American Queen Steamboat Company ... Experience America's Rivers

Embark on a Historic Exploration through the Heartland and Pacific Northwest

Discover America's legendary waterways on a relaxing, intimate river cruise, where personalized service and small passenger counts meet big ship amenities. American Queen Steamboat Company features unique luxury cruises that get you up close to the history, culture and scenery of some of the most iconic and picturesque regions of the U.S.

Trademark Mississippi River itineraries offer a southern-style slowdown on routes through shaded landscapes between influential cities from New Orleans to St. Paul. See the grand plantations of the Old South and the charming towns that inspired Mark Twain on a tour of the country's Great River Road dotted with blues clubs and barbecue spots.

The Mighty Mississippi is just the beginning. Meander past Civil War battlefields and southern landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry® on a cruise along the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Discover the mountains, canyons, wildlife, and wineries of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake rivers. You can even take a specialized cruise with themes that are quintessentially American: bourbon, U.S. presidents, the Fourth of July, Big Band music, and beyond.

The fleet's two steam-powered vessels driven by bright red paddlewheels combine modern luxury with classic elegance. Both the American Queen - the world's largest riverboat - and the American Empress are adorned with accents from days gone by to perfectly complement your cruise experience. You'll truly feel as though you've stepped back in time, from the Queen's Victorian-era woodwork to the Gold Rush art aboard the Empress.

As you cruise, enjoy the dramatic passing scenery from multiple decks in addition to onboard entertainment such as lectures on local history and live music and dancing. American Queen Steamboat's modern comforts and accommodations include multiple dining options, complimentary beverages, spa, pool, gym, and more. And, exciting shore excursions - accompanied by dedicated motorcoaches - await in each port.

You won't find a more enchanting journey through American history than aboard an American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise. Choose your historic experience and book today.
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Explore America's Great Rivers
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  • Free Transportation Credit: Apply Yours Towards Airfare, Transfers, Parking & More
    Free Transportation Credit: Apply Yours Towards Airfare, Transfers, Parking & More - Exclusive Call-Only Offer!
    Call to book a luxury or river cruise and receive a free transportation credit that can be applied towards the cost of airfare, airport/car transfers, rail service, and/or other transportation-related expenses! Your credit amount is based on the total price of your cruise fare; may not be combinable with other onboard credits or promotional offers.

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    (minus port charges & taxes)
    Credit Amount
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    $5,000
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    $10,000
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    $15,000
    $1,250
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Transportation credit is only valid for new luxury-cruise and river-cruise bookings made by telephone beginning 4/1/2018. Excludes all Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Viking Ocean, and Viking River cruises. Credit amount(s) will vary, based on the total purchase price of your voyage, and may not exceed 5% – 10% of gross cruise fare. Credit is per stateroom and will be credited to the card used for purchase approximately 4 – 6 weeks after the completion/submission of our online form, which is accessible via a link that will be included within your invoice; form must be completed/submitted no later than 60 (sixty) days from the date on which you return from your cruise. Documented proof of your travel-related expenses is also required; documentation may be submitted via email at cruisefolio@wth.com, via fax at 1-978-570-1992 (Attn: Transportation Credit Reimbursement), or via mail at “Transportation Credit Reimbursement,” c/o World Travel Holdings, 100 Fordham Road, Building C – 2nd Floor, Wilmington, MA, 01887. Limit one transportation credit per booking. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer may not be combinable with other credits, discounts, or promotional offers; additional restrictions may also apply.
    - Exclusive Call-Only Offer!
  • 2018 Holiday Sailings: Up to $1,600 Off per Stateroom
    2018 Holiday Sailings: Up to $1,600 Off per Stateroom
    Make your holidays extra magical this year by sailing through America's festive ports! And, for a limited time, you can save up to $1,600 per stateroom on select 2018 Holiday sailings aboard American Queen®, American Duchess™, and American Empress® voyages.

    BOOK NOW – OFFER ENDS SOON!
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer expires 7/1/2018 or when no valid cabins remain. Offer is valid only on new, paid-in-full bookings. Full payment at time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Offer is based on cabin availability, and only while inventory lasts. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer open to U.S. and Canada residents only. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity-controlled, may vary by sailing, and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person, and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, airfare, insurance, personal expenditures, or transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call for details, and mention offer code 2018 Holiday.
  • 2019 Early Booking Savings: Up to $1,800 Off per Stateroom
    2019 Early Booking Savings: Up to $1,800 Off per Stateroom
    It pays to plan ahead! Put your 2019 vacation on the calendar now and, for a limited time, enjoy incredible savings. Book select 2019 American Queen, American Empress, and American Duchess voyages, and you can save up to $1,800 per stateroom.

    BOOK NOW – OFFER ENDS 7/31!
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer expires on 7/31/2018 and is only valid on new, paid-in-full bookings. Full payment at time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Not valid on Group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, airfare, insurance, personal expenditures, and transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply - call for details.
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American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

  • American Empress

    4 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    2 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $1,328
    $332pernight
    balcony from
    $1,228
    $307pernight
    suite from
    $2,028
    $507pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night An American Culinary Experience

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Louisville, Kentucky
    Ports of Call:
    • Brandenburg, Kentucky
    • Henderson, Kentucky
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Chester, Illinois
    • River Cruising
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,478
    $435pernight
    balcony from
    $3,778
    $472pernight
    suite from
    $4,578
    $572pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Inside the Bourbon Experience

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • River Cruising
    • Brandenburg, Kentucky
    • Madison, Indiana
    • Louisville, Kentucky
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,478
    $435pernight
    balcony from
    $3,778
    $472pernight
    suite from
    $4,578
    $572pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night The American Spirit Thrives

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: St. Louis, Missouri
    Ports of Call:
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    • Hannibal, Missouri
    • River Cruising
    • Clinton, Iowa
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Wing (Minneapolis), Minnesota
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,478
    $435pernight
    balcony from
    $3,778
    $472pernight
    suite from
    $4,578
    $572pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Holiday Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,478
    $435pernight
    balcony from
    $3,778
    $472pernight
    suite from
    $4,578
    $572pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Return to Pittsburgh

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Hotel In Louisville, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Louisville, Kentucky
    • Madison, Indiana
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Maysville, Kentucky
    • Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    • Marietta, Ohio
    • Wheeling, West Virginia
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,478
    $435pernight
    balcony from
    $3,778
    $472pernight
    suite from
    $4,578
    $572pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Thanksgiving Festival on the Lower Mississippi

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,678
    $460pernight
    balcony from
    $3,978
    $497pernight
    suite from
    $4,878
    $610pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Upper Mississippi River Cruises

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: St. Louis, Missouri
    Ports of Call:
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    • Chester, Illinois
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Dover, Tennessee
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Ashport, Tennessee
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,878
    $485pernight
    balcony from
    $4,178
    $522pernight
    suite from
    $5,078
    $635pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Queen

    8 Night A Taste of the True South

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $4,078
    $510pernight
    balcony from
    $4,378
    $547pernight
    suite from
    $5,378
    $672pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In Memphis, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,878
    $360pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Duchess

    7 Night Holiday Memories to Last a Lifetime

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,858
    $408pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Thanksgiving on the Cumberland

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Nashville, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Dover, Tennessee
    • River Cruising
    • Florence, Alabama
    • Decatur, Alabama
    • River Cruising
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,878
    $360pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!

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Terms & Conditions
Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

Special requirements
If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, or if there is a need to communicate a request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges, we ask that you please call 800-711-4230. Cruise Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do everything we can to meet your needs and answer all of your questions.

Minimum age requirements may apply.
Free upgrade!

Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.

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