The American Duchess is a premium addition to the American Queen Steamboat Company fleet of river cruising vessels. Launched in 2017, the quaint but luxurious paddlewheeler will provide an unforgettable exploration of America's heartland while cruising on some of the country's iconic riverways. Most cruises include an overnight boutique hotel stay, breakfast, and port transfer before your departure.
While you cruise, you can enjoy regionally-inspired cuisine in your choice of dining rooms, and onboard entertainment will delight and educate with Broadway-caliber showstoppers and historical storytelling of Twain-esque tales. Shore excursions in every port include transportation in the company's very own deluxe motorcoaches. Your spacious suite will be well-appointed with roomy closets, comfy furniture, and touches of modern convenience. When you book a river cruise on the American Duchess, you should be prepared to indulge in ultimate relaxation and extravagance.
The American Duchess has a variety of staterooms ranging in size from 180 to 550 square feet. The river boat's signature stateroom is a two-storey loft suite. On the first level are a lounge, full bath, work area, and private balcony. The loft is an en-suite master with ample closet space. Passengers with Owner and Loft Suites will be provided with elite Commodore Services and the utmost in pampering.
Dining & Gastronomy
Two dining rooms offer three meals per day on the American Duchess. The ultra-luxurious Grand Dining Room allows open-seating at dinner with classic American and Southern cuisine. For a more refined experience, you can request a reservation in the more intimate River Club and Terrace for a fixed four-course dinner. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available anytime in the onboard coffee shop Perks, and room service is available 24 hours a day.
Entertainment and Activities
During the day, guests take part in a variety of fun games, and renditions of favorite television game shows. This style of riverboat cruise will appeal to people that have an interest in the history of the American South and Heartland states. A resident historian and guest lecturers educate and entertain with tales of American history, riverways, and ports of call. Evening entertainment in The Show Lounge will delight with variety shows and musical acts that tend to keep with the historical theme of the voyage.
While onboard during cruising and on port excursions, guests are encouraged to dress for comfort. Smart and practical footwear is recommended, as are light layers to accommodate for changing temperatures and the air conditioning that is customary in the South during the warmer months. During the evening, resort elegant is the norm for most guests, and shorts are not permitted in the dining areas during dinner.