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American Queen Cruise Review to River Cruises - United States

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 96

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
American Queen

8 Night Jewels Of The Lower Mississippi (Memphis To New Orleans)

Sail date: June 02, 2019

Ship: American Queen

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Mississippi River was at flood stage the whole trip, but it didn’t really affect this cruise too much. Except for docking tied to trees at one point! Interesting to see river at that stage.


5 out of 5
With only 400 passengers, embarkation extremely easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The best fine dining we have had on a cruise ship! Included in the main dining room.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Not many onboard activities. We were out and about most days. There were talks every day by the Riverlorian, which were interesting.


5 out of 5
Small entertainment group of 4 with the ships band. They performed every evening. One of the best entertainment crews we have enjoyed considering it was the same entertainers every evening.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was comfortable, clean and had nice size bathroom. Lots of storage. It was small. No sofa, just small desk chair. Queen bed. Opened to an “open” veranda which meant people walking by your cabin. Not much privacy and the walls are thin. We were in a category C. I would recommend a private veranda.

Ship tip

Enjoy and just relax!

Ports of call

Memphis, Tennessee

4 out of 5
Visited the Peabody ducks and Beale Street


5 out of 5
Enjoyed our day of river cruising. Several lectures and a name that tune game!

Vicksburg, Mississippi

5 out of 5
Did the included hop on hop off in am, then a paid excursion in afternoon to visit Vicksburg battlefield. Great tour, lots of history.

Natchez, Mississippi

5 out of 5
Probably my favorite of the hop on hop off included excursions. Lots of homes to explore and a distillery and tavern.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Hop on hop off included. Visited state capital and museum.

St. Francisville, Louisiana

4 out of 5
This was my least favorite. Not a whole lot of interesting stops on this hop on, hop off. But the Myrtle Home was interesting.


5 out of 5
Loved the Nottoway Plantation!

New Orleans, Louisiana Did not visit port

Disembarked, got our rental car and left for home.


5 out of 5
Walked off with our luggage. Extremely easy.

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