Steamboat Society of America®

The Steamboat Society of America, our guest loyalty program, was created to recognize our past guests and offer the opportunity to enjoy exclusive benefits and incentives for cruising frequently with us. In addition to our Classic membership, earned after completion of your first cruise on the American Queen, American Empress, or American Duchess, we offer four levels of elite membership – each with additional benefits – that are reached after cruising the designated number of nights with us. 

As a member of American Queen Steamboat Company’s Steamboat Society of America, you have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive benefits and incentives for cruising frequently with us. We offer five levels of membership: Classic, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond. Each level has an increased number of benefits, and is reached after cruising a designated number of nights. Learn more about incentives and the different levels of membership below. 

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After membership activation, all Classic members will receive:

  • Advance information on new itineraries.

  • Exclusive invitations and promotions.

  • Designation pin for Steamboat Society of America mailed after activation and upon reaching each level milestone.

  • Cocktail party hosted by the captain and vessel officers onboard.

  • Friends and family can come for a tour and breakfast or lunch aboard the American Queen, American Empress, or American Duchess while in port when member is a cruise guest. Not available in ports of embarkation/disembarkation.

  • Member access for breakfast or lunch when the American QueenAmerican Empress or American Duchess is in port near your hometown. Not available in ports of embarkation/disembarkation.


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For questions or more information, please email or call (888) 749-5280.

Only sailings operated by American Queen Steamboat Company (since April 2012) count toward membership level. Membership benefits are non-transferable, combinable with other applicable promotional offers, and must be applied to future cruise travel; hotel nights do not count toward membership; cruise nights are calculated after completion of a cruise. Additional rules and conditions apply. Cabin-category upgrades are subject to availability, and available only up to category AAA on the American Queen, category A on the American Empress, and category DS on the American Duchess. Vessel access and onboard visits by members: capacity-controlled on a daily basis, not available in ports of embarkation/disembarkation, reservations and government guest security information are required, guests must be accompanied by member, and visits are limited to four per calendar year. American Queen Steamboat Company reserves the right to change Steamboat Society of America program rules, benefits, terms, and/or conditions at any time without notice. ©2018 American Queen Steamboat Operating Company, LLC.

*Benefit not available on American Empress voyages. **Complimentary laundry is limited to one in-room laundry bag per 7-day cruise; no dry cleaning services available.