American Countess
Hernando de Soto Bridge, Memphis
Pittsburgh Waterfront
Saint Louis Arch

American Countess River Cruises

See the sights and experience the majesty of a Mississippi, Ohio or Tennesse river cruise on the American Countess. This recently restored paddlewheel ship offers comfortable accommodations, on-board entertainment and local cuisine. At every stop, explore the history of the rivers with expert guides and excursions to plantations, battlefields and charming towns.

Save up to $1,200 per stateroom

  • on Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois river cruises in America's heartland
Valid on select 2020 sailings

Health & Safety First

Travel with confidence. American Queen Voyages is implementing stringent measures to safeguard the health and safety of passengers and crew.
Historic New Orleans

New Orleans to Memphis

Get a glimpse of Southern history as you sail from the non-stop action of New Orleans to the music capital of Memphis.

Ohio River, Louisville, KY

Pittsburgh to Louisville

An Ohio River cruise will take you on a journey into America's inspiring industrial past.

Mark Twain

St. Louis to Minneapolis

Experience Mark Twain's Mississippi river and see the sights that inspired his most famous novels.

Aerial View of Mississippi River

The Mighty Mississippi - Minneapolis to New Orleans

Take the ultimate Mississippi river tour on this 15-day cruise.

Waterfall, Chattanooga, TN

Memphis to Chattanooga

Amateur historians can't miss this unique Civil War river cruise, with visits to river towns and major battlefields.


American Queen Voyages Unique Cruise Experiences


As history plays such a large part of the river cruise experience, Riverlorians, the resident history and culture experts, are onboard every cruise to impart the legends and lore of the river on which passengers are cruising. Attend an enlightening lecture, relive a tale from Mark Twain or enjoy a recounting of the Lewis & Clark Expedition for a spellbinding evening.

Cruise Themes

Many itineraries are uniquely themed and feature special entertainment to create a river cruise unlike any other. Enjoy music themed cruises such as The 50s and 60s Remembered for a fun-filled trip down memory lane. If you have been dreaming of getting away for the holidays, the Thanksgiving Festival, Holiday – Christmas Markets or New Year's Celebration could be the ideal vacation you have been waiting for.

Included Shore Excursions

Regardless of which vessel you choose for your river cruise vacation, each voyage includes our signature Hop-On Hop-Off guided shore excursions – your ticket to experience the freedom of choosing your own path in great river cities with selected admissions and narrated tours. You will receive a map of the Hop-On Hop-Off tour route with numbered stops and local attractions. As you enjoy the narrated tour throughout each port of call, the motorcoach will make scheduled stops along the tour route where you may hop off and visit your preferred attractions.

Premium Shore Excursions

American Queen Voyages award-winning Premium hore Excursions an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific interests. An extensive list of Premium Shore Excursions are available for purchase and provide comprehensive, in-depth and rare experiences at an amazing value. Civil War history buffs may want to grasp the full essence of Vicksburg, Mississippi, with our “On the Front Lines of the Civil War” premium experience; whereas wine enthusiasts can take full advantage of the Pacific Northwest’s fertile wine country on our “Wine and Spirits on Red Mountain” premium experience. Please visit us online to explore all of the options.

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American Countess - Up to $1,200 OFF per stateroom offer: Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings based on double occupancy made by 7/31/19 for travel on select 2020 sailings. Not valid on Group bookings. Offer is based on cabin availability, subject to change and valid only while inventory lasts. American Countess offers exclude category SO. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts.
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