American Duchess

The only two-storey loft suites found on the river


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Suites & Staterooms

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American Duchess

Welcome To The New American Duchess Experience


American Duchess

With the new Concierge Class, the pampering begins even before you leave the pier with a premium hotel stay and a shoreside dining experience in Memphis or New Orleans that sets the stage for what’s to come. Once on board, the concierge-class treatment continues with our onboard staff and an elite lineup of entertainers and guest speakers. 

The all-inclusive experience is taken up a notch, from exclusive dining events and included premium shore excursion adventures to unlimited spirits and wines or personal butler service in our Deluxe Suites and above. 

Even the little details have been taken care of, with thoughtful VIP touches like pre-cruise concierge service access to ensure every moment of your Concierge Class voyage is effortless and memorable. 

Spacious luxury awaits you aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers guests large accommodations, vaulted ceilings, exquisite dining, beautiful decks for sitting or strolling, and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her airy suites, including the Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomises the grace and grandeur that have made river cruising on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage on the American Duchess, and you’ll see why.



Welcome to the pinnacle of authentic riverboat experiences


Inspired by America’s heartland and our Southern heritage, our menus showcase our nation’s varied cultural and culinary influences. Savour each succulent bite, swirl and sip amidst the rich ambiance of the Grand Dining Room and more.


From lively performances to stimulating lectures with our knowledgeable historians or Riverlorians, you will find a pastime on ship that suits your passion.


Combining the best of the old and the new, American Duchess soaks in the grace and grandeur that has made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.

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features & facilities

The Grand Lobby & Bar

The epicentre of social activity, serving cocktails and light bites

The Show Lounge

Daily entertainment from our American Duchess entertainment team, lectures by our Riverlorians and much more

The Grand Dining Room

Formal dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views morning, noon and night

The Art Walk

Featuring a series of painting by Claude Monet

Perks/The River Club & Terrace

A casual space where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s also an outdoor covered terrace to enjoy self-service tea and coffee.

The Fitness Centre

A contemporary gym offering a range of amenities, including modern cardiovascular equipment

The Lincoln Library 

A reading room with books, board games and maps of the river

Walking Track

A great way to get your steps in on the Sun Deck

Pilot House

The heart of American Duchess

suites & staterooms

Owner’s suite with private veranda

Our two-room Owner’s Suites feature sliding glass doors accessible from the bedroom and lounge areas. Step out onto your expansive private balcony to unwind and take in the beauty of riverside America. These suites boast every essential modern amenity and provide ultimate relaxation and pampering.

Loft Suite with Private Veranda

Our spacious, elegant Loft Suites are your new home away from home. The lower level features a full bathroom, small dining area, and beautiful lounge section furnished with a full-size sofa-bed. Sliding doors give access to your private balcony, where you can unwind and take in the majestic riverside scenery. Ascend the stairs to the upper level of the loft, and discover a tranquil retreat with a semi-private bedroom, full bathroom, and plentiful closet space.

all-inclusive american duchess

Return scheduled flights from London

2-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay+

Premium City Highlights Tour (Embarkation Day)+


Unlimited Included Guided Tours

Acclaimed Cuisine in Multiple Venues

In-room Dining Available

Unlimited WiFi

Bicycles* and Hiking Sticks

Live, Daily Onboard
Entertainment & Enrichment

Pre-Paid Gratuities

Open Bars & Lounges

Port Taxes & Fees

Unlimited Beverages

*River Cruises Only

+1-night on Minneapolis -New Orleans and Snake & Columbia itineraries/No City Highlights Tour



2019 Gold Winner Best River Cruise Line – U.S.

2019 Cruisers’ Choice for Best in U.S. & Canada

2018 Best New Ship (American Duchess)

2012 – 2018 Best Shore Excursions

2014 – 2017 World’s Top River Cruise Lines Finalist

2012 – 2015 Best Cruise Value: Specialty Cruise Lines

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