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American Queen Steamboat Company

Explore the picturesque waterways of North America on a luxury river cruise with The American Queen Steamboat Company.

The American Steamboat Company offer luxury voyages on the Mississippi and the Ohio River sailing on the wonderfully opulent paddle steamer, American Queen, and the beautiful paddle wheeler, American Duchess. Along the way, you will visit legendary ports and cities such as New Orleans, Memphis and Pittsburgh, all while enjoying the luxurious surroundings and boutique facilities of this incredible vessel - the largest of its kind on the Mississippi.

Timeless and exquisite, a voyage with the American Queen Steamboat Company is a celebration of the music, soul, and history of America's southern heartlands.

Mississippi River Cruises with American Queen Steamboat Company

The Mississippi has long served as a muse and inspiration for many of America's most cherished writers. From Mark Twain - who once said that the Mississippi River "will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise" - to William Faulkner and his Snopes Trilogy, the Mississippi has not only been the lifeblood of commerce for the Old South but has also fuelled some of history's most creative minds.

The American Queen Steamboat Company offers two distinctive river cruise experiences on the Mississippi; The Lower Mississippi and the Upper Mississippi. There is no better way to explore the mighty Mississippi River than on an authentic steamboat such as the American Queen.

Lower Mississippi River Cruises

Voyages along the lower Mississippi travel between the carefree city of New Orleans and soul-soaked Memphis. Sailing on the beautiful American Queen, guests will be taken on a journey of true discovery; past water-side Victorian mansions and plantation houses, and through towns that encapsulate everything there is to be celebrated about the Old South.

For those who wish to enhance their experience on the lower Mississippi, American Queen Steamboat Company offers a variety of inspiring theme cruises, including The Roots of Jazz.

Upper Mississippi River Cruises

Upper Mississippi river cruises with the American Queen Steamboat Company operate between St Louis, Minneapolis and St Paul. Abundant with wildlife and incredible frontier landscapes, a voyage along the upper Mississippi is brimming with hidden gems.

Theme cruises available on upper Mississippi sailings include Music of the 50s, Music of the 60s, Baseball Legends and Fall Colours.

Reasons to take a river cruise with the American Queen Steamboat Company:

  • Deluxe pre-cruise hotel stay included on every voyage
  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port - travel by luxury coach
  • Complimentary beverages with dinner (wine and beer)
  • All-American staff
  • Daily lectures with history and culture experts
  • Deluxe Staterooms with ensuite facilities
  • No formal wear required

Book American Queen Steamboat cruises with The Cruise Line

The Cruise Line is one of the UK's original luxury cruise specialists and we believe that you are unlikely to experience the service we offer with any other agent. Call us today on 0800 008 6677 to find out more about the American Queen Steamboat Company or to hear about our latest North American river cruise packages.


American Queen Steamboat Company River Ships

More information

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