Explore the Mighty Mississippi and more on the largest paddlewheeler ever built
Suites & Staterooms
Christened in Memphis in 2012 by Godmother Priscilla Presley with a bottle of champagne, the American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built.
American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity.
Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately riverboats that preceded her and inspired her designers.
While on board, you can select a volume from the vast collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat’s library. Or enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge, and then tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river.
Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomises the grace and grandeur that has made river cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.
Modern amenities and classic luxury combine aboard the American Queen. Offering gracious and elegant steamboat river cruises, climb aboard the American Queen for a memorable journey through U.S. history and nature. Enjoy nightly entertainment in the Grand Saloon or the Captain’s Lounge, or stroll up and down the decks admiring the views and scenery. A journey aboard the America Queen is the ultimate steamboat vacation.
American Queen Voyages is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America’s waterways cleaner.
Welcome to the pinnacle of authentic riverboat experiences
Inspired by America’s heartland and our Southern heritage, our menus showcase the varied cultural and culinary influences of our nation including Cajun and Creole cuisine.
From lively Broadway-caliber performances to stimulating lectures with our knowledgeable historians or Riverlorians, you will find a pastime on ship that suits your passion.
The American Queen has every amenity to help you completely unwind — including spa services, a fitness centre, a lovely library and numerous spaces conducive to just chilling.
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Features and Facilities
Home to award-winning Broadway calibre entertainment every night, the Grand Saloon resembles a 19th-century opera house.
Located just outside the JM White Dining Room, the perfect place for a pre-dinner cocktail with live piano music and singalongs nightly.
JM White Dining Room
Every meal will keep you savouring the memory of the flavours and sharing your excitement for our excellent service.
Mark Twain Gallery
Enjoy the company of fellow passengers amidst an extensive collection of Mark Twain literature.
The hub of American Queen for asking questions, planning shore excursions and making future cruise plans.
Front Porch Cafe
If you are looking for a casual atmosphere, the Front Porch cafe is for you. Choose from favourite main dishes, irresistible sides and fresh salads.
River Grill & Bar
A favourite local at the stern and overlooking the paddlewheel. Offering bar service and sounds from the steam powered calliope organ
suites & staterooms
Owner’s suite with exclusive veranda
Open your French doors and step onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11-foot vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting and a cosy interior lounging area with a sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests, and epitomise luxurious river cruising. Relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while your personal River Butler attends to your every need.
Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda
Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished to provide the warm ambiance of a fine Southern estate. Open your French doors and delight in sweeping river views as you sip a beverage and share conversation in your cosy sitting area. With two configurations to choose from — either one large room with a private veranda or two adjoining rooms with an open veranda. These suites are the ideal choice for family and friends cruising together.
all-inclusive american queen
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
Bicycles* and Hiking Sticks
Live, Daily Onboard
Entertainment & Enrichment
Open Bars & Lounges
Port Taxes & Fees
*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