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American Queen Steamboat Company Itineraries


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American Queen Steamboat Company
  • American Empress - American Empress paddlewheel
    American Empress - American Empress paddlewheel
    American Empress - The Astoria Dining Room
    American Empress - The Astoria Dining Room
    American Empress - A suite on American Empress
    American Empress - A suite on American Empress
    American Empress - The River Grill & Bar
    American Empress - The River Grill & Bar

Itineraries

American Queen cruises the upper and lower Mississippi, as well as the Ohio and Tennessee rivers on five- to 14-night sailings. Cruises depart from New Orleans; Memphis; St. Louis; St. Paul, Minnesota; Cincinnati; Pittsburgh; and Chattanooga, Tennessee, among other places, and themes include Civil War Vacations, Epic Civil War, Springtime on the River, Old-fashioned Holiday Vacations, Southern Culture, Music of the 1950's, Baseball Legends, Blues and Bourbon, and Fall Foliage. The boat is laid up between early January and early February.

Upper Mississippi cruises explore towns shaped by early explorers and American Indians, such as Joliet, Illinois; Red Wing, Minnesota; and Dubuque, Iowa. Lower Mississippi cruises explore what was once the dividing line between warring North and South. Ohio and Tennessee rivers cruises recall the great wilderness through Bluegrass country, once the territory of Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, the Cherokee and the Chickamauga.

Seasons and holidays are also recognized with themed itineraries. Cruises celebrate Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmastime, Mardi Gras and fall foliage along the Upper Mississippi.

American Empress sail the Columbia and Snake rivers. Eight-day itineraries will take passengers from Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington, to Clarkston, Washington, or from vice-versa.

Passengers will follow along in the footsteps of explorers Louis and Clark though some of the most scenic areas in the world. Wildlife plays a major part in these cruises; you might see soaring bald eagles or masses of sea lions.

Wine, of course, is also a big part of cruises to the Pacific Northwest, so port stops will include visits to wineries throughout the region.


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Member Reviews
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The cruise has you start in Spokane, WA where you spend one night at the Doubletree City Center. The hotel is comfortable and has a very good, though a bit expensive, ...

by fudgbug

My wife and I are in our 70's and this was our first river cruise, having been on several ocean cruises in the Caribbean and Europe. The boat was the American Empress and ...

by mlevi

My wife and I have taken 16 cruises and this was the worst one yet. But before I get to the problems, I will cover the general items.

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