River Views™, a River Cruise Blog

Top 10 Reasons to Take a U.S. River Cruise with Us

1. Largest Owner’s Suites and the First Loft Suites on U.S. Rivers

Nestled in the best location with sprawling views of the river, our 550-square-foot Owner's Suites aboard the American Duchess will have you feeling like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. Adorned with an intimate interior lounging area amply furnished with a queen sofa-bed, cocktail tables and desk, these lavish suites can accommodate up to four guests and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Our 550-square-foot elegant Loft Suites are a traveler’s dream come true. You will feel right at home in the 350-square-foot lower level featuring a full bathroom, a small dining area, a beautiful lounge section furnished with a queen sofa-bed and desk, along with sliding glass doors to your private balcony where you can unwind and take in the majestic, riverside scenery. Ascend the stairs to the upper level of the loft and you will discover a tranquil retreat with its semiprivate bedroom, a full bathroom and plentiful closet space. These innovative suites accommodate a variety of travel needs and are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together.


Holiday Recipe: Turkey Gumbo, as served on the American Queen

Have turkey leftovers from the holidays or a party? This southern classic is a great dish to prepare with any remaining turkey! Gumbo is a stew originating from Louisiana that consists of meat or shellfish, a flavored stock and vegetables (usually celery, bell peppers and onions.) In honor of many cruises in the south this time of year, we chose this dish to offer our readers. Enjoy!


Mulled Cider Recipe

Our Mulled Cider is a great holiday cocktail, perfect for a group of people, and can be enjoyed with or without alcohol. Please find the recipe below: