River Views®, a River Cruise Blog

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?

Making History: American Queen’s Steam Calliope

When we designed the American Queen, we focused on historical authenticity. After meticulous research, our grand steamboat pays homage to the floating palaces of the mid-1800s with a beautiful steam calliope. But what is a steam calliope and why is it so important to riverboat history? Let us tell you.