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Four authentic American Paddlewheel Steamboats

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The original and grand American Queen

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Join us aboard the elegant American Duchess

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The gracious American Empress

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Introducing the all-new American Countess in 2020

Join us aboard the American Queen for a Memorable River Cruise

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity.

Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately riverboats that preceded her and inspired her designers.

While on board, you can select a volume from the vast collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat’s library. Or enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge, and then tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made river cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.

Modern amenities and classic luxury combine aboard the American Queen. Offering gracious and elegant steamboat river cruises, climb aboard the American Queen for a memorable journey through U.S. history and nature. Enjoy nightly entertainment in the Grand Saloon or the Captain’s Lounge, or stroll up and down the decks admiring the views and scenery. A journey aboard the America Queen is the ultimate steamboat vacation.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America’s waterways cleaner.

Distinctions

  • The largest, most opulent riverboat in the world
  • Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage – including breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Regionally inspired fine dining
  • Broadway-calibre entertainment and enrichment
  • Comprehensive, guided shore excursions
  • Authentic Paddlewheel Riverboat

Distinctions

  • High-end luxury paddlewheeler
  • Private Veranda Suites to Loft and Owner’s Suites range from 240 to 550 sq. ft.
  • Included boutique hotel stay before most voyages (includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and vessel transfer )
  • Open seating and specialty dining venues
  • Masterful regional cuisine
  • Enrichment and Broadway-calibre entertainment
  • Comprehensive, guided shore excursions

Indulge in luxury aboard the American Duchess

American Duchess™ journeys give way to discovery. As the most elegant paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, she is a floating, intimate masterpiece, carrying 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 U.S.A., featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings and the exceptional service that guests have come to expect on any American Queen Steamboat Company cruise.

Spacious luxury awaits you aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers guests large accommodations, vaulted ceilings, exquisite dining, beautiful decks for sitting or strolling, and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her airy suites, including the 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.

Let our courteous staff and opulent furnishings welcome you aboard. Stop by The Grand Dining Room or The River Club & Terrace for delicious, fresh culinary delights, and enjoy world-class entertainment each night in The Show Lounge. Make plans to spend your evenings aboard the American Duchess enjoying nightly river cruise entertainment.

Live entertainers will bring down the house in The Show Lounge. Catch world-class performances, relive a historical moment or hear a famous river tale originally told by Mark Twain. Come back night after night for unmatched entertainment you’ll always remember! Each magical evening, the lights dim, the curtains open and our talented performers offer you entertainment worthy of Broadway.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made river cruising on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage on the American Duchess, and you’ll see why.

There’s never been a better time to rediscover America, as the American Queen Steamboat Company has the perfect way to explore the varied regions of the U.S.A – aboard the elegant American Duchess, one of the most opulent paddlewheelers in the world.

Experience a U.S. river cruise on our newest addition – the American Countess

The latest addition to our fleet of authentic paddlewheelers, and the newest on U.S. rivers, the American Countess, offers many of the same exciting heartland and deep South itineraries as her sisters the American Queen and American Duchess. Built from an existing hull, the American Countess underwent significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. Guests will enjoy the signature distinctions that have made American Queen Steamboat Company the most award-winning river cruise line in America.

With four decks, including a Sun Deck, and 123 comfortable, inviting staterooms in four categories, this lovely paddlewheeler will become a home away from home on six- to 15-day itineraries, including her own epic Mighty Mississippi cruise. Cabins feature a sleek and modern design that will provide guests with the perfect place to relax after enjoying an included shore excursion or an evening Broadway-calibre performance presented in The Theatre on-board.

As our award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion authentic dishes, our gracious staff charms guests with friendly, courteous attention to their needs in the Grand Dining Room. A more casual atmosphere is offered in the River Grill, which allows guests to dine at their own pace.

It’s easy to stay active on-board the American Countess in her well-appointed Fitness Centre, while the Card Room provides a perfect spot for guests to mingle with fellow travellers and newfound friends. It’s also a joy to browse for souvenirs in the Gift Shop with which to remember your treasured journey.

Join us as we experience the U.S. rivers from the decks of the American Countess.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America’s waterways clean.

 

 

Distinctions

  • Regionally inspired fine dining
  • Broadway-calibre entertainment and enrichment
  • Comprehensive, guided shore excursions
  • Authentic Paddlewheel Riverboat
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner

Distinctions

  • The largest, most elegant riverboat in the Pacific Northwest
  • Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage – including breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Empress
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Regionally inspired fine dining
  • Broadway-calibre entertainment and enrichment
  • Comprehensive, guided shore excursions
  • Authentic Paddlewheel Riverboat

Embark on the American Empress for an Unforgettable River Cruise

Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale. One step on-board and you will quickly discover that there is far more to this vessel than her welcoming appearance and signature red paddlewheel.

Boasting a vast collection of some of the finest historical artefacts and artwork of the Native Alaskan, Russian, Gold Rush and sternwheeler eras, the corridors of the American Empress hold nearly as much beauty and intrigue as the dramatic scenery unfolding on the river outside. You needn’t be an art enthusiast to appreciate the captivating display of Pacific Northwest heritage that this unique collection represents.

A river cruise aboard the American Empress inspires moments of sheer perfection, with her seamless blend of stunning backdrops, exceptional dining venues, dynamic public spaces and stunning décor. We invite you to step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and authentic experiences that await you on a paddlewheel cruise through America’s Pacific Northwest.

Indulge yourself with delicious, on-board dining choices, welcoming staff and country club ambiance. Then view the vessel’s collection of North American regional artifacts. Enjoy breathtaking natural beauty as you cruise one of the most famous rivers in the region. The American Empress welcomes you with all the latest amenities you could want and all the style and luxury you deserve.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America’s waterways cleaner.

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