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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  • Book Now, Pay Later: We'll Waive Your Deposit
    Book Now, Pay Later: We'll Waive Your Deposit - Book Online or Call!
    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.

    BOOK NOW - OFFER ENDS FRIDAY!

    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Advanced Deposit offer is valid for new individual cruise reservations for sailings departing by 4/30/20. 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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  • Holiday Cruises Sale: Up to $1,600 Off per Stateroom
    Holiday Cruises Sale: Up to $1,600 Off per Stateroom
    Make your holidays extra magical this year by sailing through America's festive ports! And, for a limited time, you can save up to $1,600 per stateroom on select 2018 Holiday sailings aboard American Queen®, American Duchess™, and American Empress® voyages.

    BOOK NOW – OFFER ENDS SOON!
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    Additional Terms & Conditions
    Offer expires 12/30/18 or when no valid cabins remain. Offer is valid only 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. Offer open to U.S. and Canada residents only. 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, or 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, and mention offer code 2018 Holiday.
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American Queen Steamboat Company Cruises
  • American Queen

    5 Night New Years Celebration

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    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
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Duchess

    4 Night The Spirit of the Antebellum South

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $1,628
    $407pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    7 Night Lower Mississippi River Cruises

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    $1,858
    $265pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,058
    $437pernight
    balcony from
    $3,258
    $465pernight
    suite from
    $4,058
    $580pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Lower Mississippi

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    $2,178
    $272pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,478
    $435pernight
    balcony from
    $3,778
    $472pernight
    suite from
    $4,578
    $572pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Plantation Holidays

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    $2,288
    $286pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,488
    $436pernight
    balcony from
    $3,788
    $474pernight
    suite from
    $4,588
    $574pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Empress

    8 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    2.5 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Portland, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2019
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,388
    $299pernight
    balcony from
    $2,288
    $286pernight
    suite from
    $4,188
    $524pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    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:
    • March 2019
    • June 2019
    interior from
    $2,388
    $299pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,888
    $486pernight
    balcony from
    $4,188
    $524pernight
    suite from
    $5,088
    $636pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Mark Twain's Mississippi

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    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
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Mardi Gras

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2019
    interior from
    $2,488
    $311pernight
    oceanview from
    $4,088
    $511pernight
    balcony from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
    suite from
    $5,388
    $674pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Southern Highlights

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    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:
    • March 2019
    • September 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Heartland Heritage

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    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
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Duchess

    7 Night Holiday Memories to Last a Lifetime

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,858
    $408pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Empress

    8 Night The Beauty and Bounty of Nature

    2.5 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    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:
    • April 2019
    • 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
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    2.5 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    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:
    • March 2019
    • April 2019
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,888
    $361pernight
    balcony from
    $2,788
    $349pernight
    suite from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Exclusive Offer-Transportation Credit. Must Call!
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!

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Terms & Conditions

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 800-288-6006. 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.

† "Onboard Spending" offer is valid for select Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, 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, 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 and "Onboard Spending" offers 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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