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Luxury Awaits Onboard a USA River Cruise

Responding to demand for high-end accommodations be added to the vessel, American Queen Steamboat Company has made ultimate luxury available on its USA river curses. Now you can step into pure elegance in American Queen’s luxury Suites. Combining eight cabins into four suites, these suites are already a success and are almost booked for river cruises through Fall of 2017.  


What's New In 2017?

There is something special about anything new, especially a new year. With each one, we all find ourselves day dreaming about what is to come. It is a time for modifications and trying something new. As we are anxiously awaiting our newest adventure with the American Duchess™, we are also working on many other new features in the near future. Here are seven new things for American Queen Steamboat Company in 2017.


Welcome to the American Duchess!

We are thrilled to introduce the newest edition to our fleet, the American Duchess. She is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. Rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler is being created from a 1995 hull and completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the amenities that guests have come to expect from the American Queen Steamboat Company cruise line. Read More >>

We Have Come a Long Way!

Nostalgia is an interesting concept. It is a remembrance of a time past, but it undeniably glosses over the less appealing portions of those memories. There is a distinct difference between recreation and nostalgia. When it comes to travel on rivers such as the Mississippi, nostalgia and not recreation is the order of the day. Read More >>