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Boarding stunning riverboat American Queen in Memphis – All Issues Cruise

If solely all cruise strains had a boarding course of that went this easily. No delays. No lengthy strains. No searching for baggage. No trying to find a shuttle or Lyft from the airport to the cruise. No hungry vacationers who missed breakfast and may’t wait to eat.

American Queen Cruise Traces is aware of easy methods to do it proper. My American Queen cruise obtained off to a terrific begin earlier than we even boarded the magnificent riverboat.

First, passengers on the American Queen spend an evening within the host metropolis to assist stop potential flight snafus. That method, passengers additionally get an opportunity to tour the host metropolis, get a very good evening’s sleep, put together baggage for pickup in lodge room on cruise day, eat a complimentary breakfast on the lodge and meet in lodge foyer for temporary journey round city on the way in which to the American Queen.

In my case, that host metropolis is Memphis. My American Queen riverboat cruise is touring from Memphis to St. Louis with stops in between for our weeklong journey. My host lodge for that in a single day keep was the legendary Peabody Lodge.

In fact, should you’ve been following alongside you already know concerning the Peabody and all the opposite fantastic locations I visited in Memphis. I’d positively advocate them to any customer.

8 Evening – Memphis to St. Louis – American Queen

 The deck’s rocking chairs are an effective way to observe the sundown.

Boarding the American Queen        

When our motorcoach pulled as much as the American Queen touchdown for our boarding, it appeared as if all of us sat spellbound for a couple of minutes. Greater than a century in the past, Mark Twain wrote that “sometime, they’ll construct the most important steamboat the world has ever recognized and he or she’ll be lengthy, white and gleaming within the sunshine together with her twin black stacks.”

If Twain had been alive at the moment, he would see his dream steaming her method down his beloved river. He in all probability can be awed on the large two-story paddlewheel churning a frothy wake because the American Queen continues the custom of steamboatin’.

Stepping aboard, we had been greeted by the Steamboat Syncopators, a proficient group of musicians who might be entertaining all through our cruise. Then we did the U.S. Coast Guard mandated drill with life jackets.

When the American Queen left the port, we had been handled to a loud steam calliope live performance by Jay Chalmers. Looks as if some riverboat tune from way back echoing off the Mississippi.

The American Queen is a magnificence to behold. From her sleek twin touchdown phases and towering smokestacks to her gazebo-style pilothouse and colossal crimson paddlewheel, she is a grand dame. Her opulence features a two-tiered Grand Saloon with leisure each evening, Girls’ Parlor, vintage treasures within the Mark Twain Gallery, rocking chairs and swings on the Entrance Porch, Gents’s Card Room, theater, chart room and solar deck recreation and small pool space.

Now it’s time to prepare for dinner within the J.M. White Eating Room. Savoring an old style cocktail, we listened to a little bit of Phil Westbook singing and enjoying the piano within the Captain’s Bar earlier than heading into our 5:15 p.m. dinner.

Will let you know extra about my cabin, eating, leisure, shore excursions and this stunning boat as we get pleasure from our weeklong cruise. Hope you’ll come alongside for the journey.


The Mark Twain Gallery options cozy seats and vintage treasures.

A grand staircase results in the eating room.

The Chart Room is a favourite spot for chats with Riverlorian Chris Wistey.

The American Queen’s huge wheel retains turning.

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