American Duchess Steamboat
American Duchess Grand Lobby
American Duchess Steamboat
Dining Room, American Duchess

American Duchess Riverboat Cruise

 
Inspired by America’s heartland and our Southern heritage, the cuisine on the American Duchess showcases the varied cultural and culinary influences of our great nation. You will quickly discover that dining aboard this vessel is an elevated, epicurean affair that pleases the palate and warms the soul. As our award-winning culinary teams take full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion authentic dishes, our gracious staff charms you with friendly, attentive service.
Aerial view Mississipi River

The Mighty Mississippi 23 Day Cruise - St. Paul to New Orleans

Experience the majesty of the mighty Mississippi aboard this entertaining and informative voyage. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities provide excitement between peaceful fields of gold, majestic panoramas, and high bluffs. After cruising amid the charms and gracious style of our elegant American Duchess, you will forever be changed.

 
 
Chuchill Downs, Louisville

Racing on the River Cruise 16 Day Cruise- Memphis to Pittsburgh

RACING ON THE RIVER - By any measure, the Ohio River is no mere tributary to the Mississippi, but a mighty river unto itself. On this new itinerary, you will embark on a cruise imbued with the heritage of small town America and the nostalgia of America's vibrant steamboating history.

 
 
Chirstmas at Nottoway Mansion

New Orleans Roundtrip River Cruise - 6 Days

This roundtrip New Orleans voyage features the classically iconic southern communities from Oak Alley to St Francisville. Also, stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital.

 
 
Oak Alley Mansion, Louisiana

New Orleans Roundtrip River Cruise - 9 Days

This roundtrip New Orleans voyage features the classically iconic southern communities from Oak Alley to St Francisville. Also, stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital.

 
 
Stanton Hall, Mississippi

New Orleans to Memphis River Cruise

Enjoy this journey along the Lower Mississippi River that provides stops in charming and historical towns including Natchez and Vicksburg.

 
 
Canons, Vicksburg Mississippi

Memphis to New Orleans River Cruise

Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl.

 
 
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh to Louisville River Cruise

The Ohio River served as a thrilling avenue of American Discovery. Explorers became heroes, bigger-than-life exploits were transformed into legends, and American identity was forever tied to the West

 
 
Natchez Mississippi

New Orleans to Memphis River Cruise

Enjoy this journey along the Lower Mississippi River that provides stops in charming and historical towns including Natchez and Vicksburg.

 
 
St Louis

Louisville to St. Louis River Cruise


The Ohio River served as a thrilling avenue of American Discovery. Explorers became heroes, bigger-than-life exploits were transformed into legends, and American identity was forever tied to the West.

 
 
La Crosse, WI

St. Louis to St. Paul River Cruise

MARK TWAIN'S MISSISSIPPI - Many would argue that Samuel Clemens, best known by his pen name Mark Twain, is quite simply one of America's greatest authors. On this magnificent journey along the Upper Mississippi River, you will discover the beauty of the region from the unique perspective of the river.

 
 
St. Paul, MN

Roundtrip St. Paul River Cruise

Celebrate the remaining days of summer with a timeless journey through the scenic beauty of the Upper Mississippi River region, and tap into the sense of wonder that caused early pioneers to call the heartland home.

 
 
Memphis

Memphis to Nashville River Cruise

Discover the sights and sounds of America's rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres.

 
 
Nashville

Nashville to Memphis River Cruise

Discover the sights and sounds of America's rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres.

 
 

American Queen's Unique Cruise Experiences

Riverlorians

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's award-winning Premium  Shore 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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