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

  • American Queen

    8 Night New Year's Celebration

    4 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Hotel In New Orleans
    Ports of Call:
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2017
    interior from
    $1,968
    $246pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,368
    $421pernight
    balcony from
    $3,968
    $496pernight
    suite from
    $4,668
    $584pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn DOUBLE Miles on Balconies and Suites!
    • Earn AAdvantage miles on every cruise!
    • Cardmembers earn even more miles!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi Southbound

    4 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Hotel In Memphis
    Ports of Call:
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2017
    interior from
    $2,168
    $271pernight
    oceanview from
    Call
    balcony from
    $4,968
    $621pernight
    suite from
    $5,168
    $646pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn DOUBLE Miles on Balconies and Suites!
    • Earn AAdvantage miles on every cruise!
    • Cardmembers earn even more miles!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night American Music Cruise

    4 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Hotel In Nashville
    Ports of Call:
    • Clarksville (Nashville), Tennessee
    • Clarksville, Tennessee
    • Dover, Tennessee
    • River Cruising
    • Savannah, Tennessee
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2017
    interior from
    $2,168
    $271pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,718
    $465pernight
    balcony from
    $4,368
    $546pernight
    suite from
    $5,168
    $646pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn DOUBLE Miles on Balconies and Suites!
    • Earn AAdvantage miles on every cruise!
    • Cardmembers earn even more miles!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Empress

    8 Night A Toast to the Pacific Northwest

    2 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Cruise Columbia River
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • The Dalles/Hood River Bus Tour
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2017
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,968
    $371pernight
    balcony from
    $2,868
    $359pernight
    suite from
    $4,568
    $571pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn DOUBLE Miles on Balconies and Suites!
    • Earn AAdvantage miles on every cruise!
    • Cardmembers earn even more miles!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    2 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2017
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,368
    $421pernight
    balcony from
    $3,168
    $396pernight
    suite from
    $5,168
    $646pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn DOUBLE Miles on Balconies and Suites!
    • Earn AAdvantage miles on every cruise!
    • Cardmembers earn even more miles!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
About American Queen Steamboat Company
Explore American Queen Steamboat Company Cruise Ships:

American Duchess

American Empress

American Queen

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