American Queen Steamboat Company®

The mighty rivers of the United States of America once served as the great highways of early exploration and inspired dreams of discovery. Today, the American Queen Steamboat Company® re-creates the same sense of wonder, excitement and inspirations with all the convenience and comfort of modern luxury aboard two of the largest and most elegant riverboats in the world, the American Queen® and the American Empress®. Traveling in the wake of legends, guests are transported to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. 
The American Queen embodies the genteel character of the heartland and the legacy of Mark Twain, while the American Empress, celebrates the rich tradition of exploration in the West, with its soaring mountains, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and frontier spirit.
Regardless of which riverboat captures your imagination and regardless of which region wins your heart, a vacation aboard the American Queen or the American Empress is one unlike any other. Each voyage offers unique perspectives on America's history, culture and landscape that you can't get anywhere else: up-close, in-depth and unforgettable. Step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that are synonymous with American Queen Steamboat Company river cruising

Save $2,400 per stateroom PLUS $400 per stateroom onboard credit

Valid on select voyages: American Duchess New Orleans to Minneapolis sailing 7/2/17; American Queen Minneapolis to New Orleans sailing 8/13/17

Save up to $800 per stateroom

Book by 3/31/17 for select 2017 voyages

Call Our Dedicated Cruise Desk at 877-287-2835

  • American Queen Mississippi Cruises

    There's no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi river cruise and experience the history, heritage and culture of America's heartland than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat like the American Queen. Stroll through charming towns and vibrant Mississippi river cities. Explore historic ports of call like New Orleans, Natchez, Mark Twain's Hannibal, Chattanooga and Pittsburgh.
    • Save up to $1,000 per stateroom
    • $140 Shipboard Credit per stateroom

  • American Empress Columbia and Snake River Cruises

    Nowhere is the timelessness of rivers more apparent than here in the pristine Pacific Northwest where the Columbia and Snake Rivers wind through gentle hills, impressive mountains, vertical canyons and fertile fields.
    • Save up to $1,000 per stateroom
    • $140 Shipboard Credit per stateroom

  • American Duchess Mississippi River Cruises

    The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.
$2,400 Per Booking SAVINGS Offer: Valid on new bookings made by 3/31/17 for 7/2/17 American Duchess sailing from New Orleans to Minneapolis only. Savings is $1,200 per person with a maximum of $2,400 per stateroom; savings is taken at time of booking and reflected in rates shown. Not valid on Group bookings. Full payment is required at time of booking; immediate penalty fees will apply for changes and cancellations. Offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. $400 Per Stateroom Onboard Credit: Valid on 21-night sailing only. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
American Queen, American Empress & American Duchess Savings Offer: Savings is per stateroom based on double occupancy cruise fare for new bookings made by 3/31/17 for select 2017 voyages as listed. Save $800 per stateroom ($400 per person): Valid on double occupancy cruise fare for American Queen 2017 voyages departing 2/26, 3/05, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 7/02, 7/09, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/06, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 11/26, 12/03, 12/10, 12/17 and 12/25; American Empress 2017 voyages departing 3/05, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/02, 4/09, 4/16, 11/12 and 11/19; American Duchess 2017 voyages departing 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 11/26. Save $600 per stateroom ($300 per person): Valid on double occupancy cruise fare for American Queen 2017 voyages departing 4/02, 4/09, 4/16, 6/04, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 9/03, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 11/05, 11/12 and 11/19; American Empress 2017 voyages departing 4/23, 4/30, 5/07, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 10/01, 10/08, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 and 11/05; American Duchess voyages departing 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 9/17, 9/24, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/15, 12/22. Save $400 per stateroom ($200 per person): Valid on double occupancy cruise fare for American Queen 2017 voyages departing 5/07, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 10/01, 10/08, 10/15 and 10/29; American Empress 2017 voyages departing 6/04, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/02, 7/09, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/06, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/03, 9/10, 9/17 and 9/24; American Duchess 2017 voyages departing 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 12/28. Not valid on Group bookings. Full payment is required at time of booking; immediate penalty fees will apply for changes and cancellations. Offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice.