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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. Your American Queen Steamboating river cruise on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers awaits you, so book now.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard as you experience the heartland of America as never before from the decks of the grand, elegant Steamer American Queen.
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Early explorers and native tribes left their legacy behind in town names here: Joliet. Red Wing. Dubuque. Rolling farmland stretches out to the horizon; barges are measured in acres; man-made lakes and locks channel the river's flow.

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Destinations handpicked to pique the interest of nature lovers, history buffs and culture enthusiasts let you delve into beauty and adventure on an epic scale. After all, this is America's Heartland, envisioned by Washington and Jefferson, celebrated by Mark Twain and stitched into the very fabric of a nation. From Chippewa country in the north to the confluence of the Missouri near St. Louis and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, the Upper Mississippi flows through the pages of U.S. history.
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Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Once divided by these very waters, when cotton was king and the plantation lifestyle was at its zenith, the North and South were at war, each armed with conflicting visions of what was worth dying for.

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Look back as each battlefield and grave marker has a story to tell. Then celebrate the living, breathing places where southern culture continues to enjoy a modern-day renaissance.

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By any measure, the Ohio River is no mere tributary to the Mississippi, but a mighty river itself. Coursing nearly 1,000 miles with a watershed encompassing 14 states, the Ohio opened up America's movement West.

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Here too are the great Wilderness Rivers coursing through Bluegrass country, conjuring up tales of Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and raids by Cherokee and Chickamauga tribes. From small towns crowned by church steeples to big city thrills like the Grand Ole Opry and Churchill Downs, adventure awaits by the mile.


What sort of onboard programs will you offer?
The American Queen will feature a Riverlorian on every voyage, lavish showboat style entertainment, big band, swing, Dixieland jazz and music from the '40s, '50s and '60s. We will also present an in-depth enrichment program and all the onboard services and niceties that you expect, and then some.

 What kind of dining can I expect?
The American Queen will feature a bevy of dining options and is the only paddlewheel riverboat to feature multiple specialty dining options, all at no charge of course! The opulent J.M. White Dining Room will offer full breakfast, lunch and dinner service along with specialty buffets and even a New Orleans Jazz Brunch. You may also dine at the Front Porch Cafe, the River Grill & Bar or order from our specialty Po' Boy menu almost around the clock.

All of the cuisine aboard the American Queen is overseen by the celebrated American chef, Regina Charboneau. A native of Natchez, Mississippi, she is the Queen of Heartland Cuisine and has designed menus that are brimming with old-fashioned comfort foods, American classics and new twists on old favorites.

What about the accommodations?
The American Queen features a diverse range of elegant and well-appointed accommodations. From economy inside staterooms to lavish luxury suites, each is decorated with Victorian-style furnishings and features plush bedding dressed with the finest linens, tasteful amenities and all of the modern conveniences you expect. You can learn more about our accommodations here

 I want to travel with a group of friends. Will you have any special offers for groups?
Please consult your travel professional as they can tailor a group travel program specifically to your wants, needs and budget.

 What about transportation?
How do I get to the American Queen? What about parking? With the American Queen centrally located in the heartland of America, getting to the boat is as simple as a car or train ride for most.

Where Can I Park?
If you plan on driving your own vehicle to a point of embarkation, please see our information on parking.

How active are the Shore Excursions?
Our Shore Excursions range from tours that provide transportation with minimal walking to those designed for more active individuals. See our Shore Excursion Guide for activity level details on our excursions.

Airport Transfers
You are responsible for your transportation to and from the airport at your embarkation and debarkation unless you have made specific arrangements with the American Queen Steamboat Company. Transfers to the airport from the vessel or disembarkation day may be purchased onboard.

The Importance of Planning Ahead
American Queen Steamboat Company does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability. We seek, to the extent feasible, to accommodate guests with disabilities. However, some needs require adequate time to prepare for a guest's arrival. It is recommended that guests make every effort to contact us well in advance of their departure. Guests who are unable to care for their basic needs (e.g. dressing, eating, and attending safety drills) MUST have a capable traveling companion. The staff on board is not available for daily care. In limited situations (either on board or ashore), we may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements, such as if an individual with a disability is unable to satisfy certain


  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Landing: Port of Chattanooga, 5959 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
    Time Zone: Eastern
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 322-3344
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
    Landing: Cincinnati Public Landing 435 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Time Zone: Eastern
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 543 2613
  • Louisville, Kentucky
    Landing: Next to Joe's Crab Shack 131 West River Road, Louisville, KY 40202
    Time Zone: Eastern
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 626-5646
  • Memphis, Tennessee
    Landing: Beale Street Landing 251 Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103
    Time Zone: Central
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 873-6282
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Landing: Hilton Riverside Hotel 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
    Time Zone: Central
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 672-6124
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Landing: North Shore Riverfront Park 375 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Time Zone: Eastern
    Visitor's Info: CVB (412) 281-7711
  • St. Louis, Missouri
    Landing: South leg of the Gateway Arch 1000 Lenore K. Sullivan Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63101
    Time Zone: Central
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 325-7962
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
    Landing: Lambert's Landing 180 Warner Road, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Time Zone: Central
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 627-6101
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    Landing: Left Bank 300 Port Terminal Circle, Vicksburg, MS 39182
    Time Zone: Central
    Visitor's Info: CVB (800) 221-3536


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