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American Queen

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Our flagship paddlewheeler is a gentle soul packaged within the ornate detailing that embellishes her exterior. Any traveler who chooses to cruise on this iconic riverboat will soon find that her steady heart beats to the rhythm of music and discourse that resound within her walls.

Embark on a river cruise aboard the 417-passenger American Queen, the wondrous steamboat that introduces her riders to the waters that she calls home – the great rivers that have sustained towns, wildlife and memories throughout history.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 418 feet
  • Tonnage: 3707 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 417
  • Crew Nationality: American
  • Officer Nationality: American
  • Dining Staff Nationality: American
  • Ship Registration: USA

Ship Amenities

  • Private Bath and Shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • 24-Hour Room Service

Ship Facilities

  • Library
  • Grand Saloon
  • J.M.White Dining Saloon
  • Engine Room Bar
  • Main Deck Lounge
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • River Grill & Bar
  • Front Porch Cafe
  • Theatre
  • Ladies Parlour
  • Gentlemen’s Card Room
  • Mark Twain Gallery
  • Boutique

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 J.M. White 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 Front Porch Café 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 Queen is one-of-a-kind. Stunning live performances are scheduled each night in the two-story Grand Saloon, where you might be taken back to the roaring 20’s with a big band set, or maybe a more theatrical show, featuring Broadway’s biggest hits. And be sure to bring your dancin’ shoes to the Engine Room Bar to enjoy a live set by our talented musicians.

Staterooms and Suites

OS - Owners Suites with Exclusive Veranda

348 sq. ft. with 690 sq. ft. veranda.

Perched atop the
American Queen
in the best location with
sprawling views of the river, you will feel like Thomas P. Leathers,
one of the wealthiest and most successful
steamboat owners of the 19th century.
Open your French doors and step out
onto your veranda to unwind on your
amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11
ft. vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting, a
cozy interior lounging area with sofa-
bed and cocktail tables, these expansive
suites can accommodate up to three guests and epitomize luxurious
river cruising. Boasting every essential 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.

* Queen Bed
* Tub/Shower Combination
* Lounging Area with Sofa-bed
* Dressing Area with Granite Vanity, Mirror and Desk
* Flat-screen TV
* Keurig Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator
* French Doors Open onto Exclusive Veranda
* Furnished Patio with Sofa, Two Chairs and Coffee Table
* Promenade Deck
* Exclusive Commodore Services®

Guests holding reservations for suite-level accommodations will receive our exclusive
Commodore Services
. This elite level of service includes special access to private voyage check-in
and pre-boarding privileges, a bottle of wine with fresh fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining
arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater and a private reception with
Senior Officers of the
American Queen.
Guests of our Owner’s Suites and Luxury Suites will also receive the services of a friendly River Butler. River Butler 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 veranda, in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as
well as a personal escort to your reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater.

  • OS - Owners Suites with Exclusive Veranda

    348 sq. ft. with 690 sq. ft. veranda.

    Perched atop the
    American Queen
    in the best location with
    sprawling views of the river, you will feel like Thomas P. Leathers,
    one of the wealthiest and most successful
    steamboat owners of the 19th century.
    Open your French doors and step out
    onto your veranda to unwind on your
    amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11
    ft. vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting, a
    cozy interior lounging area with sofa-
    bed and cocktail tables, these expansive
    suites can accommodate up to three guests and epitomize luxurious
    river cruising. Boasting every essential 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.

    * Queen Bed
    * Tub/Shower Combination
    * Lounging Area with Sofa-bed
    * Dressing Area with Granite Vanity, Mirror and Desk
    * Flat-screen TV
    * Keurig Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator
    * French Doors Open onto Exclusive Veranda
    * Furnished Patio with Sofa, Two Chairs and Coffee Table
    * Promenade Deck
    * Exclusive Commodore Services®

    Guests holding reservations for suite-level accommodations will receive our exclusive
    Commodore Services
    . This elite level of service includes special access to private voyage check-in
    and pre-boarding privileges, a bottle of wine with fresh fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining
    arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater and a private reception with
    Senior Officers of the
    American Queen.
    Guests of our Owner’s Suites and Luxury Suites will also receive the services of a friendly River Butler. River Butler 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 veranda, in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as
    well as a personal escort to your reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater.

