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The Queen of the West is an old paddle wheeler that should be retired. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. However the food choices were limited and my diabetic requests were never sent to the ship from the home office. The cost of the cruise is very expensive for one can sail for two weeks in European Rivers for the price of this one week on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. What food was provided was excellent as well as the wait staff. The cabin is smaller than advertised however not a huge factor as one spends little time in the cabin. The ports of call were very worthwhile however more time could be spent in Portland at the end as we remained in Astoria until 4 am the night before. The shore excursions could have been briefed to us before the arrival and not a short blurp at the very beginning.

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Queen of the West Cruise Review by dritleinr

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The Queen of the West is an old paddle wheeler that should be retired. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. However the food choices were limited and my diabetic requests were never sent to the ship from the home office. The cost of the cruise is very expensive for one can sail for two weeks in European Rivers for the price of this one week on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. What food was provided was excellent as well as the wait staff. The cabin is smaller than advertised however not a huge factor as one spends little time in the cabin. The ports of call were very worthwhile however more time could be spent in Portland at the end as we remained in Astoria until 4 am the night before. The shore excursions could have been briefed to us before the arrival and not a short blurp at the very beginning.
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Cabin 216
Small outdated cabin.
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