American Queen Steamboat Company ... Experience America's Rivers

Embark on a Historic Exploration through the Heartland and Pacific Northwest

Discover America's legendary waterways on a relaxing, intimate river cruise, where personalized service and small passenger counts meet big ship amenities. American Queen Steamboat Company features unique luxury cruises that get you up close to the history, culture and scenery of some of the most iconic and picturesque regions of the U.S.

Trademark Mississippi River itineraries offer a southern-style slowdown on routes through shaded landscapes between influential cities from New Orleans to St. Paul. See the grand plantations of the Old South and the charming towns that inspired Mark Twain on a tour of the country's Great River Road dotted with blues clubs and barbecue spots.

The Mighty Mississippi is just the beginning. Meander past Civil War battlefields and southern landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry® on a cruise along the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. Discover the mountains, canyons, wildlife, and wineries of the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake rivers. You can even take a specialized cruise with themes that are quintessentially American: bourbon, U.S. presidents, the Fourth of July, Big Band music, and beyond.

The fleet's two steam-powered vessels driven by bright red paddlewheels combine modern luxury with classic elegance. Both the American Queen - the world's largest riverboat - and the American Empress are adorned with accents from days gone by to perfectly complement your cruise experience. You'll truly feel as though you've stepped back in time, from the Queen's Victorian-era woodwork to the Gold Rush art aboard the Empress.

As you cruise, enjoy the dramatic passing scenery from multiple decks in addition to onboard entertainment such as lectures on local history and live music and dancing. American Queen Steamboat's modern comforts and accommodations include multiple dining options, complimentary beverages, spa, pool, gym, and more. And, exciting shore excursions - accompanied by dedicated motorcoaches - await in each port.

You won't find a more enchanting journey through American history than aboard an American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise. Choose your historic experience and book today.
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    Put your dream vacation on the calendar now, and pay for it later! When you book select 3+ night sailings, we'll waive the booking deposit for the first 5 staterooms on your reservation.

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    Advanced Deposit offer is valid for new individual cruise reservations for sailings departing by 12/31/20. Offer is limited to sailings of 3 nights or longer booked at least 110 days prior to departure (or 140 days for Disney, 7-night or longer Norwegian sailings, and 15 night or longer MSC sailings); maximum $500 value and not valid on bookings requiring non-refundable deposits. Deposit must be paid 10 days prior to final payment due date; if changes are made benefit will become void and the cruise lines full deposit is required; changes resulting in a new cruise line booking are considered a cancellation, subject to cruise line’s cancellation policy, our $24.99 processing fee, and $100 cancel fee. Credit card used at time of booking will automatically be charged when the deposit remainder is due. Offer limited to 5 deposited cabins max. for 1 sailing. Offer is not applicable for redemption bookings. Additional restrictions apply.
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer expires on 07/31/2019 or when no valid cabins remain. Offer is valid on new, paid-in-full bookings. Full payment at time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Not valid on Group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, airfare, insurance, personal expenditures, and transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply - call for details.
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American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

  • American Empress

    5 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Astoria, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    • December 2019
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $1,318
    $264pernight
    balcony from
    $1,418
    $284pernight
    suite from
    $2,218
    $444pernight
  • American Queen

    5 Night New Years Celebration

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    $1,528
    $306pernight
    oceanview from
    $2,328
    $466pernight
    balcony from
    $2,528
    $506pernight
    suite from
    $3,128
    $626pernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night American River BBQ Challenge

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Chester, Illinois
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2020
    interior from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,798
    $475pernight
    balcony from
    $4,098
    $512pernight
    suite from
    $6,998
    $875pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night A Taste of the True South

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In New Orleans
    Ports of Call:
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Tunica, Mississippi
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    • January 2020
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    suite from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • January 2020
    • February 2020
    • March 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Portland, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,388
    $299pernight
    balcony from
    $2,288
    $286pernight
    suite from
    $4,188
    $524pernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night Mark Twain's Mississippi

