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

Up to $1,200 OFF for select 2019 voyages

Book by 12/30/18

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
1Up to $1,200 OFF Offer: Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings based on double occupancy made by 12/30/18 for travel as specified above. Not valid on Group bookings. Offer is based on cabin availability and valid only while inventory lasts. American Queen® offers excludes category OS, LS, SO and SI. American Duchess™ offers not valid on categories OS. American Empress® offers not valid on category LS and CS. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Pleasant Holidays acts only as an agent for cruise & tour providers listed. Ships' Registry: United States of America