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The Best Christmas Themed Cruises

This year, why not start a new holiday tradition and celebrate the season with your loved ones out on the water? Thanksgiving and Christmas river cruises are a great time to take in sights and cities around the country. At the American Queen Steamboat Company, we have we have put together some amazing Christmas cruises and Thanksgiving cruises for families who enjoy everything from nature-watching to music to holiday shopping. Read More >>

The Best Fourth of July River Cruise for Fireworks

What could be more spectacular than watching Fourth of July fireworks? What about watching the colors light up the sky and reflect off the water of the majestic Mississippi River? At American Queen Steamboat Company, we've created the best riverboat dinner cruise that Memphis has to offer. Book now through the end of our summer sale and you can enjoy a special rate on our luxurious amenities such as world-class gourmet dining, a variety of accommodations, live nightly entertainment, and shore excursions.  Read More >>

3 Fast Facts About our Racing on the River Cruise

When you picture taking a riverboat cruise, do you imagine yourself drifting down the Mississippi River at a languid, relaxed pace? For many, that's their idea of paradise. However, if you're in the mood for a faster-paced, more adventurous experience, you may want to take our Racing on the River Cruise. This journey on the American Duchess follows a new itinerary starting in Memphis and ending in Pittsburgh.

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.


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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