Vessels Introduction

 

Our Fleet of Authentic Paddlewheel Riverboats:

AQ.jpg American Queen
 

In royal fashion, the American Queen glides gracefully down the riverway. She is an elegant portrayal of American ingenuity.



Lower Mississippi River | Upper Mississippi River | Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers
 

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American Empress


Modern elements. Luxurious aura. The American Empress embodies every bit of the beauty and intrigue of the dramatic scenery that unfolds before her.



Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest


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American Duchess

The American Duchess is a maritime masterpiece. Experience the tranquil retreat waiting within.



Lower Mississippi River | Upper Mississippi River | Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers

American Countess
 

NEW IN 2020 – The latest paddlewheeler to join our authentic collection of vessels boasts sleek signature distinctions.



Lower Mississippi River | Upper Mississippi River | Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland Rivers


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Featured Itineraries:

 

American Queen

NEW ORLEANS TO MEMPHIS
Jun. 9 | Antebellum South


Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the antebellum era. Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Revitalized river towns, historic mansions and Civil War battlefields transport travelers back in time on this momentous voyage.


FARES FROM: $2,299 per person*

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American Empress

VANCOUVER, WA (PORTLAND),
TO CLARKSON

May 12

Nowhere is the timelessness of rivers more apparent than in the pristine Pacific Northwest – a captivating corner of America that boasts its awe-inspiring, natural beauty to leave you breathless. Cruise past fertile fields, impressive mountains and vertical canyons to bear witness to the precious land just as it appeared to Lewis and Clark in 1805 – majestic and unimaginably glorious.

FARES FROM: $3,799 per person*

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American Duchess

NEW ORLEANS TO MEMPHIS
Jun. 16 | Antebellum South


Century-old oak trees, indigenous wildlife, Civil War memorials and vast plantations await you on a Lower Mississippi River cruise. Look back: each battlefield, passing landscape and epochal river town has a story to tell. Celebrate the living, breathing places where Southern culture continues to enjoy a modern-day renaissance.


FARES FROM: $2,999 per person*

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Earn up to $500 per-person air credit on select 2019 voyages!

Ready to reserve your cabin onboard one of our gorgeous paddlewheelers? Call 888-749-5280 and mention 2019 SAVINGS. Sale ends March 31.

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Terms and Conditions:
*Receive a $500-per-person air credit with the purchase of any cabin on the following American Duchess 2019 voyages: 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22. Receive a $150-per-person air credit with the purchase of any cabin on the following American Empress 2019 voyages: 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, 8/4, 8/18, 9/1, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17. Receive a $500-per-person air credit with the purchase of cabin category C or above or a $150-per-person air credit with the purchase of cabin categories D or E on the following American Queen 2019 voyages: 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 7/21, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22. Air credit will be shown as an additional discount on the cruise invoice. Airfare does not have to be purchased in order to receive the credit. Offer not valid on American Empress cabin categories CS and LS.
 
Offer expires 5/31/2019, or when no valid cabins remain. Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings made between January 2 and March 31, 2019. Singles booked in double-occupancy cabins will receive double the discount. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations. Cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity-controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, insurance, personal expenditures or transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call for details, and mention Offer Code 2019 SAVINGS.