River Views®, a River Cruise Blog

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 >>

Foodie Alert: Best destinations for the best food!

Some people love to eat. Some people love to eat so much that they plan the ultimate foodie vacations, picking where to go based on restaurant menus and dining options. American Queen Steamboat Company has routes that stop at the best U.S. cities for foodies, giving you the chance to taste different cuisines from around the nation. If you're always thinking about where your next great meal is coming from and what it is going to be, you need to visit these top cities for foodies on your next vacation. Read More >>

Our Top 10 Reasons to take a River Cruise

If you are looking for cruise inspiration, then look no further. We’ve done extensive research and interviewed happy guests to compile the top 10 reasons to take a river cruise with the American Queen Steamboat Company. From our suites to our dining options, ports of call to pre- or post-cruising packages, our reasons to take a river cruise will inspire your journey and leave you with only one question: which cruise should I take first?

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!


AQSC’s Mulled Cider Recipe

Indulge yourself with American Queen Steamboat Company’s delicious mulled cider recipe. Bring this easy beverage to your next holiday gathering, and enjoy the warmth and nostalgia. Add a shot of vodka for an adults-only treat that is sure to make your guests feel the joy of the season.