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 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.

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Mississippi River View

The Mighty Mississippi 16 Day Cruise - Minneapolis to New Orleans

New Orleans to Minneapolis. There is no better way to see America than from the perspective of the river, for the river has played a tremendous role in the shaping of this beautiful country and the lives of the people who inhabit it.

Historic Cannon, Jackson Square, New Orleans

New Orleans Round-trip River Cruise

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.

French Quarter, New Orleans

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.

Memphis neon signs

Memphis to New Orleans River Cruise

Embark in our homeport of Memphis, TN for this 7-night journey ending in New Orleans, LA. The Lower Mississippi will be your conduit for steamboating into the historic towns along the way.

Cape Giradeau, Mo

Memphis to Alton (St. Louis) American River BBQ Challenge

Styles of American barbeque are varied and numerous. Get ready for this tasty experience as our talented American Queen culinary team competes throughout the voyage against regional barbeque masters.

Hannibal, Mo

Alton (St. Louis) to Red Wing (Minneapolis) or Reverse

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.


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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