a unique experience unlike any other

American Queen Steamboat Company provides Uniquely American River Cruises® on its three stunning vessels. The flagship American Queen® — an authentic steamboat in the style of Victorian America — and the luxurious, exquisitely appointed American Duchess™ travel the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers. In the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, you’ll find the American Empress® — the largest overnight paddlewheel boat west of the Mississippi.

All-inclusive voyages run from five to 23 days, and offer a pre-cruise hotel stay; regionally inspired upscale dining, 24-hour room service and alternative dining restaurants; complimentary beer and wine with dinner; complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and snacks throughout the day; Broadway-caliber entertainment onboard each evening; a resident culture and history expert to enrich guests with lore of the rivers and regions; and shore excursions in every port of call.

Guests will enjoy the freedom of the included Hop-On Hop-Off excursions, which allow visitors to experience the highlights of the city or town at their leisure, as they “hop on and hop off” a luxury river coach that makes the rounds of all the stops continually throughout the tour. Onboard is an expert local tour guide, ensuring that guests receive the rich historical and cultural highlights of the area. Award-winning premium shore excursions are available as add-ons.

Each vessel employs a gracious, service-oriented, all-American staff, and outstanding service is what guests say brings them back again and again. “The reason we’re here is to create lasting memories for our guests,” said President and CEO John Waggoner.

A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Join us for an unparalleled journey through authentic America; it is a unique experience unlike anything you have ever encountered!

For reservations, call (888) 749-5280, or visit