Award-winning small-ship cruising

Authentic Paddlewheel Riverboats

Explore the Mighty Mississippi

Historic Nottoway Plantation House

Included land experiences

Hotel stays & immersive shore excursions featuring our branded ‘Hop-On-Hop-Off’ coaches

Broadway-calibre entertainment

Be enthralled by our distinctive blend of productions

Explore the Deep South

Historic Oak Alley Plantation House

Fine American Dining

Regionally inspired fine dining with complimentary drinks*

Explore fascinating history

Included daily lectures from our resident Riverlorians

The AQSC Experience™

About Us

American Queen Steamboat Company vessels are testimonies to the floating palaces of long ago and a culmination of their finest qualities. Grand in every sense of the word, discover a blend of every bold paddlewheeler innovation, along with pristine, authentic design, as you experience the historic and cultural significance of so many iconic destinations from the indescribable perspective of the river.

An authentic on board experience

American Fine Dining

Directly inspired by America’s heartland, the Southern heritage and the Pacific Northwest, our menus showcase the varied cultural and culinary influences of the U.S.A. Meals aboard all of our elegant vessels will keep you savouring the memory of the flavours, as whichever riverboat you’re on, our award-winning culinary teams takes full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients, fashioning authentic dishes that are served by friendly and attentive waiting staff, who pay courteous attention to your needs.

Every grand vessel boasts a magnificent main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a more casual alternative venue should you desire. On the American Duchess and American Empress, these unique restaurants become an elevated reservation-only, dining experience each evening, while all of our vessels feature 24-hour room service, for your comfort and convenience.

Leading Entertainment

Be enthralled by our distinctive blend of live music, stellar Broadway-style shows, movie events and distinguished historical dialogue. Whether it’s a themed voyage special event, steeped in the sounds of Memphis’ legendary blues music scene, the invigorating jazz of New Orleans, a rousing medley of silver-screen hit songs, or a culinary demonstration tracing the regional significance of featured dishes, expect world-class riverboat entertainment in a fabulous atmosphere of warmth and elegance.

Experience the Iconic

Climb aboard a traditionally styled steamboat and explore a slice of American history on the incredible Mississippi River. Between our distinguished destination lecturers and your fellow guests, there will be plenty of like-minded people to mingle with and share the adventures of the day, as you journey along this iconic slice of America.

Unsurpassed Service

Another reason guests continue to come back for more

Our fabulous crew are committed to providing passengers with a phenomenal on-board experience and is undoubtedly one of the reasons so many river cruisers choose the American Queen Steamboat Company. Each crewmember contributes to making all our vessels run smoothly, while providing a charming experience for each and every guest.  Not only do passengers leave feeling like family, but our crew do as well. There is an ever-present family-like atmosphere on-board, which lends itself to cultivating a vibrant, teamwork mentality – making almost anything seem possible.

Acclaimed Excursions

Discover America’s heartland & the Deep South

Every voyage includes our signature Hop-On-Hop-Off guided shore excursions – your ticket to the freedom of choosing how to spend your time in great river cities with selected admissions and narrated tours. You will receive a map of the tour route with numbered stops close to local attractions. As you enjoy your narrated tour through each port-of-call, your motorcoach will make scheduled stops where you may visit your chosen attraction with ease.

Classic Elegance

Staterooms and Suites

Relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere of antebellum charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. Fine linens and plush bedding will ensure you are well-rested to fully enjoy every included shore tour, historical lecture and toe-tapping musical performance. All our riverboats offer an exceptional choice of accommodations for a variety of lifestyles and budgets.  

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