Let the classic American riverboat transport you to new adventures — and back in time.
Experience the very finest of each port — from history that comes grippingly alive to dazzling craft and artistry of every stripe from music and storytelling to theatrical performances and local cuisine.Details
It’s miles and miles of soul as you meet contemporary players while journeying deep into the musical legacy of Memphis, birthplace of the blues and rock and roll. Experience American history through the stories of Mark Twain and General Ulysses S. Grant and walk the hallowed ground of Vicksburg where 17,000 Union soldiers rest. Mingle with the inmates of the infamous Angola penitentiary as they rehearse for the oldest continuous prison rodeo and learn how to cook up the legendary biscuits of Natchez Native Regina Charboneau from the woman herself — in her own kitchen. Entertaining, illuminating — and deeply rewarding — guided excursions ashore are the pinnacle of every port adventure.
Meet the artists who make the Big Easy swing and po-boys fit for a king.
Born of Triple Crowns and Derby Bonnets.
Mount St. Helens
Where a volcanic eruption created a tranquil lake.
See the Civil War through the eyes of General Ulysses S. Grant.
A Musical Journey Through Time
Where Tennessee mermaids sing with Muscle Shoals soul queens.
Where the end of the Manhattan Project began.
From wild salmon grilled to perfection to moonshine bread pudding evocative of Tennessee to succulent dumplings bursting with Washington's famous apples, you’ll find our cooking rooted in and inspired by North American traditions to be a journey of delectable discovery in its own right.Details
Our vessels’ kitchens are bursting with flavor and ingenuity. The food on American Queen Voyages cruises is second to none with everything from delicate, hand-crafted desserts and pastries, to elegant entrees full of bold flavors. Of course, we will accommodate any special dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
- Fresh local ingredients
- Intricate and artful plating
- Extensive American wine selection
- Regionally inspired fare
- Tantalizing, freshly prepared desserts
- Cajun and Creole cuisine
- Homegrown, homemade flavors
- 24-hour room service — and more
Step aboard any of our paddlewheelers and there is so much to do and so many game-for-fun fellow travelers to do it with you’ll be wondering how you’ll fit it all in.Details
The house band plays so hot they’re a fire code violation. Mark Twain’s beguiling you with witty anecdotes and shaggy dog stories. The guest artists are the kind with Grammys and Tonys. And, as if the above weren’t sufficient diversion, there’s your own dancing: ballroom, swing, Motown, R&B, and country. Plus there are expert guest lecturers and savvy local guides to illuminate and enrich your experience and enjoyment of each and every destination.
- World-class performances
- Lore and legends of the waterways
- Insightful talks by destination experts
- Ballroom, swing and country dancing
- Motown, R&B and soul
- Regional musicians
- Captivating storytelling
- Request sessions…and more
Our voyages are designed to give you the space and amenities you need to completely unwind. Curl up with a great read, enjoy the panoramic views from the sun deck, or treat yourself to a glass of wine.
Owner’s suites with exclusive veranda
- guests 2–3
- SQ feet 348
- deck 5
Open French doors and step out onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11-foot vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting and a cozy interior lounging area with a sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests, and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while your personal River Butler attends to your every need.
- 348 sq ft with 670 sq ft exclusive private balcony
- Queen bed
- Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
- Lounging area with sofa-bed
- Dressing area with granite vanity and mirror
- Flat-screen TV
- Coffee maker and mini-refrigerator
- French doors open to the exclusive veranda
- Furnished patio with sofa, two chairs and a coffee table
- Interior and exterior access
- Promenade Deck
- Commodore Services, including a River Butler
- Pre-boarding privileges (one hour earlier than standard)
- Complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation day
- Fresh fruit daily in your suite
- Preferred dining arrangements
- Reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon
- Private reception with senior officers
- River Butler services (LS and OS cabins)
- Specialty afternoon snack menu
The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Our flagship paddlewheeler is a gentle soul packaged within the ornate detailing that embellishes her exterior. Any traveler who chooses to cruise on this iconic riverboat will soon find that her steady heart beats to the rhythm of music that resounds within her walls. Embark on a river cruise on the American Queen, the wondrous steamboat that introduces her guests to the waters that she calls home – the great rivers that have sustained towns, wildlife and memories throughout history.
This bold paddlewheeler boasts a sleek, contemporary design effortlessly hosting up to 245 guests, with plenty of open space for guest gatherings, especially the portside bar, which will delight guests with an expansive panoramic view. With four decks, including a Sun Deck, and 123 inviting staterooms in four categories, this paddlewheeler is a home away from home.
Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. This riverboat offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 150 to 630 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.
Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress cruises the Columbia and Snake Rivers delivering a rich sense of history in modern comfort. Boasting a vast collection of some of the most intricate artifacts and artwork of Native Alaska, Russia, the Gold Rush and the sternwheeler era in and around Portland, Oregon, the corridors of our Columbia and Snake River cruise boat hold nearly as much beauty and intrigue as the dramatic scenery unfolding on the river outside. We invite you to step aboard our authentic paddlewheeler and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that await you.
1-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay
Ground Transfers Between Hotel & Vessel
Unlimited Guided Tours
Open Bars & Lounges
Acclaimed Cuisine in Multiple Venues
In-room Dining Available
Live, Daily Onboard
Entertainment & Enrichment
Bicycles* and Hiking Sticks
*River Cruises Only