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American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company offers multinight cruises of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as well as the Columbia and Snake rivers in Washington and Oregon. Passengers travel in paddle-wheel steamboats that resemble classic riverboats of the past yet provide all the comforts of contemporary cruising. Mississippi itineraries bring Mark Twain’s America to life, from the vibrant cities of St. Louis and St. Paul to the Southern charm of Natchez and St. Francisville. Pacific Northwest sailings showcase ruggedly beautiful scenery, Native American heritage and the stories of explorers Lewis and Clark.

The company’s three ships sport red paddle wheels, fluted smokestacks and lacy filigree along the decks. The atmosphere on board is casual. Meals feature regional specialties, and entertainment can range from piano sing-alongs and cabaret acts to performances of jazz, blues and country music. An onboard “Riverlorian” shares the histories and legends of the waterways.

Themed voyages explore topics as varied as the Civil War, fall foliage and America’s music traditions. During port calls at riverfront cities and towns, hop-on/hop-off motorcoaches allow guests to explore at their own pace.

  • American Queen Steamboat Company offers river cruises in the United States.
  • River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. American Queen Steamboat Company cruises are categorized as deluxe on the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe).

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  • Save up to $2,500 per couple off 2019 cruises in certain cabin categories. Expires October 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Book select cabin categories on certain departures and receive a $1,000 per couple future cruise credit applicable toward your next booking. Expires October 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on select departures. Expires October 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save up to $1,200 per couple on 2020 river cruises in certain cabin categories. Expires October 31. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Enjoy free shore excursions on every sailing. Click here for eligible departures.

    Click any river cruise below for the itinerary, dates and prices.

