The 432-guest icon, the American Queen, offers journeys through America’s heartland from Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Cincinnati, and Louisville with stops at historic towns and cities. The American Empress, our other luxurious vessel, holds 223 guests. Steeped in history, nostalgia and tradition, both the American Queen and American Empress offer an unrivaled All-American hospitality experience, from elegant staterooms to palatial public spaces and celebrated Southern cuisine. Contemporary features including bicycles onboard for use in port, fitness and wellness programs.
At the American Queen Steamboat Company, we are both proud and honored to share the dream of American river cruising, and as such we maintain a commitment to excellence that far exceeds expectations. The welcome appearance of each of our vessels is richly complemented by a culture of gracious service, elegant decor, rousing entertainment, and rewarding enrichment experiences. All of this is accentuated with pre-cruise deluxe hotel stays, remarkable shore excursions included in every port of call, and a wealth of complimentary onboard amenities.
Spring of 2014 marked the expansion of our elegant and intimate style of travel to the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The soaring mountains, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and frontier spirit of the fascinating West are the perfect complements to the cultural history, quiet towns, and genteel character of our voyages on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers. Just as the American Queen embodies the Heartland and legacy of Mark Twain, the American Empress was exclusively designed to celebrate the rich tradition of exploration in the West.
Nature’s beauty and the historical tapestry that blankets this land have been in the making for countless generations. Regardless of which riverboat captures your imagination and regardless of which region wins your heart, a vacation aboard the American Queen or the American Empress is one unlike any other. Each voyage offers unique perspectives on America’s history, culture, and landscape that you can’t get anywhere else: up-close, in-depth, and unforgettable. Step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service, and endless authentic experiences that are synonymous with American Queen Steamboat Company river cruising.
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To learn more about American Queen Steamboat Company, visit them online at www.aqsc.com.