American Queen Steamboat Company

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There’s no more unique way to experience the history, heritage and culture of  America’s heartland than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat. Stroll through charming towns and vibrant river cities. Explore historic ports of call like New Orleans, Natchez, Mark Twain’s Hannibal, Chattanooga and Pittsburgh, just to name a few. Along the way, you’ll learn about the great events and people that have contributed to America’s history and culture. Your Steamboating voyage of discovery awaits you, so book now. We look forward to welcoming you aboard as you experience the heartland of America as never before—from the decks of the grand, elegant American Queen.

In April of 2014 American Queen Steamboat company added the American Empress to their fleet. Accommodating 223 guests, the American Empress sails the Columbia and Snake Rivers with seven day voyages between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington.


American Queen Steamboat Company is best for:

Well-traveled and educated adults who prefer the intimacy of a small ship;
Cruisers seeking a destination immersion;
Travelers seeking a rich educational experience focused on history and culture;

The ships of American Queen Steamboat Company:

  • The American Queen- 436 passengers
  • American Empress 223 passengers

The atmosphere and experience onboard American Queen Steamboat Company:

American Queen Steamboat Company offers the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America. They are the only steamboat with multiple, specialty dining options, all at no additional charge. Public rooms and accommodations are decorated with Victorian charm and carefully selected antiques. Elegant-casual attire throughout your voyage — no formal wear required. Shore excursions provide an in-depth immersion into the history,culture and cuisine of America’s heartland.

American Queen Steamboat Company Destinations:

  • Upper Mississippi
  • Lower Mississippi
  • Tennessee and Ohio Rivers
  • Columbia and Snake River

Regarding children onboard American Queen Steamboat Company:

The minimum age to cruise is 6 months. The line does not offer children’s programs

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