Discovery for those who yearn for something deeper

 The authentic paddlewheel riverboats, boutique exploration vessels and expedition ships of American Queen Voyagesnavigate North America’s legendary rivers, Great Lakes, and iconic shores from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to the Yucatán Peninsula and the great land of Alaska. Aboard intimate ships designed for discovery, adventure and camaraderie, guests are welcomed into a world of spacious luxury, genuine hospitality, masterful cuisine, curated enrichment, and all-inclusive value. No matter the destination, our promise has been a constant — to give passionate explorers a deeper, more personal discovery of the North American continent.


Whether aboard an authentic or a more contemporary riverboat, nothing in the world quite compares with the rhythmic splashing sound of a paddlewheeler. You will cruise in style on the country’s most important rivers, including the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, Columbia and Snake rivers. Guests are welcomed into a world of spacious luxury, gracious Southern hospitality, masterful cuisine, curated enrichment, and all-inclusive value.

Lakes & Oceans

We eschew the major East and West Coast cruise ports in favor of quaint fishing hamlets and charming seaside resorts in Canada, the Great Lakes, New England, along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula. With just 202 privileged guests, the experience aboard our boutique coastal vessels is intimate. Plus noted area experts accompany every voyage to enrich the destination experience.


Our brand new, state-of-the-art expedition vessels with a unique X-bow design for increased comfort are without peer in the Northwest USA, British Columbia and Alaska waters. Indeed, these ice-class ships are fully equipped with inflatable Zodiac landing craft, kayaks for up-close exploration and platforms for water-level viewing. All departures are directed by an Expedition Team that includes Cal PolyTech scientists, among other noted guest lecturers.


  • 1-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay with free ground transfers between hotel and vessel
  • Unlimited Guided Tours designed with your comfort in mind aboard private, deluxe motorcoaches
  • Unlimited Beverages including an extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers and specialty coffees
  • Open Bars & Lounges throughout the vessel including a juice bar EVERY morning
  • Locally Sourced & regionally Inspired Cuisine from land and sea
  • Gourmet Selections of freshly prepared choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • In-room Dining Available
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities (NEW)
  • Port Taxes & Fees (NEW)
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Live, Daily Onboard
    Entertainment & Enrichment
  • Bicycles* and Hiking Sticks
*River Cruises Only