    American Queen

    Departing from: Hotel In St. Louis
    Ports of Call:
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    • Hannibal, Missouri
    • River Cruising
    • Clinton, Iowa
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Wing (Minneapolis), Minnesota
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2019
    interior from
    $2,488
    $311pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,688
    $461pernight
    balcony from
    $3,988
    $499pernight
    suite from
    $4,888
    $611pernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night The Enduring Legacy of the Civil War

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Savannah, Tennessee
    • Florence, Alabama
    • River Cruising
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2019
    interior from
    $2,488
    $311pernight
    oceanview from
    $4,088
    $511pernight
    balcony from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
    suite from
    $5,388
    $674pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night American Music Holiday

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
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    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Southern Highlights

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,788
    $349pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Heartland Heritage

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Ports of Call:
    • St. Paul, Minnesota
    • River Cruising
    • Clinton, Iowa
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Winona, Minnesota
    • Red Wing (Minneapolis), Minnesota
    • St. Paul, Minnesota
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2019
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    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night An American Christmas

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    • April 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    • September 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,598
    $325pernight
    balcony from
    $2,698
    $337pernight
    suite from
    $4,498
    $562pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In Memphis
    Ports of Call:
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2019
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,988
    $374pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night The Beauty and Bounty of Nature

    American Empress

    Departing from: Spokane, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Clarkston, Washington
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,888
    $361pernight
    balcony from
    $2,788
    $349pernight
    suite from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2019
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,688
    $461pernight
    balcony from
    $3,588
    $449pernight
    suite from
    $5,588
    $699pernight

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Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

Special requirements
If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, or if there is a need to communicate a request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges, we ask that you please call 866-487-0519. Cruise Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do everything we can to meet your needs and answer all of your questions.

Minimum age requirements may apply.

* Amazon.com Gift Card offer is per stateroom and is not reflected in our advertised prices; actual amount will vary based on your total price, minus port charges & taxes. Offer is not reflected in advertised prices. Value of the Amazon.com Gift Card may not exceed 5% – 10% of total price (which can be found on your invoice under "Total Price"), minus port charges & taxes. Gift card will be emailed to lead passenger's email address on file and will be sent 30 days prior to departure date. Email containing Gift card code will be sent from gc-orders@gc.email.amazon.com. Not combinable with "Onboard Spending" offers. Additional restrictions may apply; please contact our experts for more information.

* Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods on Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.

† "Cash Back" offer is valid for select Carnival, Holland America, MSC Cruises, and Norwegian sailings departing on or before 12/31/19; excludes all AmaWaterways, American Queen Steamboat, Avalon Waterways, Azamara, Celebrity, Disney, Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Cunard, Hurtigruten, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Ponant, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Uniworld River, Viking Ocean, Viking River, Virgin Voyages and Windstar sailings. "Cash Back" amount for cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Amount will be credited to card used for purchase 4 - 6 weeks after the online redemption form, found on your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted post-cruise and no later than 60 days from the date on which you return). Proof/folio submission, detailing your onboard spending, is also required. Proof/folio may be submitted via email at cruisefolio@wth.com, via fax at (978) 570-1992 (Attn: Onboard Spending Reimbursement), or via mail (Onboard Reimbursement Department, c/o World Travel Holdings, 100 Fordham Road, Building C, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, MA, 01887).

‡ "Onboard Spending" offer is valid for select Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean sailings departing on or before 12/31/19; excludes all AmaWaterways, American Queen Steamboat, Avalon Waterways, Azamara, Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Cunard, Hurtigruten, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Ponant, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Uniworld River, Viking Ocean, Viking River, Virgin Voyages, and Windstar sailings. Onboard spending amount for cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Spending amount will be credited to your onboard account after our online redemption form, which may be accessed via the link that will be included with your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted no later than 21 days prior to departure or "Onboard Spending" offer will be forfeited). Spending amount is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash; unused portions will expire if not redeemed on or before the final night of your sailing. Onboard credit will appear in a passenger's onboard account on the day of embarkation. Not valid for cancelled or rebooked cruises.

Amazon.com Gift Card, "Cash Back" and "Onboard Spending" are not combinable. Additional restrictions may apply to each offer; please contact our experts for more information.
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Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.

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