Review of Queen of the Mississippi deck 1 (Main)
Deck 1 layout features the boat’s unique 14 m / 45 ft long ramp (bow-ship location) that allows guests to go ashore at any place along the Queen of the Mississippi itinerary route on the Mississippi River. While all American Cruise Lines tours and excursions ashore are complimentary (included in ticket prices), guests still can arrange their own land tours and shopping excursions as private activities in ports of call.
The vestibule is called the ship’s 4-decks high Atrium area (lobby level on deck 1). It has an open-floor design, and also the boat’s 2 elevators accessing all decks. Here is also located the self-service laundry room (portside).
The glass-enclosed Dining Room (aka “Grand Dining Salon”) is a complimentary restaurant with an open-seating arrangement and single-seating capacity (4- and 8-seat tables). Among its features are classy furniture, luxury dining amenities, crystal chandeliers. The dress code is resort casual. Dining menus are itinerary-inspired, with local specialties. Food is prepared by highly trained chefs using the freshest ingredients. Breakfast (7:30-9 am) is buffet-style and includes made-to-order items. Lunch (12:30-1:30 pm) offers soup, choice of 3 dishes (often BBQ pork sandwich, pasta), chef’s salad. Dinner (6:30-7:30 pm) offers soup, salad, 3 entrees (incl fish, meat, and vegetarian). The wine list has a selection of domestic wines (available by the bottle or by the glass). Complimentary beer and wine are served with lunch and dinner. Water and soda are complimentary during meal service. Breakfast can be also delivered to your cabin if an order form is put on the doorknob the night before. Lunch and dinner are both ordered at breakfast time. The next day menu is posted the night before. Any dietary needs will be catered to. If you don’t like the menu items, you can always ask for something different. Two desserts (pie or cake) are always available, also sherbets and a variety of ice creams. Sweets are complimentary and available all day long. Refrigeration is available for storing insulin or other medications that require protection.
The galley is the ship’s Kitchen.
Cruise cabins from 113 to 118, all of which are Riverview (outsides with a non-opening window) – 6x category A, of them #118 is wheelchair accessible) and one Single occupancy cabin (#117, category S).