American Steamboat Cruise
Watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform as we cruise along the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to New Orleans abroad our fleet of luxury vessels with our flagship American Queen – each new experience is as rare and beautiful as the last. Traversing the entire Mississippi River is a venture, a true bucket-list experience. On a Mighty Mississippi journey, travellers find dazzling adventure, an escape from the ordinary and the glowing romance of the steamboat era.
Your voyage will be guided by our expert ‘Riverlorians’ (Expert historians of the river) and you’ll learn about fascinating history, voyage through varying cultures and all the while enjoy sumptuous and regionally inspired cuisine, which is a way of life on the river.
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World class American cuisine
The moment you step aboard American Queen, after a hotel stay, you know this is something special. You’re surrounded by world-class art, beautiful furnishings and perfectly selected amenities. You’re welcomed by crew and staff whose sole desire is your comfort, enjoyment and safety.
And beyond that, you’ll connect with new sights, dialects, cultures and traditions. You’ll meet like-minded travellers who share stories and invite you to do the same. The familiarity of the space grows by the day – with every “good morning,” with each new friendship formed. Memories made on board are the finest souvenirs you’ll take home.
Guided shore excursions
Your time off the American Queen will be a comprehensive discovery too. Guided shore excursions are the highlight of every day in port. Expect to connect with people who have made the rivers their home, to learn first-hand how the rivers shape their past and future. Each experience has been thoughtfully designed for you, whether you’re visiting a historic home such as the Nottoway Plantation, losing yourself in a local museum or delving into unique regional traditions and cultures.
We have multiple dates to experience this magnificent 16-day (Includes pre-stay) journey in 2021 and 2022.