American Countess

TThe 6 deck American Queen is nearly two-and-a-half times wider than river cruisers in Europe and it's the largest paddle wheeler ever built. Spanning 90 feet across she offers two restaurants including a gorgeous 2-story main restaurant, lots of public rooms a variety of staterooms and suites, a small pool, gym, and of course a giant paddle wheel. The crew is all-american and you'll enjoy their southern hospitality. A lot of the crew members are from Memphis, Tennessee and they're just downright friendly. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the American Queen is the array of senses that she stirs. I've taken to calling her the Americana Queen. I enjoy the nostalgia of this vessel, especially the rocking chairs and swings where you can relax and enjoy the river. Staterooms range from cozy interiors to spacious suites with verandas, making it easy to not only find a space where you enjoy living but a price point that meet your budget. I enjoyed a wonderful dining experience on the American Queen especially the Southern style dishes, a twist on the comfort food that I grew up with Beer and wine, and some that are considered premium wines, are included with dinner. Also included at no extra charge on the American Queen internet, soft drinks, specialty coffees, popcorn, ice cream, and a lot more. You'll also enjoy some fun entertainment. There are some great production shows, plus there's a movie theater and a good selection of bars and lounges including the popular Engine Room bar. As an added bonus I appreciate the free guided tours on the hop on hop off steam coaches. The coaches also make it easy to explore on your own to experience all that these wonderful ports have to offer. The American Queen defies comparison. It overlays the best aspect to the ocean liner on a river cruise vessel cruising through the heartland of America.

Experience a U.S. river cruise on our newest addition - the American Countess

The latest addition to our fleet of authentic paddlewheelers, and the newest on U.S. rivers, the American Countess, offers many of the same exciting heartland and deep South itineraries as her sisters the American Queen and American Duchess. Built from an existing hull, the American Countess underwent significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. Guests will enjoy the signature distinctions that have made American Queen Steamboat Company the most award-winning river cruise line in America.
With four decks, including a Sun Deck, and 123 comfortable, inviting staterooms in four categories, this lovely paddlewheeler will become a home away from home on six- to 15-day itineraries, including her own epic Mighty Mississippi cruise. Cabins feature a sleek and modern design that will provide guests with the perfect place to relax after enjoying an included shore excursion or an evening Broadway-caliber performance presented in The Theater onboard.
As our award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion authentic dishes, our gracious staff charms guests with friendly, courteous attention to their needs in the Grand Dining Room. A more casual atmosphere is offered in the River Grill, which allows guests to dine at their own pace.
It’s easy to stay active onboard the American Countess in her well-appointed Fitness Center, while the Card Room provides a perfect spot for guests to mingle with fellow travelers and newfound friends. It’s also a joy to browse for souvenirs in the Gift Shop with which to remember your treasured journey.
Join us as we experience the U.S. rivers from the decks of the American Countess

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America's waterways clean.


  • Regionally inspired fine dining
  • Broadway-caliber entertainment and enrichment
  • Comprehensive, guided shore excursions
  • Authentic Paddlewheel Riverboat