American Queen Voyages has sailed the grand rivers of the U.S. for more than a decade. The company features a collection of modern, elegant ships that cruise the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Illinois rivers in America's heartland and the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest.
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The upfront price of a trip with American Queen Voyages covers a pre-cruise hotel night, guided tours, gourmet cuisine, live onboard entertainment, all-day room service, Wi-Fi and unlimited soft drinks and specialty coffees. Choice spirits, wine and local craft beer are also included in the fare, and new for this year, pre-paid service fees, port charges and taxes are covered as well. A Riverlorian (an expert in the region's history and cultures) accompanies all river sailings.
The line's river vessels resemble classic 19th-century paddlewheelers with all the comforts of contemporary cruising. The American Queen and American Countess cruise the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and the American Empress explores the scenic Columbia and Snake rivers. The American Queen is the largest steamboat operating overnight cruises in the U.S.
American Queen Voyages' holiday cruises are especially enticing this year. Enjoy a traditional feast of roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, bourbon pecan pie and other classics on a Thanksgiving cruise or ring in the New Year with a gala dinner, champagne and dancing. Visit Christmas markets decked in festive decor on Holidays on the River sailings and browse stalls for unique gifts, handcrafted goods and delicious treats from local artisans and vendors.
The company also has a few new itineraries in 2024, each featuring special experiences. Meet fellow baseball fans and celebrate the game's rich history and traditions on Baseball Legends, or reel in the catch of the day and participate in onboard cooking demonstrations on Salmon Fest.