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Thank you for your interest in American Queen Steamboat Company! We are thrilled to share more information about our Uniquely American River Cruises. The video and contents below will help introduce you to the many aspects of our exciting U.S. river cruises. We hope to be able to host you on one of our paddlewheelers in the future. If you have any questions or are interested in booking a voyage with us, please call our friendly reservations team at 888-749-5280.



The regions in which we travel:

Lower Mississippi River Cruises

The rich history and cultural diversity of the Old South is a beautiful celebration of modern-day attractions and timeless Southern traditions.

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Upper Mississippi River Cruises

The Upper Mississippi River pulses through the heart of America offering hidden gems around each bend of the river to fuel your sense of discovery.

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Ohio and Tennessee River Cruises

From small towns crowned by church steeples to big city thrills like the Grand Ole Opry and Churchill Downs, adventure awaits by the mile.

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Columbia and Snake River Cruises

From the raw, natural power of Mount St. Helens to the cascading waterfalls like Multnomah Falls and the acclaimed wineries of the Pacific Northwest, this captivating corner of America will take your breath away. 

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Uncompromised value. Unlimited enjoyment.

What you receive with an American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise:


Our paddlewheelers:

American Queen
The largest riverboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity.

Year Rebuilt/Refurbished: 1995 / 2017 |  Length: 419 ft.  |  Passenger Decks: 6  |  Suites and Staterooms: 218  |  Passengers: 428  |  Crew: 172

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American Empress
The largest, most elegant riverboat in the Pacific Northwest, the American Empress follows the trail of Lewis & Clark on the Columbia & Snake Rivers.

Year Rebuilt/Refurbished: 2003 / 2014  |  Length: 358 ft.  |  Passenger Decks: 4  |  Suites and Staterooms: 112  |  Passengers: 221  |  Crew: 88

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American Duchess
The newest all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers cruising the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers.

Year Rebuilt/Refurbished: 1995 (Hull) / 2017 (Superstructure)  |  Length: 322 ft.  |  Passenger Decks: 4  |  Suites and Staterooms: 83  |  Passengers: 166  |  Crew: 83

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American Countess
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Sneak Peak


Want to learn more?

Contact our friendly reservations team at 888-749-5280 for more information and reservations. If you are interested in a particular itinerary, you can also request a quote to be sent to you by clicking the "Booking Request" button on any itinerary page.

We have several brochures available to view online or request to be mailed:

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