American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company

Experience the historic authenticity of the Mississippi River aboard the celebrated American Queen, American Duchess, American Countess or American Empress and discover America from the indescribable perspective of the river with American Queen Steamboat’s variety of Mississippi River cruises ranging from 5 to 22 nights.

American Queen Steamboat Company offers the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America with pre-cruise hotel stays, wine and beer with dinner, shore excursions in each port and tantalizing, regionally-inspired cuisine. The lower region of the Mississippi exposes you to centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant antebellum plantations and Civil War memorials – it`s like taking a step back in time. The upper region of the Mississippi reveals the inspiration behind Mark Twain`s famed literary classics while acquainting you with storybook American towns, vibrant cities and indigenous wildlife.

Climb aboard an iconic paddlewheeler and explore a slice of American history on a Mississippi River cruise.
A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike.

Ships

American Duchess, Mark Twain's Mississippi ex St Louis to Minneapolis

Departs 19 July 2020 from St Louis, Missouri, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Duchess.
7 Night Cruise sailing from St Louis to Minneapolis onboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Pacific Northwest Splendour ex Vancouver to Clarkston

Departs 19 July 2020 from Vancouver, Washington, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston (Spokane) aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver

Departs 26 July 2020 from Spokane, Washington (USA) on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Duchess, The Mighty Mississippi ex Minneapolis to New Orleans

Departs 2 August 2020 from Minneapolis, Minnesota on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Duchess.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Red Wing to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Red Wing.

15 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Pacific Northwest Splendour ex Vancouver to Clarkston

Departs 2 August 2020 from Vancouver, Washington, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston (Spokane) aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver

Departs 9 August 2020 from Spokane, Washington (USA) on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Queen, Authentic America on Mississippi ex Red Wing to New Orleans

Departs 16 August 2020 from Minneapolis, Minnesota on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Queen.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Red Wing to New Orleans aboard American Queen. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Minneapolis.

15 night cruise from Request Online

American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis

Departs 16 August 2020 from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Countess.
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Countess.

7 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Pacific Northwest Splendour ex Vancouver to Clarkston

Departs 16 August 2020 from Vancouver, Washington, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston (Spokane) aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Duchess, Taste of the True South 2020 ex New Orleans to Memphis

Departs 16 August 2020 from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Duchess.
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver

Departs 23 August 2020 from Spokane, Washington (USA) on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Countess, Upper Mississippi ex Memphis to Alton

Departs 23 August 2020 from Memphis Tennessee, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Countess.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to Alton aboard American Countess.

7 night cruise from Request Online

American Duchess, Bourbon ex Memphis to Louisville

Departs 23 August 2020 from Memphis Tennessee, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Duchess.
7 Night cruise departing from Memphis to Louisville onboard American Duchess. 1 Night pre cruise hotel stay is included in Memphis.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Queen, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis

Departs 30 August 2020 from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Queen.
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Queen. Hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Countess, Upper Mississippi ex Alton to Red Wing

Departs 30 August 2020 from Alton, Illinois, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Countess.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Countess.

7 night cruise from Request Online

American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Pittsburgh

Departs 30 August 2020 from Louisville, Kentucky, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Duchess.
7 Night cruise departing from Louisville to Pittsburgh onboard American Duchess. 1 Night pre cruise hotel stay included in Louisville.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Pacific Northwest Splendour ex Vancouver to Clarkston

Departs 30 August 2020 from Vancouver, Washington, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston (Spokane) aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Empress, Beauty & Bounty of Nature ex Spokane (Clarkston) to Vancouver

Departs 6 September 2020 from Spokane, Washington (USA) on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Empress.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Vancouver aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Spokane.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Pittsburgh to Louisville

Departs 6 September 2020 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Duchess.
7 Night cruise departing from Pittsburgh to Louisville onboard American Duchess. 1 Night Pre Cruise accommodation in Pittsburgh.

8 night cruise from Request Online

American Countess, Upper Mississippi ex Red Wing to Alton

Departs 6 September 2020 from Red Wing, Minnesota, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Countess.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Red Wing to Alton aboard American Countess.

7 night cruise from Request Online

American Queen, Jewels of Lower Mississippi 2020 ex Memphis to New Orleans

Departs 6 September 2020 from Memphis Tennessee, USA on American Queen Steamboat Company onboard American Queen.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.

8 night cruise from Request Online

Every meal aboard the American Queen is an affair to remember. Regina Charboneau, our Culinary Director and celebrated American chef, draws her inspiration from our great Heartland has created a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. From piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners, every day celebrates the culinary senses.

Creations Befitting a Queen
Even more astounding than the choices you will find on our menus are your daily choices of dining venues. The opulent J.M. White Dining Saloon is the centerpiece, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are befittingly grand. The Front Porch of America offers a wide variety of classic American favorites and can satisfy any craving, at any time, as it is open 24 hours. The Calliope Grill serves up views as spectacular as the grilled fare and fresh salads and offers romantic, alfresco dining in the evenings. Should you be feeling peckish in the wee hours, you will find the Moonlight Supper in the Engine Room Bar offers surprising midnight delights.

BREAKFAST
Early Riser Coffee and Beignets / Front Porch of America
Buffet Breakfast / Grand Saloon
Traditional Breakfast Service / J.M. White Dining Room

LUNCH
Buffet Luncheon / Grand Saloon
Traditional Luncheon / J.M. White Dining Room
Alfresco Lunch / River Grill

DINNER
Traditional Dinner / J.M. White Dining Room
Alfresco Dinner / River Grill


SNACKS AND SANDWICHES
24-Hour Dining Service / Front Porch of America
Afternoon Ice Cream & Cookies / Front Porch of America
Traditional Po’Boy Sandwiches / River Grill
Elegant Southern Tea / Ladies’ Parlor
Pre-Dinner Canapés & Hors d’Oeuvres / Main Deck
Moonlight Supper / Engine Room Bar

Gratuities and Beverage

Service Charges
Our crew works very hard to make sure that every aspect of your voyage meets the highest standards. This includes those crewmembers who serve you directly, such as wait staff, beverage servers and the stewards who service your stateroom each day. There are also many others who support their efforts whom you may never meet, such as galley and laundry staff. To ensure that the efforts of all our crewmembers are recognized and rewarded, gratuities of US$16.50 per guest will be automatically added to your onboard account on a daily basis.

If our service exceeds or fails to meet your expectations, you are free to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise. In addition, a 15% Beverage Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases. These charges are paid entirely to American Queen Steamboat Company crewmembers, and represent an important part of their compensation.

In ports of call and on shore excursions, we suggest that you extend gratuities consistent with customary local practices.