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.
American Queen Steamboat Company
Explore America's Great Rivers
One-of-a-kind steamboat cruises on historic waterways

  • 2018 River Cruise Deals: Up to $2,400 Off per Stateroom
    2018 River Cruise Deals: Up to $2,400 Off per Stateroom
    With so many unique ports dotting many of the nation's major rivers, there really is no better way to explore America's majestic network of waterways than via river cruise - and there's never been a better time to book than right now! For a limited time, save up to $2,400 when you book a stateroom aboard select 2018 sailings. What are you waiting for? Book your one-of-a-kind river cruise with the American Queen Steamship Company today!

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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer expires on 12/31/2017 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. Savings varies by ship and stateroom category. Additional terms and conditions may apply - call for details.
See below for a great selection of sailings. Other dates and itineraries available - call your Independent Vacation Specialist for details.
American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises
4 / 5  (1 reviews)

American Queen

Departing from: Hotel In New Orleans
Ports of Call: Hotel In New Orleans • New Orleans, Louisiana • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana • St. Francisville, Louisiana • Natchez, Mississippi • Vicksburg, Mississippi • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • Nottoway, Louisiana • New Orleans, Louisiana
interior from
$1,968
$246/night
oceanview from
$3,368
$421/night
balcony from
$3,968
$496/night
suite from
$4,668
$584/night
4 / 5  (1 reviews)

American Queen

Departing from: Hotel In Memphis
Ports of Call: Hotel In Memphis • Memphis, Tennessee • Greenville, Mississippi • Vicksburg, Mississippi • Natchez, Mississippi • St. Francisville, Louisiana • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • Nottoway, Louisiana • New Orleans, Louisiana
interior from
$2,168
$271/night
oceanview from
Call
balcony from
$4,968
$621/night
suite from
$5,168
$646/night
4 / 5  (1 reviews)

American Queen

Departing from: Hotel In Nashville
Ports of Call: Hotel In Nashville • Clarksville (Nashville), Tennessee • Clarksville, Tennessee • Dover, Tennessee • River Cruising • Savannah, Tennessee • Paducah, Kentucky • New Madrid, Missouri • Memphis, Tennessee
interior from
$2,168
$271/night
oceanview from
$3,718
$465/night
balcony from
$4,368
$546/night
suite from
$5,168
$646/night
2 / 5  (3 reviews)

American Empress

Departing from: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington
Ports of Call: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington • Vancouver (Portland), Washington • Astoria, Oregon • Cruise Columbia River • The Dalles, Oregon • The Dalles/Hood River Bus Tour • Stevenson, Washington • Portland, Oregon • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
interior from
N/A
oceanview from
$2,968
$371/night
balcony from
$2,868
$359/night
suite from
$4,568
$571/night
2 / 5  (3 reviews)

American Empress

Departing from: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington
Ports of Call: Hotel In Vancouver, Washington • Vancouver (Portland), Washington • Astoria, Oregon • The Dalles, Oregon • Stevenson, Washington • Richland (Tri•Cities), Washington • Clarkston, Washington
interior from
N/A
oceanview from
$3,368
$421/night
balcony from
$3,168
$396/night
suite from
$5,168
$646/night
About American Queen Steamboat Company
Terms & Conditions
Prices are shown in U. S. Dollars. Prices are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, specified stateroom category, in USD, include non-commissionable fares and are subject to availability. Governmental departure taxes and fees are additional. Certain restrictions may apply. Prices and promotional offers apply to new individual bookings and vary by departure date and city, sailing, ship, and stateroom category and are subject to availability, may change without notice, are capacity controlled, may not be combinable with other offers, and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. All reservations must be made in U.S. dollars and restrictions may apply for non-U.S. residents. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates, and other restrictions may also apply. Best Price Guarantee restrictions and instructions apply; see our Best Price Guarantee Policy. Ships Registry: Greece, Norway, Bahamas, Liberia, Panama, Marshall Islands, Great Britain, Bermuda, Wallis & Fatun, Malta, the Netherlands and Italy.
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.