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Paddlewheel Steamboat
United States
McDermott Shipyard
417 feet
89 feet
8.50 feet
12.0 knots
Traditional, Open

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Inclusive Cruises

The following is included on American Queen Voyages cruises:

  • One-night pre-cruise hotel stay with transfer to the vessel (American Queen, American Empress and American Duchess only)
  • Unlimited Beverage Package
  • All meals on board the vessel
  • Unlimited shore excursions
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Wi-Fi/Internet access on board the vessel
  • Not included in your fare: Airfare to and from your home city; Optional premium shore excursions; Travel Protection Plan; Transfer to and from the airport; anything else not listed here.

    Additional restrictions apply.

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American Queen

The largest steamboat ever built, American Queen stands tall as the flagship vessel of American Queen Voyages. Built in 1995, the impressive paddlewheeler provides an elegant exploration of the American heartlands. Before taking guided excursions to one of several Midwest or Southern touchpoints, you’ll enjoy a classy, yet casual vibe onboard a ship rich in entertainment, enrichment, and mouth-watering cuisine.

Recently refurbished, American Queen comfortably carries over 400 passengers, all of whom will enjoy renowned service from a hospitable staff. Venues like the Mark Twain Gallery create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with Victorian décor. Prepare to get whisked away by the classical and charming riverboat.


Departing from ports such as Memphis, St. Louis, and New Orleans, American Queen has multiple itineraries catered to appreciating landmarks and hidden gems alike across the U.S. Just a few of their most popular packages (all available in reverse starting ports and destinations) include:

  • Charms of the South: New Orleans to Memphis
  • Ohio River Exploration: Louisville to Pittsburgh
  • Best of the Tennessee: Memphis to Chattanooga
  • Mark Twain's Mississippi: St. Louis to Minneapolis

On-board enrichment programs led by expert “Riverlorians” will further immerse you in each location’s culture before embarking on guided Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions.

Dining Options

American Queen Voyages has quite the reputation for its culinary delights. The classy J.M. White Dining Room embraces the company’s Southern lineage, serving up savory entrees and comfort food staples. An extensive menu is available for scheduled dinner seatings, and open seating is offered for breakfast and lunch. The Front Porch Café provides a more casual alternative with beignets, burgers, and plenty more delectable choices.

Activities & Entertainment

Along with its extensive enrichment opportunities, there’s plenty of fun to keep you occupied onboard American Queen. Enjoy nightly shows at the Grand Saloon, a two-story theater that hosts jovial musical medleys harkening back to the Roaring Twenties and Broadway classics. During the day, pamper yourself with a trip to the spa or lounge poolside.

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Ship Highlights

Spacious Staterooms

American Queen's stylish and spacious staterooms will make you feel like royalty. Most contain a balcony or French door from which to view the vast rivers and unique destinations. For the ultimate upscale cruising experiences, personal butler service is included for guests in a Luxury or Owner’s Suite.

Included Amenities

Before beginning your journey onboard American Queen, a one-night hotel stay in your departure port is included in the cruise fare. That’s not all. Dining, select beverages (soft drinks, coffee, certain beer and wine in the dining hall), and Wi-Fi are included for all guests as well.

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