The American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built and the only overnight steam-powered paddle boat operating in North America.
Onboard, guests will find that every facet of this astonishing vessel has been considered with a view to offering the perfect surroundings in which to enjoy a luxury river cruise on the Mississippi River.
In the summer of 2013 American Queen underwent a refurbishment that saw expansions made to the dining venues and public areas, while other sections of the ship were re-decorated. The vessel retained the authentic American charm for which she is known and she still continues to thrill her guests.
American Queen is a one-of-a-kind vessel offering a unique cruising experience. There really is only one way to see the Mississippi and that’s with the American Queen Steamboat Company.
American Queen Accommodation
The American Queen offers a variety of accommodation options. Choose from lavishly-appointed Veranda Suites that offer incredible views of the passing landscapes, or choose to enjoy the homely surroundings of an Inside Cabin.
All suites and staterooms on the American Queen boast an en-suite bathroom and television.
American Queen Dining
Dining aboard the American Queen is centred around the heartland-inspired creations of Regina Charboneau and is served in the vessel’s main dining room, the J.M. White Dining Saloon. A celebrated chef, Charboneau has created a menu that is both mouth-watering and diverse.
For example, a typical evening meal might consist of marinated Blue Crab meat with asparagus-dill mousse followed by delicious pan-seared scallops, while the breakfast menu is packed full of American standards, yet served and presented in a manner more akin to one of the world’s top fine-dining restaurants.
The ship’s other dining venues include The Front Porch Café, which is open 24 hours and serves classic American light-bites and snacks, and The River Grill & Bar, where guests can succulent meat and fish dishes.
Dining on the American Queen really is a pleasure – and you can rest assured that all palettes will be catered for.
American Queen Entertainment
Guests sailing on the American Queen can look forward to enjoying some of the world’s best on-ship entertainment. Each night, the two-deck-high Grand Saloon comes alive with recitals that lovingly trace America’s rich musical history; all performed by incredible bands and showboat-style cabaret acts.
American Queen Facilities
When not enjoying a shore excursion of exploring one of North America’s historic cities, guests will find that the American Queen offers plenty of opportunity for relaxation. The vessel’s spa is the ideal venue for pampering and treatment options include butter wraps, scrub wraps, and massages, while those who want to keep an eye on their fitness while on their river cruise should head to the American Queen’s state-of-the-art gym.
Single Deluxe Stateroom
132-140 sq. ft. Queen bed Full bathroom with tub/shower combination Flat-screen TV Interior access Observation Deck
Junior Suite with Open Veranda
210 sq. ft with open veranda Queen bed or two single beds Full bathroom with tub/shower combination Flat-screen TV Sitting area Vanity mirror and desk French doors open to deck Interior and exterior access Promenade and Observation Decks Preferred dining
Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda
230 sq. ft. with open veranda Queen bed or two single beds Full bathroom with tub/shower combination Sitting area with sofa-bed Vanity mirror and writing desk Flat-screen TV French doors open to deck Interior and exterior access Promenade Deck View Image of Luxury Suites on Promenade Deck
Perched atop the American Queen in the best location with sprawling views of the river, you will feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. Open your French doors and step out onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11 ft. vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting, a cozy interior lounging area with sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Boasting every essential amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while being well attended to by your personal river butler. 348 sq. ft with 690 sq. ft. Veranda Queen Bed Tub/Shower Combination Lounging Area with Sofa-bed Dressing Area with Granite Vanity, Mirror and Desk Flat-screen TV Keurig® Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator French Doors Open to Exclusive Veranda Furnished Patio with Sofa, Two Chairs and Coffee Table Promenade Deck Commodore Services including River Butler
Single Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
The independent traveler will not find a better value than this. In these spacious staterooms with French doors opening onto the Texas Deck, you will find all of the luxury and charm of a double-occupancy stateroom. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers or enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service and your favorite book. 140 sq. ft. Queen Bed X-Large Shower Flat-screen TV Texas Deck
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 your cozy home away from home. We’ve spared no expense on the small details that make all the difference in the world. 80 sq. ft. Single Bed Shower Flat-screen TV Observation Deck
Outside Stateroom with Bay Window
An expansive bay window overlooking the ever-changing scenery of America’s heartland is the main draw of this spacious category. Curl up in front of the window with a new novel and savor a moment that belongs to only you. 190 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Tub/Shower Combination Flat-screen TV Bay Window Cabin Deck Interior Access
Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering these cozy havens. Ample shelving and storage spaces keep your necessities out of the way but easily accessible. 132-140 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Shower or X-Large Shower Flat-screen TV Observation and Texas Decks
Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda
Relax in your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and take in the expansive views or enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service. 140-160 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Shower or Tub/Shower Combination Flat-screen TV French Doors Open to Deck Observation, Cabin and Texas Decks Exterior Access
Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda
Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? There’s no need to dream any longer in these staterooms. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath. 190-205 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Tub/Shower Combination Flat-screen TV French Doors Open to Deck Observation Deck Interior and/or Exterior Access
Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda
With your own private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable you might decide to extend your journey. Sit in your cozy armchairs and prop your feet up on the ottoman as you read through the River Times, our daily program, and discover the delights that await you. 190 sq. ft. with 40 sq.ft. Veranda Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Tub/Shower Combination Flat-screen TV French Doors Open to Veranda Texas Deck Interior Access
Superior Outside Staterooms with Private 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. 210 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Tub/Shower Combination Flat-screen TV Sitting Area Vanity Mirror and Desk French Doors Open to Deck Promenade and Observation Decks
Suite with Open Veranda
Our suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Antebellum décor and antiques. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub and then retire to your cozy armchair, prop your feet up on the ottoman and read through the River Times, our daily program, to discover the delights that await you. As a guest of this fine suite, you will also receive the benefits of exclusive suite-level Commodore Services. 230 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Tub/Shower Combination Sitting Area with Sofa-bed Vanity Mirror and Desk Flat-screen TV French Doors Open to Deck Promenade Deck Commodore Services (excludes River Butler)
Luxury Suite with Open Veranda
Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished with authentic Antebellum décor and fabulous antiques providing the warm ambiance of a fine Southern estate home. Open your French doors and delight in sweeping river views as you sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting area. With two configurations to choose from, either one large room suite with private veranda or two adjoining rooms with open veranda, these intimate suites accommodate a variety of travel needs and are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together. As a guest of our luxury suite, you will also be treated to exclusive suite-level Commodore Services, as well as personal river butler service. It is important to note that our Luxury Suites located on the Texas deck are in close proximity to the paddlewheel. While many guests love the allure of the traditional paddlewheel experience, others may find it to be slightly noisier than they would like at times. 353-363 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Single Beds Tub/Shower Combination Sitting Area with Sofa-bed Vanity Mirror and Desk Flat-screen TV Keurig® Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator French Doors Open to Deck or Veranda Promenade and Texas Decks Interior and/or Exterior Access Commodore Services including River Butler