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 Queen Steamboat Company Cruises

  • American Empress

    5 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Astoria, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    • December 2019
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    156,905
    miles
    31,381 milespernight
    balcony from
    168,810
    miles
    33,762 milespernight
    suite from
    264,048
    miles
    52,810 milespernight
  • American Queen

    5 Night New Years Celebration

    4.5 rating out of 5  (6 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    181,905
    miles
    36,381 milespernight
    oceanview from
    277,143
    miles
    55,429 milespernight
    balcony from
    300,952
    miles
    60,190 milespernight
    suite from
    372,381
    miles
    74,476 milespernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night American River BBQ Challenge

    4.5 rating out of 5  (6 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Chester, Illinois
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2020
    interior from
    273,571
    miles
    34,196 milespernight
    oceanview from
    452,143
    miles
    56,518 milespernight
    balcony from
    487,857
    miles
    60,982 milespernight
    suite from
    535,476
    miles
    66,935 milespernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night A Taste of the True South

    2.6 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In New Orleans
    Ports of Call:
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Tunica, Mississippi
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    • January 2020
    interior from
    273,571
    miles
    34,196 milespernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    487,857
    miles
    60,982 milespernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    2.6 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • January 2020
    • February 2020
    • March 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    273,571
    miles
    34,196 milespernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    487,857
    miles
    60,982 milespernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Portland, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    284,286
    miles
    35,536 milespernight
    balcony from
    272,381
    miles
    34,048 milespernight
    suite from
    498,571
    miles
    62,321 milespernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night The Enduring Legacy of the Civil War

    4.5 rating out of 5  (6 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Savannah, Tennessee
    • Florence, Alabama
    • River Cruising
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2019
    interior from
    296,190
    miles
    37,024 milespernight
    oceanview from
    486,667
    miles
    60,833 milespernight
    balcony from
    522,381
    miles
    65,298 milespernight
    suite from
    641,429
    miles
    80,179 milespernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night American Music Holiday

    2.6 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    308,095
    miles
    38,512 milespernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    498,571
    miles
    62,321 milespernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Southern Highlights

    2.6 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
    interior from
    331,905
    miles
    41,488 milespernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    558,095
    miles
    69,762 milespernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night An American Christmas

    2.6 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    308,095
    miles
    38,512 milespernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    498,571
    miles
    62,321 milespernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    • April 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    • September 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    309,286
    miles
    38,661 milespernight
    balcony from
    321,190
    miles
    40,149 milespernight
    suite from
    535,476
    miles
    66,935 milespernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    2.6 rating out of 5  (2 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:
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    interior from
    379,524
    miles
    47,441 milespernight
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    617,619
    miles
    77,202 milespernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night The Beauty and Bounty of Nature

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Spokane, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Clarkston, Washington
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    343,810
    miles
    42,976 milespernight
    balcony from
    331,905
    miles
    41,488 milespernight
    suite from
    522,381
    miles
    65,298 milespernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    439,048
    miles
    54,881 milespernight
    balcony from
    427,143
    miles
    53,393 milespernight
    suite from
    665,238
    miles
    83,155 milespernight
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