American Queen Steamboat Company ... Experience America's Rivers

Embark on a Historic Exploration through the Heartland and Pacific Northwest

Discover America's legendary waterways on a relaxing, intimate river cruise, where personalized service and small passenger counts meet big ship amenities. American Queen Steamboat Company features unique luxury cruises that get you up close to the history, culture and scenery of some of the most iconic and picturesque regions of the U.S.

Trademark Mississippi River itineraries offer a southern-style slowdown on routes through shaded landscapes between influential cities from New Orleans to St. Paul. See the grand plantations of the Old South and the charming towns that inspired Mark Twain on a tour of the country's Great River Road dotted with blues clubs and barbecue spots.

The Mighty Mississippi is just the beginning. Meander past Civil War battlefields and southern landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry® on a cruise along the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Discover the mountains, canyons, wildlife, and wineries of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake rivers. You can even take a specialized cruise with themes that are quintessentially American: bourbon, U.S. presidents, the Fourth of July, Big Band music, and beyond.

The fleet's two steam-powered vessels driven by bright red paddlewheels combine modern luxury with classic elegance. Both the American Queen - the world's largest riverboat - and the American Empress are adorned with accents from days gone by to perfectly complement your cruise experience. You'll truly feel as though you've stepped back in time, from the Queen's Victorian-era woodwork to the Gold Rush art aboard the Empress.

As you cruise, enjoy the dramatic passing scenery from multiple decks in addition to onboard entertainment such as lectures on local history and live music and dancing. American Queen Steamboat's modern comforts and accommodations include multiple dining options, complimentary beverages, spa, pool, gym, and more. And, exciting shore excursions - accompanied by dedicated motorcoaches - await in each port.

You won't find a more enchanting journey through American history than aboard an American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise. Choose your historic experience and book today.
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American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

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American Queen

Departing from: Hotel In New Orleans
Ports of Call: Hotel In New Orleans • New Orleans, Louisiana • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana • St. Francisville, Louisiana • Natchez, Mississippi • Vicksburg, Mississippi • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • Nottoway, Louisiana • New Orleans, Louisiana
interior from
$1,968
$246/night
oceanview from
$3,368
$421/night
balcony from
$3,968
$496/night
suite from
$4,668
$584/night
4 / 5  (1 reviews)

American Queen

Departing from: Hotel In Memphis
Ports of Call: Hotel In Memphis • Memphis, Tennessee • Greenville, Mississippi • Vicksburg, Mississippi • Natchez, Mississippi • St. Francisville, Louisiana • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • Nottoway, Louisiana • New Orleans, Louisiana
interior from
$2,068
$259/night
oceanview from
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balcony from
$4,718
$590/night
suite from
$4,918
$615/night
4 / 5  (1 reviews)

American Queen

Departing from: Hotel In Nashville
Ports of Call: Hotel In Nashville • Clarksville (Nashville), Tennessee • Clarksville, Tennessee • Dover, Tennessee • River Cruising • Savannah, Tennessee • Paducah, Kentucky • New Madrid, Missouri • Memphis, Tennessee
interior from
$2,168
$271/night
oceanview from
$3,718
$465/night
balcony from
$4,368
$546/night
suite from
$5,168
$646/night

American Duchess

Departing from: Hotel In St. Louis
Ports of Call: Hotel In St. Louis • St. Louis, Missouri • Chester, Illinois • Cape Girardeau, Missouri • Paducah, Kentucky • Dover, Tennessee • New Madrid, Missouri • Ashport, Tennessee • Memphis, Tennessee
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$2,868
$359/night

American Duchess

Departing from: Hotel In Minneapolis
Ports of Call: Hotel In Minneapolis • Minneapolis, Minnesota • Winona, Minnesota • Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin • Dubuque, Iowa • Bettendorf, Iowa • River Cruising • Hannibal, Missouri • St. Louis, Missouri
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$2,868
$359/night
3 / 5  (1 reviews)

American Empress

Departing from: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington
Ports of Call: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington • Vancouver (Portland), Washington • Astoria, Oregon • Cruise Columbia River • The Dalles, Oregon • The Dalles/Hood River Bus Tour • Stevenson, Washington • Portland, Oregon • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
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oceanview from
$2,968
$371/night
balcony from
$2,868
$359/night
suite from
$4,568
$571/night
3 / 5  (1 reviews)

American Empress

Departing from: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington
Ports of Call: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington • Vancouver (Portland), Washington • Astoria, Oregon • The Dalles, Oregon • Stevenson, Washington • Richland (Tri•Cities), Washington • Clarkston, Washington
interior from
N/A
oceanview from
$3,368
$421/night
balcony from
$3,168
$396/night
suite from
$5,168
$646/night
About American Queen Steamboat Company
Featured Ship: American Queen
Step aboard the majestic American Queen and take a step back in time to the romantic era of leisurely travel. The largest steamboat ever built, this g... learn more
Ship Completed Date: Jan 1, 1995
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Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

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