    Itinerary Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
    Mark Twain's Mississippi 2020 (Red Wing/Minneapolis to Alton/St. Louis)   8   Red Wing, MN   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American River BBQ Challenge 2020 (American Countess, Memphis to Alton/St. Louis)   8   Memphis,TN   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mark Twain's Mississippi 2020 (Red Wing/Minneapolis to Alton/St. Louis, American Duchess)   8   Minneapolis, MN   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American River BBQ Challenge 2020 (American Queen, Memphis to Alton/St. Louis)   9   Memphis,TN   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American River BBQ Challenge 2020 (Memphis to Alton/St. Louis, American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mark Twain's Mississippi 2020 (American Queen, Red Wing/Minneapolis to Alton/St. Louis)   9   Minneapolis, MN   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Civil War 2020 (American Countess, Memphis to Chattanooga)   8   Memphis,TN   Chattanooga, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American Culinary Experience 2020 (St. Louis to Cincinnati, American Duchess)   9   St. Louis, MO   Cincinnati, OH   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2020 (Vancouver to Clarkston, Fall Foliage)   9   Vancouver, WA   Clarkston, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2020 (Vancouver to Clarkston)   9   Vancouver, WA   Clarkston, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America 2020 (Memphis to Clarksville, American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   Clarksville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American Music Cruise 2020 (Louisville to Clarksville, American Duchess)   9   Louisville, KY   Clarksville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American Music Holiday (Memphis to Clarksville)   9   Memphis,TN   Clarksville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ohio River Sojourn 2020 (American Countess, Pittsburgh to Louisville)   8   Pittsburgh, PA   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Lewis and Clark 2020 (Pittsburgh to Louisville)   9   Pittsburgh, PA   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bourbon 2020 (Memphis to Louisville, American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Kentucky Derby Cruise 2020 (American Duchess)   9   Cincinnati, OH   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2020 (New Orleans to Memphis, American Countess)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Blues to Bourbon 2020 (American Countess, Louisville to Memphis)   8   Louisville, KY   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Civil War 2020 (American Countess, Chattanooga to Memphis)   8   Chattanooga, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American Music Holiday (Nashville to Memphis)   9   Nashville, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Civil War (Chattanooga to Memphis)   9   Chattanooga, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Holidays 2020 (New Orleans to Memphis, American Duchess)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American Music Cruise 2020 (Nashville to Memphis, American Duchess)   9   Nashville, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American River BBQ Challenge 2020 (St. Louis/Alton to Memphis, American Duchess)   9   St. Louis, MO   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2020 (New Orleans to Memphis, American Queen)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Thanksgiving 2020 (New Orleans to Memphis)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (New Orleans to Memphis, American Queen)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (New Orleans to Memphis, American Duchess)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2020 (New Orleans to Memphis, American Duchess)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Holidays (New Orleans to Memphis)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mardi Gras on the River 2020 (American Queen)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Holidays 2020 (American Queen, New Orleans to Memphis)   9   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    New Year's Celebration (6 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip, American Queen)   6   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2020 (Memphis to New Orleans, American Countess)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Southern Sampler 2020 (New Orleans Roundtrip, American Countess)   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    New Year's Celebration 2020 (New Orleans Roundtrip, American Countess)   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2020 (Memphis to New Orleans, American Countess)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    New Year's Celebration 2020 (New Orleans Roundtrip, American Duchess)   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Holidays 2020 (American Queen, Memphis to New Orleans)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Creole Christmas 2020 (American Queen)   9   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    New Year's Celebration 2020 (American Queen)   9   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Holidays 2020 (Memphis to New Orleans, American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2020 (Memphis to New Orleans, American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    American Music Holiday (Memphis to New Orleans)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2020 (Memphis to New Orleans, American Queen)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Southern Sampler 2020 (New Orleans Roundtrip, American Duchess)   9   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (Memphis to New Orleans, American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Civil War 2020 (Memphis to New Orleans, American Queen)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Southern Sampler 2020 (American Queen)   9   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Thanksgiving 2020 (Memphis to New Orleans, American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    An American Christmas (New Orleans Roundtrip, American Duchess)   9   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Plantation Holidays (Memphis to New Orleans)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (Memphis to New Orleans, American Queen)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    An American Christmas (Memphis to New Orleans, American Queen)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Creole Christmas 2020 (American Duchess)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2020 (Red Wing to New Orleans, American Countess)   15   Red Wing, MN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2020 (Red Wing/Minneapolis to New Orleans, American Duchess)   16   Minneapolis, MN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2020 (American Queen, Red Wing/Minneapolis to New Orleans)   16   Minneapolis, MN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ohio River Sojourn 2020 (American Countess, Louisville to Pittsburgh)   8   Louisville, KY   Pittsburgh, PA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Maiden Voyage to Pittsburgh 2020 (American Countess)   8   Louisville, KY   Pittsburgh, PA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Racing on the River 2020 (Louisville to Pittsburgh, American Duchess)   9   Louisville, KY   Pittsburgh, PA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mark Twain's Mississippi 2020 (Alton/St. Louis to Red Wing/Minneapolis, American Duchess)   8   St. Louis, MO   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mark Twain's Mississippi 2020 (Alton/St. Louis to Red Wing/Minneapolis)   8   St. Louis, MO   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mark Twain's Mississippi 2020 (American Queen, Alton/St. Louis to Red Wing/Minneapolis)   9   Alton, IL   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Heartland Heritage 2020 (Red Wing/Minneapolis Roundtrip, American Duchess)   9   Minneapolis, MN   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2020 (New Orleans to Red Wing, American Duchess)   23   New Orleans, LA   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America 2020 (Clarksville to St. Louis, American Duchess)   9   Nashville, TN   St. Louis, MO   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip)   6   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2020 (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip)   6   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip)   7   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2020 (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip)   7   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip)   9   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip, Fall Foliage)   9   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2020 (Spokane/Clarkston to Vancouver, Fall Foliage)   9   Spokane, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2020 (Spokane/Clarkston to Vancouver)   9   Spokane, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices

    * Key to Quality Ratings

    Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

    Budget = River cruises typically range from $100 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    First Class = River cruises typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    Deluxe = River cruises typically range from $250 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

    ** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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