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10 Exciting Excursions That are Included in the Big Band Themed New Orleans Riverboat Cruise

From majestic Civil War-era mansions to Mardi Gras, New Orleans has something to offer everyone. If you'd like to see the Deep South in a whole new way, try an American riverboat cruise. At American Queen Steamboat Company, we've organized our river boat cruises to give you true freedom. We have a 'hop on, hop off' system for shore excursions with motor coaches making loops of multiple stops. This lets you explore attractions at your pace.
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Top Things to Do in Minneapolis

Extend your full-length Mighty Mississippi river cruise with a city stay package in beautiful Minneapolis. The city boasts so many things to do, and you have the opportunity to discover the city’s rich history and scenic beauty. Explore the capital of St. Paul, visit Lake Itasca State Park where glaciers and springs come together to provide the water for the Mississippi River. We offer a three-day, two-night city stay package in Minneapolis, giving you plenty of time to experience the very place America’s largest river began. Plan your extra days in Minneapolis today!
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This Year’s Best U.S. River Cruise Destinations

Why leave the country with some of the best cruise destinations are right here in the United States? Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon, are both listed on the New York Times’s list of “52 Places to go in 2017.” At American Queen Steamboat Company, we couldn’t agree more! As embarkation points for some of our best river cruises, we are excited to share these must-visit destinations with you!

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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?
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Celebrating 100 Years of the Historic Columbia River Highway

When the Historic Columbia River Highway opened in 1916, the highway was acclaimed for its iconic design, inventive construction and innovative layout. With bridges and rock walls, the waterway is recognized as a America’s first scenic highway, and it highlights some of Mother Nature’s most brilliant handiwork, like Mount Hood, the Columbia Gorge, Multnomah Falls and more. The 100-year celebration for the Historic Columbia River Highway continues throughout 2016 across the region, and the American Queen Steamboat Company is cruising through the festivities.  Read More >>
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