American Queen Steamboat Company

Explore the American heartland on an authentic Mississippi river boat!
American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company is a one-of-a-kind river cruise line offering historic voyages in the American heartland. Launched on the Mississippi River in 2012, the company offers nostalgic, all-inclusive river cruises on authentic American steamships. Sail past the picturesque towns along the Mississippi that inspired such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, or take in the scenic beauty of the mighty Columbia. Each tour has a strong historic element, from Mark Twin impersonators to Lewis and Clark-inspired excursions. Nature lovers and history lovers alike will delight in the experiences to be had on a relaxing cruise along a U.S. river.

Although no longer powered by steam, the American Queen river boats are built like old-fashioned steamships, complete with paddle wheels and smokestacks. Victorian-era furnishings and costumed crew members complete the illusion that you've stepped back in time, and real historical artifacts give the décor an authentic touch. Best of all, the famed onboard lecturers, called "Riverlorians," provide informative and entertaining commentary throughout the journey.

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Our Recommendations
  Mississippi River Cruises
9-Day Magnificent Voyage to Decatur, Alabama
9-Day Magnificent Voyage to Decatur, Alabama
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Mesmerizing New Orleans 8-Day Journey
Mesmerizing New Orleans 8-Day Journey
7 Nights with the American Duchess
 December 2018
p.p.from On Request
Spectacular New Orleans from Memphis, Tennessee with American Queen
Spectacular New Orleans from Memphis, Tennessee with American Queen
8 Nights with the American Queen
 November 2018 - December 2018
p.p.from On Request
9-Day Magnificent Expedition to Red Wing, Minnesota
9-Day Magnificent Expedition to Red Wing, Minnesota
8 Nights with the American Queen
 July 2019 - August 2019
p.p.from On Request
Traveling to New Orleans from Minneapolis, Minnesota 23-Day Escape
Traveling to New Orleans from Minneapolis, Minnesota 23-Day Escape
22 Nights with the American Duchess
 August 2019
p.p.from On Request
  Columbia River Cruises
Enticing Astoria, Oregon Adventure with American Empress
Enticing Astoria, Oregon Adventure with American Empress
4 Nights with the American Empress
 November 2018
p.p.from On Request
5-Day Expedition to Delightful Portland
5-Day Expedition to Delightful Portland
4 Nights with the American Empress
 November 2018 - December 2018
p.p.from On Request
Picturesque The Dalles 5-Day Getaway
Picturesque The Dalles 5-Day Getaway
4 Nights with the American Empress
 November 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Eastbound Columbia Portland to Clarkston
Eastbound Columbia Portland to Clarkston
8 Nights with the American Empress
 September 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Stunning The Dalles Sail with American Queen Steamboat Company
Stunning The Dalles Sail with American Queen Steamboat Company
8 Nights with the American Empress
 March 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from On Request
  Last-Minute Deals
9-Day Magnificent Voyage to Decatur, Alabama
9-Day Magnificent Voyage to Decatur, Alabama
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Iconic Memphis, Tennessee 9-Day Adventure
Iconic Memphis, Tennessee 9-Day Adventure
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 October 2018 - October 2018
p.p.from On Request
Memphis to New Orleans
Memphis to New Orleans
8 Nights with the American Queen
 September 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Discover Beautiful Nashville, Tennessee from Memphis, Tennessee
Discover Beautiful Nashville, Tennessee from Memphis, Tennessee
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Picturesque The Dalles 5-Day Getaway
Picturesque The Dalles 5-Day Getaway
4 Nights with the American Empress
 November 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from On Request

American Queen Steamboat Company

American Empress
The largest and most elegant river boat west of the Mississippi, the American Empress sails in the wake of Lewis and Clark along the scenic Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
  •  2003
  •  380 m
  •  223
  •  4
  •  5 out of 5
American Queen
The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Filled with today's modern amenities, the ship still radiates all the opulence of the American Victorian era.
  •  1995
  •  418 m
  •  436
  •  6
  •  4 out of 5
American Duchess
The newest ship in the American Queen fleet, the American Duchess features modern, redesigned interiors, a traditional steamboat exterior (including a real paddelwheel), and luxury, all-suite accommodation.
  •  2017
  •  104 m
  •  166
  •  4
  •  4.5 out of 5
American Queen Steamboat Company