  • LS - Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda

    353-363 sq. ft. Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished with authentic
    Antebellum décor and fabulous antiques providing the warm
    ambiance of a fine Southern estate home. Open your French doors
    and delight in sweeping river views as you sip a beverage and share
    conversation in your cozy sitting area. With two configurations
    to choose from, either one large room suite with private veranda
    or two adjoining rooms with open veranda, these intimate
    suites accommodate a variety of travel needs and are the
    ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together.
    As a guest of our luxury suite, you will also be treated to
    exclusive suite-level Commodore Services®, as well as
    personal river butler service.
    * Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
    * Tub/Shower Combination
    * Sitting Area with Sofa-bed
    * Vanity Mirror and Desk
    * Flat-screen TV
    * Keurig Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator
    * French Doors Open onto Deck or Veranda
    * Promenade and Texas Decks
    * Interior and/or Exterior Access
    * Exclusive Commodore Services® including River Butler

    *** It is important to note that our Luxury Suites located on the Texas deck are in close proximity
    to the paddlewheel. While many guests love the allure of the traditional paddlewheel experience,
    others may find it to be slightly noisier than they would like at times ***

  • A - Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda

    190 sq. ft. with 40 sq. ft. veranda. With your own private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable
    you might decide to extend your journey. Sit in your cozy armchairs
    and prop your feet up on the ottoman as you read through the
    River Times
    , our daily program, and discover the delights that await
    you.

    * Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
    * Tub/Shower Combination
    * Flat-screen TV
    * French Doors Open onto Private Veranda
    * Interior Access
    * Texas Deck

  • D - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window

    190 sq. ft. An expansive bay window overlooking the ever-changing scenery of
    America’s heartland is the main draw of this spacious category. Curl
    up in front of the window with a new novel and savor a moment that
    belongs to only you.

    * Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
    * Tub/Shower Combination
    * Flat-screen TV
    * Bay Window
    * Interior Access
    * Cabin Deck

  • E - Inside Stateroom

    132-140 sq. ft. Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every
    modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear
    within moments upon entering these cozy havens. Ample
    shelving and storage spaces keep your necessities out of the
    way but easily accessible.

    * Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
    * Shower or X-Large Shower
    * Flat-screen TV
    * Observation and Texas Decks

  • B - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

    Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? In these staterooms, there’s no need to dream any longer. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath. * 190 to 205 sq. ft. * Two Single Beds or Queen Bed * Tub/Shower Combination * Flat-screen TV * French Doors Open Onto Deck * Observation Deck

  • C - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

    Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? In these staterooms, there’s no need to dream any longer. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath. * 140-160 sq. ft. * Two Single Beds or One Queen Bed * Shower or Tub/Shower Combination * Flat-screen TV * French Doors Open Onto Deck * Observation, Cabin and Texas Decks

  • SI - Single Inside Cabin

    Unaccompanied travelers should never have to sacrifice the comforts of home. Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering your cozy home away from home. We’ve spared no expense on the small details that make all the difference in the world. * 80 sq. ft. * Single Bed * Shower * Flat-screen TV * Observation Deck

  • PS - Paddlewheel Staterooms

    These spacious retreats offer unmatched views, each with a 6-foot-square viewing window that overlooks the paddlewheel, for a truly authentic steamboat experience. It is important to note that while some guests are enamored with the allure of the more traditional experience, others may find the turning of the paddlewheel to produce more sound and vibration than they like at times.


    Stateroom 383 (342 sq. ft.)
    Staterooms 385 and 386 (302 sq. ft.)
    Traditional paddlewheel experience
    Queen bed or two single beds
    Full bathroom with tub/shower combination
    Flat-screen TV
    Sitting area with sofa-bed
    6-foot-square picture window overlooking the paddlewheel
    Vanity, mirror and writing desk
    Interior access
    Texas Deck

  • DS - Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda

    You will feel right at home on the river in our magnificent suites. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub, and then retire to your cozy armchair or sofa, prop your feet up on the ottoman and read through the River Times - our daily program - to discover the delights that await.

    230 sq. ft. with open veranda
    Queen bed or two single beds
    Full bathroom with tub/shower combination
    Sitting area with sofa-bed
    Vanity mirror and writing desk
    Flat-screen TV
    French doors open to deck
    Interior and exterior access
    Promenade Deck

  • JS - Junior Suites with Open Veranda

    Settle into your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by. Some staterooms in this category offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others provide expansive views of America's heartland.

    210 sq. ft with open veranda
    Queen bed or two single beds
    Full bathroom with tub/shower combination
    Flat-screen TV
    Sitting area
    Vanity mirror and desk
    French doors open to deck
    Interior and exterior access
    Promenade and Observation Decks
    Preferred dining arrangements

  • SD - Single Deluxe Staterooms

    Greet the day in your cozy stateroom, relaxing before breakfast or enjoying a leisurely morning in bed with room service.

    132-140 sq. ft.
    Queen bed
    Full bathroom with tub/shower combination
    Flat-screen TV
    Interior access
    Observation Deck

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 the white rocking chairs of the Front Porch of America, or have a drink at the River Grill as you watch the paddlewheel turn and listen to the sound of the calliope. Or admire the rich mahogany furniture of the Mark Twain Gallery as the space invites you grab a freshly baked cookie and curl up with a good book.

Voyages on this Vessel: