Your American Queen Steamboating river cruise on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers awaits you!


There’s no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi river cruise and experience the history, heritage and culture of America’s heartland than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat like the American Queen. Stroll through charming towns and vibrant Mississippi 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.





Steamboating - All-American Adventure

There’s never been a better time to rediscover America. And the American Queen Steamboat Company has the perfect way to explore the heartland of our great nation—aboard the grand American Queen, the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America.


Steamboating is a unique blend of American beauty and history, acclaimed cuisine, lively showboat-style entertainment, and the adventure of exploring Mark Twain’s riverside America. You’ll discover a side of our country that few ever see, from the indescribable perspective of the river. So step on board and experience America in style as the American Queen takes you on a journey that you will never forget.


Fares will include:

Exciting voyages for three to 11 nights on the American Queen.
Shore excursions to fascinating river towns and cities.
One-night luxury hotel stay and transfers before or after your voyage included in price.
Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
Complimentary wines and beers with dinner.
An array of sumptuous dining options including regional cuisine by famed American chef Regina Charboneau.
Captain’s Champagne Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
All regular shore tours included in the price of your voyage.






American Queen Accommodations


Aboard the grand American Queen, you can relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere of Antebellum charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. There is a range of suites and staterooms to appeal to guests' varied needs and preferences. Inside and out, night and day, sleeping and waking, you will appreciate your ability to relax in total comfort. Rooms featuring two single beds may be rearranged to accommodate a queen bed. You will be asked for your preference when making your reservation.





Fine Dining on the American Queen

Every meal aboard the American Queen is an affair to remember. Regina Charboneau, our Culinary Director and celebrated American chef, draws her inspiration from our great Heartland and has created a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. From piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners, every day celebrates the culinary senses.



Creations Befitting a Queen

Even more astounding than the choices you will find on our menus are your daily choices of dining venues. The opulent J.M. White Dining Saloon is the centerpiece, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are befittingly grand. The Front Porch Café offers a wide variety of classic American favorites and can satisfy any craving, at any time, as it is open 24 hours. The River Grill & Bar serves up views as spectacular as the grilled fare and fresh salads and offers romantic, alfresco dining in the evenings. Should you be feeling peckish in the wee hours, you will find the Moonlight Supper in the Engine Room Bar offers surprising midnight delights.



Early Riser Coffee / Front Porch Café
Buffet Breakfast / J.M. White Dining Room
Traditional Breakfast Service / J.M. White Dining Room



Buffet Luncheon / J.M. White Dining Room
Traditional Luncheon / J.M. White Dining Room
Alfresco Lunch / Front Porch Café



Traditional Dinner / J.M. White Dining Room
Alfresco Dinner / Front Porch Café



24-Hour Dining Service / Front Porch Café
Afternoon Ice Cream & Cookies / Front Porch Café
Elegant Southern Tea / Main Deck Lounge


For Guests with Special Dietary Needs

The American Queen offers an array of delicious dining selections that cater to your dietary specifications. Our professional culinary staff is ready to meet your needs to ensure your vacation experience is thoroughly enjoyable. Whatever your dietary restrictions and preferences may be, our staff can assist you in finding the perfect course for your nutritional needs that will also be pleasing to your palate.






Award-Winning Entertainment


Night after magical night, top entertainers bring down the house in the American Queen’s majestic Grand Saloon. Two decks tall, the Grand Saloon is absolutely palatial, the most elegant showplace on the river.


Every evening, you’re treated to a different celebration of America’s best music, from Broadway hits to Dixieland Jazz, big band to bluegrass, ragtime to rock and roll. Showboat-style cabaret acts and old-fashioned radio shows add variety and charm to the evening lineup.