American Queen Steamboat Mississippi Cruises
American Queen Interior Lounge
Relaxing on deck, American Queen, Mississippi River
Mississippi River views from American Queen deck

American Queen® Steamboat Company

 
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 Countess Steamboat

American Countess River Cruises

This newly renovated luxury paddleboat provides a comfortable home away from home as you cruise the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois rivers. Walk in the footsteps of Mark Twain, explore Civil War history or experience the magic of the "Mighty Mississippi." You'll enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared with local ingredients, plush accommodations and fascinating shore excursions that bring the unique culture and heritage of these rivers to life.

 
 
American Queen Steamboat, Mississippi River Cruise

American Queen Mississippi River 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 Steamboat River Cruise

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 Steamboat

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.

 
 

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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