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A Salute To America | Join Us on a Civil War River Cruise

The Civil War is a defining moment in U.S. history, and it has forever shaped our nation’s culture and heritage. American Queen Steamboat Company has strived to make our Civil War river cruises rich with that history and culture, so that our on-board guests can leave with enlightenment and new knowledge they might not have had before. Reserve your room for a Civil War themed river cruise to step back in time and have a vacation unlike any other that honors our nation’s history.

 
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Tradition and Culture, Explore the Kentucky Derby on a Riverboat Cruise

Put on your seersucker and favorite hat and join us aboard an American Queen Steamboat Company cruise to explore the culture and history of the Kentucky Derby. Louisville, Kentucky, celebrates this time-honored tradition with a two-week festival, fireworks over the Ohio River, concerts, hot-air balloon races and a steamboat race. AQSC wants to share it with our riverboat guests. This unique river cruise celebrates the famous horse race and shares Churchill Down’s time-honored traditions with you.

 
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Bourbon Cruise: For the Love of Bourbon

Climb aboard the American Queen for a bourbon-drinker’s dream come true: a bourbon river cruise. Blending regional enrichment with the slow pace of steamboat river cruising, our bourbon cruise will share what it takes to make this uniquely American spirit. After you cruise down the river from Memphis to Louisville, you’ll disembark with a new appreciation and full love of bourbon.

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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.

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The 50s and 60s Remembered - A Nostalgic 5-Day River Cruise

For those of you looking for a brief encounter with the historic south, our first two voyages of the year departing in February could be the ideal journey you have been looking for. These Roundtrip New Orleans cruises aboard the iconic American Queen® are not only packed with the cultural and enriching experiences that make American Queen Steamboat Company voyages so unique, but they are also musically themed voyages (and one of our most popular!): The 50s and 60s Remembered.

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