Uniquely American River Cruises

Discover America from a different perspective aboard a steamboat.

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Combining a unique blend of scenic beauty and history, acclaimed cuisine, lively showboat-style entertainment, and the adventure of exploring Mark Twain’s riverside America, you’ll discover a side of North America that few ever see with American Queen Steamboat Company. Discover the heartland of this great nation aboard one of three gracious and elegant steamboats along the Lower and Upper Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee, and Columbia and Snake rivers on an inclusive river cruising experience.


Its fleet of steamboats include the American Queen, the American Empress and the newly debuted 2017 all-suite American Duchess. The American Queen is the largest, most opulent riverboat in the world and although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display the opulence of the American Victorian era. The American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale and boasts a vast collection of some of the finest historical artefacts and artwork of the Native Alaska, Russian and Gold Rush eras. The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on US rivers: a floating, intimate masterpiece that cruises through America’s heartland with some of the largest suites on the rivers.


Luxurious amenities are included along with signature benefits, such as pre-cruise deluxe hotel stays, remarkable Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port, fabulous dining venues with exceptional cuisine, nightly entertainment and dancing, wine and beer with dinner, 24-hour room service, the warm hospitality of an all-American crew and so much more. Each voyage includes a uniquely American theme to suit passengers with all interests including Thanksgiving Festival, American Music Cruise, Mark Twain, Bourbon, and Civil War.


Whether you seek to explore the Heartland or to embrace breathtaking views of the great Pacific Northwest, prepare for an unforgettable journey from the unique perspective of the river. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be discovered and it is unlike anything you have ever experienced before.


Choose from more than 90 sailings in 2018 cruising the Lower and Upper Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee, and Columbia and Snake rivers with prices starting from US$808 per person twin share. Book now to take advantage of our early bird saving discounts!


For more information on American Queen Steamboat Company, visit https://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/ or call 02 9959 1355.