American Queen

The American Queen

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity.

Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately riverboats that preceded her and so inspired her designers.

While on board, you can select a volume from the vast collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat’s library. Or enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge, and then tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.


  • The only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America
  • The acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau
  • The only steamboat with multiple, specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Complimentary wines and beers at dinner
  • Gracious, friendly service from a professionally trained all-American staff
  • The warm and inviting ambiance of an antebellum mansion
  • Public rooms and accommodations are decorated with Victorian charm and carefully selected antiques