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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    (minus port charges & taxes)
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer is only valid for new and individual telephone bookings made between 8/18/2018 and 9:00 PM (EST) on 8/20/2018. Excludes all Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Viking Ocean, and Viking River cruises. Credit amount is based on the total purchase price of your voyage and may not exceed 8% – 10% of gross cruise fare. Sailing must depart on or before 4/30/2020. Credit is per stateroom and will be credited to the card used for purchase approximately 4 – 6 weeks after your completion/submission of our online form, which is accessible via the link included with 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. Additional restrictions may also apply.
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer expires 8/31/18 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.
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer expires on 11/30/2018 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

    2.5 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $1,328
    $332pernight
    balcony from
    $1,228
    $307pernight
    suite from
    $2,028
    $507pernight
  • 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:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,478
    $435pernight
    balcony from
    $3,778
    $472pernight
    suite from
    $4,578
    $572pernight
  • 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:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,678
    $460pernight
    balcony from
    $3,978
    $497pernight
    suite from
    $4,878
    $610pernight
  • 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:
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,878
    $485pernight
    balcony from
    $4,178
    $522pernight
    suite from
    $5,078
    $635pernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night An American Literacy Icon

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Ports of Call:
    • Red Wing (Minneapolis), Minnesota
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • Bettendorf, Iowa
    • Burlington, Iowa
    • Hannibal, Missouri
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2018
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,878
    $485pernight
    balcony from
    $4,178
    $522pernight
    suite from
    $5,078
    $635pernight
  • 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:
    • October 2018
    • November 2018
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $4,078
    $510pernight
    balcony from
    $4,378
    $547pernight
    suite from
    $5,378
    $672pernight
  • 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:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,858
    $408pernight
  • 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:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,878
    $360pernight

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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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