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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24 Hours in New Orleans: How to Spend the Day in This City and Not Miss Anything

New Orleans is a culturally diverse city that overflows with activities for every age and interest. That makes the Big Easy a perfect place to check out authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine, hoppin' live music, and a wealth of historic buildings. Here are seven great things to do in New Orleans: Read More >>

The Benefits of River Cruises That You Don't Get on a Road Trip

Travel isn't just about getting from Point A to Point B; it's also about enjoying the journey. Road trips are a classic way to enjoy America's highways, but more and more people are turning to American river cruises for their vacations. Cruises are a unique way to experience the country and they offer a number of advantages over throwing your luggage into the family sedan and being cramped for hours. Read More >>

How to Spend a Day in Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN is famous around the world as the birthplace of rock'n'roll and home to the blues. However, its thriving music scene is just the start of what this city has to offer visitors. Singles, seniors, and families can all find both fun and free things to do in this exciting riverside city before their cruise begins. Read More >>

The Best Christmas Themed Cruises

This year, why not start a new holiday tradition and celebrate the season with your loved ones out on the water? Thanksgiving and Christmas river cruises are a great time to take in sights and cities around the country. At the American Queen Steamboat Company, we have we have put together some amazing Christmas cruises and Thanksgiving cruises for families who enjoy everything from nature-watching to music to holiday shopping. Read More >>

The Best Fourth of July River Cruise for Fireworks

What could be more spectacular than watching Fourth of July fireworks? What about watching the colors light up the sky and reflect off the water of the majestic Mississippi River? At American Queen Steamboat Company, we've created the best riverboat dinner cruise that Memphis has to offer. Book now through the end of our summer sale and you can enjoy a special rate on our luxurious amenities such as world-class gourmet dining, a variety of accommodations, live nightly entertainment, and shore excursions.  Read More >>
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