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

Book NOW and receive up to $2,400 OFF
PLUS exclusive $50 onboard credit

Book by 11/30/17 for select 2018 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.
Up to $2,400 SAVINGS Offer: Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings based on double occupancy made by 11/30/17 for travel as specified above. Not valid on Group bookings. Offer is based on cabin availability and valid only while inventory lasts. Not valid for American Queen® categories OS, SO and SI; American Duchess™ categories OS and LFS; American Empress® categories CS. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts, except Pleasant Holidays' Exclusive $50 per person onboard credit offer.

AQSC Exclusive Onboard Credit Offer: Onboard credit (OBC) is per person for 2018 sail dates on the American Queen™, American Duchess™ and American Empress™. Travelers receive $50 per person OBC for cruises of 7 onboard nights or $25 per person OBC for cruises of 6 onboard nights or fewer. Note: pre-night hotel stay, when applicable, does not apply to the cruise duration as an onboard night. Consecutive sailings for the same passenger will receive the applicable OBC amount for each leg (includes all Mighty Mississippi cruises). The onboard credit is exclusive to American Queen Steamboat Company bookings made through Pleasant Holidays.