Group and Charter Opportunities

Looking to provide a memorable experience for your team, group, or club?

Look no further! We have a number of opportunities for your group to come together and experience a river cruise on one of our nostalgic paddlewheelers. Although many of our cruises are nine-day voyages, you can charter the iconic American Queen or the luxurious American Duchess for your event, outing, or retreat for shorter trips, and treat your friends and colleagues to the gathering of a lifetime.

The American Duchess is a finely appointed vessel with 83 opulent suites, some outfitted with lofts and private balconies. Fine and casual dining options abound, and bars and our Show Lounge offer stellar entertainment. On the American Queen, six impressive decks offer amazing views, 218 staterooms, and lavish accommodations. A calliope adds authenticity and charm, and regional epicurean meals and Broadway-caliber entertainment enhance the experience. For an unforgettable event for your group, contact us and prepare to make priceless memories.

Group Reservations:

Travel agents wanting to contract group space must contact their Business Development Manager to request an allotment. Please review the guidelines on group reservations below.

  • Minimum group size is 10 double-occupancy cabins.

  • All allotments are virtual, the only way to confirm a cabin is to apply a deposit.

  • Commission on group reservations start at 10%.

  • Deposit is $500 per person, and is due within seven days of adding names to the reservation.

  • Tour Conductor (TC) credit is 1:12. Comp berth is applicable to the 13th paid passenger.

  • Maximum of four TCs per group; first and second TCs are applied to group leader’s cruise fare; third and fourth TCs must be taken as commission.

  • Excludes single-occupancy categories. Single supplement is 200% of promotional rate in non-single-occupancy categories.

  • Port charges are additional, and vary based on cruise itinerary.

  • Early seating for dining is on a first-come/first-confirmed basis on all vessels except the American Duchess which is open seating.

  • Gratuities are additional and can be prepaid, but are not commissionable.

  • American Queen Steamboat Company reserves the right to modify group promotions and pricing at any time without notice.


Existing Groups with Signed Agreements on File:

To request a cabin within your allotment, please complete the online form with all passenger information. Once received, our groups team will verify space and get back to you within 24-business hours. If the requested category is unavailable, we will contact you with an alternatives. Chartered groups must contact the groups manager directly for submission of cabin requests/manifests.


Please contact Maria Whitehorn at for details and pricing.