American Queen Steamboat Company ... Discover America's Rivers

Luxury Cruises along Legendary U.S. Waterways with MileagePlus Cruise Awards

Embark on an exploration of American history aboard a luxury river cruise with American Queen Steamboat Company and MileagePlus Cruise Awards. From an authentic steam-powered vessel, you'll sail the legendary rivers of the U.S.: the Mississippi River, Columbia River and more. With a personalized small ship atmosphere and included shore excursions in every port, there is no better way to experience these iconic river regions.

Mississippi River: These trademark cruises aboard the American Queen – the world's largest riverboat – will take you back in time. Experience southern tradition on the lower Mississippi River, viewing plantations, Civil War memorials and blues venues between New Orleans and Memphis. Or, cruise the upper Mississippi River and see the storied land of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, visiting the cities of St. Louis, Minneapolis and more.

Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers: From St. Louis to Cincinnati, these sailings showcase the deep wilderness, quaint river towns, and national landmarks – the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and Kentucky's Churchill Downs – of America's Heartland.

Columbia and Snake rivers: Set sail aboard the elegant American Empress to discover unrivaled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest along the trail of Lewis and Clark, taking in the pristine mountains of Oregon and journeying through the heart of Washington's wine country. Plus, add Portland or Vancouver to your travels.

For a more personalized cruise vacation, see American Queen Steamboat Company's themed sailings, choosing from a variety of uniquely American experiences. Themes include Big Band Swing, Christmas Markets, Bourbon, Thanksgiving Festival, Presidents and Politics, and Mark Twain.

Limited passenger numbers and friendly staff allow for a more intimate experience. As you cruise, enjoy fine dining – inspired by your regional surroundings - plus amenities like a gym and spa, and award-winning entertainment including live performances, lectures, regional music and nightly dancing. Staterooms feature modern comforts, private bath and décor inspired by the fleets' local history.

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  • American Empress

    4 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    2 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    158,095
    miles
    39,524 milespernight
    balcony from
    146,190
    miles
    36,548 milespernight
    suite from
    241,429
    miles
    60,357 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night An American Culinary Experience

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Louisville, Kentucky
    Ports of Call:
    • Brandenburg, Kentucky
    • Henderson, Kentucky
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Chester, Illinois
    • River Cruising
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    414,048
    miles
    51,756 milespernight
    balcony from
    449,762
    miles
    56,220 milespernight
    suite from
    545,000
    miles
    68,125 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Inside the Bourbon Experience

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • River Cruising
    • Brandenburg, Kentucky
    • Madison, Indiana
    • Louisville, Kentucky
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    414,048
    miles
    51,756 milespernight
    balcony from
    449,762
    miles
    56,220 milespernight
    suite from
    545,000
    miles
    68,125 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night The American Spirit Thrives

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: St. Louis, Missouri
    Ports of Call:
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    • Hannibal, Missouri
    • River Cruising
    • Clinton, Iowa
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Wing (Minneapolis), Minnesota
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    414,048
    miles
    51,756 milespernight
    balcony from
    449,762
    miles
    56,220 milespernight
    suite from
    545,000
    miles
    68,125 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Holiday Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    414,048
    miles
    51,756 milespernight
    balcony from
    449,762
    miles
    56,220 milespernight
    suite from
    545,000
    miles
    68,125 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Return to Pittsburgh

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Hotel In Louisville
    Ports of Call:
    • Louisville, Kentucky
    • Madison, Indiana
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Maysville, Kentucky
    • Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    • Marietta, Ohio
    • Wheeling, West Virginia
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    414,048
    miles
    51,756 milespernight
    balcony from
    449,762
    miles
    56,220 milespernight
    suite from
    545,000
    miles
    68,125 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Thanksgiving Festival on the Lower Mississippi

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    437,857
    miles
    54,732 milespernight
    balcony from
    473,571
    miles
    59,196 milespernight
    suite from
    580,714
    miles
    72,589 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night Upper Mississippi River Cruises

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: St. Louis, Missouri
    Ports of Call:
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    • Chester, Illinois
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Dover, Tennessee
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Ashport, Tennessee
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    461,667
    miles
    57,708 milespernight
    balcony from
    497,381
    miles
    62,173 milespernight
    suite from
    604,524
    miles
    75,566 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night A Taste of the True South

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2018
    • November 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    485,476
    miles
    60,685 milespernight
    balcony from
    521,190
    miles
    65,149 milespernight
    suite from
    640,238
    miles
    80,030 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Queen

    8 Night The Enduring Legacy of the Civil War

    4.5 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • June 2018
    interior from
    259,286
    miles
    32,411 milespernight
    oceanview from
    485,476
    miles
    60,685 milespernight
    balcony from
    521,190
    miles
    65,149 milespernight
    suite from
    640,238
    miles
    80,030 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In Memphis
    Ports of Call:
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    342,619
    miles
    42,827 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Duchess

    7 Night Holiday Memories to Last a Lifetime

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    340,238
    miles
    48,605 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Thanksgiving on the Cumberland

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Nashville, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Dover, Tennessee
    • River Cruising
    • Florence, Alabama
    • Decatur, Alabama
    • River Cruising
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2018
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    342,619
    miles
    42,827 milespernight
    Bonus Offers Available:
    • Earn Unlimited Future Cruise Credits for Referrals!
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