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American Duchess

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers and carries just 166 passengers. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 320 feet
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 166
  • Crew Nationality: American
  • Officer Nationality: American
  • Dining Staff Nationality: American
  • Ship Registration: USA

Ship Amenities

  • Keurig® Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Writing Desk with chair
  • In Room Safe
  • 24-Hour Room Service

Ship Facilities

  • The Grand Dining Room
  • The Show Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • The River Club & Terrace
  • Perks Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Grand Lobby & Bar

Dining

Inspired by America’s heartland and our Southern heritage, our menus showcase the varied cultural and culinary influences of our nation. In the elegant Grand Dining Room, any meal will keep you savoring the memory of the flavors and sharing your excitement for our excellent service – even after you leave the boat. If you are looking for a more casual atmosphere, the River Club and Terrace 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 Duchess 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 Show Lounge. 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 Lincoln Library to enjoy a late-night live set by our talented musicians.

Staterooms and Suites

Owners Suites

Nestled in the best location with sprawling views of the river, our 2-room Owner's Suites will have you feeling like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. Slide open the glass doors, accessible from both the bedroom and lounge areas, and step out onto your expansive, private balcony to unwind and take in the beauty of riverside America. Adorned with an intimate interior lounging area amply furnished with a queen sofa-bed, cocktail tables and desk, these lavish suites can accommodate up to four guests and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Boasting every essential modern amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our COMMODORE SERVICES® while being well attended to by your personal river butler. Commodore Services®
This elite level of service includes a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred seating in The Grand Dining Room, reserved seating in our grand theater and an invitation to dine with Senior Officers of the American Duchess.

As a special guest of our Owner's Suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly River Butler. This service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private balcony (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved seating in our grand theater.
550 sq. ft with Private Balcony
Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
(1) Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower Combination
(1) Half Bathroom
Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk
(2) Flat-screen TVs
Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator
Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony
Cabin Deck
Exclusive Commodore Services including personal River Butler

  • Owners Suites

    Nestled in the best location with sprawling views of the river, our 2-room Owner's Suites will have you feeling like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. Slide open the glass doors, accessible from both the bedroom and lounge areas, and step out onto your expansive, private balcony to unwind and take in the beauty of riverside America. Adorned with an intimate interior lounging area amply furnished with a queen sofa-bed, cocktail tables and desk, these lavish suites can accommodate up to four guests and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Boasting every essential modern amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our COMMODORE SERVICES® while being well attended to by your personal river butler. Commodore Services®
    This elite level of service includes a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred seating in The Grand Dining Room, reserved seating in our grand theater and an invitation to dine with Senior Officers of the American Duchess.

    As a special guest of our Owner's Suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly River Butler. This service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private balcony (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved seating in our grand theater.
    550 sq. ft with Private Balcony
    Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
    (1) Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower Combination
    (1) Half Bathroom
    Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk
    (2) Flat-screen TVs
    Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator
    Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony
    Cabin Deck
    Exclusive Commodore Services including personal River Butler

  • Loft Suites

    Our spacious, elegant Loft Suites are your new home away from home. The lower level features a full bathroom, small dining area, a beautiful lounge section furnished with a queen sofa-bed and desk area, along with sliding doors to access your private balcony where you can unwind and take in the majestic, riverside scenery. Ascend the stairs to the upper level of the loft and you will discover a tranquil retreat with its semi-private bedroom, a full bathroom and plentiful closet space. A large picture window in front of the staircase affords river views from the upper level bedroom. These expansive suites accommodate a variety of travel needs and are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together. Boasting every essential modern amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services® while being well attended to by your personal river butler. COMMODRORE SERVICES®
    This elite level of service includes a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred seating in The Grand Dining Room, reserved seating in our grand theater and an invitation to dine with Senior Officers of the American Duchess.

    As a special guest of our Loft Suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly River Butler. This service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private balcony (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved seating in our grand theater.
    550 sq. ft. with Private Balcony
    Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
    (2) Full Bathrooms with Tub/Shower Combination
    Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk
    Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator
    (2) Flat-screen TVs
    Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony
    Observation Deck
    Exclusive Commodore Services including personal River Butler

  • Deluxe Suites

    Our 2-room Deluxe Suites give you the feeling of a fine estate home. Upon entry you will discover a lounge area with half bath, a queen sofa-bed and small desk area. Off of the lounge you will enter your private bedroom complete with a full bath, plentiful closet space and sliding doors to your private balcony. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub and then retire to your cozy armchair, prop your feet up and read through the River Times, our daily program, to discover the delights that await you.
    450 sq. ft. with Private Balcony
    Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
    (1) Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower Combination
    (1) Half Bathroom
    Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk
    Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator
    (2) Flat-screen TVs
    Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony
    Cabin and Observation Decks

  • Veranda Suites

    Our Veranda Suites offer the perfect respite from a busy day on the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, slide open the doors to your private balcony and peacefully watch the river banks of America's heartland drift by. Enjoy the finest amenities in these luxurious accommodations featuring generous closet space and a full bathroom.
    240-330 sq. ft. with Private Balcony
    Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
    Full Bathroom with Shower
    Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa and Desk
    Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator
    Flat-screen TV
    Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony
    Cabin and Observation Decks

  • Interior Staterooms

    Surrounded by every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entry to our welcoming Interior Suites. The airy, open floor plan of these tranquil retreats provides plenty of personal space for you to comfortably move about and feel right at home on the river. Enjoy fine amenities such as ample closet space, a full bathroom and a quaint seating area featuring a desk and side chair.
    180-200 sq. ft.
    Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds
    Full Bathroom with Shower
    Furnished Seating Area with Desk
    Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator
    Flat-screen TV
    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. The Lincoln library is more than just a space to gather for morning coffee and your favorite book. And the Art Walk, a passageway alongside The Show Lounge, features a series of paintings by Claude Monet. It’s the perfect place to soak up some beauty or simply curl up with a book in one of its window seats.

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