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Anna Martin Jan 06, 2016 at 08:13 AM

I'm on the March 25, 2016 trip, flying in from Charlotte NC. Is anyone else going from the NC area ?

Dorrie Lloyd Nov 23, 2015 at 04:30 PM

OOPS! Made a typo. I'll be on the 11/27 trip. I'm coming in on Thanksgiving (the 26th).

Dorrie Lloyd Nov 23, 2015 at 04:28 PM

I am on the 11/17 trip. I'm coming in a day early and will be at the French Market Hotel. Is anyone else going to be there? And would you like to go to dinner?

Linda Phillips Oct 11, 2015 at 03:14 AM

I'm on the Nov. 8 trip. Is anyone else coming in the night before? I'll be staying in a hotel downtown.

mary tauscher Oct 04, 2015 at 06:45 PM

Any suggestions on the room choice aboard the American Queen?
How were the view etc. Inside rooms ?

Mary Walker Sep 01, 2015 at 01:39 PM

I'll be on the 12/10/15 trip. Is anyone else flying from the West Coast and arriving late for the orientation meeting?
Mary Walker Sep 28, 2015 at 01:24 PM

Linda McLennan Nov 16, 2015 at 06:09 PM

We are flying in from Boston, so we will arrive early.

Delores Bogenrief Aug 15, 2015 at 09:49 PM

I'm interested in this program. Is anyone in the Milwaukee, WI area going on this trip on any of the dates available?

Carol Findling Mar 09, 2015 at 05:34 PM

My husband and I (Chicago) will be on the trip, flying from O'Hare on 3/25. Reservations for Thurs eve dinner 5 pm at G W Fins for 2. If anyone wants to join us, let me know and I'll change the reservation. Info packet had long list of books for advance reading; many were not available thru my library but found others similar. We also watched the movie 'All The Kings Men.' Would still like to read the book. The RS listings are always good. Plan to take several with me to read during leisure time on the boat. See everyone there.

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27 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
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