Your Voyage Getting There

Vessel Transfers

Embarkation Day - A complimentary transfer is provided from the designated pre-cruise hotel to the American Queen on embarkation day.

Disembarkation Day - Transfers to the airport or to the post-cruise hotel on disembarkation day are available for purchase.

Airport Transfers

New Orleans Airport Transfer Service - Guests arriving in New Orleans have the option to purchase shuttle transfer service from the airport to the American Queen pre-cruise hotel, via a third party transfer. For information regarding the transfer process, please click here to view/download an informative sheet. When you are ready to reserve your transfer, please click here to pre-book and secure your reservation.

Train

Special Amtrak Fares – For guests that would like to see a bit more of the country, Amtrak offers discounts for both seniors and AAA members on both one-way and round-trip Amtrak travel. Passengers with questions about schedules, fares and accommodations may call Amtrak toll-free at 800-USA-RAIL or may visit http://www.amtrak.com. This is an ideal way to avoid the hassles of flying and works well for most of our departure and arrival ports. Unlike the airlines, Amtrak does not charge for checked luggage. Tickets may be purchased from a travel agent or directly from Amtrak.

Some routes may require overnight stops in one direction or another; the cost incurred for any layovers is the responsibility of the passenger. For complete train schedules and information about accommodations, visit www.amtrak.com.

Car Rental

Special Hertz Rates – One-way and round-trip rate with a free membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold. To obtain a Hertz #1 Club Gold membership, visit www.hertz.com/gold and enter Corporate Discount Program # 1774703.

Parking

Discounted Parking in Memphis – As a show of our southern hospitality, we would like to offer guests of the American Queen the opportunity to park at Shoppers Garage for a discounted rate of $7.50 per day. Guests need only present their booking confirmation to the parking attendant upon arrival to receive the discount. Shoppers Garage is within one mile of Beale Street Landing, where the American Queen will dock:

Shoppers Garage
85 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Parking Option #2
27 Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Port Information

*Alton, Illinois
Landing: Riverfront Park adjacent to Argosy Casino
6 Henry Street, Alton, IL 62002
Time Zone: Central
Visitor’s Info: (800) 258-6645
*This is an alternate port for St. Louis, Missouri
 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Landing: Cincinnati Public Landing
435 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Time Zone: Eastern
Visitor’s Info: (800) 543-2613
 

Clarksville, Tennessee
Landing: McGregor Park Landing
640 North Riverside Drive (Tennessee Highway 12)
Clarksville, TN 37040
Time Zone: Central
Visitor's Info: (800) 530-5487
*This is an alternate port for Nashville, Tennessee
 

Memphis, Tennessee
Landing: Beale Street Landing
251 Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103
Time Zone: Central
Visitor’s Info: (800) 873-6282
 

Nashville, Tennessee
Landing: Riverfront Park
100 1st  Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201
Time Zone: Central
Visitor’s Info: (800) 657-6910
 

New Orleans, Louisiana
Landing: Hilton Riverside Hotel
2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Time Zone: Central
Visitor’s Info: (800) 672-6124
 

Red Wing, Minnesota
Landing: Levee Park
420 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Time Zone: Central
Visitor's Info: (651) 385-5934
*This is an alternate port for St. Paul, Minnesota
 

St. Louis, Missouri
Landing: South leg of the Gateway Arch
1000 Lenore K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63101
Time Zone: Central
Visitor’s Info: (800) 325-7962
 

St. Paul, Minnesota
Landing: Lambert's Landing
Near the intersection of Warner Road and Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN
Time Zone: Central
Visitor’s Info: (800) 627-6101
 

 

Airports

All American Empress voyages are one-way, in either direction, beginning in Portland, Oregon (Vancouver, Washington) or Clarkston, Washington. Airports are available in both Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington. In addition, there is a small airport with limited regional air service from Lewiston, Washingon which is a 15-minute taxi-ride from the Clarkston, Washington boat dock.

Transfers

Embarkation Day - Free transfers from the designated pre-cruise hotel to the American Empress in either Vancouver, Washington or Spokane, Washington is provided on embarkation day.

Disembarkation Day - Transfers to the airport or to the post-cruise hotel on disembarkation day are available for purchase. 

Transfers from the dock in Clarkston, Washington to either the Spokane airport or to the Spokane post-cruise hotel are available for $49 per guest.

Transfers from the dock in Vancouver, Washington to either the Portland airport or to the Portland post-cruise hotel are available for $25 per guest.

City Tour with Transfer - A combination city tour with airport or hotel transfer is also available for purchase. 

The Spokane city tour with transfer is available for $69 per guest.

The Portland city tour with transfer is available for $59 per guest. 

All transfers and tours are operated by chartered motorcoach to ensure consistent quality and convenience.

Port Information

Clarkston, Washington
Landing: Port of Clarkston
847 Port Way, Clarkston, WA 99403
Time Zone: Pacific
Visitor’s Info: (877) 774-7248

Vancouver, Washington
Landing: Port of Vancouver
110 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Time Zone: Pacific
Visitor’s Info: (877) 678-5263