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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?

Holiday Cruises on the American Queen

Let us brighten your holiday and fill your season with good cheer aboard one of American Queen Steamboat Company’s river cruises. With beautiful décor, events all season long and a friendly staff who is eager to spread holiday joy, our river cruises are the perfect way to celebrate your holiday. Give yourself time to truly focus on your family, friends and what is most important. Count your blessings this year aboard one of our US river cruises this season. 


Journals of Exploration

Dive into the history of your destination before your next American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise. If you are cruising aboard the American Queen, you might consider reading Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi. And when you plan to cruise on the American Empress through the Pacific Northwest, we suggest you read the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Follow the path that explorers Lewis and Clark once took to tour the region and discover the wilderness, river path, flora and fauna and Native Americans of the area.