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American Queen Steamboat Company Itineraries

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American Queen Steamboat Company Itineraries

American Queen cruises the upper and lower Mississippi, the Columbia and Snake Rivers and 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. Columbia and Snake River cruises are 8-night trips that take in Lewis and Clark country in the Pacific Northwest. 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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American Queen Steamboat Company Member Reviews

84% Loved It

We booked this New Year's river cruise about 6 weeks before embarkation. All of the information arrived timely. The Hilton Riverside was perfect as ... Read more
by intrepidone
On arrival at the Sheridan a parking attendant offered me a "deal" to save me money on parking if I paid him cash, no receipt of course. ... Read more
by billkaren72
I have twenty cruises on the Riverboats in the US and over fifty total. This was a Christmas Cruise on the American Queen from Memphis to New ... Read more
by fuzzybear390
6 days into 7 day cruise up the lower mississippi on the American Queen and very relaxed, full and happy. Started in New Orleans and stayed the ... Read more
by phudgins
The boat is lovely, authentic and comfortable. The staff seems unhappy. One server, was rude and insulting when my husband asked for bread (she ... Read more
by cantbackup
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