Critical Acclaim

Popular Mississippi River cruises offer fresh view of American history
by Ellen Uzelac, Chicago Tribune

When it comes to river cruises, most Americans look to Europe for storybook waterways like the Danube, Rhine and Seine. Lots of rivers, lots of ships, lots of itineraries. But the Mississippi River, right here at home, is getting a fresh look from travelers who want to experience a cruise without having to fly to another continent....

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Bourbon Or Bust on American Queen Steamboat Company
by Bobbie Dempsey, Travel Pulse

The Bourbon-themed cruise offered by American Queen Steamboat Company is unlike any other cruise you may have taken. This itinerary is carefully planned to allow you to dive into the centuries-old traditions surrounding this popular variety of liquor...

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From the Bridge: An Avid European River Cruiser Tries the Mississippi
by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Cruise Critic

On a Mississippi and Ohio River cruise from St. Louis to Cincinnati, we did not see towering castles (as we did on the Rhine River). We didn't glide past terraced, mountainous vineyards, as we did on the Danube, or view painterly terrain that would inspire Impressionist artists, as we saw along the Seine. And yet, as longtime Europe river cruise fans we were surprised to find...

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