American Queen

American Queen Steamboat Company

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.


24-hour Room Service
Broadway-style Entertainment
Butler Service
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Self Service Laundromat
Single Occupancy Cabins
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Pre-cruise hotel night

  • All meals, soda, bottled water; wine and beer with dinner;

  • Shore excursions in each port,

  • Enrichment chats

Not Included

  • Port charges, government taxes and fees and gratuities

  • Spa treatments.

  • Optional add-on's including: premium shore excursions, unlimited beverage package, city stay packages or additional hotel nights.

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
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Public Decks
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Passenger Capacity
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United States

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Riding on the Mississippi

By: Lovetennis

Reviewed on: 21 May 2019

The boat was lovely; seemed like old steamboat. Staff very professional, food good; rooms nice size. Not sure why stopped at Greenville.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Bolus

Lower Mississippi

By: Verla Brown

Reviewed on: 18 May 2019

It was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Rolig

7-day (N.O.-MEM)

By: Herb

Reviewed on: 19 May 2019

excellent ship decor and stateroom; excursions met (exceeded) expectation. Staff, dining, on-board lectures, games, entertainment, etc were very good.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Smothers CTA

American Queen

By: al

Reviewed on: 27 May 2019

Very nice trip. Good food and accommodations. Best part was after dinner entertainment1
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Hires

American Queen

By: Rcorley

Reviewed on: 19 May 2019

An over all good trip. The food was good, the personnel very friendly and interested in providing us an enjoyable cruise. The entertainment was phenomenal. The best we have ever experienced on a cruise, including Celebrity, Viking, Carnaval, Disney and Royal Caribbean. Kudos to cruise director Ryan and the entire musical staff.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Watts

Interesting, comfortable trip

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 19 May 2019

The ship is beautiful and comfortable. The staff were excellent. They greeted us with an upgrade having determined that we'd be more comfortable in a larger room. Service was excellent. Food was varied and very good. The included excursions were a little redundant. I guess there's not much to see except museums, historic homes, plantations and museums. The "riverlorian" lectures were very interesting. Entertainment was good. Great musicians and singers. Some of the bigger shows were a bit "hokey" A highlight was a Samuel Clemons enactor.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Cadman


By: Spider

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

All very good, eating, going to the intertainments.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Roman

Fabulous journey!

By: Cruiser

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2019

Had a wonderful cruise on the paddlerwheeler "Queen of the MIssissippi". Small ship cruising is the best!
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Fox

Cruising the Columbia & Snake Rivers

By: Anne P

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

Our boat was Queen of the West, and older paddle wheel boat. The rooms were small, but very clean, and who spends time in their room anyway? The staff was amazing as well, very attentive to anything you need. There wasn't much to do on the boat except sleep, eat and drink, but there were included excursions at every stop. We took advantage of those and they were very well planned and timely. A few of them cost extra, and most of them were worth it. Just don't do the wine tasting, that was a bomb. The food on the ship was good, but not consistent in portion sizes, the dining staff was obviously new, young, and not to experienced. But they worked really hard and tried their best. This cruise we took on the Columbia was so worth the money you paid. It was interesting, beautiful and easy. We went through a few locks which was neat too. I would highly recommend it. It was good enough that several people we spoke to already rebooked onto another cruise for next year!
Travel Advisor:  Marianne Kochanek

Steaming down Big Muddy

By: DeeJee

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2019

The Pre-cruise program and the cruise itself were both well organized. Off-ship tours were excellent, meals were varied and very interesting. The on-board entertainment was a bit spotty--the bar performers were great-- but the stage performances in the Grand Salon could have been better and more varied.
Travel Advisor:  Karina Fong
Not Recommended

American Pride

By: Diane

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2019

Scenery on the Columbia and Snake River was spectacular. The food was excellent, as well as the service of the staff. Accommodations for the single cabin #311 was a nice surprise. The entertainment really, really needed some improvement. By 9:30 p.m. the Ship had died and gone to heaven. I was too young for this trip. If I live long enough, would re-consider in my mid 80's. The dress code in the book "Country Club Casual" needs a definition. What 80% of the people wore for dinner was more like "Country Club Sloppy" In other words, dirty tennis shoes, jeans & gray tee shirt , shorts & a top that you've worn since breakfast. You certainly don't need a coat & tie or a long dress, but IT SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR DINNER. THE ATTIRE AT DINNER WAS A DISGRACE, WHY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ENFORCING "COUNTRY CLUB CASUAL". Would I recommend this trip Yes and No depending on your age.
Not Recommended


By: Ruf

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2019

na - trip fell thru

Excellent experience

By: Howard

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019

Excellent service, food, river and popular music, broadway performance, history, and places to visit. Probably not for young children but excellent for young adults and older.
Travel Advisor:  Kristy Adler

Upper Mississippi cruiseIt was

By: Ralph and Philomena

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2019

It was a great vacation. We enjoyed everything about it and would consider using American Queen again.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Borzino

Quality and value for your dollar spent

By: Retired

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2019

Great accommodation, great food, great entertainment, great staff and most of all they are organized. They have a hop on hop off tour at each port and this is included in the price. You are able to pay extra and book for premium tours as a choice and there again value for your money. Having the unique adventure of cruising down the Mississippi River in an actual paddle wheeler was a peaceful experience.
Travel Advisor:  Jenna Matthews

Exceeded expectations!`

By: Mary B

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2019

We absolutely LOVED our time on the American Queen. We booked an excursion each day and took the Hop On/Off busses. We learned a lot about the antebellum south and got a balanced perspective on the history of the region as well. The tour bus was brand new which was nice. We enjoyed the entertainment on the boat and danced every night. They had 15+ live entertainers / musicians on board. We enjoyed all of their music and shows. We especially loved Ryan F, our cruise director, and Michaelyn, one of the talented singers. But we actually enjoyed all of them and the talent that they shared with us. There was so much music offered that we had to choose when not to hear music. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and our staff person, Denise, was attentive and pleasant. There was a big variety in the food and wine offered and several choices of where to eat. All of the staff worked together well, were super personable and positive and added to our fun stay on the boat. Bravo!
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Civil War Trip

By: djk

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2019

Fabulous guest speakers of Genera Grant and Abraham Lincoln and their wives. Spoke on matters of the war and influence of their spouses. Gave a very personal view of a difficult time in our history. Highly recommend American Queen. Our third time on this line and second time on this boat.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Wyler
Not Recommended

Not up to Expectations

By: Stu

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2019

The overall experience was fair at best. - My wife and I both got violently sick and were quarantined for 1.5 days in our quarters. We found out that quite a few of the passengers also got sick with a intestinal virus. - The late dinners with seating starting at 8:00 PM was too late for most of the elderly passengers. Meals weren't delivered until close to 9:00 PM and it was close to 10:00 PM before people were finished with their dinner. - The food aboard the ship was not very good. The meat was typically tough and often it seemed that the servings were warmed over. For example, the sauce on the veal medallions was congealed and the veal was presented like medium sized pancakes (which had no distinctive taste). Fish servings were typically very dry. - The waitress responsible for our table was not very attentive and on one occasion was rude and somewhat aggressive in responding to one of the female diners who received something different than what was ordered.



Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2020

Travel Advisor:  Lucy Mennie

American Xmas

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2020

Excellent accommodation, entertainment , tours on land. Hop on hop off bus provided by company at every port made seeing the location very easy. Staff, particularly in dining areas were excellent.