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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  Mississippi River Cruises
Minneapolis, Minnesota to Alton with American Duchess
Minneapolis, Minnesota to Alton with American Duchess
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 July 2020 - October 2020
p.p.from On Request
Vibrant St. Paul, Minnesota 9-Day Voyage
Vibrant St. Paul, Minnesota 9-Day Voyage
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 August 2019
p.p.from On Request
Mesmerizing Natchez, Mississippi from New Orleans 9-Day Expedition
Mesmerizing Natchez, Mississippi from New Orleans 9-Day Expedition
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 September 2019 - December 2019
p.p.from On Request
Historic Cape Girardeau from St. Louis, Missouri with American Duchess
Historic Cape Girardeau from St. Louis, Missouri with American Duchess
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 April 2020
p.p.from On Request
Explore Sensational St. Louis, Missouri from Louisville, Kentucky
Explore Sensational St. Louis, Missouri from Louisville, Kentucky
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 July 2019
p.p.from On Request
  Columbia River Cruises
9-Day Adventure to Iconic Richland, Washington
9-Day Adventure to Iconic Richland, Washington
8 Nights with the American Empress
 June 2019 - November 2020
p.p.from On Request
Sailing to Vancouver, BC from Vancouver, WA 6-Day Adventure
Sailing to Vancouver, BC from Vancouver, WA 6-Day Adventure
5 Nights with the American Empress
 November 2019 - December 2020
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
 November 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from On Request
Vancouver, WA to Clarkston 9-Day Discovery
Vancouver, WA to Clarkston 9-Day Discovery
8 Nights with the American Empress
 May 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from On Request
Delightful Spokane, Washington from Vancouver, WA 9-Day Excursion
Delightful Spokane, Washington from Vancouver, WA 9-Day Excursion
8 Nights with the American Empress
 March 2020 - November 2020
p.p.from On Request
  Last-Minute Deals
9-Day Adventure to Iconic Richland, Washington
9-Day Adventure to Iconic Richland, Washington
8 Nights with the American Empress
 June 2019 - July 2019
p.p.from On Request
Experience Delightful Alton from St. Louis, Missouri
Experience Delightful Alton from St. Louis, Missouri
8 Nights with the American Queen
 July 2019
p.p.from On Request
Memphis, Tennessee to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with American Duchess
Memphis, Tennessee to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with American Duchess
15 Nights with the American Duchess
 July 2019
p.p.from On Request
Enticing Huntington, West Virginia with American Duchess
Enticing Huntington, West Virginia with American Duchess
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 July 2019
p.p.from On Request
Delightful St Francisville, Louisiana Excursion with American Duchess
Delightful St Francisville, Louisiana Excursion with American Duchess
8 Nights with the American Duchess
 June 2019 - July 2019
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 ft
  •  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 ft
  •  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 ft
  •  166
  •  4
  •  4.5 out of 5
American Queen Steamboat Company