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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, 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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American Queen Steamboat Company Member Reviews

84% Loved It

Our family, grandparents, parents, and teenage boys went on the Christmas cruise from New Orleans to Vicksburg and back. Seven nights. We had a ... Read more

by ewphillips1999

Last October 2014 I had the pleasure of taking the American Empress cruise on the Columbia River from Vancouver, WA to Spokane, WA. I have been on ... Read more

by Noelle George

First time river cruise. We enjoyed it very much

Food: The food was better than I expected. Can't say that I had a meal I didn't enjoy. ... Read more

by Maeshel

Voyage

Our voyage on the American Queen was from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA and was Elvis-themed. It left on December 6th and finished ... Read more

by purrcycat

First the pros - the food was terrific and the staff is excellent.

The cabins are tiny and very dark. Our first cabin was right over the ... Read more

by Kayaklady
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