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American Countess

The newest gem in the American Queen Steamboat Company’s riverboat fleet, American Countess welcomes 245 passengers along the Tennessee, Ohio, Cumberland, and Mississippi rivers. Her sleek, contemporary design offers plenty of open space for gathering and sharing the fun, and you’ll love the great forward-facing windows and the portside bar with an 80-foot view.

Savor fresh, regional cuisine in the Grand Dining Room with its custom Italian fabrics and rich walnut accents, the floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the shoreline morning, noon and night. Work out in the contemporary gym with its brand new equipment and a dramatic river backdrop. Relax or watch your flat-screen TV in the inviting surroundings of your stateroom with premium linens and plush bedding. Or make your way to the Card Room, Library or Theater for a friendly game, a new best-seller or live award-winning entertainment.

Be one of the first to experience her elegant décor as she makes her way down the mighty Mississippi from the Big Easy to the Home of the Blues.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 361 feet
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2020
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 245
  • Crew Nationality: American
  • Officer Nationality: American
  • Dining Staff Nationality: American
  • Ship Registration: USA

Ship Amenities

  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Flat screen television
  • 24-Hour Room Service

Ship Facilities

  • The Theatre
  • Grand Dining Room
  • Grand Lobby
  • Card Room
  • The Library
  • River Grill
  • Chart Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Perks Spa

Dining

Inspired by America’s heartland and our Southern heritage, our menus showcase the varied cultural and culinary influences of our nation. Savor each succulent bite, swirl and sip amidst the rich ambiance of the Grand Dining Room. If you are looking for a more casual atmosphere, the River Grill is for you. Meals there feature favorite main dishes, such as roast prime rib alongside irresistible sides – roasted new potatoes, classic mac-and-cheese and fresh salads.

Deck Plans

Entertainment

Entertainment on the American Countess is one-of-a-kind. Make plans to spend your evenings with nightly river cruise entertainment. Live entertainers will bring down the house in The Theater. Catch world-class entertainment, relive a historical moment or hear a famous river tale originally told by Mark Twain. And be sure to bring your dancin’ shoes to the The Library to enjoy a late-night live set by our talented musicians.

Staterooms and Suites

Cat A - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda

These suites offer the perfect respite from a busy day on the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, open the doors to your veranda, and peacefully watch the riverbanks of America's heartland drift by.

Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

255 sq. ft. with 40-sq.-ft. private veranda
Queen bed or two single beds
Full bathroom with shower
Furnished lounge area with sofa and desk
Sliding doors open to veranda
Interior access
Cabin Deck

  • Cat A - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda

    These suites offer the perfect respite from a busy day on the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, open the doors to your veranda, and peacefully watch the riverbanks of America's heartland drift by.

    Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

    255 sq. ft. with 40-sq.-ft. private veranda
    Queen bed or two single beds
    Full bathroom with shower
    Furnished lounge area with sofa and desk
    Sliding doors open to veranda
    Interior access
    Cabin Deck

  • Cat B - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

    Start your morning on the river by opening sliding doors to enjoy fresh air and our gentle drifting past the picturesque landscapes. Indulge in some snacks on the deck outside your stateroom, socialize with fellow guests, or just enjoy a luxurious day of lounging.

    Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

    220 sq. ft. with open veranda
    Queen bed or two single beds
    Full bathroom with shower
    Furnished lounge area with sofa and desk
    Sliding doors open to veranda
    Interior and exterior access
    Observation Deck

  • Cat SO - Single Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

    This intimate accommodation provides solace and solitude between exploring the vessel and venturing onshore. You will want for nothing in this home away from home on the water, with its deck access and convenient location.

    Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

    180 sq. ft. with open veranda
    Single bed
    Full bathroom with shower
    Furnished lounge area with sofa and desk
    Sliding doors open to deck
    Interior access
    Observation Deck

  • Cat E - Inside Stateroom

    Our Interior Staterooms invite you to relax and unwind in modern comfort. These spaces offer a tranquil retreat in which you can feel at home on the river and prepare for exciting days brimming with fun activities.

    Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

    170 sq. ft.
    Queen bed or two single beds
    Full bathroom with shower
    Writing desk with chair
    Interior access
    Cabin and Observation Decks

Enrichment

Learn more about the region in which you are traveling with a number of enrichment programs we offer. See for yourself the highlights of each port that we visit on one of our guided Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions, or elect to take part in one of our expertly designed premium experiences. And our onboard historians – we like to call them Riverlorians – provide interesting lectures on the history and culture that surrounds you as you roll down the river.

Relaxation

The rhythm of the river is slow as a southern drawl that invites us all to take a deep breath and enjoy the simple moments. Take in the sunrise with a cup of coffee as you sit on one of the many social verandas, or have a drink in the Grand Lobby as meet new traveling companions. Or Perks – a self-serve snacking area – invites you grab a freshly baked cookie and curl up with a good book.

Voyages on this Vessel: