Uniquely American River Cruises
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American Queen Steamboat Company units the same old cruising standards on American rivers. Enjoy the romance of the past in modern-day comfort at the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee Rivers onboard our real paddle wheelers: the enduring and opulent flagship American Queen®, the boutique paddle wheeler, the Yankee Duchess.™ their most modern vessel is arriving in 2020, the Yankee Countess. Or you may choose to explore the superb Pacific Northwest at the Columbia and Snake Rivers onboard the fashionable American Empress.® American Queen Steamboat Company’s sister logo, Victory Cruise strains operates the M/V Victory I and II on the excellent Lakes and Canadian Maritimes.
A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Join us for an unparalleled journey through authentic America; it is a unique experience unlike any other!
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Experience a place where legends live on
Behind the scenes in Memphis, Sitka, and Savannah
American Queen Voyages transports you to another era. One filled with artisans, explorers, and insightful excursions. Discover Alaska’s Inside Passage, the lower Mississippi, or the coastal South and enjoy enriching lectures, gourmet regional cuisine, and enhanced safety protocols to ensure you stay healthy throughout your trip.
Plus, your Northstar Virtuoso travel advisor can help you receive an exclusive $50 premium experience credit per person on select 2022 and 2023 departures. Ask your advisor to book by April 30, 2022, to take advantage of the Spring Savings Event, which allows guests to receive up to $4,800 off select voyages through 2024. (Prices below include discount.)
- Authentic Alaska › 12 Days | Departures available May through July 2022 & May through September 2023 Virtuoso fares FROM $4,699 per person
- 12 Days | Departures available November 2022 through April 2023 Virtuoso fares FROM $3,999 per person
- Round-Trip Jacksonville › 12 Days | Departures available November 2022 through April 2023 Virtuoso fares FROM $3,999 per person
- New Orleans to Memphis › 9 Days | Departures available through 2024 Virtuoso fares FROM $2,199 per person
- Memphis to New Orleans › 9 Days | Departures available through 2024 Virtuoso fares FROM $2,199 per person
The Rivers Are Calling
You are cordially invited to glide along legendary waterways with American Queen Steamboat Company. Be delighted in knowing that everything from meals to shore excursions is included in your fare. Plus, when booking with Northstar by October 31, you’ll enjoy up to $2,000 savings per stateroom and an exclusive $50 premium experience credit per person.
America’s most authentic paddlewheel riverboats move you forward in relaxation and backward in time. Soak up the view as the wonders of the rivers gently slide by, and delight in knowing that everything from meals to shore excursions is included in your fare.
MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS
American Queen® – 9 Days • Departs February 27, 2022
Memphis, Tennessee overnight• Port of the Mississippi
Delta • Vicksburg, Mississippi • Natchez, Mississippi • Saint Francisville, Louisiana • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • Nottoway, Louisiana • New Orleans, Louisiana
VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE: $50 premium experience credit per person
Virtuoso fares from $1,899 per person
VANCOUVER TO CLARKSTON
American Empress® – 9 Days • Departs March 13, 2022
Vancouver, Washington overnight • Astoria, Oregon • Stevenson, Washington • The Dalles, Oregon • Richland, Washington • Clarkston, Washington overnight
VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE: $50 premium experience credit per person
Virtuoso fares from $2,149 per person
Spring Sale 2022
Come home to America’s rivers
Let your curiosity flow: History & Romance
The great waterways of America flow through cities with tales to tell, rich in historic significance and modern delights. Be part of the story as American Queen Steamboat Company invites you to Come Home to the elegant paddlewheel riverboats that sail these waters. Book now and save up to $3,000 per stateroom on Mississippi and Ohio river cruises that recall the days of explorers and pioneers, with exclusive credits for Virtuoso guests. Explore America’s Rivers
Save up to $3,000 per stateroom on these classic cruises
- Glittering performances in the Lincoln Library headline evenings onboard.
- The stomping grounds of Elvis, Cash, and other legends await in Memphis.
- Cruising into the Big Easy promises music, beignets, and a wealth of colorful history.
- Explore Kentucky’s proud heritage of horseracing at Central Downs in Louisville.
Paddlewheel river cruises – An exclusive credit
Join American Queen Steamboat Company for a slice of American history on these paddlewheel cruises along the Lower Mississippi and Columbia Rivers. America’s rivers have never looked better – especially from aboard an authentic paddlewheel cruise ship. Let American Queen Steamboat Company carry you and your family for the 2020 holidays through history along the Lower Mississippi and Columbia Rivers, with a host of inclusions like all meals, select beer and wine with dinner, and more. Each cruise includes all meals; house spirits, wines, cocktails, and beer throughout the voyage; Hop-On Hop-Off excursions; 24-hour room service; and more.
Book select sailings by December 31, 2020, to save up to $1,500 per person and receive a $50 onboard credit. Plus receive a Northstar Virtuoso-exclusive $50 premium experience credit per person.
CHARMS OF THE SOUTH
Embrace the history, nature, culture, and beauty of America from the unrivaled perspective of the river. American Queen Steamboat Company provides an immersive river cruise experience complete with a pre-cruise hotel stay, open bars and lounges throughout the boat, all meals, shore excursions, and more.
American Queen Steamboat Ships
The latest addition to our fleet of authentic paddle-wheelers she offers exciting heartland and Mississippi River cruise itineraries.
The American Countess’s four decks, and 123 comfortable, inviting staterooms, will make cruising on this gorgeous paddle-wheeler a truly unforgettable experience.
Built in 2017 an the newest member of our fleet is the boutique and intimate American Duchess. A modern beauty with contemporary elements and the largest suites on the rivers including loft suites, she holds 166 guests and has 83 suites and staterooms.
As the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance on a grand scale. Featuring 112 suites and staterooms for 221 guests, this vessel features all river-view accommodations for greater viewing pleasure of the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Our iconic and opulent flagship vessel features 218 staterooms and suites with a capacity of 428 guests. She stands six decks high and is 419 feet long.
M/V Victory I
The M/V Victory I is an elegant small ship, designed specifically to cruise along magnificent coastlines; journey through inland lakes and navigate hidden harbors to access more remote ports of call. Completely renovated in 2019, the Victory I is 286 ft long., 101 staterooms and holds 202 guests
M/V Victory II
The M/V Victory II is an elegant small ship, designed specifically to cruise along magnificent coastlines; journey through inland lakes and navigate hidden harbors to access more remote ports of call. Completely renovated in 2019, the Victory II is 286 ft long., 101 staterooms and holds 202 guests.