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American Queen

Discover the heritage and culture of America with a cruise onboard the elegant American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat. Luxurious amenities display the opulence of the American Victorian era while also featuring every modern convenience. Each stateroom features lush bedding and fine linens as well as in-room bottled water and fresh fruit. Onboard cuisine is gourmet and something to satisfy every craving is available 24 hours a day, from grand meals in the Dining Saloon to American favorites in the Front Porch of America. Complimentary wine and beer are available with dinner. There is always something to enjoy onboard during your leisure time. Enjoy a swim or a workout in the pool or athletic club or borrow a book in the Mark Twain Gallery; after a day of exploring, enjoy nightly entertainment that includes everything from showboat style performances to calliope concerts to swing dancing.

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Ship Statistics
Year Built 1995
Refurbished 2017
Tonnage 3,707 tons
Registry United States
Length 420 feet
Beam 89 feet
Passenger Capacity 426
Crew Size 172
# of Inside Cabins 54
# of Outside Cabins 141
# of Cabins w/ Verandas 27
# of Suites 22
Max. Room Occupancy 3
Age Restrictions
One person must be 18 or older
Dinner Seatings 2
Main Dining Room Seating Assigned
Dining Hours
5:15PM (Early Dining) 7:15PM (Late Dining)
Tipping Expected? Yes
Onboard Currency US Dollar
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges Yes
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop No
Casino No
Chapel No
Disco/Dancing Yes
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub No
Cell Phone Service No
Internet Access Yes
Internet Center Yes
Wireless Internet Access Yes
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning No
Library Yes
Movie Theatre Yes
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Onboard Weddings No
Shops Yes
Showroom No
Spa No
Video Arcade No
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center Yes
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track No
Mini-Golf Course No
Rock Climbing Wall No
Swimming Pool Yes
Tennis Court No
Water Slide No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe Yes
Telephone No
Television Yes
Kids Facilities
Babysitting No
Children's Playroom No
Kiddie Pool No
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center No
Water Playground/Splash Park No
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors)
Yes
Kosher Meals Yes
Single Occupancy Cabins Yes
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins 7
Category OS (Owner’s Suite with Exclusive Veranda)
These suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Victoriana and antiques. Perched atop the American Queen in the best locations with expansive views of the river, you’ll feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. From the intimate sitting area with its sofa-bed and cocktail table to the fluffy bed, this is river living at its finest. Suites 501 and 502 offer triple occupancy in 2020.

Category LS (Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda)
These suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Victoriana and antiques. Perched atop the American Queen in the best locations with expansive views of the river, you’ll feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. From the intimate sitting area with its sofa-bed and cocktail table to the fluffy bed, this is river living at its finest. Category Suites 513, 515, 517 and 519 offer quadruple occupancy in 2020.

Category DS (Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda)
These suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Victoriana and antiques. Perched atop the American Queen in the best locations, you'll enjoy expansive views of the river. From the intimate sitting area with its sofa-bed and cocktail table to the fluffy bed, this is river living at its finest. Suites 503, 504, 518 and 520 offer triple occupancy.

Category JS (Junior Suite with Open Veranda)
Settle in your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by. Some staterooms in this category offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others offer expansive views of America’s heartland.

Category PS (Paddlewheel Stateroom)
These spacious retreats offer unmatched views, each with a 6-foot-square viewing window that overlooks the paddlewheel, for a truly authentic steamboat experience. It is important to note that while some guests are enamored with the allure of the more traditional experience, others may find the turning of the paddlewheel to produce more sound and vibration than they like at times. Features queen bed or two single beds, full bathroom, flat-screen TV, sitting area with sofa-bed, vanity, mirror, writing desk and Interior access.

Category A (Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda)
Settle back on the couch in your sitting area, throw open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by, just out of reach. Some staterooms in this category welcome you with a view of the paddlewheel, while the highest guest deck offers expansive views of America’s Heartland. 210 sq. ft.

Category B, C (Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda)
Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? In these staterooms, there’s no need to dream any longer. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers. 160 to 190 sq. ft.

Category D (Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window)
Not only do these staterooms take you back in time with décor reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century bed and breakfast, you’ll have the added joy of an expansive bay window overlooking the ever-changing scenery of America’s Heartland. Go ahead and curl up in front of the window with a new novel and savor a moment that belongs to only you. 190 sq. ft.

Category E (Inside Stateroom)
Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering these cozy havens. No expense has been spared on the small details that make all the difference: the antebellum-style wallpaper, cloud-like pillows and bright and cheerful private bath. Tom Sawyer never had it so good. 140 sq. ft.

Category SD (Single Deluxe Stateroom)
Greet the day in your cozy stateroom, relaxing before breakfast or enjoying a leisurely morning in bed with room service. Queen bed, full bathroom, flat-screen TV and Interior access.

Category SI (Single Inside Stateroom)
Unaccompanied travelers should never have to sacrifice the comforts of home. Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering these cozy havens. No expense has been spared on the small details that make all the difference: the antebellum-style wallpaper, cloud-like pillows and bright and cheerful private bath. Tom Sawyer never had it so good. 80 sq. ft.