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American Queen Steamboat Company Itineraries

American Queen Steamboat Company
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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

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My wife and I sailed on the August 9 departure of the American Empress, a 7-night journey that began in Vancouver WA (across the river from Portland ... Read more
by kayakbob
My sisters and I AKA "The Texas Happy Ladies" just returned from our 15th trip on the AQ. We traveled on the upper Mississippi. St. Paul ... Read more
by olebiddy2000
This was our 3rd cruise with AQ. We embarked in St. Paul and returned to St. Paul. This cruise was not the best. Our stay at the Doubletree in St. ... Read more
by Loves ducks
We just returned from a riverboat cruise up the Mississippi, from St. Louis to St. Paul on the American Queen steamboat. What a relaxing way to ... Read more
by m_mannim
I recently did a week long cruise on the upper Mississippi on the American Queen. Gliding up the river on this paddle wheel boat was a great way to ... Read more
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