It's eh no longer. I've been on two nights and have to say -- this is every bit as amazing as any Europe cruise I've done. I've met two really well-traveled couples, one from England's Isle of Wight, the other from Australia's Brisbane, and when I asked them what their favorite river cruises have been both said this one (they're on the longer version that started in New Orleans) ranks up there. As an American who knew our own Mississippi was as exotic as Burma's Irrawaddy, or the Rhine, Rhone, Seine etc.? Who knew?!
Now I do --
I'm chronicling the trip over on Cruise Critic's Facebook for now, mostly through photos, and will follow up after the trip with an updated review of American Queen, and various other pieces. Happy to answer any questions I can if you have 'em here, as well, but I hope you'll take a look at our Facebook photo album (and if you have photos of your own you'd like to share, send 'em to me, with a photo credit and any description, and I'll add them to the "book"). My email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put AQ in the subject line to help me ID them quickly.
A big thanks to Steamboats who can legitimately tell me "I told you so" (but who's probably too nice to do so
Carolyn Spencer Brown
Editor in Chief
Link to photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6071766&type=1
Other photos also appear sporadically throughout our Facebook feed at Facebook.com/CruiseCritic.