebMike1990

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A 2nd Great Cruise & There Will Be More

We just finished cruising the Mississippi on the American Queen Riverboat. What a wonderful trip we had. The food was excellent and they have great selections. If you have special dietary needs they go out of the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Sonofbill

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great River Boat Cruise

My Wif on the wanted to do a River Boat cruise. We did one in 1986 on the Mississippi Queen. She was the sister boat to the American Queen and Delta Queen. We had a great time but the average age was at least 70 ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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grznuts

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

great thanksgiving week cruise

lots of fun on this cruise! although the ports don't look like there is much there, if you take time to explore they are very interesting! service is fine-not exceptional, but adequate. Ship is not luxurious, but ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Saperston

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Above expectations

Going down the Mississippi on a paddle boat has always been on my bucket list. We were put up at the Sheridan in Memphis. Good choice. Easy five minute trolley from and to Beale St.Went to Sun Studios and Beale ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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srwjones

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Dream Come True

I have dreamed of cruising onboard the Delta Queen/Mississippi Queen/American Queen since the 1970s when I first saw the Delta Queen on the Ohio River. For me, this was a bucket list item and, once I booked my trip, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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darstanb@gmail.com

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fabulous!

Everything was wonderful! The embarkation and disembarkation at all ports was great--the crew was helpful (my husband is wheelchair-bound)--but we don't get to use the Grand Staircase (duh!) we had to go around the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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digcruising2

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Absolutely a Great Cruise Down the Lower Mississippi

I was expecting a hot steamy average cruise. But I was wrong, dead wrong. This cruise was as classy and as pleasing as the major cruise lines can offer on a medium size boat. The food was American fare and it was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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not ncl

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Great ship - poor shore excursion

This river cruise is quiet and enjoyable. Due to the vegetation and the dykes, there is very little to see unless you get off the boat each day. Pro - The American Queen is a clean, well groomed boat. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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southampton observer

19 Reviews Written

97 Helpful Votes

Big wheel keeps on turning.

. We particularly enjoyed the entertainment and felt that the actors and musicians were superior to nearly all the acts we have experienced on many cruise ships. The service, from the all American Staff, was ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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b93blaa

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Marketing at its most dishonest

Exciting itinerary that should have been the hi light of our music route tour of the southern states but proved anything but. Chose an A grade cabin which was tired and very small - thank heavens we had our own ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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aaallison

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Nice boat, great itinerary, poor service

Fortunately, we chose the cruise for the itinerary, not the customer service. First hint regarding the lack of attention to detail throughout was that although the travel agent asked the company to send the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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JaneEllen

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Nottaway Plantation and Nachez

This cruise was OK, but not as good as other cruises I have been on. Rooms were small and needed clocks. Would have preferred open dinner seating rather than assigned seats. Riverlorian was interesting, but day ...
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Sail Date December 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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xxcarey

1 Review Written

AMERICAN STEAMBOAT COMPANY IS THE BEST

Best trip of our lives! The quality was superb! The staff was of the highest quality as was the food and entertainment. I was shocked by the excellence of everything. From the songs of Michaelyn Obry to Kris who ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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vand1234

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Rolling on the River

The brochure promised a week on the upper Mississippi in some comfort on a genuine stern-wheel riverboat with evening entertainment from the 50s-60s big band era. It didn't disappoint. Food and service were ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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seagoingRN

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Cruising the Mississippi River

We decided to take this cruise up the Mississppi River over the 4th of July; one, to celebrate the holiday, and two to see a bit of our country. The passengers were a bit older crowd and the overall dress was a ...
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Sail Date July 2016


American Queen Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining5.04.2
Entertainment4.04.4
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation3.03.5
Family1.03.7
Enrichment5.04.2
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.03.8
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