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American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) Cruises

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American Queen

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

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M/V Victory II cruises in Montreal, Quebéc (Photo: Victory Cruise Line)

13 Night
Chicago, Il RoundtripDetails

9 Reviews
Leaving:Chicago
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Jun 4, 2022
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M/V Victory II cruises in Montreal, Quebéc (Photo: Victory Cruise Line)

13 Night
Chicago, Il RoundtripDetails

Leaving:Chicago
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Jun 18, 2022
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American Duchess
American Duchess (Photo: American Queen Steamboat Company)

8 Night
Memphis To New OrleansDetails

44 Reviews
Leaving:Memphis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Mar 12, 2022
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American Empress

7 Night
Roundtrip Portland, Or Details

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Mar 12, 2023
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7 Night
Roundtrip New Orleans Details

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Mar 4, 2023
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8 Night
Chicago, Il To Montreal, QcDetails

Leaving:Chicago
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Aug 25, 2022
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9 Night
Montreal, Qc To Boston, MaDetails

Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 4, 2022
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9 Night
Montreal, Qc To Boston, MaDetails

Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 11, 2022
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7 Night
Boston, Ma To Saint John, NbDetails

Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 13, 2022
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7 Night
Boston, Ma To Saint John, NbDetails

Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 20, 2022
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14 Night
Boston To Nassau, BahamasDetails

Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 27, 2022
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6 Night
Louisville To CincinnatiDetails

Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
May 1, 2023
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13 Night
Savannah To HalifaxDetails

Leaving:Savannah
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Apr 9, 2023
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14 Night
Savannah To HalifaxDetails

Leaving:Savannah
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Apr 19, 2023
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8 Night
Portland To TorontoDetails

Leaving:Portland
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Apr 27, 2023
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6 Night
St. Louis To Minneapolis (red Wing)Details

Leaving:Alton
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Jul 3, 2023
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8 Night
Montreal, Qc To Boston, MaDetails

Leaving:Chicago
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
May 26, 2023
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8 Night
Memphis To New OrleansDetails

Leaving:Memphis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Mar 21, 2022
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6 Night
New Orleans To MemphisDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Mar 28, 2022
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7 Night
New Orleans To MemphisDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Nov 6, 2023
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7 Night
New Orleans To MemphisDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Nov 11, 2023
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8 Night
Memphis To New OrleansDetails

Leaving:Memphis
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8 Night
Memphis To New OrleansDetails

Leaving:Memphis
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Nov 13, 2023
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7 Night
Memphis To New OrleansDetails

Leaving:Memphis
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New Orleans To MemphisDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
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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

Not what I expected

A few days before our voyage they changed our dining time to 7.I think they did not have enough staff because those employees were working in the dining room when we arrived.Read More
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syypatti511

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Not a wine cruise

While there was lots of wine enjoyed on and off the ship - there was no wine expertise amongst the crew.The 2 wine pairing dinners were excellent - but again - no wine education was provided.Read More
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Denverkb

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Getting back to traveling

Buffets were served by the staff, so no self serve, which I appreciated.My only complaint was that the breakfast buffet was a self serve and I wasn’t comfortable with that.Read More
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bubink

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Fabulous cruise

Very sadly, the full day Pacific Northwest experience including Mount Hood was completely booked, but we Loved at least having the half day tour to Multnomah Falls and the Hells Canyon jet boat experience.We Loved every bit of this long-awaited trip and recommend it without reservation to anyone looking for a small, relaxing, luxurious adult boat experience in a Beautiful area of the world.Read More
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aimeelevinweiner

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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