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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American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

  • American Empress

    5 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    3.3 rating out of 5  (7 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Astoria, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $1,318
    $264pernight
    balcony from
    $1,418
    $284pernight
    suite from
    $2,218
    $444pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Queen

    5 Night New Years Celebration

    4.5 rating out of 5  (6 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    $1,528
    $306pernight
    oceanview from
    $2,328
    $466pernight
    balcony from
    $2,528
    $506pernight
    suite from
    $3,128
    $626pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Queen

    8 Night American River BBQ Challenge

    4.5 rating out of 5  (6 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Chester, Illinois
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2020
    interior from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,798
    $475pernight
    balcony from
    $4,098
    $512pernight
    suite from
    $4,498
    $562pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Duchess

    8 Night A Taste of the True South

    3.3 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In New Orleans
    Ports of Call:
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Tunica, Mississippi
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    • January 2020
    interior from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $4,098
    $512pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    3.3 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • January 2020
    • February 2020
    • March 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $4,098
    $512pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Empress

    8 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    3.3 rating out of 5  (7 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Portland, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,388
    $299pernight
    balcony from
    $2,288
    $286pernight
    suite from
    $4,188
    $524pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Queen

    8 Night The Enduring Legacy of the Civil War

    4.5 rating out of 5  (6 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Savannah, Tennessee
    • Florence, Alabama
    • River Cruising
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2019
    interior from
    $2,488
    $311pernight
    oceanview from
    $4,088
    $511pernight
    balcony from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
    suite from
    $5,388
    $674pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Duchess

    8 Night American Culinary Experience

    3.3 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: St. Louis, Missouri
    Ports of Call:
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • River Cruising
    • Brandenburg, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Kentucky
    • Madison, Indiana
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2020
    interior from
    $2,498
    $312pernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $4,398
    $550pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Duchess

    8 Night American Music Holiday

    3.3 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $4,188
    $524pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Duchess

    8 Night An American Christmas

    3.3 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $4,188
    $524pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    3.3 rating out of 5  (7 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    • April 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    • September 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,598
    $325pernight
    balcony from
    $2,698
    $337pernight
    suite from
    $4,498
    $562pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Empress

    8 Night The Beauty & Bounty of Nature

    3.3 rating out of 5  (7 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Spokane, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Clarkston, Washington
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    • April 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    • September 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,598
    $325pernight
    balcony from
    $2,698
    $337pernight
    suite from
    $4,498
    $562pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Inside the Bourbon Experience

    3.3 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Henderson, Kentucky
    • Owensboro, Kentucky
    • Brandenburg, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Kentucky
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2020
    interior from
    $2,798
    $350pernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $4,998
    $625pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Empress

    8 Night The Beauty and Bounty of Nature

    3.3 rating out of 5  (7 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Spokane, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Clarkston, Washington
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,888
    $361pernight
    balcony from
    $2,788
    $349pernight
    suite from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    3.3 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In Memphis
    Ports of Call:
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    interior from
    $3,188
    $399pernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $5,188
    $649pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    3.3 rating out of 5  (7 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,688
    $461pernight
    balcony from
    $3,588
    $449pernight
    suite from
    $5,588
    $699pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
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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 800-820-5318. 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.

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