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American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) Cruises

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American Queen

About American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) Cruises

Traditional paddlewheel river cruise ships, including world's largest steamship, offer regional food and drink on American rivers.

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American Countess
American Countess (Photo: American Queen Steamboat Company

8 Night
Chicago To St. LouisDetails

24 Reviews
Leaving:Chicago
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Aug 15, 2022
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American Empress
American Empress

6 Night
Roundtrip Portland, OrDetails

94 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Nov 20, 2022
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American Empress
American Empress

8 Night
Portland, Or To Spokane, Wa (...Details

94 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 9, 2022
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American Countess
American Countess (Photo: American Queen Steamboat Company

8 Night
New Orleans To MemphisDetails

24 Reviews
Leaving:Memphis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Nov 21, 2022
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Virgin Voyages

5 Night
Roundtrip New OrleansDetails

46 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Dec 27, 2022
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7 Night
Roundtrip New OrleansDetails

46 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Dec 17, 2022
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8 Night
New Orleans To MemphisDetails

46 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Nov 19, 2022
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5 Night
Roundtrip New OrleansDetails

46 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Dec 23, 2022
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8 Night
St. Louis To Minneapolis (red...Details

24 Reviews
Leaving:St. Louis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Sep 19, 2022
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8 Night
Memphis To New OrleansDetails

24 Reviews
Leaving:Memphis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Nov 13, 2023
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8 Night
New Orleans To MemphisDetails

46 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 8, 2022
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8 Night
Spokane, Wa To Portland, Or (...Details

94 Reviews
Leaving:Spokane
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
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8 Night
Pittsburgh To LouisvilleDetails

24 Reviews
Leaving:Pittsburgh
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Sep 5, 2022
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8 Night
St. Louis To Minneapolis (red...Details

46 Reviews
Leaving:St. Louis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
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8 Night
Memphis To LouisvilleDetails

46 Reviews
Leaving:Memphis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 15, 2022
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Who goes on American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) cruise ships?

You'll find mature travelers on American Queen Voyages ships, mostly aged 50 and over. Many are history buffs who are knowledgeable and well-traveled. On summer and holiday itineraries, the ships might pull in a slightly younger demographic, but you'll rarely get a 20-something traveling without an older parent or grandparent. This is one of the few river cruise lines with facilities for wheelchair users: elevators to all cabin decks, accessible staterooms and a helpful crew to assist in going to and from the coaches on shore.

Do I have to dress up on a American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) cruise?

No, dress code is casual during the day, moving to country club casual in the evenings, which usually translates into a dress, skirt and blouse or pants suit for women. Some men wear a sport coat in the evening, but it's always by choice. Just don't show up for dinner in shorts or T-shirt.

Is everything free on American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) cruises?

Nearly everything. Cruise fares include a pre-cruise night at a hotel, transfer to the ship, dining (including in the alternative venues and 24-hour room service), soft drinks, coffees and bottled water and complimentary wines and beers at dinner. On American Duchess, an unlimited beverage package is also included, and gratuities are prepaid for passengers.

At least one shore excursion in each port is usually free, as are the hop-on hop-off coaches and the bicycles. Wi-Fi is complimentary, but for most of the fleet, you will pay extra for gratuities and for drinks apart from those served at dinner.

What are American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)’s most popular activities?

Seeing the ports along the rivers is central to the American Queen Voyages experience. The line offers a small selection of structured excursions but also encourages individual exploration with dedicated hop-on hop-off buses that provide narrated tours through the towns the ship is docked in. Passengers can also check out bikes to pedal around the destinations.

Life onboard centers around the lounges, which, with their antiques and period touches, are homey and well-used. Passengers take up residence and browse the library, play cards or just hang out and read. Another popular activity onboard is listening to the resident riverlorian, affable experts in the history and lore of the region and steamboating who spin yarns and answer questions along the way in organized lectures and individually.

Most of the passengers attend the evening shows provided by onboard entertainers and guest performers, as well. American Queen Voyages has astonishingly good entertainment in beautiful spaces (American Queen's Grand Saloon, for example, is a close replica of the Ford's Theatre).

Why go with American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)?

  • Offers American river and coastal cruises
  • Fleet includes world's largest paddlewheel steamboat
  • Inclusive pricing: dinner drinks, tours, Wi-Fi

Best for: Mature cruisers who enjoy following in the footsteps of the great steamboat-era travelers but with modern refinements

Not for: Those looking for poolside activities or any type of fast-paced onboard life

American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Disaster

From the beginning a Disaster Boarding through a dirty port gangway Very weak welcome aboard Dirty Boat Sparse crew Boat broke did not go for two days Food awful and cold Bars terrible Only 3 not open most of the time Only two bartenders Dirty glasses everywhere food, dirt on decks Cigarettes' buts on floor Housekeeper sporadic Ports cancelled Excursions awful I have many photos of filth Not fun on board They told us 6 days into the trip there were several passengers and crew put off the boat because of Covid days prior without telling us I got covid 2 days after the trip ended I wrote the CEO of the company, he never responded The captain was non existent The entertainment was good The cruise director was fair at best DO NOT TAKE THIS CRUISE It seems this boat ran around decades ago when on their first cruise and it has not changed sinceRead More
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cmichaelcornely

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Lots of problems

The steering went out on the boat the first night so a tugboat pushed us down the Mississippi and we missed several ports.First positive: very nice boat, great cruise and assistant cruise directors who also provided great entertainment.Read More
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bevahoop

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Life on the Mississippi (American Countess-St. Louis to Red Wing

Almost every day the Countess was an hour to several hours late to its destination.I will begin by stating that this was a very fun cruise and one of the best that we have taken in a life-time of travel which includes approximately 35 cruises.Read More
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runner19492002

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Poor website

After we filled in the online information form and submitted it we could no longer see what we submitted.Our first problem was after we signed up, we could no longer see the itinerary online.Read More
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Smitty3993

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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