River Views®, a River Cruise Blog

Discover the news from the river with River Views, the official river cruise blog of American Queen Steamboat Company. We will share stories form our steamboat and paddlewheelers, details of our port stops and excursions, dining and crew spotlights and any other important and fun news from the river. Our blog strives to keep our past and former guests informed, even if they aren’t onboard with us. Journey through America’s heartland without leaving your home, and read through River Views today.


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The Most Popular Riverboat Cruises to Plan in 2018

Have you been dreaming about taking a riverboat cruise? At American Queen Steamboat Company, we have a fleet of ships ready to take you down America's waterways. One of the stars of our company is the American Duchess.

The American Duchess offers a wide range of suites including expansive Loft Suites that feature two levels for maximum privacy. You'll find many luxurious amenities here including regionally inspired cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, shore excursions at every port, and Broadway-quality nightly performances and shows. The American Duchess has transported passengers in grand style along numerous routes. Here are three of our most popular river cruises and what you need to know about them:

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4 Reasons You Need to Experience River Cruises on The Columbia and Snake Rivers

The Columbia and Snake Rivers are two of the most beautiful waterways in the country. You may have seen them from a car's windows, but to truly appreciate these majestic rivers, you need to get out onto the water. A Snake River cruise lets you explore America's backyard in relaxed surroundings and at a languid pace.
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10 Exciting Excursions That are Included in the Big Band Themed New Orleans Riverboat Cruise

From majestic Civil War-era mansions to Mardi Gras, New Orleans has something to offer everyone. If you'd like to see the Deep South in a whole new way, try an American riverboat cruise. At American Queen Steamboat Company, we've organized our river boat cruises to give you true freedom. We have a 'hop on, hop off' system for shore excursions with motor coaches making loops of multiple stops. This lets you explore attractions at your pace.
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This is How Riverboat Cruises Will Help Keep Your New Year Resolution

Have you thought about your resolutions for the new year? Sometimes a change of scenery is all you need to get out of a rut and kick start your New Year's goals. Riverboat cruises in the USA are a great way to get out of the house with your loved ones and explore American history and culture while you're working on your resolutions.
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The Essential Guide to Packing for River Boat Cruises

While you may be gearing up for the river cruise of a lifetime, the days of forging ahead with overloaded steamer trunks in tow are long gone. Today, you need only bring the bare essentials to enjoy a fabulous vacation on the river. In simple terms, there is no need to over-pack. Read More >>
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